Warm Chicken Caesar Sandwiches

One of the things I am loving the most about working through the 21 Intuitive Eating Challenge is rediscovering foods that I had made “off limits” for so long. One of those things? Caesar salad. I NEVER ate it for years because of the dressing, cheese, and croutons. Since I’m working on throwing out all my food rules and eating what I truly crave, I had my first chicken caesar wrap in years last week at work. It was… delicious. Sunday evening, I wanted to cook something warm and homey for dinner. I had a bunch of crap in my refrigerator and no plan. Intuitive eating perfection right there!

Recalling my extremely positive experience with my chicken caesar wrap, I decided to draw on that. I didn’t have lettuce so traditional salad or wraps were out. But I did have a nice amount of other delicious green veggies… so warm chicken caesar sandwiches were born!

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Here’s everything you’ll need (but the recipe with ingredient list is also below!)

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I’ve recently started using Trader Joe’s Olive Oil cooking spray and I’m enjoying it a lot! It’s not the BEST for non-stick properties (eggs particularly stick a little bit, but not terrible). I lightly coated my pan and browned a pack of chicken thighs. Chicken thighs are completely delicious btw. Much more flavorful than breasts so a great addition in simple dishes.

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While my chicken was cooking, I prepped the other pieces. I was getting hungry so trying to be as efficient as possible. I went with zucchini, green pepper, yellow onion, and leeks. I recently discovered leeks and I’ve been using them a lot. They are amazingly fragrant and a nice complement to onions. And of course hearty wheat bread, which we toasted as a sandwich base.

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I removed the chicken from the pan and threw the onions and leeks in first to “sweat down”. I heard that phrase on a cooking show once and I think it’s very accurate.

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For the sauce, I decided to mix a vinaigrette caeser dressing with a dollop of tahini sauce to add some creaminess. They ended up blending together wonderfully!

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And VOILA! served hot and topped with Parmesan cheese (because I don’t think many meals are complete without cheese!)

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Here’s my recipe in case you need it!

Warm Chicken Caesar Sandwiches

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6 responses

  1. these look amazing~ i love anything with chicken and caesar dressing!!

    1. I agree! they reheated very well for lunch too 🙂

  2. Yum! I will definitely be making these.

    1. Let me know how it goes for you!

  3. i also consider caesar salad an “off the list” item, but your version looks much healthier than the salad/wrap you’d get at a restaurant!

    1. I agree! It was nice to have a restaurant version as a treat but at home I thought adding the tahini to the vinaigrette dressing added a creaminess in a healthier way! Plus I loved the sturdier veggies as opposed to just lettuce (which gets boring for me personally!)

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