Instant Pot Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe

Chicken caesar salad with cheese and croutons over rustic wooden background

Today’s Best Recipe is Instant Pot Chicken Caesar Salad.

It’s an incredibly easy recipe.

You’ll use the Basic Chicken Breasts method to prepare the chicken.

You can use a leftover breast to make one serving of this Caesar Chicken Salad, or try an Instant Pot Caesar Chicken Wrap!

While the chicken breasts are cooking, the dressing can be made, or you can make the dressing as needed.

It’s easy!

The Instant Pot Caesar Chicken Salad recipe takes the Classic Caesar Salad with crisp homemade croutons and an easy DIY light Caesar homemade dressing and adds moist, deliciously seasoned chicken to make a complete meal, ready to impress.

The crunchy homemade garlic croutons offer so much more than the premade, store-bought kind.

The homemade Caesar dressing without anchovy paste, or raw eggs is big on flavor and a creamy dressing.

Trust me you’re gonna be sold on the depth of flavor this salad offers.

You’ll find it hard to resist eating them straight from the oven.

They also are incredible sidekicks for soups!

Caesar Salad Fun Fact:

It’s a myth that the Caesar Salad is named after the Roman Emperor’s title–you know Julius Caesar.

In spite of its name, the classic Caesar salad was invented in Mexico by an Italian immigrant named Caesar Cardini back in 1924.

Cardini was a restaurateur in Tijuana, Mexico, a tourist destination “to attract Americans frustrated by Prohibition”.

Legend has it that over the Fourth of July weekend, Cardini threw together a bunch of ingredients he had on hand and served his concoction to his friends.

In 1926, Caesar’s brother, Alex, came to visit, added anchovies to the original and it was called “Aviator’s Salad”.

The salad was so well received that it became known as “Caesar’s Salad”.

In 1953, the International Society of Epicure in Paris declared the classic salad, which by then was popular in Europe, “the greatest recipe to originate from the Americas in 50 years.

This Easy Instant Pot Chicken Caesar salad is easy, classic and the ingredients are simple.

You may want to check out our Pinterest Instant Pot Board for more dinner inspiration like this pressure cooker Chicken Caesar Salad.

instant pot Caesar chicken salad

Instant Pot Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe Ingredients:

1 boneless, skinless chicken breasts prepared using the basic Instant Pot chicken breast method, (also below) cut into strips

1 clove garlic, peeled and minced

¼ tsp lemon zest

2 Tbsp lemon juice

3/4 cup Mayonnaise

1 tsp dijon mustard

1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce

2 cloves garlic, minced

½ tsp salt

3/4 cup Parmesan Cheese, shredded

¼ cup croutons, optional*

1 romaine heart, washed

caesar salad with chicken strips

 

How to Make Instant Pot Chicken Caesar Salad:

Instant Pot Chicken Breasts Directions:

Prepare ingredients: 

Season chicken with salt and pepper.

Add all ingredients to the Instant Pot.

Lock the Lid and Set the Time.

Place the lid on the Instant Pot and lock it into place.

Turn the valve to the “sealing” position.

Press Poultry and adjust the time to 5-minutes.

Quick Release.

 When timer beeps, Quick Release; keeping hands and face away from the steam and remove chicken.

Prepare Salad:

Tear the crisp romaine lettuce into bite-sized pieces and place it in a large bowl. Add croutons and ½ of the Parmesan. Toss gently.

Make the homemade caesar salad dressing:

Add the garlic, lemon zest, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and 1/4 cup of the cheese to a small bowl.

Whisk in the mayonnaise. Gradually, whisk until smooth.  Season with salt.

An immersion blender makes this easy!

Serve.

Place Romaine in a bowl top with chicken strips, drizzle with dressing.

chicken on salad drizzled with caesar dressing

Recipe Tip:

If you find the dressing is thin, You can thicken by adding more mayonnaise and Parmesan Cheese.

