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Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad is made completely on the grill for a quick meal. This post is brought to you by Towneplace Suites.
Lately when I stay at hotels I’ve been seeking out ones that have amenities that make them more like home. I don’t really need the cable TV; what I want is a place to prep food and enjoy more than just a styrofoam cup of coffee.
I love exploring cities and all the restaurants they have to offer, but that can do a number on my budget. When we went to Paris before we had kids, we made plenty of use of the neighborhood grocery, eating sandwiches and fruit on the floor of our room.
Recently I attended an event to celebrate the opening of the 300th Towneplace Suites, an extended-stay hotel that has plenty of ways to make you feel more at home. My favorite? Use of the Weber grill on their patio.
While grilling is often tied to celebrating, it’s also something that brings us closer to home. By having a grill at Towneplace Suites, those who have to be on long trips away from family can enjoy the same tastes they have at home. After all, the simple pleasure of a grilled burger or steak is one of our defining American tastes.
This grilled chicken Caesar salad was created with the idea of cooking away from home, but in a way that allows you to make the entire meal at once — and still be relatively healthy.
It’s hard eating well on the road, so any time vegetables can enter into the equation is a win, in my book.
The salad only a few minutes to prepare, and you can easily get what you need at any store. No need to buy large packages that you’ll need to cook before your stay is over.
Simply pick up the romaine, then head to the meat counter for a single chicken cutlet, and grab a roll from the bakery. I like to make croutons on the grill from bakery rolls because they are just the right level of crisp-chewy for me. The cheese counter will have small chunks for sale at a fraction of the price, or you can go even more economical and ask them to cut to order.
Bottled dressing makes this even easier, though you can always make your own if you’re inclined. Or try it with any of your favorite dressings. I like my strawberry poppy seed dressing or my blueberry vinaigrette in the summer! Both are excellent with chicken.
Sometimes there’s nothing like a home cooked meal, even if you’re away from home. I love that Towneplace Suites’ partnership with Weber allows for their guests to enjoy themselves a little more during long trips.
Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad
- 1 chicken cutlet, about 1/2 pound
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- 1 head romaine lettuce
- 1 ciabatta or sourdough roll
- Parmesan cheese
- Caesar salad dressing
- Preheat grill.
- Lightly brush chicken with oil and season with salt and pepper.
- Cut romaine in halves or fourths and brush lightly with oil.
- Cut roll in half and brush lightly with oil, then season with salt and pepper.
- Grill chicken for about 5 minutes on each side, until cooked through. Remove and set aside.
- Add romaine and roll halves and grill for about 2 minutes, until romaine has wilted slightly and roll is toasty.
- Slice and plate romaine, chicken, and roll. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and toss with dressing. Serve.