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This chicken caesar salad is jam-packed with filling ingredients. It’s so flavorful, you won’t believe how simple it is to make!

If you like how hearty and filling this chicken caesar salad is with all the extra fixings, you’ll love this Waldorf Salad and Southwest Salad!

Chicken Caesar Salad with tomatoes, eggs, bacon, cheese and more.

Current Salad Obsession

We’re pretty obsessed with chicken caesar salad around here – it truly is one of my favorite salads!

We wanted to share a simple version of this recipe and we LOVE how it turned out. It’s loaded with bacon, chicken, boiled egg, cherry tomatoes, croutons, Parmesan cheese, and of course, Caesar dressing. This definitely isn’t your classic Caesar salad – it’s the ultimate!!

The real star of this salad is the dressing. It definitely wouldn’t be a caesar salad without caesar dressing. I used Marzetti® Simply Dressed® Caesar Salad Dressing or you can make your own homemade Caesar Dressing. It’s made with a few simple ingredients and no preservatives or artificial flavors to enhance the fresh, natural goodness of salad.

Marzetti Caesar Dressing for using on salad.

How to Make Chicken Caesar Salad

The chicken caesar salad recipe itself was pretty easy to make.

COMBINE. Add the greens (cut the romaine lettuce into bite-sized pieces) to the large bowl, then layer the bacon, hard-boiled eggs, chicken, tomatoes, and half of the cheese on top. Add croutons and toss along with the remaining cheese and desired amount of dressing, or serve undressed and dress individual servings, garnishing each with remaining cheese.

Serving size: 2 large dinner salads or 4 side salads


The ingredients you use are easy to change up!

  • Use shrimp, anchovies, or salmon instead of cooked boneless skinless chicken breast.
  • For a bright flavor add a spritz of lemon juice to the salad.
  • Use leftover chicken from a previous meal, a rotisserie chicken, or a package of chicken strips from the refrigerator section at the grocery store.
  • Add in your favorite veggies like cucumbers.
Close up of tomatoes and hard boiled eggs on a salad.

Serving + Storing

Sides to serve with a chicken caesar salad will depend on whether the salad is being served as a main dish or a side dish. 

STORE. If your salad has been sitting at room temperature for 2 hours or longer it may no longer be safe to eat so go ahead and toss it. If the leftovers are still safe to eat store them in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Keep in mind the croutons will not stay crisp and the greens will gradually become wilted and soggy so don’t wait too long to finish eating this delicious salad.

more Caesar recipes

We love the caesar taste so much, we have several related recipes on the site. Be sure to check them out because if you love chicken Caesar salad, we think you’ll love these!

Easy Chicken Caesar Salad recipe served in a bowl.

Recipe FAQ

What ingredients are in a classic chicken caesar salad?

In its simplest form, a caesar salad consists of lettuce, croutons, parmesan cheese, chicken, and a creamy caesar dressing. I added bacon bits, boiled eggs, and tomatoes.

Can I make chicken caesar salad ahead of time?

I don’t recommend assembling the salad more than a day ahead of time and don’t add the croutons until just before serving. However, you can cook and prepare the different ingredients 2-3 days ahead and store them separately until you’re ready to assemble the salad

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5 from 21 votes

Chicken Caesar Salad

By: Lil’ Luna
This chicken Caesar salad is jam-packed with filling ingredients. It's so flavorful, you won't believe how simple it is to make!
Servings: 4
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes


  • 6 cups romaine or salad greens, washed, dried and chopped
  • 3 slices bacon, cooked and cumbled
  • 3 boiled eggs, sliced or chopped
  • 1 large chicken breast, seasoned and cooked
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup croutons
  • 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons shaved parmesan cheese
  • Marzetti® Simply Dressed® Caesar Salad Dressing
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  • Add 6 cups of greens to a large mixing bowl. Layer 3 slices cooked and crumbled bacon, 3 chopped hard-boiled eggs, 1 chopped chicken breast, 1 cup cherry tomatoes. Sprinkle on ½ tablespoon grated parmesan and 1 tablespoon shaved parmesan with 1 cup of croutons.
  • Drizzle the desired amount of dressing and toss (or serve undressed and dress individual servings).
  • Garnish with the remaining ½ tablespoon grated parmesan cheese and 1 tablespoon shaved parmesan. Optional: sprinkle on some salt and black pepper.
  • Serving size: 2 large dinner salads or 4 side salads.



When served as a main dish. Pair with Cheesy Garlic Bread, Corn on the Cob on the Grill, or a Perfect Baked Potato.
When served as a side dish. Try it alongside Tomato Pizza, a Monte Cristo Sandwich Recipe, Flatout Wraps, or a small bowl of soup.
Make ahead of time. Cook and prepare the different ingredients 2-3 days ahead and store them separately until you’re ready to assemble the salad.
STORE. Do not let you salad sit out for more than 2 hours. Keep leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days. Keep in mind the croutons will not stay crisp. 


Calories: 192kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 154mg, Sodium: 275mg, Potassium: 344mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 6540IU, Vitamin C: 11.3mg, Calcium: 93mg, Iron: 1.8mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
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Next time you’re strolling down the refrigerated produce section, make sure to grab a bottle or two of Marzetti® Simply Dressed® Dressings. They come in four delicious varieties: Balsamic, Ranch, Caesar and Blue Cheese.

Not only are they a quick and easy way to dress a salad, but taste pretty darn good too! They’d make a great addition to just about any kind of salad, I can’t wait to whip up a Caprese salad with their balsamic dressing. YUM! Which dressing would you try first?

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  1. Lisa says:

    5 stars
    I love salads and that one looks delicious!

    1. Kristyn Merkley says:

      Thank you!! I hope you will try it!

  2. Natalie says:

    5 stars
    Love the addition of eggs & bacon! Caesar salads are my favorite & this is a great change from the regular caesar.

  3. Amy L Huntley says:

    5 stars
    This salad has everything I love in it! Perfect for summer or really any time of year!

  4. misty says:

    5 stars
    This is my daughters favorite salad. Best Ceaser salad ever!!! Thanks for the yummy recipe

  5. Kristina says:

    5 stars
    What a delicious combination Of ingredients. I lOve that this can stand alone as a complete meal.

  6. Olivia says:

    5 stars
    Come summer time we Do alot of salads! So light and refreshing. Easy to put together with a delicIous store bought dressing!