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Crisp lettuce, topped with juicy chicken, bacon, and just the right amount of cheese, what more could we ask for?
Some nights you just need a delicious low-carb recipe that comes together in a snap.
What is the Cobb in Chicken Cobb Salad
Have you ever wondered why we call it the cobb salad? This salad actually originated from the Brown Derby Restaurant in 1937.
One night the owner, Robert Howard Cobb, decided to combine a bunch of leftover ingredients in a bowl. On that day the cobb salad was born.
What’s in a Chicken Cobb Salad?
Cobb salads can contain a wide variety of ingredients. For this recipe, I’ve kept things fairly simple but still used the traditional cobb salad ingredients.
The salad starts with a crispy bed of romaine lettuce. As we all know romaine lettuce is great for keto because it’s super low-carb.
That’s not it’s only superpower though. Romaine is also high in important minerals such as magnesium, calcium, and potassium.
Sometimes people think of salad as a light meal that leaves you quickly prowling the kitchen for more food. Not with this chicken cobb salad.
Topped with grilled chicken, bacon and boiled eggs, this recipe is packed full of protein.
Now let’s talk cheese for a minute.
I love cheese and that it can be part of the low-carb or Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle.
One thing that will take this salad up a notch is to shred your own cheese.
Store-bought shredded cheese is full of added starches to keep it from sticking together. The flavor of block cheese that you shred at home is so much better, especially in a dish like a salad. Really this step only takes a couple of extra minutes, and I feel like it’s worth the end result.
We top the salad off with a simple homemade ranch dressing.
Ranch dressing can be full of yucky chemicals, but this homemade version is delicious and simple. This keto ranch dressing is our favorite and we always have a batch on hand.
With an ingredient list like that, let’s face it, this salad is not only filling but also straight-up delicious.
How to Make Chicken Cobb Salad
One of my favorite things about this cobb salad recipe is that it’s super versatile and can make life so much easier. It can easily be prepped in advance and served for lunch or dinner.
One way to save time in your prep is to use a store-bought rotisserie chicken.
I also tend to make a large batch of cooked chicken on my meal prep days.
Boiled eggs are also another great snack that I usually have on hand. Again these are full of protein and store quite well, so they make an excellent quick snack.
With these items prepped in advance, this meal really comes together in a snap.
I do recommend thoroughly drying your lettuce before layering all the other ingredients. Nothing can ruin a salad quicker than soggy lettuce.
I never want to take the extra time with a salad spinner so I usually just give it a quick pat with a paper towel.
The chicken cobb salad can be served immediately or layered into individual bowls for next-day lunches. If you are portioning the salad into individual to-go containers remember to store the dressing separately. That’s it. It really is that simple.
If you are looking for more great chicken salad recipes be sure to check out my Southwest Chicken Salad & my Healthy Chicken Salad.
Have you tried this cobb salad recipe? I would love to hear what you think.
Low Carb Chicken Cobb Salad
- 2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts grilled or cooked
- 8 to 10 strips Bacon cooked and chopped
- 3 Cups Romaine Lettuce coarsely chopped
- 2 to 4 Roma Tomatoes seeded and diced
- 4 Hard-boiled Eggs coarsely chopped
- 1 Cup Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
- Homemade Ranch Dressing
- In a large bowl, toss together the salad ingredients.
- Pour dressing over salad and toss to coat.
Thought you might want to know the Cobb Salad is actually a Montana food! Mr Cobb started out in Billings & we've confirmed (at work, the Western Heritage Center) the Cobb Salad's first appearance was right here in the 406!
Wow, how neat is that!!