Now you may remember I ordered something like this at Applebee’s one night, the Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad. I later found out that it had 800 calories 12 grams of saturated fat and 2,110 mg of sodium, I was a little shocked. I like Caesar salad with chicken and I still want to eat it, maybe just not in a restaurant. Also I want to use up this whole chicken that I made last night. Dave and I ate about one chicken breast, they are pretty big off a whole chicken so we split it. Dave also broke into the chicken later for a snack and ate a leg (Yes Dave, I saw that) For my salad I’m going to use about ½ of the other chicken breast that’s left over from last night. The rest of the chicken I’ll use for soup for dinner.
I bought this Caesar Salad Kit at the grocery, it was on sale for $2.50. Not a bad price for a lunch, and all I have to do is cut up the chicken and dump all the stuff in a bowl, quick and easy. It says it serves three, which would be true if you were using it as a side salad. Since I’m using it for my lunch, I’m going to use about half of the kit. The Fresh Express salad kit comes with romaine lettuce, Caesar dressing, croutons, and parmesan cheese.
I don’t know if I actually used half of the dressing, but I did calculate the nutritional numbers for this as if I did. The numbers came out substantially better than they did for the Applebee’s salad. The price was a lot better too, I calculate the total cost of this salad at about $3.00 with the chicken. I still have the other half of the salad kit for tomorrow.
I have to say that this was definitely a quick, easy and delicious lunch. The dressing was flavorful, and the croutons crunchy just as they’re supposed to be.