Roasted Romaine & Chicken with Tofu Caesar Dressing

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Preparation Time 10 minutes Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 Cost Per Serving $3.94
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2Chicken Breasts, butterflied or 6 Thighs, boneless
1 headRomaine Lettuce, quartered
3/4 cupPanko Breadcrumbs
2 mediumSweet Potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 tbspOlive Oil
1 tbspSage
1/2 tspSea Salt and Black Pepper
Caesar Dressing
1 cup (250g)Silken Tofu
3 tbspLemon Juice (plus zest of lemon)
3 tbspExtra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tbspDijon Mustard
3 tbspParmesan Cheese, grated
3 tbspAnchovies or Worcestershire Sauce (optional)
1/2 tspSea Salt and Black Pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Combine all the dressing ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour half of the dressing over the chicken breasts and let marinate in the fridge for at least 15 minutes.
  3. Coat the chicken breasts with panko bread crumbs and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Dress sweet potato with some olive oil, salt and pepper and place beside the chicken on the baking sheet. Place in the oven.
  5. 30 minutes into baking add the romaine pieces on the baking sheet and continue baking everything another 10 to 15 minutes.
  6. Plate everything and dress with a little more dressing.


  • When your immune system is busy fighting off cancer or it's getting through or healing from cancer treatment, food safety becomes especially important. You don't want to challenge your body by giving it bacteria from food that could make you sick. Caesar salad dressing traditionally uses raw eggs. In this recipe, we've replaced them with silken tofu for creaminess and food safety.
  • Soy contains isoflavones such as genistein, a plant nutrient with antioxidant effects. In cell studies, genistein prevents pancreatic cancer cells from growing and destroys them. Studies in people suggest that genistein can help improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy drugs commonly used to treat pancreatic cancer.
  • Sweet potatoes replace croutons in this recipe because softer foods can be easier to manage. They're high in beta-carotene, an antioxidant linked to a lower risk of several types of cancer.