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Grilled Cobb Salad

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Grilled Cobb Salad
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Ingredients 11
  • Servings 4

Here’s a scrumptious cheesy salad featuring chicken, bacon and veggies flavored with vinaigrette dressing layered on a lettuce - a perfect hearty dinner.

Updated January 24, 2011

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 1 1/4
    lb. boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 3
    tablespoons purchased balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing

Salad

  • 2
    eggs
  • 6
    cups torn romaine lettuce
  • 1
    tomato, halved, thinly sliced
  • 1
    avocado, pitted, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/2
    cup drained baby corn (about 8 from 14-oz. can), rinsed
  • 6
    slices precooked bacon slices (from 2.1 or 2.8-oz. pkg.), cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2
    green onions, diagonally thinly sliced (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 1/3
    oz. (1/3 cup) crumbled blue cheese
  • 2/3
    cup purchased balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat grill. When ready to grill, place chicken on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium coals. Cook 15 to 20 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center, turning and brushing frequently with 3 tablespoons salad dressing. Discard any remaining dressing. Remove chicken from grill; place on plate. Cover; cool at least 30 minutes.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, place eggs in small saucepan. Add enough water to cover eggs by 1 inch. Bring to a boil. Immediately remove from heat; cover and let stand 15 minutes. Drain; rinse with cold water. Place eggs in bowl of ice water; let stand 10 minutes.
  • 3
    To serve, cut chicken crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Peel eggs; cut into slices. Arrange lettuce on large serving platter. Arrange chicken, eggs, tomato, avocado, corn and bacon over greens. Sprinkle with onions and blue cheese. Serve with 2/3 cup salad dressing.

  • To broil chicken, place on broiler pan; broil 4 to 6 inches from heat using times above as a guide, turning once and brushing with 3 tablespoons salad dressing during last 2 minutes of cooking on each side.
  • 1n 1936, Robert Cobb created his namesake salad at the famous Brown Derby Restaurant in Hollywood. Our version includes baby corn on the cob – no pun, but a tribute, intended.
  • Cobb salad is a classic composed salad in which the ingredients are not tossed together but attractively arranged on the dinner plate. The dressing is drizzled over most composed salads.
  • A whole turkey tenderloin can be used in place of the chicken. Be sure to cook the tenderloin until it is no longer pink in the center.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
700
Calories from Fat
440
% Daily Value
Total Fat
49g
75%
Saturated Fat
10g
50%
Cholesterol
210mg
70%
Sodium
1420mg
59%
Total Carbohydrate
23g
8%
Dietary Fiber
5g
20%
Sugars
14g
Protein
41g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
60%
60%
Vitamin C
35%
35%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
1 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 5 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 9 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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