Low Calorie Chicken Caesar Salad

Low Calorie Chicken Caesar Salad

This Low Calorie Chicken Caesar Salad is just 247 calories and has 32.6g of protein per serving (and it’s a big serving!). Best of all, the calories and nutrition include the croutons and the cheese! Making this hearty salad perfect for lunches and dinners.

Low Calorie Chicken Caesar Salad

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 2 tablespoons shredded parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup Low Calorie Garlic Parmesan Croutons
  • Healthy Caesar Dressing below
  • Lemon Chicken below

Low Calorie Chicken Caesar Salad

Low Calorie Chicken Caesar Salad

Healthy Chicken Caesar Salad Meal Prep and Storage

Meal Prep: To meal prep a salad, add all the ingredients to individual meal prep containers, or family sized containers. Add the dressing to a separate container and do not add it until you are ready to serve.
Storage: Will hold in the fridge for 4-5 days, does not hold well in the freezer.
Serving: If you added the dressing and the salad gets soggy, add it to a sandwich wrap or large tortilla. It’s a great way to salvage leftover soggy salad.

Low Calorie Chicken Caesar Salad

Low Calorie Chicken Caesar Salad

Low Calorie Chicken Caesar Salad

Low Calorie Chicken Caesar Salad

Lose Weight By Eating
This Low Calorie Chicken Caesar Salad is just 247 calories for a 3 cup salad, and that includes the chicken, croutons and cheese!
This healthy salad is a great dinner or lunch, and you can swap the chicken for leftover chicken if you prefer.
Special Tip: I have included low sodium tips below in the nutrition section!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 247 kcal


Low Calorie Caesar Salad:

Lemon Chicken:

  • Olive oil spray
  • 1 chicken breast
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

Healthy Caesar Dressing:

  • ¼ cup 0% Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoons lemon juice
  • ½ garlic clove minced
  • teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons water


  • In a large bowl or freezer bag combine the chicken, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic powder and pepper. Mix or close the bag and squish to coat the chicken.
  • Preheat a grill, or grill pan on the stovetop over medium heat. And spray with olive oil.
  • Cook the chicken for 5-6 minutes each side until cooked through with no pink in the center. Move to a cutting board to rest while you make the rest of the salad.
  • In a medium bowl combine the salad dressing ingredients. Mix well and set aside.
  • In a large bowl combine the lettuce, 1/2 of the cheese, 1/2 of the croutons, and the dressing.
  • Toss well to coat the salad with the dressing.
  • Slice the chicken and add to the top of the salad along with the remaining cheese and croutons.


Serving: 3cupsCalories: 247kcalCarbohydrates: 11.6gProtein: 32.6gFat: 7.3gSaturated Fat: 2.2gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 604mgPotassium: 646mgFiber: 1.6gSugar: 2.7gCalcium: 186mgIron: 4mg
Keyword Healthy Chicken Caesar Salad, Low Calorie Chicken Caesar Salad
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About the Author

Hi, my name is Audrey Johns and I am a 4 time best selling cookbook author! All 4 of my low calorie cookbooks are published by HarperCollins (the oldest publishing house in the US!) and have been featured on prominent TV shows like The Today Show, Rachael Ray and The Doctors. I am a low calorie and healthy recipe authority and my delicious recipes are tried and loved by thousands of readers. 

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