Chicken Caesar Lettuce Cups

Upgrade your work lunch with these tasty Caesar salad lettuce cups. This Caesar salad recipe gets a healthy makeover, thanks to homemade dressing made with Greek yogurt.

Chicken Caesar Lettuce Cups
Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
4 servings


  • 4 ounces sourdough bread, cut into 1/2-in. pieces (about 2 1/2 cups)

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

  • ¼ cup 2% reduced-fat plain Greek yogurt

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise

  • ¼ cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • 2 romaine lettuce hearts (about 8 oz. each)

  • 2 cups chilled, chopped roasted chicken breast (about 6 oz.)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Toss together bread and oil in a large bowl; spread in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown and toasted, about 10 minutes, stirring once halfway through cooking. Set aside to cool.

  2. While bread toasts, whisk together yogurt, water, mayonnaise, Parmesan, mustard, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Cut 5 inches from the top of each romaine lettuce heart; set aside 8 of the largest leaf tops for lettuce cups. (Save remaining leaves for another use or discard.) Chop bottom section of each romaine lettuce heart into bite-size pieces. Add chopped lettuce, chicken, and cooled bread to bowl with dressing; toss to coat. Divide evenly among 8 reserved lettuce cups.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

340 Calories
19g Fat
20g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 340
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 21g 42%
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Sodium 682mg 30%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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