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Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad

Summer has left the building.  Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Fall is in full swing. We were teased here in MI as the temps were still lingering in the 80s here and there. I was holding on as long as I could. The weather app tells me it’s going to be in the 60s for the rest of the week so I have  a feeling cold salad season is over; at least for me.

I love salad and could eat it every day. But, when it’s cold outside my body tells me otherwise. I want things that are warm and resemble comfort food, not diet style foods.

One of the ways I get around that is having warm chicken top my salad. The cheese gets a little bit gooey and even more tasty.

I love a good cobb salad. Sometimes I am lacking ingredients so I improvise.

According to Wikipedia, a true cobb salad is made from salad greens (including watercress, endives,) tomato, bacon bits, grilled chicken, hard-boiled eggs, avocado, chives, Roquefort cheese (French blue cheese) and red-wine vinaigrette. Another variation includes black olives.

I don’t use Roquefort. I just use whatever blue cheese or general cheese I have on hand. Sometimes I use homemade bacon bits, sometimes store-bought. Sometimes green olives, sometimes black and others, none at all. I never make them with watercress and endives. And, that’s a no-go on the red wine vinaigrette. Sometimes, but its rare. I prefer just using blue cheese dressing or ranch.

Personally, I feel a true cobb salad is whatever you want it to be. It’s more about the chicken, eggs, avocado and bacon bits than anything. My two cents, anyway. 😉

My cobb salad has grilled chicken, mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, hard-boiled eggs, and then I added some blue cheese dressing.

Perfectly delightful.

You guys know me. Never the same way twice.

Sometimes I like it chunky and meatless.

Does this make it a regular salad and not cobb?

Made the salad again the following day, this time I added some cheese and some corn salsa. Awesomesauce.

Does this make it a Mexican Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad???

What’s a meal you generally say goodbye to when the seasons change?

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  1. Cobb salad is so good! I use Roquefort when I can, but I usually just use regular bleu cheese, so I guess mine isn’t super authentic.

  2. I love Cobb Salad because it has everything good in it! I’m a big sucker for a hard boiled egg on anything – avocado and toast or a salad. I think I now what I want for dinner now 🙂

  3. I took a vote and the family agreed we pretty much say goodbye to cold green salads when summer ends. This is why I like the variety of cobb salads suggested here. The warm chicken on top and other ingredients makes it a “comfort salad”.

  4. This looks amazing. I LOVE Grilled Chicken 🙂 It gets super cold here in NH as well, and it’s been too cold to grill outside, so I had to break out the George Foreman to grill up my chicken.

  5. I’m so hungry right now but that looks SO good. I’ve never had a salad, I’m not a lettuce gal but my kids? LOVE salads so this would be right up their alley! They’d love this!

  6. I have been really enjoying salads lately. I am trying to eat healthier and this salad looks amazing. I will have to get the ingredients so i can have this for dinner tonight.

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