Blackened Chicken Caesar Salad with Crispy Onions

Blackened Chicken Caesar Salad with Crispy Onions is a modern and delicious twist on the classic Caesar salad!

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Hi everyone! Amanda here from Old House to New Home sharing one of my favorite salad recipes! I am always partial to a caesar salad over a regular salad, but when you had delicious blackened chicken and replace the croutons with crispy onions, the humble caesar salad becomes extraordinary. I don’t often eat salads as a meal, but I could eat this kicked up caesar salad any day of the week!

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With summer coming, it is time to switch out some of the heavy comfort meals and replace them with lighter meals. Salads are always a spring and summer go to, but admittedly, I am not the biggest fan. I don’t mind salads, but I don’t often order them at restaurants or make them at home. I am much more a juicy steak or big bowl of pasta kind of girl! But…I made these blackened chicken caesar salads a few months back and now I am hooked!

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Blackening seasoning is so flavorful and one of my favorite ways to season chicken! It isn’t spicy, so much as smoky, and adds such a great taste to a regular plain old chicken breast. This chicken tastes delicious on the grill and if you are lucky enough to live somewhere warm enough to get grilling, I recommend throwing these blackened chicken pieces on the grill!

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I put a fun twist on this salad by replacing the croutons with crispy fried onions. You know the ones that you have once a year on Thanksgiving on your green bean casserole? They are delicious in this salad! You also want to use a nice wedge of parmesan for this salad. Since there aren’t many ingredients, you want them all to be high quality. I love to shave my parmesan wedge with a vegetable peeler to get nice long slices!

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With summer right around the corner, it is definitely salad season! There is no better way to welcome the weather than with this salad!

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Blackened Chicken Caesar Salads with Crispy Onions
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Author: Amanda Dorich
Ingredients
  • 2 heads romaine lettuce chopped
  • 2 breasts chicken
  • 1/2 cup fresh parmesan shaved
  • 1/2 cup crispy fried onions
  • caesar dressing desired amount
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp blackening spice
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes halved (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat grill or grill pan to medium high heat. 

  2. Sprinkle chicken with blackening seasoning and place on grill when hot. Cook 6-7 minutes per side, or until cooked through.

  3. While chicken is cooking, add lettuce, parmesan, and tomatoes to a large salad bowl. 

  4. When chicken is cooked, let rest for at least 5 minutes. Slice and then lay over the lettuce. Sprinkle with fried onions and then drizzle with dressing. Season with pepper. 

You should check out these other easy salad recipes, too:
Family Favorite Salad
Spiralized Greek Salad
BBQ Chicken Salad
Creamy Tomato & Cucumber Salad
Chinese Chicken Salad

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