Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad

By Rena |

This Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad recipe is easy to put together, very filling, tasty and perfect for lunch or dinner. Topped with homemade ranch dressing and loaded with goodness.

Grilled chicken Cobb salad with dressing being poured over salad

What’s your ideal salad recipe? Everyone must have a favorite salad they prefer over the other. Honestly, I love all kinds of salads and I try to mix things up and try different foods and meals. But this Chicken Cobb Salad Recipe was a huge winner at my house. The reason I say that is because the kids LOVED it. It’s loaded with proteins and just perfectly perfect! CAN I even say that? We don’t consume bacon but if you are a bacon fan you can go ahead and add some!

If you’re looking for other delicious salad recipes, why not also try my Healthy Steak Salad Recipe or my Shrimp Avocado Salad!

why you’ll love this chicken cobb salad

  • A mouthwatering homemade ranch dressing. This chicken cobb salad is anointed with the lushest healthy ranch dressing, made with Greek yogurt, garlic, and chives, it’s perfect over vegetables, chicken, eggs – everything really!
  • A hearty salad. Loaded with protein and vibrant veggies, this delicious cobb salad is a balanced and super filling meal.
  • An easy cobb salad recipe. This satisfying salad comes together easily, great for lunch or dinner.

ingredients you’ll need

  • Chicken Tenders
  • Olive Oil
  • Hard-Boiled Eggs
  • Veggies: Cherry tomatoes, avocado, onion, cucumber, and lettuce.
  • Blue Cheese
  • Homemade Ranch Dressing: Yogurt, chives, garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper.

how to make this chicken cobb salad

  • Cook the chicken – Grill the seasoned chicken for 3-4 mins each side, then slice.
  • Make the dressing – In a small bowl add all dressing ingredients and whisk to combine.
  • Assemble the salad – In a bowl, add the lettuce first, then arrange chicken, eggs, tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, and onions in a row.
  • Garnish, serve, and enjoy!
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recipe notes and tips

  • Boil your eggs in advance to speed things up.
  • Leave out the chicken for a vegetarian option, it’s still really hearty and delicious!
  • To make this recipe even quicker use rotisserie chicken.
  • Try swapping hard-boiled eggs for poached eggs – it’s delicious and gives the salad a brunch vibe!
  • Chop your veggies into medium/small pieces. You want to be sure they aren’t so big that they’re difficult to fit in your mouth. 
  • You can swap in your favorite veggies and cheese, great for veggies languishing in the fridge.
  • If you have a small jar with a tight-fitting lid, it’s the perfect container for making salad dressing. This is such a delicious dressing, you can make extra and store what you don’t use in the jar in the fridge, making life even easier for the next salad!
  • If you have any leftover chicken, serve it with some grilled veggies the next night.
  • If you consume bacon, by all means, add some!

faq’s

What is the Cobb in a Cobb salad

Where the name Cobb in a Cobb salad came from is quite the debate. Some say that it originated at a restaurant called Hollywood Brown Derby Restaurant in 1937 and it was named after the owner Robert Howard Cobb. It isn’t known for sure whether Cobb actually invented the salad himself or his chef did.

what’s the best cheese for a cobb salad?

The traditional cheese for the original Cobb Salad is blue cheese. You can also use Gorgonzola blue cheese, a Roquefort, or other blue cheese. If you not a fan of blue cheese, a crumbled feta or shredded cheddar would work here too.

chicken Cobb salad

can i make this chicken cobb salad AHEAD of time?

You can certainly rinse the veggies, cook the chicken and boil the eggs ahead of time. The same goes for the homemade ranch dressing. It’s best to add the avocado just before serving, so it doesn’t brown.

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What type of Greens do you use in Cobb Salad

Traditional Cobb Salad recipe is prepared using four varieties of greens: iceberg lettuce, watercress, endive, and romaine lettuce. Either one you go with will taste great. I love using either Iceberg or romaine.

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Grilled chicken Cobb salad
Grilled chicken Cobb salad

Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad Recipe

Easy and delicious Cobb salad topped with grilled chicken and homemade ranch dressing
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 467kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Chicken Tenders
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 4 Hard-Boiled Eggs
  • 1 Cup Cherry Tomatoes halved
  • 1 Avocado sliced
  • 1 Small Red Onion cut in half and sliced
  • 1/2 English Cucumber chopped
  • 4 Cups Chopped Romaine lettuce
  • 1/3 Cup Blue Cheese crumbled

Homemade Ranch Dressing:

  • 1/2 Cup Plain full-fat yogurt or Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp Chopped Chives plus more to garnish
  • 1 Garlic Clove minced
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • sea salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat a grill pan over medium-high heat.
  • In a shallow dish place chicken tenders and season with salt and pepper to your taste
  • Drizzle with 1 Tbsp olive oil and mix well to coat.
  • Grill for about 3-4 minutes on each side, or until cooked through and no longer pink in the inside. Let it rest for a few minutes on a chopping board, then slice it.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl add all dressing ingredients and whisk to combine.
  • To assemble the salad add the lettuce first, then arrange chicken, eggs, tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, and onions in a row.
  • Sprinkle with crumbled blue cheese and chives, then drizzle with dressing and enjoy!

Notes

  • Boil your eggs in advance to speed things up.
  • Leave out the chicken for a vegetarian option, it’s still really hearty and delicious!
  • To make this recipe even quicker use rotisserie chicken.
  • Try swapping hard-boiled eggs for poached eggs – it’s delicious and gives the salad a brunch vibe!
  • Chop your veggies into medium/small pieces. You want to be sure they aren’t so big that they’re difficult to fit in your mouth. 
  • You can swap in your favorite veggies and cheese, great for veggies languishing in the fridge.
  • If you have a small jar with a tight-fitting lid, it’s the perfect container for making salad dressing. This is such a delicious dressing, you can make extra and store what you don’t use in the jar in the fridge, making life even easier for the next salad!
  • If you have any leftover chicken, serve it with some grilled veggies the next night.

Nutrition

Calories: 467kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 268mg | Sodium: 373mg | Potassium: 1082mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 4800IU | Vitamin C: 20.5mg | Calcium: 156mg | Iron: 2.2mg
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  1. Jose Pou says

    Hi Rena,

    Im not much of a fan of blue cheese can you substitute it with another type of cheese and if so what would be a good combination for this salad.

    Thanks

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