Low FODMAP Chopped Chicken Caesar Salad
This Chopped Chicken Caesar Salad makes a very hearty lunch or a light dinner. The chopped texture makes it very easy to pack in a Mason jar for a take-along meal.
It features our Low FODMAP Caesar Salad Dressing, which we think is pretty damn fabulous. We developed it just for this recipe but you will find other uses for it once you taste it.
We encourage you to go read that recipe post because it delves into the history of the Caesar salad, which we find quite interesting.
Chicken Every Which Way
The chicken for this dish can be poached just for this dish or you can re-purpose last night’s roast chicken, grilled chicken or if you are lucky enough to have a grocery store nearby that offers low FODMAP rotisserie chicken – go for it!
I happen to love poached chicken for its moistness and neutral backdrop for the tangy, flavor-packed Caesar Salad Dressing.
I like using a slow-rise sourdough bread to make the croutons; this will leave the salad low FODMAP but not gluten-free. You can use low FODMAP gluten-free sliced sandwich bread, if you like.
Either way you will be pan toasting the bread cubes in a skillet with a combination of Garlic-Infused Olive Oil and butter to create awesome croutons! Croutons are one of those things I just don’t think can be purchased pre-packaged.
I feel the same way about popcorn, but I digress.
Don’t be put off by the crouton part; it takes mere minutes!
Low FODMAP Chopped Chicken Caesar Salad
Do you love chicken Caesar salad? Thought you couldn't have it while following the low FODMAP diet? OUR recipe is diet compliant and safe to eat!
- 1 1/2 teaspoons unsalted butter
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Garlic-Infused Oil, made with olive oil or purchased equivalent, such as FODY Garlic-Infused Olive Oil
- 2, 1/2- inch (12 ml) thick slices of low FODMAP sourdough bread from an 8-inch (20 cm round bread), cubed
- 3 slices low FODMAP gluten-free sliced sandwich bread, such as Udi’s, cubed
- 2 large heads of Romaine lettuce hard root end removed, leaves chopped into bite-sized pieces to yield 8 cups
- 1 whole chicken breast (1 pound total/455 g), cooked - poached, roasted, grilled - your choice!, chopped into bite-sized pieces
- 3/4 cup (180 ml) Low FODMAP Caesar Salad Dressing
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1- ounce (30 g) large shavings of Parmesan cheese, optional
Place butter and Garlic-Infused Oil in a large nonstick skillet and melt over medium heat. Add cubed bread and toss them around to coat in the fat. Cook over medium heat, tossing the cubes often until lightly toasted and golden brown, about 3 minutes total. Set aside.
Toss the chopped lettuce and chicken together in a large mixing bowl and add only enough Low FODMAP Caesar Salad Dressing to coat lightly. Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary. Toss in croutons and extra shavings of Parmesan flakes, if using. Salad is ready to serve and should be served immediately or it will get soggy!
- Have the Caesar Salad Dressing prepared, then the salad will come together quickly.
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