Try browning the chicken on a grill or in a pan before placing in Instant Pot.

Storage:

Transfer the dressing to an airtight container and refrigerate for up to one week.

*To Make the Croutons:

Ingredients:

Baguette

3 Tablespoons Olive Oil

1 Teaspoon Minced Garlic

2 Tablespoons Parmesan

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375-degrees.

Cut a baguette in half lengthwise and slice it into 1/4″ thick pieces and place it on a baking sheet.

In a small mixing bowl, combine olive oil with minced garlic. You can either use a pastry brush to brush onto the baguette or toss the bread in the oil. Sprinkle all with Parmesan Cheese.

Spread evenly on the baking sheet and bake to desired crispness, about 10 minutes.

Crouton Tips: 

Any bread will work, we prefer a baguette.

You’ve just made the best salad.

But this doesn’t have to be the final product!

This is the great thing about this homemade recipe.

It’s versatile.

Instant Pot Caesar Chicken Wraps:

Make it a wrap!

Wraps are convenient and delicious.

Why not turn this recipe into Instant Pot Caesar Chicken Wraps??

Simply follow the directions above, then add slices of instant pot chicken to your favorite flavor wrap, top with cheese and drizzle with the homemade Caesar dressing. 

Wrap and go!

It’s a great way to snack!

Heck! Make it a wrap and serve it with a side salad drizzled with the simple homemade caesar salad dressing.

It’s a win-win.

instant pot caesar chicken wraps

 

Instant Pot Caesar Chicken Wraps are incredibly easy! 

They are a delicious snack.

The perfect solution to leftovers.

And trust me,  you’re mouth and belly won’t complain!

Chicken Salad Caesar Wraps:

Prepare chicken as instructed.

Instead of cutting the chicken into strips try shredding the chicken.

Then add enough Creamy Caesar Salad dressing to the chicken until it is the texture of the chicken salad.

You might also try this chicken salad recipe.

You can then add long romain lettuce leaves to your wrap and spoon the desired amount of chicken salad onto romaine lettuce leaves.

Fold the bottom of the tortilla to create a pocket and then roll it crossways. 

caesar chicken wrapsChicken Wrap Add-Ins:

Try adding any combination of the following to elevate your Instant Pot Chicken Caesar Wrap experience:

  • Bacon
  • Avocado
  • More Cheese
  • Sliced onions
  • Green onions
  • Sliced or diced tomatoes
  • Spread the tortilla with cream cheese
Chicken caesar salad with cheese and croutons over rustic wooden background

Instant Pot Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes

The Instant Pot Chicken Caesar Salad recipe takes the Classic Caesar Salad with crisp homemade croutons and an easy DIY light caesar dressing and adds moist, deliciously seasoned chicken to make a complete meal, ready to impress.

Ingredients

  • 1 boneless, skinless chicken breasts prepared using the basic Instant Pot chicken breast method, cut into strips
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • ¼ tsp lemon zest
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan Cheese, shredded
  • ¼ cup croutons, optional*
  • 1 romaine heart, washed

Instructions

  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Add all ingredients to the Instant Pot. Lock the Lid and Set the Time. Place the lid on the Instant Pot and lock it into place. Turn the valve to the “sealing” position. Press Poultry and adjust the time to 5-minutes.Quick Release. When timer beeps, Quick Release; keeping hands and face away from the steam and remove chicken.
  2. Prepare Salad: Tear romaine into bite-sized pieces and place in a large bowl. Add croutons and ½ of the Parmesan. Toss gently.
  3. Make the Dressing: Add the garlic, lemon zest, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and 1/4 cup of the cheese to a small bowl. Whisk in the mayonnaise. Gradually, whisk until smooth.  Season with salt.
  4. Serve. Place Romaine in a bowl top with chicken strips, drizzle with dressing.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 470Total Fat: 38gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 28gCholesterol: 79mgSodium: 933mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 26g

Nutritional Information may not be accurate.

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