I have to admit that before attempting to create this recipe, I’d never had a Chicken Caesar Salad before. All I knew about them was that the dressing contained anchovies, which was enough for me to say “no thank you”. Not that I’d ever had anchovies before. It was an aversion I picked up from my mom, whose hatred of anchovies came up every time we ordered pizza. I just assumed they were nasty. But when I started the autoimmune protocol, it awoke a sense of adventure in me. Trying new things was fun and it turns out that anchovies are really quite tasty. They add an almost MSG-like depth and saltiness to dishes, making them the perfect addition to a rich, creamy salad dressing. This autoimmune protocol version of Chicken Caesar Salad keeps things simple. The dressing contains only five ingredients (though you can certainly add a drizzle of lemon, extra virgin olive oil, or garlic if you like) and the salad itself is just chicken, lettuce, and olives. And yet it’s a riot of flavor, making this a wonderful one-dish meal for four or small side salad for larger groups.
Simplify Your Meal Prep with Batch Cooking
No matter what diet you follow, prepping three solid meals a day can seem like an overwhelming amount of work. Enough work to maybe not even bother trying. That’s where AIP Batch Cook comes in. With these video tutorials from Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and author of The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook Mickey Trescott, you’ll learn how to budget your time in the kitchen to get a whole week’s worth of meals in just a couple of hours. If you’re new to the autoimmune protocol or struggling to stick with it, this is the place to start–but batch cooking is a skill you can use regardless of how you eat! It’s an incredible value for techniques that will revolutionize your food-related time management.