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Cobb Salad Recipe

My Cobb Salad Recipe is simple, delicious and full of flavors. The Avocado Chicken Salad Recipe is made with tomatoes, onions, eggs, bacon and topped with a creamy Buttermilk Homemade Ranch Dressing!

If you enjoy Cobb Salad try this delicious BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad.

Cobb salad in a decorative bowl topped with all ingredients and fresh greens.

I made this beautiful Cobb Salad a couple of days ago and the color palette of this salad echoes such happy and colorful mood! The flavors of this Chicken Salad Recipe and the Homemade Ranch Dressing are amazing and work so well together.

This Cobb Salad is an entree type of salad, since the ingredients are very rich and filling, even if combined with lettuce. Try this salad with my favorite Buttermilk Homemade Ranch Dressing and see just how easy it is to whip up at home!

What is a Cobb Salad?

Here’s a little history lesson- Cobb Salad has been around since 1930’s some say, and it’s a main American dish, the salad always consists of Egg, Avocado, Tomato, Chicken, Onion, Bacon and Blue cheese. There are many spins on this salad, where some add beans or corn to it, others add olives, but most of the time it will be the 7 mentioned above.

Top view of cobb salad in a decorative bowl topped with ingredients and fresh greens.

What type of chicken can I use for this Chicken Salad Recipe?

In this Chicken Salad Recipe, you can use either grilled, boiled, or roasted chicken. This recipe calls for cooking the chicken in a skillet. But in the summer this Chicken Salad is amazing with grilled chicken.

The reason I love this Cobb Salad is that it’s light yet filling at the same time. This salad is a great lunch or even dinner idea. This Chicken Salad Recipe tastes even better the Homemade Ranch Dressing. What is your favorite Salad Recipe?

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Cobb Salad

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Simple and delicious Cobb Salad full of flavors. This Avocado Chicken Salad Recipe is made with tomatoes, onions, egg, and bacon then topped with a creamy Buttermilk Homemade Ranch Dressing! 

Author: Marina | Let the Baking Begin
Course: lunch, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cobb salad
Calories: 679 kcal
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2 servings


  • 3 cups chopped spinach/romaine lettuce/ iceberg lettuce
  • 1 chicken breast split horizontally
  • 1 large tomato or 2 medium sized diced
  • 12 quail eggs or 2 large chicken eggs boiled
  • ½ avocado
  • 3 strips bacon rendered & crispy
  • 3 tablespoons cheese blue, cheddar or others, shredded
  • ½ onion sweet or red, diced

Homemade Buttermilk Dressing


  1. Brown the chicken on both sides in a skillet with 1-2 tablespoons oil. Finish by adding 1-2 tablespoons water, covering with a lid and allowing it to cook through, for another 4-5 minutes.

  2. Place bacon on a baking sheet and cook in the oven at 350, for 15 minutes. Once cool enough to handle, cut in small pieces. Alternatively, crisp up the bacon on a skillet, over medium heat.
  3. Boil the eggs. Peel & roughly chop them.
  4. Chop the spinach leaves/lettuce. Dice the onion and tomatoes. Peel & cut the avocado.
  5. Once the chicken is cooked through, transfer to cutting board, and cut against the grain, into strips.

Make the dressing

  1. Mix together 1/4 cup buttermilk, 1½ Tbsp mayo, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp onion powder, 1/4 tsp black pepper, 1/4 tsp salt, and 3 Tbsps parm cheese until well combined.


  1. Place the salad in a bowl.
  2. Place the rest of the ingredients in strips, for a beautiful presentation.
  3. Serve the dressing on the side.
Nutrition Facts
Cobb Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 679 Calories from Fat 423
% Daily Value*
Fat 47g72%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 586mg195%
Sodium 1087mg47%
Potassium 1221mg35%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 47g94%
Vitamin A 7385IU148%
Vitamin C 19.6mg24%
Calcium 368mg37%
Iron 3.8mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Welcome to Let the Baking Begin! I'm Marina and my love and passion for eating only the most delicious foods drive me to share that love here on Let the Baking Begin (since 2009). With over 20 years of experience in the kitchen, you know the recipes are tested and retested until perfect. I'm so happy to have you here. Enjoy! Read more...

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  • moms dish

    we love cobb salad, often make it when I have small amounts of different veggies left over at home 🙂

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    • I haven’t made it in so long prior to this time that it felt like something totally new lol but yeah, it’s awesome!

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