Mexican Chicken Caesar Salad

by | Nov 13, 2020 | Recipes, Salads

This Mexican Chicken Caesar salad is a very simply salad to make.  It’s  creamy and tangy and everything you love about Mexican food. Though, it’s  lighter in calories if that’s what you are going for.  As we know, a  Caesar salad is usually made up of romaine lettuce and croutons and a salad dressing made with lemon juice (or lime juice), olive oil, egg, Worcestershire sauce, anchovies, garlic, Dijon mustard, Parmesan cheese, and black pepper.   In this Mexican Caesar salad, the croutons are replaced with tortilla strips and sliced chicken breast, corn and black beans are added to the salad to give it the Mexican food taste.  I hope you like this recipe, I have plenty more.

  • Total:40 mins
  • Prep:20 mins
  • Cook:20 mins
  • Servings:8 servings

Ingredients for dressing:

  • 1 egg yolk (from coddled eggs; see procedure below)
  • 1 large garlic cloves
  • 1 whole anchovy fillets
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup of Dijon Mustard
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/8 cup lime or lemon juice (fresh)
  • 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon water (cold)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper (or to taste)
  • salt to taste

How to poach the egg:

  1. Place 1 room temperature egg in a small saucepan
  2. Pour in boiling water until the egg is covered.
  3. Leave for 1 minute, then drain and run under cold water until the egg is cool enough to be handled.
  4. When cool, separate the egg and reserve the yolk.

Directions for dressing:

  1. Add all of the dressing ingredients to a blender, along with the egg yolk.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Refrigerate until needed.

Ingredients for salad:

  • 3 chicken breast
  • 1 tablespoon of avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon of chicken fajita seasoning
  • 4 stalks of romaine lettuce, rinse, drained and chopped
  • 1/2 cup of black beans
  • 1/2 cup of corn ( fresh or frozen)
  • corn tortilla strips for garish
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions for salad:

  • marinate chicken breast with avocado oil and fajita seasoning and let sit for 20 minutes
  • grill chicken breast in a skillet for 7-10 minutes on each side, then set aside and slice once it’s cooled.
  • toss romaine lettuce with the Caesar salad dressing, then add black beans and corn and divide salad into portions
  • top salad with the grilled, sliced chicken and garish with corn tortilla strips

Share this



Have you found the right weight loss solution for you, yet? You can! Together, we’ll resolve your past weight loss struggles, transform your energy and health and you will look and feel your best. I truly enjoy helping my clients to reach her or his most desired goals. As a registered dietitian nutritionist, I can help you become all you want to be and more.

Related Posts

Simple Tuna Steak Marinade

Simple Tuna Steak Marinade

Takes 50 Minutes Next to salmon, tuna steak is my next best fish to cook.  With this recipe all you have to do is put the ingredients altogether and let the tuna steaks marinade for 30 minutes, then grill them or sear them in a skillet over medium-high heat or...

Plain Jane Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Plain Jane Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Serves 4 Takes 20 minutes Ingredients: 1 1/3 lbs Chicken Wings 2/3 tsp Baking Powder 2/3 tsp Sea Salt 2/3 tsp Garlic Powder 1/16 oz Avocado Oil Spray Directions: Preheat the air fryer to 400ºF (205ºC). Pat the chicken wings dry and place them in a large bowl. Add the...

Patty’s Super Chopped Veggie Salad

Patty’s Super Chopped Veggie Salad

Ingredients: 8 cups Mixed Greens (chopped) 1/2 cup Cherry Tomatoes (chopped) 1/2 cup Goat Cheese (chopped) 1/4 cup Red Onion (chopped) 2 1/2 tbsps Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 1/2 tbsps Balsamic Vinegar 2 tbsps Dried Unsweetened Cranberries (chopped) 1/2 cup Grated Carrot...