----------------------ABU DHABI----------------------

Saturday, September 22

Sultana Style Grilled Chicken Ceasar Salad and My Gift!

Salad without Chicken

Grilling the Chicken

My Gift of Doughnuts..they were Delicious

Saffron Tea with Milk and Doughnuts for Two

Hand Embroidered Olive Tree Tablecloth set from Limassol,Cyprus

(Gift from my parents)

The dish today was a bit ordinary to be honest...BUT....Healthy....

Sultana Style Grilled Chicken Ceasar Salad


4 cucumbers peeled and cut in circles

3 tomatoes chopped in chunks

1 head lettuce "torn" into pieces

1 cup White Salty cheese cubed or crumbled into salad (feta,danish,etc.)

1 bottle Ceasar Salad Dressing

1 pack chicken breasts

1 bottle Italian salad dressing

Cut each chicken breast into 2 thin pieces. Marinate chicken overnight in Italian dressing. Next day take out and grill till cooked thoroughly, set aside and keep warm.

Cut and mix veggies as stated above in ingredients and put in a big bowl, spread cubed or crumbled white salty cheese (whatever kind you prefer) over top of salad, add chicken slices then drizzle over Ceasar salad dressing. Serve with lemon wedges if desired.

If you want a different version....Here's one courtesy of Epicurious.com

This version of the classic salad shows why it is a favorite across America.

Grilled-Chicken Caesar Salad


1 1/2 lb skinless boneless chicken breast halves

1/2 cup olive oil

1 teaspoon salt

3/4 teaspoon black pepper

2 garlic cloves, smashed

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon anchovy paste

2 (10-oz) packages hearts of romaine

1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano

1 1/2 cups plain or flavored croutons

Special equipment: a well-seasoned large (2-burner) ridged grill pan


Heat lightly oiled grill pan over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking. Meanwhile, pat chicken dry and coat with 1 tablespoon oil, then sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Grill chicken, turning over once, until just cooked through, 14 to 16 minutes total.While chicken grills, blend garlic, lemon juice, mustard, anchovy paste, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a blender until combined. With motor running, add remaining 7 tablespoons oil in a slow stream, blending until emulsified.Transfer chicken to a cutting board and cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Toss chicken with 2 tablespoons dressing in a large bowl. Add romaine, cheese, remaining dressing, and croutons and toss.

Makes 4 servings.


stupid question: why the heck is Ceasar spelt "CAESAR"?


BuJ said...

yummy.. again.. this blog cannot be read during the day.. just the night... coz the food looks so damn yummmy!

how can u stop to take photos? I believe yummy food deserves only to be eaten!

have a top day.

Sultana said...

Buj: ok....If you believe yummy food deserves only to be eaten then get a fork and spoon ready...because my food is quite good as im told!

If I stopped taking pics, would I be blessed with your prescence again?? Then who will comment on my blog! All of my "fans" would disapppear.

Its a good temptation by day, and great eye candy by night..Imagine having to cook it when your fasting! All women have to deal with that issue, and all you have to do is look at it! lols...

BuJ said...

hehehehehe ur a funny one eh?

well.. i'm sure u won't have a shortage of fans.. plus i have to say that all cooks (some of which are men) have to deal with the problem of cooking while fasting :P

personally, i don't mind cooking while fasting.. it is actually fun.. and the food tastes nicer when u cannot taste it.. but it would be agony if i was in the living room and (say) my mom was making something yummy in the kitchen.. that would just be agony.

thanks for the invite hehe.. i guess i'll be there shortly with my forks ready (if CG doesn't beat me to it)

Sultana said...

Buj: Im honored to meet a man who cooks...the only other man I know that cooks is my father, and well my husband when i force him too!

I agree with the fasting, tasting issue of cooking...All food tends to taste better after a day of fasting..SubhnAllah....

I feel the same way about my grandmothers cooking as you do of your mothers...No ones food is as good as mamas food! no one!

CG said...

Buj, are you implying that I am always first with the fork? HUH??? what a cheek you have.

Anyway, it is true, this blog is hard to read before Iftar....but oh-so-yum.

Sultana said...

cg: lol...love and peace btwn you and Buj! lol....

Thank you for the compliment!

BuJ said...

sultana.. i'm honoured by your honour.. but before we out-honour each other's honours.. u need to taste my cooking first! it's totally over-rated!

I cook to eat, and i eat to survive.. nothing fancy about that :)

yes CG.. i got big cheeks.. and i am not afraid of using them :P

CG.. i am going to have to cook this weekend.. yummy.. u know .. i still didn't try that biryani recipy.. but.. this might be my chance!