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The Best Chicken Cobb Salad Recipe

Chicken Cobb Salad Recipe

This delicious chicken cobb salad recipe combines all of the classic cobb salad toppings with flavourful buffalo chicken – it’s seriously a must try!

When I want to try something new, I think classic, healthy recipes are perfect starting points. A classic cobb salad usually uses ham, but one of the best things about salad is that it is totally customizable. I’m using chicken in today’s simple recipe instead.

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Chicken Cobb Salad Recipe

This delicious chicken cobb salad is low carb and full of ripe, creamy avocado, juicy tomatoes, and crisp bacon. Packed with protein, it’s an excellent main dish for a healthy lunch or dinner for the salad lover.

Leave out the buffalo wing sauce, and you can use any salad dressing you like. It really is the perfect salad! Check out the full recipe with step-by-step instructions below. 

Chicken Cobb Salad Recipe

Chicken Cobb Salad Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 8-10 cup of chopped lettuce
  • 1 pound shredded chicken
  • ¼ cup buffalo wing sauce
  • 2 roma tomatoes, sliced
  • 4 hard boiled eggs, sliced
  • 1 ripe avocado, sliced
  • ½ cucumber, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp ranch or blue cheese dressing 
Chicken Cobb Salad Ingredients

Instructions:

1. Lay down a bed of lettuce in each of four serving dishes. 

Chicken Cobb Salad Process

2. Mix together the chicken and wing sauce in a large bowl until combined well. 

Chicken Cobb Salad Process

3. Place a layer of tomatoes, hard boiled egg, avocado, cucumber and buffalo chicken on top of the lettuce. 

Chicken Cobb Salad Process

4. Top each salad with your choice of ranch or blue cheese dressing and serve. 

Chicken Cobb Salad Recipe

Recipe tips and tricks:

  • Use rotisserie chicken, place the meat in a stand mixer with paddle attachment to shred into pieces.
  • Chicken thighs, skinless chicken breasts, or a combination, can all be used in this recipe.
  • Cook your chicken in an air fryer, grill pan, large skillet, or on the BBQ grill rack. Each will create a unique finished product.
  • Bread your meat before cooking for a crispy chicken cobb salad.
  • Always wash lettuce in cold water and pat dry with paper towels before using.
  • For a group, place lettuce on a large platter before layering on your favourite ingredients. 
Chicken Cobb Salad Recipe

More salad topping ideas:

  • Crispy bacon slices or crumbles are delicious add-ins! You could also try turkey bacon.
  • Chopped red onion.
  • Use a cup of cherry tomatoes in place of the romas. Slice them in half or keep them whole. 
  • I love adding blue cheese crumbles, but if you’re not a fan of blue cheese, try monterey jack, cheddar, or even feta cheese.
  • Use any kind of salad greens you prefer. Baby spinach and romaine lettuce are some of my favourites. You can also combine multiple types of greens together.
Chicken Cobb Salad Recipe

Dressing options:

  • Red wine vinaigrette
  • Creamy homemade ranch dressing
  • Honey mustard dressing
  • Try this white sauce recipe!
  • Combine dressing ingredients such as extra-virgin olive oil, lemon juice or red wine vinegar, and dijon mustard, in a small bowl or food processor.
  • Add seasonings like garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, and salt to taste, and mix.
  • An immersion blender is another perfect tool for creating homemade dressing. 
Chicken Cobb Salad Recipe

Whether you enjoy this healthy chicken cobb salad as is, or make adjustments to better suit your family, I know this easy recipe will quickly become your new favourite salad!

Chicken Cobb Salad Recipe

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Chicken Cobb Salad Recipe

Chicken Cobb Salad Recipe

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This delicious chicken cobb salad recipe combines all of the classic cobb salad toppings with flavourful buffalo chicken - it's seriously a must try!

Ingredients

  • 8-10 cup of chopped lettuce
  • 1 pound shredded chicken
  • ¼ cup buffalo wing sauce
  • 2 roma tomatoes, sliced
  • 4 hard boiled eggs, sliced
  • 1 ripe avocado, sliced
  • ½ cucumber, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp ranch or blue cheese dressing 

Instructions

1. Lay down a bed of lettuce in each of four serving dishes. 

2. Mix together the chicken and wing sauce in a large bowl until combined well. 

3. Place a layer of tomatoes, hard boiled egg, avocado, cucumber and buffalo chicken on top of the lettuce. 

4. Top each salad with your choice of ranch or blue cheese dressing and serve. 

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 567Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 275mgSodium: 696mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 24gSugar: 14gProtein: 48g

All values are approximate and based on ingredients used by the recipe writer. Always calculate your own individual nutritional values for the most accurate calculation.

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I'm an active mom of twin boys who is always looking for opportunities to inspire creativity through fun crafts, do-it-yourself projects and delicious recipes. This blog has been an integral part of supporting my little family and I am so grateful to have you become a part of our journey! Let's create together... Read more...

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