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Shredded Chicken Kale Caesar Salad with Parmesan Crisps

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This salad will be your new obsession! Based off of Sweetgreen's kale caesar, you will wonder how you've lived without this salad for so long!

This salad will be your new obsession! Based off of Sweetgreen's kale caesar, you will wonder how you've lived without this salad for so long!

This has been the weekend from hell in terms of emotions. If you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat, you’ll know why. It definitely has been a roller coaster of emotions all weekend and I hope to be able to give you a full update on Winston by Wednesday. Poor little puppy :( we are so so sad.

Anyway, THIS shredded chicken kale caesar salad with parmesan crisps (!!!).  I cannot express to you how obsessed I am about this salad. It’s a copycat of Sweetgreen’s kale caesar salad and if you watch any of my snaps, you’ll know how often I am there to get this salad. I knew there had to be another (money-saving) way so I recreated this at home.

This salad will be your new obsession! Based off of Sweetgreen's kale caesar, you will wonder how you've lived without this salad for so long!

I tried to replicate the Sweetgreen caesar dressing to the best of my ability. Their caesar dressing MAKES this salad the awesomeness that it is. There was something about that dressing that took it to a whole ‘nother level of caesar salad dressings. If I could put it on everything, I totally would. I would also put parmesan crisps on everyyyything. Try it. And never regret it!

This salad will be your new obsession! Based off of Sweetgreen's kale caesar, you will wonder how you've lived without this salad for so long!

This salad will be your new obsession! Based off of Sweetgreen's kale caesar, you will wonder how you've lived without this salad for so long!
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Shredded Chicken Kale Caesar Salad with Parmesan Crisps
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
This salad will be your new obsession! Based off of Sweetgreen's kale caesar, you will wonder how you've lived without this salad for so long!
Servings: 1
Ingredients
For the dressing
  • 1/3 cup mayo
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons anchovy paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan cheese
For the salad
  • 2 cups heaping of kale leaves
  • 3/4 cup shredded chicken
  • 8 grape tomatoes, halved
  • Parmesan crisps for topping
  • Freshly squeeze lime on top*, optional
Instructions
  1. In a large mason jar or salad dressing shaker, add all the ingredients for the salad dressing and shake vigorously to incorporate. It is a pretty thick dressing so if shaking it doesn't get it all incorporated, feel free to use a spoon to stir.
  2. In a large bowl, add kale, chicken, and tomatoes. Add as much caesar dressing as you like then crumble parmesan crisps all over. Toss to coat everything.
  3. Serve and enjoy!
  4. Keep salad dressing in the fridge for up to two weeks.
Recipe Notes

I actually don't like the fresh squeeze of lime juice on top of the salad like they do at Sweetgreen. Every time I've had it with the lime juice, it's always too sour and overpowers the rest of the salad. However, if you want to make this salad more "authentic," then feel free to add that fresh squeeze of lime juice on top!


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Posted on January 18, 2016

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  1. 01/18/2016 at 10:06 am

    Love this kale caesar salad!

  2. 01/18/2016 at 10:11 am

    Those parmesan crisps are calling my name!

  3. 01/18/2016 at 10:53 am

    great salad- oh no! I will go check your instagram and snap chat!

  4. 01/18/2016 at 10:25 pm

    Oh no, poor Winston!!! I hope he recovers quickly! :(

  5. 01/19/2016 at 12:40 am

    Is it possible I fell even more in love with those parmesan crisps seeing them in a salad?

  6. 01/19/2016 at 10:17 am

    It breaks my heart every time I see Winston on Snap Chat with that little cast on! I hope he’s gonna be okay :( Oh a happier note – this salad looks AWESOME…I’ve never had Sweet Green but I can’t wait to try this salad!

    • Julie
      01/19/2016 at 10:59 am

      Aw thanks, Taylor! xoxo

  7. 01/20/2016 at 9:49 am

    Poor Winston. I know that he’s going to be okay!! Until then, maybe accidentally drop some Parmesan Crisps on the floor to make him feel better……:)

  8. Leslie
    01/25/2016 at 6:11 pm

    can the greek yogurt be fat free? does the fat content matter?

    • Julie
      01/26/2016 at 7:41 am

      The fat content doesn’t matter :)

  9. Bj
    01/26/2016 at 5:34 pm

    Your recipes sounds delicious. I am always cooking or baking every day. My neighbors. Love it.

  10. Lisa
    01/28/2016 at 9:14 am

    How can we forget the lime?! Sweetgreen ceasar salad always has fresh squeezed lime on it, doesnt it?

    • Julie
      01/28/2016 at 9:15 am

      It does! But every time I’ve had it with the lime, I end up hating it because it’s too sour for me. Feel free to add a squeeze of lime on this salad if you want :)

  11. 02/01/2016 at 9:56 am

    I can’t wait to serve up this salad to my family!

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