Kale Chicken Caesar Salad with Grilled Croutons

23 Nov 2021

Kale Chicken Caesar Salad with Grilled Croutons

30 Minutes | easy | Serves 4

If you are a fan of sturdier salad leaves then give kale a try. It’s important to massage the kale with your hands, to soften it slightly, so don’t skip that step. Adding chicken and croutons bulks the salad out and makes it a satisfying lunch.


  • 4 boneless, skin on chicken thighs
  • 250g kale, ribs removed and fairly finely shredded
  • 200g mayonnaise
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled, plus 1 cut in half
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 4 anchovy filets
  • 2-3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons natural yoghurt
  • Small dash Worcestershire sauce
  • Oil, for cooking



Preheat two gas burners

Preheat two gas burners on the Jupiter Outback BBQ and set the heat to medium.


Flatten the thighs

Using a rolling pin or meat tenderiser, flatten the thighs until they are an even thickness. Rub the thighs with a little oil and season with salt. Place the thighs over direct heat and cook for 8-10 minutes, or until cooked through.​​​​​​​

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Combine the mayonnaise, peeled garlic, mustard, anchovies, 2 tablespoons lemon juice and natural yoghurt in a blender. Whizz to combine. Taste and season with salt and pepper and more lemon juice, if necessary.

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Combine kale with some of the dressing. Leave for 15 minutes.​​​​​​​

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Toast the sourdough

Toast the sourdough on the barbecue until lightly charred – 30 seconds or so each side.​​​​​​​

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Rub each side with the cut garlic

Rub each side with the cut garlic clove while still hot. Cut or tear into croutons. Slice the chicken and serve with the croutons and kale. Top with some of the remaining dressing.​​​​​​​

Recipe Author

Recipe Author

Helen Graves

Helen Graves is an award-winning recipe, food and travel writer with a particular interest in barbecue. She writes freelance for many major food and drink publications and is editor of Pit, the UK's first independent magazine about live-fire cooking. Helen has created a series of exclusive recipes for Outback that focus on maximising flavour for the home cook using lots of spices, fresh herbs and BBQ techniques.

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