Cobb Salad with Chicken

This Cobb Salad with Chicken is the ultimate salad experience. Loaded with tender chicken, creamy avocado, tomatoes, eggs, bacon, and bleu cheese, this salad explodes with flavors and textures in every bite.

A good Cobb salad is a thing of beauty. It’s just so loaded with flavors and textures. We love salads, and Cobb salads tend to be the ones we gravitate toward the most. After you try this version, you’ll understand why!

cobb salad layered on a large serving platter.

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It uses simple, basic ingredients for both the produce and the dressing.
  • It’s an easy recipe that comes together quickly.
  • Every bite is full of delicious flavors and textures.

🛒Ingredients

olive oil, balsamic vinegar, dijon mustard, salt, pepper, lettuce, eggs, onion, garlic, grilled chicken, bacon, tomatoes, blue cheese and avocado on a counter.

This delicious salad uses simple ingredients to deliver all its complex flavor. You can make it with ingredients in your kitchen right now or waiting for you at your local grocery store.

Everything you need for the salad and the dressing is listed here, but you’ll find the exact amounts in the recipe card at the end of the post.

For the Salad

  • Bacon- chopped and browned
  • Romaine lettuce – rinsed, dried, and chopped
  • Chicken breast – cooked
  • Avocado – sliced
  • Cherry tomatoes – halved
  • Boiled eggs
  • Red onion – thinly sliced
  • Bleu cheese – crumbled
  • Parsley – finely chopped

For the Dressing

  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Dijon mustard
  • Garlic – finely minced
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Black pepper
  • Salt

🔪 How to Make Cobb Salad with Chicken

Making this salad is incredibly easy. It only requires a little pan cooking and boiling water. After that, just slice, mix, and enjoy!

Step 1: Cook the Bacon

Sautee the chopped bacon in a skillet for 4 to 5 minutes or until brown and crispy.

Step 2: Cook the Eggs

Hard-boil the eggs, then peel and quarter them.

lettuce being added to a large serving platter.

Step 3: Chop the Lettuce

Rinse, dry, and chop the romaine lettuce and arrange it on a platter.

cobb salad layered on a large serving platter.

Step 4: Make the Salad

Arrange the remaining salad ingredients in rows or clusters over the top of the lettuce.

balsamic dressing being mixed in a small mason jar.

Step 5: Make the Dressing and Serve

Add the dressing ingredients to a jar and shake vigorously until combined. Pour over the salad and serve.

📝Variations

Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!

  • You can use jarred minced garlic for the dressing.
  • Use your favorite balsamic dressing for the salad.
  • For a milder flavor, use yellow or sweet onions in place of red onions.
  • Feta cheese can be used in place of bleu cheese.
  • For more flavor, try using some of the bacon drippings instead of some of the oil for your dressing.

For another salad full of delicious flavors and textures, check out our broccoli salad with almonds.

🥄 Equipment

  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Skillet
  • Pot
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Jar
  • Serving platter or bowl

🥫 Storage

This salad should be enjoyed as soon as you make it. However, you can store it in an air-tight container for up to 3 days without the dressing. Store the dressing in an air-tight container for up to a week.

cobb salad layered on a large serving platter.

What to Serve with Cobb Salad

Cobb salad is a classic side that pairs well with crusty bread, soups, or a cheese platter.

💭 Tips

  • Cook the bacon over medium heat so the fat can render, and the bacon gets crispy without burning.
  • Wash and chop the lettuce just before serving for maximum freshness.
  • Never store your salad with the dressing on it. It will make the whole thing soggy.

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

What is Cobb salad?

Cobb salad is a variation of American garden salad made with chopped greens, tomato, bacon, chicken breast, hard-boiled eggs, avocado, bleu cheese, and vinaigrette. The ingredients are placed over the lettuce in rows for the salad’s signature appearance.

What’s the best way to wash lettuce?

Rinse your lettuce under running water to remove any dirt and debris thoroughly. Then, use a salad spinner to dry it thoroughly. If you don’t have a salad spinner, pat the lettuce dry with paper towels.

How do you make perfect boiled eggs?

Bring the water to a rolling boil, then lower the temperature until the water is at a gentle boil. Add the eggs and boil gently for 10 minutes for perfectly cooked hard-boiled eggs.

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🧾Recipe Card

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Cobb Salad with Chicken

This Cobb salad with chicken is full of tender chicken, smooth avocado, eggs, smoky bacon, and so much more! It's so good and so easy.
1 from 1 vote
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 693kcal

Equipment

  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Skillet
  • Pot
  • Measuring Cups and Spoons
  • Jar
  • Serving platter or bowl

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces bacon 6 slices bacon , chopped and browned
  • 1 head romaine lettuce about cups chopped, rins and dried
  • 2 chicken breast cooked
  • 1 large avocado sliced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 3 hard boiled eggs
  • ½ cup red onion thinly sliced
  • ½ cup blue cheese crumbled ( or feta cheese)
  • 2 tablespoons parsley finely chopped

Salad Dressing:

  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove finely minced
  • cup extra virgin olive oil
  • teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • 1 Saute chopped bacon in a( about 4- skillet until browned and crisp.(about 4-5 minutes) Transfer to a paper towel lined plate
  • 2 Cook 3 hard boiled eggs. Cool a bit then peel and quarter
  • 3 Chop, rinse and dry romaine lettuce well and arrange on a platter. Arrange remaining ingredients on romaine (chicken, avocado, tomatoes, eggs,onion,blue cheese and bacon) in rows or clusters over salad
  • 4 Transfer dressing ingredients to a jar. Shake really well! You can drizzle over the whole salad or let everyone add dressing to their own taste

Notes

Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 693kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 53g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 28g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 253mg | Sodium: 860mg | Potassium: 1215mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 8988IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 172mg | Iron: 3mg

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