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This dish isn’t just a side salad, but it’s perfect for a healthy and satisfying full meal deal!

plated Cobb Salad

What is Cobb Salad?

Named for the owner of the famous Hollywood Brown Derby restaurant, Robert Cobb, he claimed this entrée salad as a house favorite! It’s now served in restaurants like Panera but it’s just as easy to make at home!

Cobb Salad

A fresh meal time salad any time of year with chicken, bacon, cheese and boiled eggs!

ingredients

  • ▢8 cups romaine lettuce washed and chopped
  • ▢4 hard boiled eggs peeled and quartered
  • ▢1 large avocado pitted and sliced
  • ▢1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • ▢½ small red onion sliced
  • ▢8 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • ▢4 ounces blue cheese or feta cheese

chicken

  • ▢2 chicken breasts 6-7 ounces each
  • ▢1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ▢1 teaspoon cajun seasoning or your favorite seasoning blend

dressing

  • ▢⅔ cup mayonnaise
  • ▢¼ cup sour cream
  • ▢½ tablespoon dried parsley or 1 ½ teaspoons fresh
  • ▢½ teaspoon dried dill or 1 ½ teaspoons fresh
  • ▢¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ▢¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ▢milk as needed salt & pepper to taste

instructions 

  • Dressing: Whisk all dressing ingredients (except milk) in a small bowl. Add milk, a tablespoon at a time, to reach desired consistency (I use about 2 tablespoons). Season with salt & pepper to taste and refrigerate.
  • Boiled Eggs: (see notes for air fryer method) Place eggs in a small saucepan and fill with cold water 1-inch above the eggs. Bring water to a rolling boil over high heat. Cover and remove from heat.Let stand covered for 15-17 minutes (for large eggs).Remove from hot water and place in a bowl of ice water for 5 minutes. Peel and cut into quarters.
  • Chicken Breasts: Cut chicken breasts horizontally to create 4 thinner chicken cutlets. Toss the chicken with oil and seasoning.
  • Preheat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook 3 minutes per side or until cooked through. Set aside to rest for 5 minutes.
  • Assembly: Place lettuce in the bottom of a large salad bowl. Top with eggs, avocado, tomatoes, onion, blue cheese, bacon, and finally the sliced chicken.
  • Drizzle with dressing and serve immediately.

notes

This recipe can also be made with rotisserie chicken or leftover chicken. The chicken can be served either hot or cold. Slice the avocado right before serving.

To lighten up the dressing, replace the sour cream with fat free Greek yogurt. 1 teaspoon of red wine vinegar or dijon mustard can be added to the dressing if desired.

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We find cooking eggs in the air fryer to be the easiest way to cook them. Place eggs in the air fryer (no water needed) at 250°F for 16-18 minutes. Place in a cold water bath for 5 minutes before peeling.

Nutrition information accounts for 2 tablespoons of dressing per serving. You may have extra dressing which can be refrigerated for up to 1 week.

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nutrition information

Calories: 643 | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 308mg | Sodium: 925mg | Potassium: 1249mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 9276IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 242mg | Iron: 3mg

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