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Pouring dressing on chick-fil-a kale caesar salad

Chick-fil-A Lemon Kale Caesar Salad

Learn how to make Chick-fil-A Lemon Kale Caesar Salad at home using easy ingredients! Simple to make and so delicious!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chick-fil-a lemon kale caesar salad, kale caesar salad, lemon kale caesar salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 salads
Calories 1004kcal


  • 1 jar with lid for mixing dressing
  • 2 deep plates or bowls


For the Dressing

  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  • 3 teaspoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • zest from one lemon
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon dry mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder

For the Salad

  • 2 grilled chicken breasts using our Chick-fil-A inspired grilled chicken breast recipe
  • 4 cups romaine lettuce chopped
  • ½ cup kale chopped into small pieces
  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese
  • 4 lemon wedges


  • Add all dressing ingredients to a jar. Screw on the lid, then shake well. Store until ready to use. Lemon vinaigrette lasts 1 week in the refrigerator - give it a good shake before using.
    ½ cup extra virgin olive oil, 3 Tablespoons white balsamic vinegar, 3 teaspoons sugar, ½ teaspoon salt, zest from one lemon, 1 Tablespoon lemon juice, ¼ teaspoon garlic powder, ¼ teaspoon dry mustard, ¼ teaspoon onion powder
    Mixing lemon vinaigrette in a jar
  • To make the breadcrumbs, add panko breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese to a baking tray. Broil in the oven on high for 1 minute. Be very careful not to walk away or let them burn! Gently remove them from the baking sheet to a plate or bowl once done baking. Then, add romaine lettuce, kale, and parmesan cheese to two salad bowls or deep plates.
    4 cups romaine lettuce, ½ cup kale chopped into small pieces, ½ cup parmesan cheese, ½ cup panko bread crumbs
    Mixing lettuce on a plate with tongs
  • Arrange grilled chicken on the salads as you like.
    2 grilled chicken breasts
    Addign chicken to chick-fil-a lemon kale caesar salad
  • Sprinkle with the baked breadcrumbs. Add two lemon wedges to the edge of each plate and drizzle both salads with lemon vinaigrette. Serve, and enjoy!
    4 lemon wedges
    complete lemon kale caesar salad



  • When broiling the breadcrumbs, make sure not to leave them in there for too long. 1 minute under the broiler on high is enough time to roast the breadcrumbs perfectly. Any longer and they will burn, so keep an eye on them.
  • You can massage the kale, if you wish, by adding it to a bowl with some of the dressing and working it with your hands before assembling your salad. Massaging kale softens it and distributes the flavor of the dressing evenly throughout the leaves, giving the salad even more robust flavor.
  • If you plan to store the dressing before using it, give it another good shake before adding it to your salad just to


Calories: 1004kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 67g | Fat: 68g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 44g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 1241mg | Potassium: 906mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 10102IU | Vitamin C: 50mg | Calcium: 429mg | Iron: 5mg