The beginning of the school year marks the time where all of us parents are scrambling to find dinner recipes that are both quick, healthy and family friendly. Chicken-Caesar Salads are a very good, if not great recipes for this category of cooking. Anyone can order a chicken Caesar at a restaurant, however we will never know exactly what is being put into it (ie non-GF ingredients, GMO ingredients, preservatives/additives, extra sugar). That being said, it is extremely easy to source and ensure the 6 ingredients for my chicken Caesar recipe fit you and your family’s health/allergy requirements.
I chose to Annie’s Caesar Salad Dressing because its organic, gluten-free, low-sugar and light ingredient list results in an excellent taste! It was easy to convert my Rudi’s Gluten-Free Multigrain Bread into croutons in just 15 minutes. Once again, I chose Rudi’s for having the cleanest ingredient list amongst other gluten-free bread products.
For August and September, Rudi’s along with Naturally Savvy is promoting the online magazine “Label Lessons.” “Label Lessons” is available to the public and is specifically aimed at “Unjunking” your kid’s lunchbox by educating parents of the harmful ingredients found in common lunch box food products. The magazine also provides healthy alternatives to the staple foods of the school year. To read the magazine click here . At Rudi’s, we will be posting recipes and articles in our blogs that will make it easier for parents to ensure their children a nutritious lunch free of harmful ingredients, preservatives and additives!
Ingredients (Serves 4-5)
- 3lbs of Chicken Thighs (I prefer dark meat) or Breasts
- 2 Heads of Romaine Lettuce
- 3-4 Slices of Rudi’s Gluten-Free Multigrain Bread cut into crouton-sized squares
- Annie’s Caesar Salad Dressing
- Cherry Tomatoes (cut in halves or quarters)
- Parmesan Cheese
- Pre-heat oven to 300 and bake Rudi’s Multigrain Bread squares slightly drizzled with olive oil and salt on a baking sheet for 15 minutes.
- If you are not using leftover chicken, preheat grill and cook chicken to your liking. I like marinating mine in some BBQ sauce free of high-fructose corn syrup before grilling.
- Clean lettuce and tomatoes.
- Toss lettuce with Annie’s dressing.
- Add Chicken, sliced cherry tomatoes and Rudi’s GF croutons.
- Top with shaved Parmesan cheese.