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Chicken Cobb Salad Recipe

Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword Salad
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4


For the Dressing

  • 1 teaspoon finely minced shallots
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

For the salad

  • 4 hardboiled eggs halved
  • 12 ounces center cut bacon
  • 1 pound chicken breasts thinly sliced
  • 1 large head romaine lettuce chopped
  • 6 ounces grape tomatoes cut in half
  • 2 avocados sliced
  • 3 ounces blue cheese crumbles
  • 2 tablespoon minced chives


  1. In a small bowl, combine shallots and apple cider vinegar. Let set 2-3 minutes to let flavors combine. Then whisk in mustard, olive oil and a pinch of kosher salt and pepper. 

  2. In a large skillet, cook chopped bacon over medium heat until crispy. Remove bacon from skillet and set on a paper towel lined plate to drain. 

  3. Remove all but 2 tablespoons of bacon drippings from pan, pat thinly sliced chicken breasts dry and season with salt and pepper. Cook chicken breast in skillet over medium heat until golden brown on both sides and cooked through. Set chicken aside to cool.

  4. Whisk remaining pan drippings into dressing, taste and season with additional salt and pepper as needed. Once chicken has cooled, slice.

  5. Assemble salad. In a large bowl, toss romaine lettuce with half of dressing. Then arrange remaining ingredients on top of lettuce. Top with remaining dressing, salt and pepper and a sprinkle of fresh chives.