Gluten-Free Spicy Chicken Caesar Salad

This homemade gluten-free spicy Chicken Caesar salad is packed with flavour, spice and crunch. This salad would also work as a filling in a wrap for lunch or a picnic.
This homemade gluten-free spicy Chicken Caesar salad is jam packed with flavour, spice and crunch.

This homemade gluten-free spicy chicken caesar salad is jam packed with flavour, spice and crunch. It is packed with spicy crunchy chicken strips, a creamy garlic caesar dressing and lots of romaine lettuce. It is easy to make and only requires 3 simple steps.

Mix up the dry spices and add it to the chicken strips and fry them up. Second-whisk the dressing ingredients together. Third- assemble the salad together. Feel free to add crispy pieces of bacon and homemade gluten-free croutons to the salad.

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It is a filling salad that I like to make at least once a week. In the summer I tend to grill the chicken breasts instead of frying them. Instead of cutting the chicken breasts into strips, I flatten the breasts, coat them in the spice mix and then grill them on the bbq.

This homemade gluten-free spicy chicken caesar salad is jam packed with flavour, spice and crunch.

Spicy chicken caesar salad would be a great filling in a wrap. Roll up the wraps in parchment paper and take them along on a bike ride, hike or picnic. Who says the lunch you bring on a hike needs to be boring. Not me? I am the girl that brought a homemade chocolate cupcake in a glass jar and the icing for it in a separate bag and added the icing to the cupcake once I completed the hike. Read story here.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED TO MAKE THE SALAD:

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This gluten-free homemade salad is really easy to make and has just the right amount of garlic and spice in it. The caesar salad dressing takes less than 5 minutes to make and can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator.

A fun picnic idea is to pour the dressing into glass canning jars and then top with the romaine and chicken strips. Place the lid on and bring them to your next picnic. A summery way to enjoy the chicken caesar salad.

This homemade gluten-free spicy Chicken Caesar salad is packed with flavour, spice and crunch.

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HOW TO MAKE THE SALAD:

  1. In a small bowl add the spice mix ingredients together and stir.
  2. In a medium bowl add the chicken strips and the spice mix and toss well.
  3. Let sit for 10 minutes to let spices set into the chicken.
  4. Add oil to a frying pan and heat on medium.
  5. Add chicken strips to frying pan. You will need to do a few batches of them.
  6. Fry the chicken strips until golden brown.
  7. Remove and set aside. You can place chicken strips on a baking sheet and keep warm in a 300 degree oven.
  8. In a small bowl add all the dressing ingredients and whisk until blended and smooth.
  9. To assemble salad. Add chopped romaine to each salad bowl. Top with chicken strips and then drizzle dressing over each. Top with shredded parmesan cheese.
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We make this gluten-free Caesar salad almost weekly and I hope it will become a family favourite in your home. If you are feeling adventurous, then you can make your own homemade gluten-free croutons too. Recently I tried a store bought one and truthfully, they were horrible. To make your own, just cut a few slices of gluten-free bread into cubes and pan fry them with a bit of olive oil, garlic powder and oregano.

This homemade gluten-free spicy Chicken Caesar salad is packed with flavour, spice and crunch.

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This homemade gluten-free spicy Chicken Caesar salad is packed with flavour, spice and crunch. This salad would also work as a filling in a wrap for lunch or a picnic.

Gluten-Free Spicy Chicken Caesar Salad

This gluten-free spicy chicken caesar salad is packed with flavour, spice and crunch.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course dinner, lunch, supper
Cuisine American
Servings 2

Equipment

  • bowls
  • measuring spoons and cups
  • cutting board
  • knives
  • frying pan
  • Tongs
  • salad bowls

Ingredients
  

  • 3 chicken breasts, sliced into small nuggets, or strips
  • Gluten-Free Spice Mix(recipe below)
  • 3 Romaine lettuce heads, chopped
  • 1/3 cup grated fresh parmesan
  • Spicy Caesar Dressing(recipe below)

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl add the spice mix ingredients and stir.
  • In a medium bowl, add the chicken strips and the spice mix and toss well.
  • Let sit for 10 minutes to let spices set into the chicken.
  • Add a Tbsp oil to a frying pan and heat on medium.
  • Add chicken strips to frying pan. You will need to do a few batches of frying.
  • Fry the chicken strips until golden brown.
  • Remove and set aside. You can place the chicken strips onto a baking sheet and keep warm in a 300 degree oven.
  • In a small bowl add all the dressing ingredients and whisk until blended and smooth.

To Assemble Salad

  • Add chopped romaine lettuce to each salad bowl.
  • Top with spicy chicken strips and then drizzle dressing over each.
  • Top each salad with parmesan cheese.
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This homemade spicy caesar dressing is creamy, garlicky and spicy.

Gluten-Free Spicy Caesar Dressing

This homemade gluten-free spicy caesar dressing is creamy, garlicky and spicy. Easy to make and ready in less than 5 minutes.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course dinner, lunch, Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 2

Equipment

  • small bowl
  • whisk
  • measuring cups and spoons

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl add all ingredients.
  • Whisk until dressing is well blended and smooth.
  • Dressing can be made ahead of time and stored in a jar in the refrigerator.
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This gluten-free spice mix is great on chicken or fish.

Gluten-Free Spice Mix

This gluten-free spice mix is a great mix to use on chicken or fish.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Appetizer, dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 2

Equipment

  • small bowl
  • measuring spoons

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Mix all ingredients in a small bowl.
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