Smoked Chicken-Caesar Salad

Smoked Chicken-Caesar Salad
Yield:
7.5 L or 24 servings, 1-1/4 cups (300 mL) each

Ingredients

Ingredients Weights Measures
Asiago-Garlic Croutons
baguettes, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 13 oz. [370 g] 1-1/2 qt. [1.5 L]
butter, melted 1 oz. [30 g] 2 Tbsp. [30 mL]
olive oil 3/4 oz. [20 g] 2 Tbsp. [30 mL]
Kraft Shredded Asiago 3 oz. [85 g] 1/2 cup [125 mL]
garlic, minced 1/2 oz. [15 g] 2 tsp. [10 mL]
Salad
pancetta, thinly sliced 1 lb. [675 g] -
romaine lettuce leaves 5 lb. [2.5 kg] -
smoked chicken breasts, sliced 3 lb. [1.7 kg] -
Pure Kraft Refrigerated Asiago Caesar Dressing 1 lb. [675 g] 3 cups [750 mL]
Parmesan cheese, shaved 12 oz. [340 g] -
Asiago-Garlic Croutons
baguettes, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 2 oz. [60 g] 1 cup [250 mL]
butter, melted - [3 g] 1 tsp. [5 mL]
olive oil - [3 g] 1 tsp. [5 mL]
Kraft Shredded Asiago 1/2 oz. [15 g] 4 tsp. [20 mL]
garlic, minced - [1.5 g] 1/2 tsp. [2 mL]
Salad
pancetta, thinly sliced 4 oz. [115 g] -
romaine lettuce leaves 14 oz. [400 g] -
smoked chicken breasts, sliced 10 oz. [285 g] -
Pure Kraft Refrigerated Asiago Caesar Dressing 4 oz. [115 g] 1/2 cup [125 mL]
Parmesan cheese, shaved 2 oz. [60 g] -

Directions

Asiago-Garlic Croutons: Toss bread cubes with butter, oil, cheese and garlic. Spread onto bottoms of 2 full-sheet pans (or onto bottom of 1 half-sheet pan for trial recipe).

Bake in 325ºF standard oven 20 to 30 min. or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Cool completely.

Salad: Place pancetta in parchment-lined full-sheet pans. Bake in 400ºF standard oven 7 to 10 min. or until crisp. Drain on paper towels.

For each serving: Arrange 3-1/2 oz. (100 g) lettuce leaves in same direction on one side of plate. Place 2-1/2 oz. (70 g) chicken at base of leaves, overlapping slices slightly. Top with 1 oz. (30 g) pancetta, 2 Tbsp. (30 mL) dressing, 1/4 cup (50 mL) Asiago-Garlic Croutons and 1/2 oz. (15 g) Parmesan cheese.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Substitute
Substitute Kraft Shredded Parmesan for the shredded Asiago cheese.
How to Store Croutons
Store cooled croutons in tightly covered container at room temperature up to 3 days before using as directed.
How to Shave the Parmesan Cheese
Use a meat slicer or vegetable peeler to shave the Parmesan cheese.

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Nutritional Information
Calories
 470
Total fat
 35 g
Saturated fat
 11 g
Cholesterol
 80 mg
Sodium
 1450 mg
Carbohydrate
 19 g
Dietary fibre
 3 g
Sugars
 5 g
Protein
 26 g
Vitamin A
 90 %DV
Vitamin C
 45 %DV
Calcium
 25 %DV
Iron
 15 %DV