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!
This salad is just loaded with tasty ingredients!
The salad being assembled!
Add plenty of cilantro lime ranch dressing!
BBQ Chicken COBB Salad with Cilantro Lime Ranch Dressing
A southwestern style COBB salad with BBQ chicken and a creamy cilantro and lime ranch dressing.
- 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 hard boiled 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
- Cook the bacon in a pan until crispy, about 10 minutes, before setting aside on paper towels to dream.
- 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.
- Assemble the salad and enjoy!
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Liz's Lemon Bowl says
This is summer on a platter!!
Julie @ Table for Two says
This is definitely the perfect summer salad to accompany any bbq!!
Heather Christo says
Oh goodness- so delicious! And what a great way to use leftover BBQ chicken!
Jen and Emily @ Layers of Happiness says
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!
Healthy and colorful! Love this!
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!
I love the idea of cilantro dressing with BBQ chicken in this cobb salad.
Marissa | Pinch and Swirl says
I'm always up for a fresh twist on Cobb salad and this looks just perfect!
I can’t wait to try this, but I don’t like beans. Never have, never will. Can you suggest a replacement for them? Maybe mushrooms?