Dang...the cat is out of the bag now.
This is how behind I am in blogging,
this was valentines day dinner.
So we decided to do a real Vday dinner on Sunday night,
so we went out and had a fantastic meal and dessert at a new restaurant in town.
It was absolutely AMAZING, and the dessert,
a peanut butter mousse with bruleed bananas was absolutely decadent.
So on Monday night, the real Vday, we decided to stay in and I made one of Logan's faves
Chicken caesar salad!
I was completely scared and intimidated by the anchovy fillets in this recipe,
but I'm telling you, you cannot leave them out.
They add a perfect saltiness..and I promise you cannot taste them.
Not being a huge fan of caesar salad,
I was completely surprised at how much I enjoyed this meal.
It was perfectly light and tasty,
topped off with some homemade croutons...YUM, you can never go wrong.
You have to try this,
either for a lunch or dinner,
because it is SO simple and quick!
Chicken Caesar Salad
For the Salad.
4 oz Italian bread, cut into 3/4 in cubes
3 T olive oil
4 chicken cutlets (each 2-3 oz and 1/2 in thick)
1 package romaine lettuce hearts
For the dressing
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup reduced fat mayo
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 anchovy fillets, coarsely chopped (optional, but HIGHLY recommended)
1 small garlic clove
Make the croutons: preheat oven to 375. Place bread on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with 2 T of the oil and season with salt and pepper; toss to coat. Bake tossing occasionally, until golden, 12-15 min. Remove the croutons from the oven and let cool
Make the chicken; heat remaining oil in a skillet over high heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Cook until opaque through out, 1-2 minutes per side; remove from the skillet and let cool.
Make dressing: In a blender, combine lemon juice, mayo, parm, anchovy fillets and garlic; blend until smooth.
Slice chicken crosswise into strips; toss with croutons, lettuce, and dressing.
And what is Vday without dessert...I bought these cupcakes at a local grocery store...next year I am determined to make my own dessert!
Paige Rating: ***