BBQ Chicken COBB Salad with Cilantro Lime Ranch Dressing

BBQ Chicken COBB Salad with Cilantro Lime Ranch Dressing
It's time for another salad and boy do I have a tasty one for you, a BBQ chicken COBB salad with cilantro lime ranch dressing! This salad is a southwestern twist on the classic COBB salad which uses BBQ chicken instead of plain chicken, adds corn and black beans to the regular lineup of tomato, bacon, egg and avocado, replaces the blue cheese with feta and the red wine vinaigrette with a tasty cilantro lime ranch dressing! This is definitely a salad that eats like a meal and given that it takes less than 30 minutes to make, it's perfect for light summer dinners! If it's a nice day head outside and grill the chicken and corn and enjoy the salad under the sunny blue sky! ...um, are you still reading this? Hop to it! This salad is just screaming to be made right now!

BBQ Chicken COBB Salad with Cilantro Lime Ranch Dressing
This salad is just loaded with tasty ingredients!

BBQ Chicken COBB Salad with Cilantro Lime Ranch Dressing
The salad being assembled!

BBQ Chicken COBB Salad with Cilantro Lime Ranch Dressing
Add plenty of cilantro lime ranch dressing!

BBQ Chicken COBB Salad with Cilantro Lime Ranch Dressing

BBQ Chicken COBB Salad with Cilantro Lime Ranch Dressing
BBQ Chicken COBB Salad with Cilantro Lime Ranch Dressing

BBQ Chicken COBB Salad with Cilantro Lime Ranch Dressing

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Servings: 4

A southwestern style COBB salad with BBQ chicken and a creamy cilantro and lime ranch dressing.


ingredients
  • 4 strips bacon
  • 1 pound boneless and skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup bbq sauce
  • 6 cups lettuce, sliced
  • 1 cup tomato, diced
  • 1 cup black beans
  • 1 cup corn (~2 ears), preferably grilled or charred
  • 1 large avocado, diced
  • 4 hardboiled eggs, diced
  • 1/4 cup feta, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup green onions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, torn
  • 1/4 cup cilantro lime ranch dressing
directions
  1. Cook the bacon in a pan until crispy, about 10 minutes, before setting aside on paper towels to dream.
  2. Season the chicken with salt and pepper to taste and grill or pan fry it over medium-high heat until cooked through and lightly golden brown, about 4-6 minutes per side, before setting aside to cool, slicing and mixing in the BBQ sauce.
  3. Assemble the salad and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts: Calories 508, Fat 23.3g (Saturated 6.2g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 247mg, Sodium 627mg, Carbs 34.2g (Fiber 8.6g, Sugars 9.4g), Protein 43.3g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam

8 comments:

Liz's Lemon Bowl said...

This is summer on a platter!!

Julie @ Table for Two said...

This is definitely the perfect summer salad to accompany any bbq!!

Heather Christo said...

Oh goodness- so delicious! And what a great way to use leftover BBQ chicken!

Jen and Emily @ Layers of Happiness said...

I love an awesome twist on classic... and you KILLED it with this salad. I'm dying over that chicken - so moist and saucy and down right mouth watering!! Pinned!

Jenny said...

Healthy and colorful! Love this!

persus said...

This immediately went on my grocery list for tomorrow's dinner. It's 102 degrees here and this looks so refreshing! Thank you for your recipes!

Theresa said...

I love the idea of cilantro dressing with BBQ chicken in this cobb salad.

Marissa | Pinch and Swirl said...

I'm always up for a fresh twist on Cobb salad and this looks just perfect!

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