Light Chicken Caesar Salad

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4 cups cubed day-old crusty bread (preferably whole wheat)

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt

1 cup shredded parmesan cheese (about 2 ounces)

1 small clove garlic

2 anchovy fillets

juice of 1 lemon

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts

kosher salt

2 romaine lettuce hearts, chopped

freshly ground pepper


1. Make the croutons: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Toss the bread cubes in a large bowl with 1 tablespoon olive oil.

2. Spread on a baking sheet and bake until crisp, tossing halfway through, about 20 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, make the dressing: Puree the yogurt, 2 tablespoons parmesan, the garlic, anchovies, lemon juice, mustard and 2 tablespoons water in a mini food processor or a blender.

4. Pound the chicken between 2 pieces of plastic wrap with a heavy skillet until 1/2 inch thick. Brush a rimmed baking sheet with the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil; add the chicken and season with salt.

5. Brush evenly with 1 tablespoon of the dressing and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons parmesan.

6. Broil, undisturbed, until golden and cooked through, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board.Toss the lettuce, croutons and the remaining dressing and 3/4 cup parmesan in a large bowl.

7. Thinly slice the chicken. Divide the salad among bowls, top with the chicken and season with pepper.

Bon Appetit!

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