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Chargrilled chicken caesar salad with baby broccoli

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Fire up the grill and whip up this chicken caesar salad recipe. It uses budget-friendly chicken breast, and comes together with a homemade caesar dressing.

  • Serves6
  • Cook time10 minutes
  • Prep time10 minutes, + cooling & 5 mins resting time
Chargrilled chicken caesar salad with baby broccoli


  • 1/4 cup (60ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbs finely grated lemon rind
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 (about 150g each) Coles RSPCA Approved Chicken Breast Fillets, halved horizontally
  • 2 bunches baby broccoli, halved lengthways
  • 6 slices prosciutto
  • 6 thin slices sourdough bread
  • 2 baby cos lettuce, leaves separated
  • 4 Coles Australian Free Range Eggs, soft-boiled*, quartered

Caesar dressing

  • 6 anchovy fillets
  • 2 tbs finely grated parmesan
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbs boiling water

Nutritional information

Per Serve: Energy: 1664 kJ/398 Cals (19%), Protein: 27g (54%), Fat: 25g (36%), Sat Fat: 5g (21%), Carb: 15g (5%), Sugar: 2g (2%), Dietary Fibre: 4g (13%), Sodium: 912mg (46%).

Check ingredient labels to make sure they meet your specific dietary requirements and always consult a health professional before changing your diet. View dietary information here.

Percentage Daily Intake information on our recipes is calculated using the nutrition reference values for an average Australian adult.


  1. Step 1

    Combine the oil, lemon rind and garlic in a large bowl. Reserve 1 tbs of the oil mixture in a small bowl. Brush remaining oil mixture over the chicken and baby broccoli. 

  2. Step 2

    Heat a barbecue grill or chargrill on high. Cook the chicken and baby broccoli, turning, for 3-4 mins or until chicken is golden brown and cooked through. Transfer to a plate and cover with foil. Set aside for 5 mins to rest.

  3. Step 3

    Cook the prosciutto on the grill for 1 min each side or until charred. Set aside to cool slightly. Tear into pieces.

  4. Step 4

    Brush bread with the reserved oil mixture. Cook on the grill for 1 min each side or until lightly charred. 

  5. Step 5

    To make the caesar dressing, combine the anchovy, parmesan, lemon juice, oil and boiling water in a blender and blend until smooth. Season.

  6. Step 6

    Thinly slice the chicken. Combine the lettuce, chicken, baby broccoli, egg and prosciutto in a large bowl. Drizzle with half the caesar dressing and gently toss to coat. Divide among serving plates. Season with pepper. Serve with bread and extra dressing. 

Recipe tip

Serve with... finely grated parmesan.

Lightly grill any leftover sourdough bread to make croutons. Tear into small pieces, then store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. 

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