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Kale Caesar Salad with Chicken

Course: Salad
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: caesar, chicken, kale, salad
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 750 kcal

This Kale Caesar Salad is topped with crispy chicken, quick-pickled radishes & almonds for added crunch. Massaging the creamy garlic dressing into the kale makes it extra tender and delicious.



Pickled Radishes:

  • 6 radishes thinly sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 Tablespoons almonds chopped

Caesar Dressing:

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 ½ Tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced or zested
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup grated parmesan divided

Kale Salad:

  • 2 bunches kale tough stems removed and roughly chopped
  • 6 chicken thighs boneless and skinless
  • 4 Tablespoons flour
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper


  1. In a bowl, combine the radishes, vinegar and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and toss to coat. Let marinate for at least 10 minutes.

  2. In a separate bowl, combine mayonnaise, vinegar, olive oil, garlic, black pepper and half of the parmesan cheese. Whisk to combine.

  3. In a large bowl, combine the kale and dressing. Using your hands, firmly massage the kale for 3-4 minutes, until tenderized slightly. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Set aside.
  4. Cut the chicken into 1-inch pieces and place in a large Ziploc bag along with the flour and a pinch of salt and pepper. Seal the bag and shake to coat the chicken pieces evenly.
  5. In a large nonstick pan, heat a thin layer of oil on medium-high heat until hot. Add the chicken in a single layer and cook, turning occasionally, until golden and cooked through, 8-10 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate.
  6. To the bowl of dressed kale, add the cooked chicken, marinated radishes (drained), almonds and remaining cheese. Toss gently to combine and serve.

Nutrition Facts
Kale Caesar Salad with Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 750 Calories from Fat 549
% Daily Value*
Fat 61g94%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 184mg61%
Sodium 455mg20%
Potassium 587mg17%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 3090IU62%
Vitamin C 35.6mg43%
Calcium 224mg22%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.