This is from Everyday Food. Notice how you can prepare the chicken in its marinade the day before and that you reserve a 1/2 cup of the buttermilk mixture.
- 1 1⁄2 cups low-fat buttermilk
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice, fresh
- 1 garlic clove, pressed through a garlic press
- 1⁄4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
- coarse salt
- black pepper
- 2 (6 -8 ounce) boneless skinless chicken breast halves
- 2 slices multigrain bread
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1⁄4 cup light mayonnaise
- 2 romaine lettuce, heads cut into pieces (1 1/2# total)
- 1⁄2 small radicchio, thinly sliced
- Heat broiler, with rack set 4 inches from heat.
- Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.
- In a medium bowl, combine buttermilk, lemon juice, garlic, and Parmesan.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Place mixture in a resealable plastic bag; reserving 1/2 cup for salad, add the rest of the buttermilk mixture to bag.
- Refrigerate chicken at least 15 minutes and up to 1 day.
- Meanwhile, make croutons by placing bread on prepared baking sheet.
- Brush both sides with oil, and season with salt and pepper.
- Broil until toasted, 1 to 2 minutes per side; cut into 1 inch pieces (and reserve baking sheet).
- Transfer chicken to baking sheet; discard marinade.
- Broil until opaque throughout, 14 to 16 minutes.
- Let rest 5 minutes; thinly slice crosswise.
- In a large bowl, stir together mayonnaise and the reserved 1/2 cup of buttermilk mixture.
- Add romaine, radicchio, chicken, and croutons; toss to combine.
- Serve immediately.
Just finished a late lunch of this delicious chicken caesar salad. The buttermilk really tenderizes the chicken and the salad dressing is great. I did not make the croutons, but used some I already had on hand. Next time I may add a bit of "spice" to the dressing, but that's just my preference. We will definitely have this salad again. Thanks so much for the post. Made for the AUS/NZ Make My Recipe tag, November, 2011.
This is a delicious salad! I loved everything about it. I didn't change a thing! Thanks for sharing.
Oh my. Oh my. The day started out cloudy, cold, and not very "Spring-like" for this day in late April on the farm. However; there were signs, good signs, that despite the cool days, Spring was still flourishing even under cool conditions. One of the best things a cool Spring brings is the absolutely delicious Spring garden lettuces. And I know of a perfect way to use this lettuce in the "practically perfect in every way" salad. I followed this exactly except for the radicchio, (didn't have this) but subbed thinly sliced red onion. Last night I was able to quickly throw together the buttermilk marinade and placed the chicken breasts in a ziploc bag. Then just followed the recipe exactly and the end result was a radiant, fresh taste that begged you want to dip a bread roll in the bottom of the salad bowl just to sop up whatever mixed dressing was left. Outstanding~WiGal~we will use this for many, many weeks to come this summer. Hopefully though, a ray of sunshine would be nice too! Made for *Spring Spectacular* April 2008.