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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!

Shredded Chicken Kale Caesar Salad with Parmesan Crisps

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!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1
Author: Julie Chiou
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Ingredients 

For the dressing

  • cup mayo
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons anchovy paste
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan cheese

For the salad

  • 2 cups heaping of kale leaves
  • ¾ cup shredded chicken
  • 8 grape tomatoes, halved
  • Parmesan crisps for topping
  • Freshly squeeze lime on top*, optional

Instructions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Serve and enjoy!
  • 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!

YOUR NOTES

NUTRITION FACTS

Serving: 1 Salad | Calories: 1185 kcal | Carbohydrates: 26 g | Protein: 44 g | Fat: 104 g | Fiber: 5 g | Sugar: 13 g

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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: copycat salad, copycat sweetgreen, easy chicken salad

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Sommer @aspicyperspective

Monday 1st of February 2016

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

Lisa

Thursday 28th of January 2016

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

Julie

Thursday 28th of January 2016

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 :)

Bj

Tuesday 26th of January 2016

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

Leslie

Monday 25th of January 2016

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

Julie

Tuesday 26th of January 2016

The fat content doesn't matter :)

Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain

Wednesday 20th of January 2016

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......:)