Chicken Caesar Salad

Enhance your generic Chicken Caesar Salad with Hungry Planet plant-based Chicken! Our Chicken Caesar Salad is perfect on its own or served as a side dish, as it’s packed with protein, fiber, and fewer calories.

  • 10 min

  • 8 min

  • 18 min

    Total time
  • 4

  • Easy

  • 17


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  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon or spicy mustard
  • ¼ cup plain hummus
  • 2 teaspoons capers + 3 teaspoons caper brining juice
  • 1 teaspoon green peppercorns in oil or brine
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons sweetener of choice (sugar, agave, maple syrup, etc.)
  • 8 ounce Hungry Planet Chicken™ Grilled StripsBuy Now
  • 4 ounce vegan parmesan cheese
  • 1 medium head romaine lettuce, chopped
  • Croutons (optional)
  • Additional parmesan cheese (garnish)
  • Additional ground green peppercorns (optional garnish)
  • * Please use whatever products you have in your kitchen; plant-based ingredients are just what we have in ours.


  • Step 1.

    Make the Parmesan Crisp. (If omitting, skip to step 4). Heat a large, nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the parmesan cheese and evenly spread it into a thin layer. Allow to melt completely.

  • Step 2.

    When melted, use a spatula to gently shape the crisp into a circle. Check the bottom of the cheese after 2 minutes. When lightly golden brown, carefully flip and cook the other side until golden brown.

  • Step 3.

    Transfer the cheese crisp onto parchment paper. When cooled completely, transfer to a cutting board and slice into wedges. Set aside.

  • Step 4.

    Make the Dressing. Finely mince the capers and green peppercorns. Combine all ingredients and whisk until smooth. Add a small amount of water to thin, if desired. The consistency should be viscous but pourable.

  • Step 5.

    Taste and add ingredients to adjust flavors as desired. Hummus and olive oil add creaminess. Mustard, lemon juice/zest, capers, and garlic add acid and brightness. Sweetener will help mask salt, acid, and add depth.

  • Step 6.

    Warm the Chicken (optional). Hungry Planet Chicken™ are ready to eat, but heat them up if desired. Warm 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, turning occasionally, until golden brown and warmed through. Set aside.

  • Step 7.

    Assemble the Salad. In a bowl, toss the romaine lettuce and croutons with dressing. Divide amongst bowls or plates. Place a parmesan crisp in each salad. Top with the chicken and garnish with additional parmesan cheese and ground green peppercorns.

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