A healthy chicken Cobb salad with a traditional Cobb salad dressing is a hearty and complete keto meal. See why I call the Cobb salad the King of salads and learn a neat study aid to remember what goes into a Cobb salad.
We eat a fair amount of salads at my house. There’s always a large container of washed and cut romaine in my fridge. It’s part of our Sunday meal prep ritual and makes for quick salads during the week.
A great chicken Cobb salad is one of our favorite keto meals and super easy to make. It’s a great “clean your fridge” kind of meal.
Cobb salad is a popular restaurant menu item and a perfect choice for anyone watching their carbs. It’s a hearty meal full of protein and healthy fats. A healthy chicken Cobb salad is easy to throw together, making it perfect for a family or a casual summertime meal for guests.
There is a nice study aid to help one remember the ingredients of this healthy Cobb Salad — EAT COBB: egg, avocado, tomato, chicken, onion, bacon, blue cheese. (Paraphrased from Wikipidia) With all of the nutrient dense whole food ingredients, it’s easy to see why a Cobb salad is the “King” of salads.
How to make a Cobb salad your own:
- Meat: Try ham, turkey, grilled steak, grilled chicken or fish.
- Cheese: Try aged cheddar, Pepper Jack, smoked Gouda or feta cheese.
- Onions: Experiment with green onions, purple onions, shallots or snipped chives. (Soak onions in water for 10 minutes to remove the bite if you prefer.)
- Dressing: Enjoy Blue cheese, zesty ranch, traditional Cobb salad dressing, balsamic dressing, green goddess or Blue Cheese Vinaigrette
Although we usually have grilled chicken in our fridge for our salads, I have made great chicken Cobb salads with poached chicken breast or rotisserie chicken, too. Not surprisingly, a combination of BBQ chicken and smoked Gouda cheese made one of our favorite chicken Cobb salads.
This recipe serves four but if you are looking for a single serving salad with macros take a peek at my Cobb Salad for One.
This Chicken Cobb Salad With Cobb Salad Dressing is 4.5 net carbs per serving.
Chicken Cobb Salad With Cobb Salad Dressing
- 180 grams romaine lettuce, chopped (2 hearts of romaine)
- 4 oz cooked chicken breast, diced (about 1 medium breast)
- 4 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
- 2 large hard boiled eggs, quartered, sliced or chopped
- 2 oz cheddar cheese, cubed
- 1/2 Hass avocado, cubed or sliced
- 2-3 green onions, sliced
- 6 tbsp Cobb Salad Dressing (or blue cheese dressing)
- Toss the romaine lettuce with the Cobb salad dressing (or blue cheese) and divide between two bowls.
- Divide the ingredients between the bowls. It's traditional to present the ingredients in lines, but they can be added any way you want. Serves 2, at 4.5 net carbs each.
- Please see post to see options on making this salad your own.