Chicken Caesar Salad

Chicken Caesar Salad

This Chicken Caesar Salad is a great healthy lunch or dinner for when you want a quick, easy meal! Gluten-free, vegetarian & vegan options.

Chicken Caesar Salad

Occasionally, there are those days when I’m very hungry, and I’d really like to eat something for dinner. Immediately.

So, I walk into the kitchen and open the fridge. There’s probably a packet of ready-cooked chicken, definitely a pot of Greek yoghurt (which I always have on hand!), as well as some lettuce and various other salad-y vegetable-y things to use up. Looking in the cupboards, I reach for the bottle of vinegar and a tin of sweetcorn. After discovering an abandoned end-piece of a loaf of gluten free bread left in its packet, I threw it all together to make this:

Chicken Caesar Salad

Ya know, sometimes we just can’t be bothered to make a full cooked meal that takes over half an hour, isn’t that right? This Chicken Caesar Salad is now my go-to meal for when I’m feeling like that, and just want something really quick, healthy and tasty for lunch or dinner.

The recipe is so versatile – sometimes I’ll add chopped apple, cucumber, even quinoa! For a veggie/vegan version, you can leave out the chicken or replace it with chickpeas, tofu, whatever you like!

Chicken Caesar Salad

If you’re looking for a quick, easy, healthy lunch or dinner recipe, this Chicken Caesar salad is for you!

Chicken Caesar Salad

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 7 minutes

Yield: 1 small salad

Serving Size: 1 person

Chicken Caesar Salad

This Chicken Caesar Salad is a great healthy lunch or dinner for when you want a quick, easy meal! Gluten-free, with vegetarian & vegan option.


  • •2 tbsp Greek yoghurt
  • •1/2 tbsp vinegar *
  • •1 tbsp mayonnaise
  • •3 large leaves lettuce (a handful)
  • •2 tbsp sweetcorn
  • •1 slice bread (I used gluten free bread)
  • •50 grams chicken **
  • **VEGETARIAN OPTION: Instead of chicken, use chickpeas, quinoa etc. or omit completely


  1. In the bowl you are going to eat from, mix the yoghurt, vinegar and mayonnaise.
  2. Place slice of bread in toaster - I used the end piece of the loaf as it makes better croutons, but you could just use a normal slice.
  3. Wash the lettuce, then tear it into shreds over the bowl. Add the sweetcorn and chicken pieces (or other vegetarian substitute) and stir.
  4. Cut the slice of toast into cubes and add to the salad.
  5. Serve and eat!


*I used malt vinegar, but any kind will do.

**I used ready-cooked, but you could cook it from scratch. Substitute or omit completely if vegetarian.

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