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Easy Cobb Salad

This easy Cobb salad recipe is colorful, flavorful and fun to serve it as a meal. The combination of ingredients make it filling and satisfying .

A male hand holding a pitcher of dressing pouring it on this salad with chicken, bacon egg, tomato and cheese

I periodically consume this delicious salad when I go to restaurants because it’s chockfull of flavor and so satisfying to eat. I love everything on it.

I do prefer to have my own recipe of this salad because even though I will eat it out, I want to control what I put on it. At home, I can use organic ingredients.

I love my organic ingredients. The only thing on this salad that isn’t organic is the crumbled blue cheese.

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Helpful tips

  • I prefer chicken thighs but if you like breast meat better, go for it.
  • I make the chicken the day before I want to assemble and serve the salad. For one thing, I prefer to do my cooking ahead of time. For another, the ingredients will all be nicely chilled. Of course, you can cook what you need the same day and still have a chilled salad so if that’s more convenient for you, I say go for it.
  • My recipe for baked chicken thighs are usually bone in, but when I know I’m making this salad, I will use boneless, skinless.
  • You can fry the bacon earlier in the day as well as hard boiling the eggs to save time before making the salad.

How to make an easy Cobb salad

Pre-step

Get two deep plates because you want to load the ingredients in them. Also get a sauté pan to fry the bacon.

Step one

Heat a sauté pan on medium heat. Once it heats up, add 5 slices of bacon and fry them for around 8 minutes until crispy.

Step two

At the same time as frying the bacon, set a small saucepan filled with water on medium heat. Once the water comes to a boil, add the eggs and cook for at least 10 minutes.

Step three

Gather the ingredients – chicken, bacon, hard boiled eggs, tomatoes, crumbled blue cheese and baby romaine lettuce or spring mix.

A green plate with herb chicken, bacon, avocado, eggs, cheese, tomatoes and lettuce on a table

Step four

Cut the two chicken thighs into slices, cut the bacon into small pieces and slice two hard boiled eggs – one per salad.

How to assemble the salad

Step five

Place a big handful of baby romaine lettuce in the two deep plates. (A)

Step six

Lay the slices of chicken in the middle of the lettuce. (B)

Left - lettuce added to the deep plates. Right - chicken in a line in the middle of the lettuce

Step seven

Line the bacon right next to the sliced chicken. (C)

Step eight

Lay the sliced egg on the other side of the chicken. One egg per salad. (D)

Left - bacon added next to the chicken in the salad. Right - sliced egg beside the chicken in the salad in the deep plates

Step nine

Add crumbled blue cheese next to the bacon. (E)

Step ten

Add grape tomatoes next to the sliced egg. (F)

Left - Cheese added next to the bacon in the salad. Right - Tomatoes added to the salad in the white deep plates

Dressing time

We can now dress this lovely salad with some blue cheese dressing.

More dressing being poured on the salad - there are drips from the little pitcher

Here’s the salad all dressed and ready to be consumed.

Blue cheese dressing fully poured onto the colorful lined salad with another bowl in the background as well as the dressing in containers

Yum-yum! Time for Christopher and I to dig in.

I hope you enjoyed this easy Cobb salad recipe!

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And as always, may all your dishes be delish!

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Blue cheese dressing fully poured onto the colorful lined salad with dressing in a container

Easy Cobb Salad

This delicious salad is so easy to put together that you will want one every day!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: Salad
Keyword: cobb salad, easy cobb salad
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 salads
Calories: 563kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 cups baby romaine lettuce or lettuce of choice. I used 2 huge handfuls
  • 2 oven baked herb chicken thighs sliced
  • 5 bacon slices fried and chopped into small pieces
  • 2 hardboiled eggs sliced
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles divided
  • 14 grape tomatoes

Extras

Instructions

  • Get two good sized shallow salad bowls
  • Place 1 big handful of romaine lettuce in each bowls
  • Line sliced chicken in the middle row of the salad
  • Line the chopped bacon beside the chicken thigh
  • Line the egg slices on the other side of the chicken thigh
  • Line some crumbled blue cheese beside the bacon
  • Line a bunch of tomatoes beside the egg
  • Serve and pour some blue cheese dressing on the salad
  • Eat
  • Smile
  • Enjoy
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Notes

Since you can pre-cook everything, I didn’t add the cooking time for the bacon, eggs or chicken thighs. But if I were to, add 30 minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1salad | Calories: 563kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 343mg | Sodium: 1055mg | Potassium: 948mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 7545IU | Vitamin C: 19.1mg | Calcium: 186mg | Iron: 2.9mg
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  1. Your salad looks beautiful with all the bright colors! And it has bacon!! That’s the best part. ๐Ÿ™‚

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