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Escarole Caesar Salad with Grilled Chicken


When escarole is in season, its slightly bitter leaves are the perfect green for an otherwise classic Caesar salad. If you don’t have time to marinate the chicken, simply pour the marinade over the chicken while it rests—you’ll still get great flavor.

1. Combine the chicken, lemon zest, lemon juice, rosemary, thyme, garlic, salt, and 2 tablespoons olive oil in a bowl. Cover and let marinate at room temperature for 20 minutes.

2. To make the dressing, whisk together Dijon, vegenaise, garlic clove, anchovy, and lemon juice. Slowly pour in the olive oil, whisking constantly to emulsify. Add ¼ cup parmesan and season to taste with salt and pepper.

3. Heat a grill pan over medium-high, and cook the chicken until it has nice grill marks and is firm to the touch (about 3-4 minutes per side). Remove to a cutting board to rest before thinly slicing.

4. Toss escarole with dressing, top with grilled chicken, and garnish with extra parmesan cheese and cracked black pepper.