grilled chicken caesar salad with brussels sprouts

i’ve never made brussels sprouts before but i have had them before and besides tasty, they sure are cute!

so when i saw rachael ray make a chicken caesar salad with brussels sprouts, i decided to give it a try and i’m glad i did! the brussels sprout gives a different texture to the regular leafy greens which i enjoy.

in addition, brussels sprouts punch a healthy punch – similar to broccoli, it also has a chemical believed to have potent anti-cancer properties. so, caesar salad with a healthier green. yum!

Ingredients

For the chicken

  • 3 small pieces boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
  • juice of 2 lemons, divided
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped – or –
    1-1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • sea salt and pepper

For the greens and dressing

  • 2 pints large brussels sprouts, about 2 pounds
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2-5 cloves garlic, peeled and grated or pasted
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons anchovy paste – or –
    2 anchovies, mashed
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • grated Pecorino Romano cheese or Parmesan cheese

Preparation

Marinate chicken in enough olive oil to coat, the juice of 1 lemon, thyme, salt and pepper. Marinate about 1/2 hour.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

Using a small, sharp knife, core the Brussels sprouts and separate leaves. Salt water and add all of the baby cabbage leaves to pot – you should have at least 6 cups loosely packed. Count to 30 then drain and cold shock the leaves; drain again.

Heat a grill pan and grill the chicken about 12 minutes, turning occasionally.

Combine the juice of remaining lemon, grated or pasted garlic, anchovy, Worcestershire, lots of black pepper and about 1/4 cup of olive oil to a bowl and whisk to make dressing. Add a small handful of cheese once dressing is emulsified.

Toss Brussels greens with dressing. Serve on plates topped with sliced grilled chicken. Add breadcrumbs, if desired.

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original recipe from Rachael Ray Show: Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad with Brussels Sprouts

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