Baked Chicken Caesar Salad Burgers

These Baked Chicken Caesar Burgers are so flavorful and such a fun dinner! They take all the flavor of a Chicken Caesar Salad and turn it into burger form. They’re dairy-free, gluten-free and optionally Paleo and Whole30 friendly too!

Chicken Caesar BurgersBaked Chicken Caesar Burgers Recipe

These light Baked Chicken Caesar Burgers are the perfect alternative to a traditional burger! They’re so delicious and flavorful and a fun twist on the traditional salad! Pair them with a 2-ingredient Caesar salad slaw and homemade parmesan crisps and you’ll knock it out of the park with this dinner.

This recipe uses my homemade recipe for Caesar Dressing from my book, which is delicious and happens to be dairy-free. If you wanted to you could swap in a store-bought version, just be careful to check labels if you have dietary restrictions.

Chicken Caesar Salad BurgersHere is what you need to make the Caesar Burgers:

  • Ground chicken
  • Garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Scallions
  • Sriracha
  • Parsley
  • Lemon juice
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Parmesan cheese (optional)
  • Homemade or store-bought Caesar Dressing

Chicken Caesar Salad Burgers

Is Caesar Dressing Gluten Free?

Some store-bought caesar dressings can contain gluten. This salad uses a homemade version that is naturally gluten-free. The recipe comes from my cookbook and is my all-time favorite. It’s made dairy-free but doesn’t skimp on the creaminess and the flavor.

Chicken Caesar Salad Burgers

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Chicken Caesar Burgers
Serves 4
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  1. 1 pound ground chicken
  2. 2 tablespoons caesar dressing (see below)
  3. 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  4. 2 garlic cloves, minced (about 1 tablespoons minced garlic)
  5. 1 teaspoon sriracha
  6. 1 teaspoon fresh parsley, chopped
  7. 1 Tablespoon chopped scallions
  8. 1/4 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  9. 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  10. 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  11. 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  12. 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  13. Optional: 3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
Caesar Dressing from page 320 of the Lexi's Clean Kitchen Cookbook
  1. 1/2 cup homemade mayo (page 312) or store-bought
  2. 2 teaspoons avocado oil or extra-virgin olive oil
  3. 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  4. 1 clove garlic
  5. 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  6. 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  7. 1/2 teaspoon anchovy paste
  8. Pinch of fine sea salt
  9. Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
Caesar Slaw
  1. Shredded Romaine Lettuce
  2. 3 Tablespoons caesar dressing
Other Toppings
  1. Sliced tomato
  2. Sliced red onion
  3. Parmesan Crisps
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Place all of the ingredients for the dressing in a high-speed blender and pulse once (about 5 seconds) just until the dressing is thick and smooth. If you over blend, the dressing will become watery.
  3. In a  large bowl, toss all of the chicken burger ingredients and mix until well combined.
  4. Divide the mixture into 4-parts, and place 4 patties on the baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  5. Broil on high for 2-3 minutes, or until the tops become a light golden brown.
  6. While the burgers are baking, make caesar slaw and assemble other desired toppings
Parmesan Crisps
  1. Pre-heat oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Spoon cheese by tablespoonfuls two inches apart on the prepared baking sheet (1 tablespoon per crisp).
  3. Bake for 6 minutes. Take out of the oven and let cool completely before lifting each crisp up with a spatula.
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Gluten-Free Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

Gluten Free Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Perfect pasta salad coming your way! Grilled chicken, a dairy-free caesar dressing, crisp romaine lettuce, bacon, and ripe summer tomatoes come together perfectly in this Gluten-Free Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad! The perfect make-ahead lunch, BBQ side, or dinner for any night of the week!

Summer ready Chicken Caesar Pasta SaladChicken Caesar Pasta Salad Recipe

I’ve always love a good caesar salad, since I was a kid! It’s really all about that amazing creamy caesar dressing, in my opinion! Paired up with crispy romaine, salty and crunch bacon, sweet summer tomatoes and PERFECTLY grilled chicken and you’ve got yourself dinner! Or a crowd pleasing side dish to bring to your next BBQ or potluck. And clearly I’m a fan of all things Caesar Salad. Previously I’ve done Chicken Caesar Burgers and Grilled Romaine Caesar Salad with Blackened Shrimp

Is Caesar Dressing Gluten Free?

Some store-bought caesar dressings can contain gluten. This salad uses a homemade version that is naturally gluten-free. The recipe comes from my cookbook and is my all-time favorite. It’s made dairy-free but doesn’t skimp on the creaminess and the flavor.

Ingredients for caesar pasta saladWhat’s in it?

  • Mayo
  • Olive Oil
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Dijon mustard
  • Lemon
  • Anchovy paste
  • Garlic
  • Bacon, cooked
  • Chicken
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Pasta
  • Cherry tomatoe

Grilled Chicken Caesar Pasta SaladTips for Making this Grilled Chicken Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad:

This salad can be made ahead of time, but you have to keep the dressing and the lettuce separate. You can assemble it up to 24 hours ahead of time, and add the romaine and dressing right before you are ready to serve. I typically love brown rice pasta as my go-to, but when I’m making pasta salads I find that the brown rice tends to get hard when refrigerated. I’d recommend making this the same day if you are using brown rice pasta.

It tastes great slightly warm or at room temperature. While the anchovy flavor is quintessential caesar, if you are really opposed to it you could omit, but it wouldn’t taste the same.

If you were looking to make this dish even easier, you could grab a rotisserie chicken and substitute that in for the grilled chicken.

Chicken pasta salad with caesar dressing

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Gluten-Free Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 20 minutes Total Time 0:25 Serves 6


    Batch Caesar Dressing from page 320 of the Lexi's Clean Kitchen Cookbook

    Everything Else

    • 1 8-ounce package bacon, cooked crispy
    • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast
    • 1 head romaine lettuce, roughly chopped
    • 1 16-ounce package gluten-free pasta
    • 8-ounces cherry tomatoes, sliced
    • 1 lemon, juiced
    • Salt and pepper, as desired


    1. Make the dressing: In a high-speed blender combine all caesar salad ingredients. Pulse once or twice just until blended. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired and set aside.
    2. Season chicken with salt and pepper and grill for 8-10 minutes on each side until no pink remains. Cut into cubes and set aside.
    3. Make pasta as instructed on package then drain and place into a large bowl.
    4. Assemble: In a large bowl, add pasta, bacon, tomatoes, lettuce, and chicken. Pour over dressing and mix to combine. Add 1/2 lemon juiced, and salt and pepper to taste. Serve and enjoy!

    Recipe Notes

    1. If you want it creamier, making extra dressing!
    2. You can use rotisserie chicken, too!
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