Go Back

Skillet Grilled Romaine Hearts with Homemade Caesar Dressing

Grilled romaine hearts take on a smokey flavor and are delicious with a drizzle of my homemade Caesar dressing.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword Grilled Romaine Hearts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Author Ali Randall


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Caesar flavored croutons
  • 1/4 cup shaved Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 romaine lettuce hearts, sliced lengthwise
  • Kosher salt and pepper

Caesar Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons anchovies, minced and mashed into a paste
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Ground pepper to taste


  • To make the dressing use a glass bowl. Add together all the ingredients but the olive oil. Using an immersion blender, blend the ingredients then slowly stream in the olive oil to fully emulsify. Transfer the dressing to a small pitcher or mason jar.
  • Season the chicken breasts with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Preheat your grill to medium if grilling outdoor and grill they chicken until cooked through, about 8 minutes per side.
  • To make this recipe indoors, add the chicken breasts to a large Panini pan and cook for 4 to 5 minutes per side at medium heat or until the chicken is cooked through. Remove the chicken from the pan and slice it into long strips.
  • Season each romaine lettuce heart half with kosher salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil. Place each lettuce half directly on the grill or in a Panini pan and cook on the stovetop at medium high heat for about 3-5 minute. Remove the lettuces from the grill or pan and arrange on a platter.
  • Top the lettuces with the grilled chicken, croutons, Parmesan cheese and drizzle with the homemade dressing.
  • Be sure to refrigerate any remaining Caesar dressing.