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Mexicali Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe

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This south of the border twist on classic Caesar salad can be a delicious, easy meal when you use leftover chicken, or pick up a roasted chicken from the deli.

Servings: 6


  • 1 clove garlic, smashed
  • 2 Davidson's Safest Choice® pasteurized egg(s)
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 c extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 c grated Parmesan cheese
  • pinch of salt and black pepper
  • 2 c shredded, cooked chicken
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 2 heads romaine lettuce
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 c shredded Mexican-blend cheese
  • 15 - 20 tortilla chips, smashed


  1. Place garlic, eggs, chili powder and lemon juice into a blender and process for 30 seconds. While the blender is running, slowly pour in the olive oil. Add the Parmesan, pinch of salt and black pepper, and mix until combined. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine chicken and taco seasoning.
  3. Chop romaine into bite-sized pieces and place in a large bowl. Toss with enough dressing to lightly coat, then arrange on large platter. Top with shredded chicken, tomato, cheese and tortilla chips. Serve immediately.


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by JennyG65 on 08/09/12
I made this over the weekend and was surprised at just how easy this was to prepare. What a delicious spin on one of my favorite classic recipes. I added in some fresh jalapeno for an extra kick! I will definitely make this again!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size (1/6 of recipe)
Total Servings 6

Amount Per Serving:

Nutrition Category Amount
Calories 380
Calories from Fat 190
Total Fat 21g (32% DV)
Saturated Fat 7g (35% DV)
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 110mg (37% DV)
Sodium 890mg (37% DV)
25g (8% DV)
Dietary Fiber 5g (20% DV)
Sugars 5g
Protein 26g
Vitamin A 380%
Vitamin C 100%
Calcium 30%
Iron 15%

Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Pasteurized equals peace of mind

Davidson's Safest Choice® pasteurized eggs taste great and are safe for all your favorite egg dishes! Davidson's gentle water bath pasteurization reduces the risk of Salmonella in eggs without changing the nutrition or flavor. In fact, Davidson's pasteurized eggs have earned the Seal of Approval for exceptional flavor and culinary performance from the American Culinary Federation (ACF).

The Raw Egg Risk

Davidson's eggs aren't just good for sunny-side up or poached eggs. Consider all the recipes that feature raw eggs, like eggnog, Caesar salad dressing, raw cookie dough, custard and more. Take homemade ice cream, for example. Over a four-year period, more than 500 illnesses in the US were traced to Salmonella bacteria in homemade ice cream, according to the CDC. The ingredient at fault? Raw or undercooked eggs.