Everyone needs a Cobb Salad Recipe in their menu lineup. Brimming with all the traditional ingredients, our chicken cobb salad is flavored with a homemade Dijon red wine vinaigrette with chives, a perfect main dish salad.
Chicken Cobb Salad Recipe
Are you as happy as I am that warm summer days have finally arrived and the sun is shining bright? These are the times that my go-to dinner is a salad. Not just any salad but one that is a complete meal.
I’m talking chicken, bacon, eggs, avocado, tomatoes, blue cheese on a bed of lettuce. Now add an easy to make vinaigrette and I’m a happy camper folks.
So now if you’ll excuse me while I dine al fresco with my Chicken Cobb Salad Recipe and perhaps a glass of rose wine, because why not? Summer is here and I’m so happy.
For more main dish salads, be sure to check out our Apple Cheddar Chicken Salad with Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette. and vegetarian Mexicali Chopped Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette.
What is a Cobb salad?
- The Cobb Salad is an American main dish garden salad
- A classic Cobb Salad is a composed salad with ingredients arranged on top of a bed of lettuce, and not tossed
- Cobb Salad ingredients include crispy bacon, hard boiled eggs, cooked chicken, avocado, blue cheese and lettuce
- A red wine vinaigrette is the usual salad dressing served with a Cobb Salad
- It is typically made with chopped salad greens which can include romaine, iceberg, watercress, endive and Boston lettuces
Swirls of Flavor Recipe Tips
Personalize your Cobb Salad and substitute or add any of the following ingredients:
- Canned chicken
- Cojita cheese
- Feta cheese
- Goat cheese
- Honey Mustard Salad Dressing
- Red onion
- Turkey bacon
- Your favorite vinaigrette
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Ingredients you will need to make this recipe
- olive oil
- red wine vinegar
- Dijon mustard
- kosher salt
- chicken breasts
- grape tomatoes
- blue cheese
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- 8 cups chopped lettuce
- 2 cooked boneless chicken breasts , sliced
- 8 slices bacon , cooked crisp and crumbled
- 4 hard boiled eggs , peeled and quartered
- 2 cups grape tomatoes , halved lengthwise
- 1 avocado , peeled and sliced
- ½ cup crumbled blue cheese
Combine olive oil, vinegar, Dijon, chives, garlic, sugar, kosher salt and pepper until blended.
Arrange lettuce on serving dish.
Top with chicken, bacon, eggs, tomatoes, avocado and blue cheese.
Drizzle with some of the vinaigrette and serve with remaining vinaigrette.
Makes 4 main dish servings.