Though most people buy Caesar salad dressing in a bottle, the homemade version is incredibly easy to make and tastes much better than store-bought. Taking you from starters to mains with the addition of succulent chicken breast, this creamy classic will become a regular request at barbecues in the summer.

Prep time: 0:30 hours  /  Cooking time: 0:15 hours  /  Serves 4



For salad:

  • 4 rashers bacon, rind removed, cut into 2cm pieces
  • 2 slices white bread, cut into 1cm cubes
  • 4 chicken breast fillets
  • Leaves from 2 baby cos lettuce or
    1 large cos lettuce
  • 4 hardboiled eggs, hard-boiled, cut into wedges

For dressing:

  • 1 cup whole-egg mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 4 anchovy fillets
  • 1 garlic clove



  1. Cook bacon in a non-stick frying pan over medium-high until crisp. Remove and drain on a paper towel. Add bread to frying pan. Cook for 3 minutes or until golden and crisp. Remove to a plate with bacon.
  2. Reduce heat to medium. Add chicken to pan. Cook for 4 minutes each side or until cooked through. Stand, covered, for 10 minutes. Slice chicken diagonally.
  3. To make dressing: Place all ingredients into the bowl of a food processor. Process until smooth. Transfer to a bowl. Cover and refrigerate.
  4. Wash and dry cos lettuce leaves. Arrange in a serving bowl. Top with chicken, bacon, bread and egg. Drizzle with dressing. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

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