I was always frustrated at how I would have to go off route from my 2-hour commute to go buy fast food. My wife is a very difficult eater to please. During the week, my mother in law cooked dinner. My wife never seemed to be satisfied with what she cooked. Every week at least 2 or 3 times she would call me on the way from work so I would by her a grilled chicken Caesar Salad from, of all places, a fast food place. One day I just broke down and tried the sucker. To my surprise, it was good but it definitely would not blow anyone away.
The next time she called, I went to the local supermarket picked up some frozen chicken breasts, Romaine lettuce, a wedge of parmesan cheese, croutons and Briannas Home Style Asiago Caesar dressing. I came home threw the chicken breast in boiling water with some salt and once it was thawed I seared it in a grill pan. I rinsed the lettuce and cut it to the same width as the fast food place. I then tossed the lettuce with the dressing, that’s made with shredded Asiago cheese being careful not to use too much just covering the lettuce. After adding a handful of croutons and shredding some parmesan cheese on top, I had a Chicken Caesar Salad. This all took no more than 20 minutes. After that, I always kept some shredded romaine in water in the fridge and in 15 minutes, I would have the salad done.
This Chicken Caesar Salad recipe also gives you a great starter salad, minus the grilled chicken, you can have done in 5 minutes. My wife is still amazed you can do Chicken Caesar Salad at home so fast. I have a great way to say thanks at home in less than 15 minutes. This simple dish started my search for quick dishes I could prepare after a day’s work.
We should always search for better and faster ways to get from the kitchen to the table in no time. Maximizing the time you spend with your family at dinner and bringing your family closer together.