Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad with all the juicy, crispy, crunchy, salty, loveable flavors. And don't even get me started on the warm bacon vinaigrette with the most gentle touch of chipotle. Healthy summer salads never looked so good.

A platter filled with grilled chicken cobb salad with bacon vinaigrette poured over the top

Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad! Cause even though the end of summer is in sight, our BBQ game is still going strong.

And with all these juicy, crispy, creamy, crunchy, salty flavors going on here we're never going to want summer (or this grilled chicken cobb salad) to come to an end.

What this grilled chicken cobb salad is all about:

  • Seasoned chicken charred on the BBQ that tastes like a bite of summer.
  • Crispy salty bacon.
  • Warm BACON VINAIGRETTE. ← absolutely worth yelling about.
  • Sweet, juicy summer tomatoes.
  • Dreamy avocado slices.
  • Deliciously jammy eggs.
  • Crisp green lettuce.
  • Happiness.

A close up of a hard boiled egg and a big piece of bacon on top of the grilled chicken cobb salad.

What you must know about chicken cobb salad, besides the all in one, meal in a bowl, everything you need/ want in life:

It is an easy peasy, all caps LAZY summer salad recipe. The hardest part of this whole deal is peeling the hard-boiled eggs. If we take them out of the equation (not for reals, just for argument sake. def don't leave them out of the salad.) then this cobb salad will be ready to eat as soon as the chicken finishes cooking itself on the BBQ. Here's how to make a cobb salad.

Chicken Cobb Salad Step 1:

Paprika, chili powder, and salt on chicken breasts. BBQ, slice, done.

Charred chicken breasts hot off the bbq and ready to be sliced and put into the grilled chicken cobb salad.

Chicken Cobb Salad Step 2:

Put eggs and water in a pot. Boil. Easy!

Then crisp some bacon and try not to eat all of it before dinner. Ha! Good luck with that.

A bowl of crisp cooked bacon ready to go into the grilled chicken cobb salad.

Chicken Cobb Salad Step 3:

Take the delicious, smoky fat from your bacon cooking pan and use some of it to make a simple vinaigrette that just so happens to be a paleo cobb salad dressing but far more important is it's the most delicious cobb salad dressing I've personally ever tasted.

Hello, bacon. You really do make everything better.

Now toss everything together and EAT!

Colorful heirloom tomatoes ready to be chopped and put into the grilled chicken cobb salad.

And then do it all over again every week until snow covers your BBQ and we live off Lemon Herb Butter Roast Chicken until the sun emerges again in the spring.

A big thank you to Bon Appétit for inspiring both the recipe and the pictures.

The grilled chicken cobb salad with bacon vinaigrette on a platter.

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Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette

  • Author: Kristen Stevens | The Endless Meal
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 dinner sized servings 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad with all the juicy, crispy, crunchy, salty, loveable flavors. And don't even get me started on the warm bacon vinaigrette with the most gentle touch of chipotle. Healthy summer salads never looked so good.

| gluten-free + dairy-free + paleo + Whole30 |


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Ingredients

  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 4 slices thick-cut bacon
  • 10 ounces baby greens
  • 3 tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 avocado, sliced

Warm Bacon Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup rendered bacon fat
  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar (can sub apple cider vinegar)
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat your grill to medium heat. Sprinkle both sides of the chicken breasts with the paprika, chili powder, and sea salt. Grill for 20 minutes, flipping halfway. Slice into strips.
  2. Fill a pot half full with water and bring it to a boil then reduce the temperature so the water simmers. Add the eggs and let them cook for 7 minutes (no more!) then remove them and put them in a bowl of ice water. When they're cool, peel and cut them in half.
  3. While the water is heating up, cook the bacon until crispy then remove it from the pan and break it into big chunks.
  4. Pour all but 1/4 cup of the bacon fat out of the pan. Whisk in the sherry vinegar, adobo sauce, dijon, and lime juice. Slowly pour in the olive oil while whisking briskly. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Place the greens, tomatoes, avocado, hard-boiled eggs, bacon, and BBQ chicken on a platter or in a salad bowl and pour the bacon vinaigrette over the top.

Notes

To make the best use of your time, arrange the salad greens, tomatoes, and avocado on the platter or in the salad bowl while the eggs are simmering and the bacon is cooking.

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