Caesar salad: recipe with chicken and croutons
Caesar is one of the delicious salads.The peculiarity of its preparation lies in the fact that the salad is assembled right before consumption. Only in this case you can fully enjoy its unusual taste. So, let's look at how to make a Caesar salad with chicken.
Products that you will need to prepare a Caesar salad:
- medium-sized head of lettuce Romaine;
- 1 breast of chicken;
- 2-3 chicken eggs;
- 5 pieces of white bread for crackers;
- 6 teaspoons of olive oil;
- 7 medium cloves of garlic.
To prepare the sauce:
- 3 egg yolks;
- 2 cloves of garlic.You can use fresh garlic or baked. Of course, garlic in its natural form gives a more distinct taste, but if you do not want to have a noticeable aftertaste, then use baked. To do this, take the garlic, cover it with olive oil, then wrap it with foil, place in the oven for baking at a temperature of 180 degrees for 30 minutes.
- 1.5 teaspoons "soft" mustard;
- half a dessert spoon of fish sauce or anchovy paste;
- 3 dessert spoons of lemon juice;
- 1 dessert spoon of spicy seasoning based on red pepper;
- 100 g finely grated Parmesan cheese;
- salt, granulated sugar;
- a pinch of black pepper ground;
- 160 ml of vegetable oil, you can use refined, unrefined or even a mixture of oils;
- seasoning oregano, basil to taste;
- 6 pieces of cherry tomato.
Caesar salad: recipe with chicken and croutons, cooking features
Head a lettuce into separate leaves.Let the salad leaves rinse well and dry. An important point is that they should be dry when assembling the salad. Well, if you have at home such an adaptation as a "roundabout". It will help to perfectly dry each leaf of lettuce. In case you do not have such an assistant, wrap the sheets in paper towels and place them in the refrigerator. Get the leaves of the salad just before you collect the Caesar salad.
Recipe with chicken and breadcrumbs suggests thatbread should nicely crunch, and not be semi-soft from moisture in the salad. To make breadcrumbs you need yesterday's bread, preferably white. First cut the crust from the bread, then divide the flesh into pieces. The size of each piece should not exceed 1.5 cm. It is better to give garlic flavor and aroma to crackers. For this, you can mix them with chopped garlic. Crackers must be cooked on intense heat and constantly stir until a light ruddy crust is formed on the surface. When the crunches are ready, they must be thrown away on a paper towel so that they absorb the oil.
The next ingredient, included in the Caesar salad, isdressing. Take a mixture of basil and oregano, pour it with boiling water, then close the plate and leave to cool. Cool the mixture, strain. Next, you will need a blender or mixer to mix all the ingredients of the sauce until smooth. Put all the ingredients together, except for Parmesan cheese and butter. Whisk the mixture until smooth. Only at the very end, add the cheese and add a little bit of butter when whipping. The sauce will most likely be quite thick, so dilute it with the liquid prepared from basil and oregano. Now put the sauce in the refrigerator and keep it there until the salad is assembled.
It is necessary to prepare one more important component,included in Caesar salad. The recipe with chicken and rusks, of course, should contain chicken breast. It must be salted, then peppered and preferably fried. Cool the breast should be at room temperature. Then cut the meat thinly. It remains to pick up the leaves of the lettuce, and after that you can collect Caesar salad. The recipe with chicken and croutons provides the following assembly. Put a little sauce in the cup, half the breadcrumbs, cheese and chicken. Mix all this. Then add the rest of rusks, cheese and chicken to the plate. Add egg and cherry tomatoes. Salad should be eaten immediately.