May 6, 2024

Whole30 Italian-Style Chicken and Kale Caesar

Our Italian-Style Chicken is served over a bed of kale that’s been tossed in a creamy, dairy-free caesar dressing and garnished with toasted almonds.

Kale Chicken Caesar
Made By Whole30Made By Whole30

Whole30 Italian-Style Chicken and Kale Caesar

Total Time 25 minutes


Caesar Dressing

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp anchovy paste
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1.5 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt


  • 3 kale bunches destemmed and chopped
  • 3 Whole30 Italian-Style Chicken breasts drained from marinade and sliced
  • 3 tbsp sliced almonds toasted


Prepare the Dressing

  • PLACE everything except the oil and chicken in a blender or food processor.
  • START on a very low speed and slowly stream in the olive oil. Be careful not to pour the oil in too fast, as it will break the emulsion.
  • ONCE the oil has been added and the emulsion is still intact, the dressing is ready to use.


  • COAT kale with the dressing and massage it in with your hands to tenderize the greens. Let sit for 5 minutes to marinate and help break down the kale.
  • DIVIDE salad onto three plates, then top with the sliced chicken.
  • GARNISH with toasted sliced almonds and serve!

Jason Travi

Jason Travi is a James Beard Award semi-finalist chef with over 20 years of experience in the restaurant and retail packaged goods industries. He’s a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and has been the Executive Chef at several award-winning restaurants in Los Angeles, California. Chef Travi also worked as the Executive Chef at Freshly and Amazon Go.