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Winter Chicken Caesar with Cauliflower and Cheesy Parsnip Croutons

Servings 2
Cook Time 30 mins


Parnsip Parmesan Croutons

  • 1 parsnip, diced 1cm
  • ½ tsp finely chopped rosemary
  • 1 Tbsp finely grated Parmesan cheese


  • ½ cauliflower, chopped into small florets
  • ¼ can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • ½ bag spinach
  • 1 Tbsp finely grated Parmesan cheese

Chicken & Egg

  • 1 egg
  • 300g chicken breasts, cut into steaks
  • 1 tsp Italian mixed herbs
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

To Serve

  • 2-3 Tbsp Caesar dressing - see below


  • Preheat oven to 230°C.
  • Prep & cook parsnip. Toss parsnip on a lined oven tray with 1/4 tsp oil, rosemary and first measure of Parmesan. Season and roast (on upper oven rack) for about 20 minutes, until tender and golden.
  • Prep & cook cauliflower. Toss cauliflower and chickpeas on a second lined oven tray with 1/4 tsp oil and 1/2 tsp salt. Bake (on lower oven rack) for about 20 minutes, until tender.
  • Cook egg. Place egg in a small pot and cover with water. Bring to the boil, reduce to a simmer and cook for 3 minutes. Drain and cool under cold tap. Peel and halve egg.
  • Prep chicken. Pat chicken dry and cut into steaks. Place your hand flat on top of chicken and slice through horizontally. Season chicken steaks and coat in spices.
  • Cook chicken. Heat 1/2 tsp oil in a fry-pan on medium heat. Cook chicken in pan for 4-5 minutes each side, or until cooked through. Rest, covered before slicing thinly. Reserve any resting juices.
  • Finish cauliflower. Toss cooked cauliflower and chickpeas with spinach, Parmesan and any resting juices. Season to taste.
  • Serve cauliflower salad topped with parsnip croutons, chicken, half an egg and Caesar dressing.


Caesar Dressing
Note that in Fresh Start deliveries you will get a vegan cashew Caesar dressing, however this is a (less healthy) delicious substitute. 
  • mayonnaise ½ cup (or half Greek unsweetened yoghurt to lighten it up)
  • lemon 1, juice
  • Parmesan ¼ cup, finely grated
  • garlic ¼ teaspoon, crushed
  • milk 1-2 tablespoons
Mix all ingredients until combined.