Servings:4
Preparation Time:15 minutes
Cook Time:8 minutes
Refrigeration Time:20 minutes
A delicious chicken Caesar salad in which both the chicken and the romaine lettuce are grilled to perfection.
Ingredients

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad
Celebrate Summer - Albertsons
Directions

1. n a gallon Ziploc bag, combine McCormick Grill Mates Garlic, Herb and Wine Marinade with oil, water and vinegar. Close bag and shake.

2. Between pieces of plastic wrap, pound chicken breasts gently, using a meat mallet or cast iron pan, until breast has uniform thickness, about 3/4 inch. Add chicken to the marinade and place bag in refrigerator for 15-20 minutes.

3. While the chicken is marinating, wash and prepare the romaine lettuce, leaving root end attached. Rub the cut end of romaine lettuce with lemon and garlic, then drizzle with olive oil, and its ready for the grill.

4. Remove chicken from bag and place on plate, discarding bag contents.

5. Prepare and heat grill to medium high. Place chicken on grill cook for 4 minutes undisturbed and then flip. Cook for an additional 4 minutes undisturbed or until internal temperature is 165 degrees. Turning only once during grilling allows a great a sear and flavor to develop. Remove from grill and tent with aluminum foil.

6. After chicken is removed and resting, place romaine on grill cut side down. Grill 2-3 minutes and remove.

7. Slice chicken breasts into 1/4 inch slices. Place romaine wedges on platter/plates. Top with chicken, parmesan cheese, dressing and croutons. Serve immediately.

TIPS:

• Pound or press the thick end of each chicken breast to get them uniform in thickness so they will cook evenly. If you don't have a meat mallet you can use a heavy pan such as a cast iron skillet. Cover the chicken breast with plastic wrap to avoid splatter and for easy clean up.

• When resting the cooked chicken tent loosely (no wrapping) with foil to avoid steaming.

• Be patient and only flip your chicken once; your chicken will tell you it's ready when it stops sticking to your grill.

• For food safety it's important to use an instant-read thermometer to ensure you reach proper internal temperature. Insert thermometer from the side of the chicken breast not from the top down to ensure that you read the center and not the bottom or top.

• (THIS RECIPE CALLS FOR RUBBING OF LEMON AND GARLIC. THIS TIP WORKS ONLY IF YOU SQUEEZE LEMON AND MINCE GARLIC INTO THE EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL.) For the lettuce, put the oil and seasonings in a dish or pan and lightly dip the cut side of each half head of lettuce to coat evenly.

• For your lettuce, cut it lengthwise, leaving the base attached; this keeps your lettuce leaves together and makes for easy grilling.

All recipe ingredients should be cooked to a safe internal temperature according to USDA guidelines. After preparing a recipe, please store any leftovers in the refrigerator.