Flamegrilled chicken & bacon caesar salad

Flamegrilled chicken & bacon caesar salad

This caesar-style dressing uses Greek yogurt as the base, and we’ve upped the yum factor with homemade rosemary and garlic croutons.

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  • Serves4
  • CourseMain meal
  • Prepare15 mins
  • Cook25 mins
  • Total time40 mins

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Ingredients

  • 8 Essential Smoked British Bacon Streaky Rashers
  • 250g day-old crusty bread
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • ½ tsp dried rosemary
  • 4 tbsp Greek-style natural yogurt
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 4 anchovy fillets (from a jar), drained
  • 3 tsp 2-3tsp lemon juice
  • 30g Essential Parmigiano Reggiano, 10g finely grated, 20g shaved
  • 2 Essential Romaine Lettuce Hearts, roughly chopped
  • 200g pack Waitrose British Cooked Chicken Flamegrilled Pieces

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200oC, gas mark 6. Line a large baking tray with foil. Arrange the bacon rashers on one side of the tray and cook for 8 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, cut the crusts off the bread (set aside for another recipe – see below) and tear the rest into bite-sized pieces. Toss with the oil, garlic and rosemary; season. Turn the bacon, spread the croutons over the other side of the tray and roast for 12-15 minutes, until the bacon is crisp and the croutons are golden. Set both aside, transferring the bacon to kitchen paper to soak up the excess oil.

  3. For the dressing, put the yogurt, mayonnaise, anchovy fillets, 2 tsp lemon juice and 10g finely grated Parmigiano Reggiano in a blender. Whizz until smooth; season, adding more lemon juice if needed.

  4. Arrange the lettuce and chicken on a platter; top with the croutons, shards of bacon, the dressing and cheese shavings.

Cook’s tip

Waste not: Whizz leftover bread crusts to a crumb, stir in a chopped anchovy then toast in a frying pan over a medium heat. This pangrattato makes a delicious pasta topping.

And to drink...

Exclusive to Waitrose, Reyneke Organic Chenin Blanc, South Africa (75cl), is a fabulous wine with a twist of tangerine and exotic spices.

Nutritional

Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe

Energy

2,060kJ/ 492kcals

Fat

24g

Saturated Fat

6g

Carbohydrates

33g

Sugars

4.6g

Fibre

2.7g

Protein

35g

Salt

2.4g

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