College is hard enough with the constant rush of class, work, clubs, and meetings. There are never enough hours in the day to get everything done, let alone make time for wholesome meals. Eating healthy sometimes seems to add to our daily hassle, but this healthy chicken Caesar salad is anything but complicated

It's fast, simple, and it keeps you from snacking on unnecessary junk food. It's a must for anyone who is struggling to find healthy lunch and dinner options. If you feel like you need a little extra energy, or are just plain tired of greasy foods, this salad is full of protein and is an instant mood-booster. 

Chicken Caesar Salad

  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Cook Time:25 mins
  • Total Time:30 mins
  • Servings:4
  • Easy


  • 1 pound chicken breast
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 cups romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup croutons
  • Pepper
  • 1/2 cup Caesar dressing
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan curls
  • Lemon wedges
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  • Step 1

    Prep your grill or broiler. Cook 1 lb chicken breast for 20 minutes at 450°F, or until tender.

  • Step 2

    Thoroughly rub chicken with oil, salt and pepper. Feel free to play around with other spices too, like cayenne pepper or cumin.

  • Step 3

    Combine lettuce and croutons in a large bowl. Add Cesar dressing and parmesan curls, and toss.

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  • Step 4

    Combine bite-sized chicken pieces with salad and serve. Add some lemon wedges to your dish to give it that extra zest.

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Make the week much simpler for you: make a large amount of the recipe and enjoy it for the next few days. This helps especially during long, crazy weeks when you don't have time to head to the dining hall. There are a billion ways to customize the healthy chicken caesar salad, so play around with ingredients, adding things like different veggies and spices. Not a fan of this salad in particular? Want to try something more summer-themed? Try this tomato gorgonzola salad to brighten your next gloomy day.