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Bringing you all the spring/summer vibes with my Chicken Cobb Salad with Avocado Ranch. Peppery, lemon chicken grilled up and thinly sliced. Then tossed together with creamy avocado cilantro dressing, tomatoes, crispy bacon, and your favorite cheese. The avocado ranch is quite possibly one of my favorite dressings. It’s great atop this salad, but also doubles as a yummy dip for chips and crackers. 

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Oh, how I adore this salad! You all, this week’s recipes have been some of my favorites to share in a long time. I of course love each and every recipe I share with you all, but some feel more special than others.

Between the skillet chicken and orzo, those garlic butter pretzels knots, and we can’t forget yesterday’s fun sushi cups. I am loving this week’s recipes!

This week’s recipes have so much color and flavor. Plus, each recipe has been simple to toss together, which feels key to me as we head into the summer months.

And this salad goes right along with the rest of this week’s recipes, colorful, flavorful, and really simple. My favorite element has to be the creamy avocado ranch dressing. It’s become one of my favorites.

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Let’s talk details

Go ahead and start with the chicken. I’m a big fan of lemon pepper seasoning, so to keep the recipe simple, that’s what I’m using here. You could also use something a little spicier, like a Cajun seasoning. But I think using something lemony and peppery is so nice in the spring and summer.

Chicken Cobb Salad with Avocado Ranch | halfbakedharvest.com

Toss the chicken with seasonings, then grill it up. For easy grilling, I use chicken tenders, which cook up so fast!

While the chicken cooks, get started on the dressing.  You’ll need a blender or food processor for the dressing to purée the avocado.

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Simply add all the ingredients: avocado, yogurt, mayo, lemon, cilantro, chives, dill, and garlic powder to your blender along with salt and pepper.

Blend until creamy!! I usually thin the dressing with buttermilk if I have some on hand. Or you can also just use water.

Chicken Cobb Salad with Avocado Ranch | halfbakedharvest.com

The rest is assembly. Toss the greens with the dressing. Now arrange the cherry tomatoes, cheese, crumbled bacon, and avocado on top. I like to include a handful of fresh basil and cilantro as well.

Then simply serve up the salad, always with the remaining dressing on the side!

If you want to make this ahead of time, I recommend assembling the salad first, but leave the dressing and cubed avocado off until just ready to enjoy.

And if you’re hosting friends for dinner – make this! It never disappoints, and it doubles as the prettiest centerpiece for any dinner table!

Chicken Cobb Salad with Avocado Ranch | halfbakedharvest.com

Looking for other fun recipes? Here are a few ideas:

Caprese Caesar Pasta Salad

Everything Cheddar Tomato Bacon Grilled Cheese

Picnic Style Brie and Prosciutto Sandwich

Grilled Vegetable Burrata Sandwich

Spinach and Artichoke Pita Grilled Cheese.

Lastly, if you make this Chicken Cobb Salad with Avocado Ranch, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Chicken Cobb Salad with Avocado Ranch

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories Per Serving: 597 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

Instructions

  • 1. In a bowl, toss the chicken with olive oil and seasoning. SThen season with salt and pepper. Set your grill, grill pan, or skillet to medium-high heat. Grill the chicken until lightly charred and cooked through, turning halfway through cooking, about 10 to 12 minutes.
    2. To make the dressing. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until creamy, adding buttermilk or water to thin the dressing. Taste and adjust the salt and pepper.
    3. Thinly slice or chop the chicken.
    4. In a large bowl, toss the greens, basil, and cilantro with 1/2 the dressing. Arrange the chicken, tomatoes, cheese, bacon, avocado, and eggs on top. Gently give the salad a toss with additional dressing. Enjoy!
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  1. In the picture it looks like there is a smaller green being used almost looks like a sprout, what is that ?

    1. Hi Cherish,
      I added some micro greens that I had on hand:) Let me know if you have any other questions, I hope you love this recipe! xx

  2. 5 stars
    Lovely flavorful salad. Can you please think up a salad dressing with fresh dill? Its the basis of ranch dressing and so fitting for spring! Can’t wait to see what you make!

    1. Hi Gretel,
      Amazing!! Love to hear that this recipe turned out well for you, thanks so much for making it and your comment! This does have fresh dill:) xx

  3. 5 stars
    Loved this salad so much! I was wondering what technique and time you use to boil your eggs (I can’t quite get that nice consistency like the picture!). Thanks!

    1. Hi Brooke,
      Wonderful!! I’m so glad to hear that this recipe turned out well for you, thanks so much for making it! I put the eggs on the stove, let the water come to a boil and then boil for 5 minutes. xT

  4. Made this for my teen boys and they loved it-one doesn’t love salad and he even liked it! This will be in the rotation for sure!

    1. Hey Hannah,
      Fantastic!! I love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks for trying it out! Have a great week:)