Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad with Chicken and Bacon. I don’t know how else to title this other than this salad is amazing! Shaved Brussels sprouts are mixed with cubed chicken, crunchy bacon, salty parmesan cheese that all gets tossed in an asiago peppercorn dressing.
Or you could use a Caesar dressing, but have you ever had Marie’s Asiago Peppercorn dressing? If not, you have to try it. It’s one of my favorites. I use it in my Chicken Salad with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Pasta, too. It’s thick and creamy and has a ton of flavor. I meant to get caesar dressing for this recipe but when I saw the asiago peppercorn at the store I just couldn’t resist.
It’s in the refrigerated section for salad dressings. It’s an amazing dipping sauce for vegetables, too! Besides the flavor, what I love about this dressing is how thick it is. It’s the perfect dressing to coat this crunchier salad.
Since the base of this salad is made with brussels sprouts instead of lettuce it can handle a good thick dressing. You can shave the brussels sprouts yourself by my simply taking a knife to them or many stores have already shaved brussels sprouts – I found mine at Trader Joe’s.
This salad is easy to make. To make it EVEN EASIER simply purchase a rotisserie chicken instead of cooking the chicken yourself. Other than that all you have to do is fry up some bacon and then toss everything together.
This is a great lunch for the week – simply wait to dress the salad until the day you eat it. It will stay crunchy because of the brussels sprouts. You can make this without chicken and serve it as a side dish. It would be amazing with a grilled steak!
- 1 bag shaved Brussels sprouts
- 1 large chicken breast, cooked and cubed
- 5 slices of bacon, cooked and diced
- handful of shaved parmesan cheese
- ½ cup - 1 cup Asiago Peppercorn Dressing or Creamy Caesar Dressing
- Salt and pepper
- Season chicken breast with salt and pepper. Bake at 375 for 20 minutes or sauté in a pan with olive oil until cooked through, about 5-7 minutes per side. Cool and cube; set aside.
- Cook bacon in a fry pan or place on a rimmed cookie sheet and bake in a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes. Drain on a paper towel, cool and dice; set aside.
- Add all of the ingredients into a large bowl and toss with salad dressing. If you are making this ahead, wait to dress the salad before serving. Add more salt and pepper as desired.