Caesar Chicken Salad

3 Sep 2013

Caesar Chicken Salad

Aah.. Don't you just love the first day of school. Anxiety is in the air... I can smell it.

Or maybe that's just me that I'm smelling. I even woke up at 4am because I was so nervous. I even went out and exercised just to shake off the nerves.

Well this is it. My final year. Then I will be qualified to go out in the world and teach math. I can never escape the classroom.

It's almost as if I want to return to school every year. It's safe. I know what I'm doing. And I love to learn. People have been telling me for ages that you learn the most from your students, so I think that chose my career choice wisely.

And with the arrival of school comes the inevitable packed lunch. Every day, no fail, it seems like my lunch is the same: an apple, a granola bar, and a cheese sandwich that I sometimes spice up with some cucumbers if I'm feeling crazy. I know, right? It's more boring than that 8 o'clock class that you have with that teacher whose voice sounds like a lawn mower, but a little more monotonous if that's even possible.

So what am I going to do about it? Simple! Buy one of those barbecue chickens for dinner (SO quick and easy, and WAY cheaper than cooking a chicken by yourself) then make some Caesar chicken salad with the remainder of the chicken. That way, you just made yourself an easy dinner AND an easy lunch.

Super win-win.

This is like my chicken salad sandwich, but mega revamped. Now I'm excited to eat my sandwich at lunch, knowing that I'm going to be eating more than just plain old cheese.

Not that I'm trying to put down cheese or anything, I love cheese dearly. But now, whenever I want to mix things up, I won't just reach for my cucumbers. I'll make this instead.

Caesar Chicken Salad
printable recipe

What you'll need:

-2 1/2 cups cooked chicken, cubed
-1/2 cup caesar salad dressing
-1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
-1 teaspoon dried oregano
-2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice
+pepper to taste


    1.   In a medium bowl, mix together all the ingredients.

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  1. Great idea to make it for a sandwich. I'm typically not a fan of cesar salad but I wouldn't be opposed to having it on a sandwich :)

  2. Chicken salad was my favorite for a long period of time. I don't have a conventional lunch period now, but I loved it--especially spicy chicken salad with pecans and celery for crunch. I love your Caesar idea!

  3. Yummy salad! And I love that sandwich.

  4. that would be my favourite sandwich.

  5. So scrumptious! What a great idea for quick, delicious lunches. Love it!

  6. I would love this in my lunch!

  7. simple, filling, healthy, and quick.

    yay to the last year of school! :) it will go by fast, then you will be a teacher for reals!!! it will be great cathleen, you will do just great! have a great school year!

  8. Hi Cathleen , this is a yummy sandwich for lunch , I think I will have mine in pita bread thanks for sharing :).

  9. Cathleen, that is a yummy sandwich! I am sure you will make a very good math teacher. I was never very good at math :(

  10. Mmmm.. a comforting caesar salad in a burger!

  11. Wow Cathleen, this chicken salad sandwich sound and look delicious, especially with the warm the idea of using Caesar salad dressing...yum!
    Hope you are having a great week :D

  12. How exciting!! And what a great sandwich to pack for lunch!

  13. I love chicken salad! The sandwich looks so yum!

  14. that's a great sandwich! easy and quick, love it!

  15. Good luck with your last year!! I felt like that last year! I love the safety of school. And you`re planning on being a math teacher? How cool! I was contemplating on being a teacher too. :)

    This sounds like a wonderful lunch. I know what I`ll be eating soon!


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