This riff on classic Caesar features tender chicken and dark greens, but it dodges dairy with vegan dressing and nutritional yeast, and ditches gluten with crispy potatoes in place of croutons.
What You Get
Lemon-herb marinated chicken breast
Vegan Caesar dressing
What You’ll Need
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Makes 3 servings
25 minutes active
25 minutes total
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Cut the potatoes into halves or quarters, depending on size. In a large cast-iron skillet or sauté pan over medium heat, warm 3 tablespoons olive oil. Add the chicken and cook until golden on the first side, 5 minutes. Flip the chicken, add the potatoes, season with salt, and transfer the pan to the oven. Bake until the chicken is no longer pink at the center, and the potatoes are crispy, 10 minutes. Let the chicken rest for at least 5 minutes before slicing across the grain.
Meanwhile, rinse the kale and shake it dry. Remove and discard the ribs and thinly slice the leaves. Peel, pit, and dice the avocado. Add 1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast to the dressing and stir to combine.
Place the kale leaves in a bowl, drizzle with the juice of ½ lemon and 1 tablespoon olive oil, and season with a pinch of salt. Massage to help the leaves soften slightly, 30 seconds. Drizzle with some of the dressing, and toss to coat.
Heap the salad on plates, and top with the chicken, crispy potatoes, and avocado. Sprinkle with nutritional yeast, grind with pepper, and serve.