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Grilled Caesar Chicken Sandwich
with fries

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These sandwiches are like a chicken Caesar salad in sandwich form. They are messy, but that's part of the fun! Serve with your favorite oven fries on the side.
Cooking methods: This recipe includes instructions for using the stovetop or grill. Select your preferred method.
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Ingredients

Metric
Servings:
4
Grilled Caesar Chicken Sandwich:
  • Lettuce, romaine - 1 heart, finely chopped
  • Tomatoes, medium - 1, sliced
  • Sandwich buns, brioche, potato, or hamburger - 4
  • Caesar dressing (ingredients listed separately) - 3 Tbsp + 4 Tbsp
  • Grilled chicken (ingredients listed separately) - 1 lb
Caesar Dressing:
  • Garlic - 1 clove, chopped
  • Anchovy filets (opt) - 1, mashed, more to taste
  • Mayonnaise - 1 Tbsp
  • Mustard, Dijon - 2 tsp
  • Lemon juice - 2 tsp
  • Worcestershire sauce - 1 tsp (sub soy sauce)
  • Black pepper - 1/4 tsp
  • Oil, olive - 3 Tbsp
Grilled Chicken:
  • Chicken breasts, boneless and skinless - 1 lb, halved to thin
  • Vinegar, balsamic - 1 Tbsp
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium - 1 Tbsp
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
Fries:
  • Frozen fries, regular or sweet potato - 1 lb
  • Dipping sauce, like ketchup (opt) - for serving

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Prep

  1. Chicken - (Double if making Thursday’s meal; if prepping right before cooking, get oven heating for fries before continuing with prep.) Slice chicken in half to thin. Combine with vinegar, soy sauce, and cooking oil. Tenderize with a fork. Marinate for at least 20 minutes and up to a day. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  2. Make dressing - Chop garlic. Combine garlic, anchovy filets, mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, and olive oil. Blend until smooth with an immersion blender or standing blender. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Lettuce / Tomatoes - Prep as directed.

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Make

  1. Heat oven to temperature recommended for frozen fries. Bake according to package directions.
  2. Heat grill to 425F / 218C degrees, keeping one part over direct heat and one part over indirect heat.
  3. Brush grates with some oil and place chicken over direct heat (discard marinade). Sear chicken on both sides until lightly charred, seasoning with some salt and pepper as it cooks.
  4. Move chicken to indirect heat and continue cooking until chicken is cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes more (165F / 74C degrees).
  5. Transfer chicken to a cutting board and let rest / cool for a few minutes. If you doubled the chicken, cut chicken for tonight’s meal into pieces that will easily fit onto sandwich buns. To get a head start on Thursday, thinly slice the chicken for that night’s meal.
  6. Toast sandwich buns.
  7. Toss lettuce with first portion of Caesar dressing.
  8. Assemble sandwiches with chicken, sliced tomatoes, and dressed lettuce. You can drizzle the sandwiches with some more dressing if you’d like, or serve extra dressing on the side (it’s great for dipping the sandwiches and the fries).
  9. Enjoy sandwiches with fries on the side.

Prep

  1. Chicken - (Double if making Thursday’s meal; if prepping right before cooking, get oven heating for fries before continuing with prep.) Slice chicken in half to thin. Combine with vinegar, soy sauce, and cooking oil. Tenderize with a fork. Marinate for at least 20 minutes and up to a day. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  2. Make dressing - Chop garlic. Combine garlic, anchovy filets, mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, and olive oil. Blend until smooth with an immersion blender or standing blender. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Lettuce / Tomatoes - Prep as directed.

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Make

  1. Heat oven to temperature recommended for frozen fries. Bake according to package directions.
  2. Heat a large grill pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Brush with some cooking oil. Add chicken (discard marinade). Sear until both sides are deep golden brown, ~3 minutes per side, seasoning with some salt and pepper as it cooks.
  3. Reduce heat to low-medium and cover pan with a lid or foil.
  4. Continue cooking until chicken is cooked through (165F / 74C degrees).
  5. Transfer chicken to a cutting board and let rest / cool for a few minutes. If you doubled the chicken, cut chicken for tonight’s meal into pieces that will easily fit onto sandwich buns. To get a head start on Thursday, thinly slice the chicken for that night’s meal.
  6. Toast sandwich buns.
  7. Toss lettuce with first portion of Caesar dressing.
  8. Assemble sandwiches with chicken, sliced tomatoes, and dressed lettuce. You can drizzle the sandwiches with some more dressing if you’d like, or serve extra dressing on the side (it’s great for dipping the sandwiches and the fries).
  9. Enjoy sandwiches with fries on the side.

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (38)
Gluten-free (2)
Paleo (1)
Vegetarian (8)

Most Helpful

This would also be great as a quick lunch. We ate it as a wrap instead of a sandwich

By: Amanda
Posted: Jun 01, 2021
Diet: Vegetarian
1 Helpful

30 reviews

Delicious! Bf said it was a bit small/not super filling

By: Melisa
Posted: Sep 14, 2021
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

Nice easy dinner. Love this recipe.

By: Eric
Posted: Sep 12, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Veggie and chicken versions were delicious.

By: Kayla
Posted: Aug 18, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Solid easy meal. Used tortillas and made wraps instead and chopped up eggs and tomatoes.

By: Julie
Posted: Jul 26, 2021
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Good but the lettuce was messy. Maybe would just use leaves and layer dressing separate from tossing.

By: Stacey
Posted: Jul 06, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Excellent flavors and something different to throw on the grill. Cooked really quickly so keep an eye on them.

By: Christy
Posted: Jun 24, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful