Recipe: Healthy Chicken Cobb Salad

Lunch Recipes, Poultry Recipes, Salad Recipes

By: Chris Freytag, CPT

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I love a good cobb salad. It’s always been one of my favorites when I go out to eat, but the truth is that a traditional cobb salad isn’t all that healthy. Most are filled with calories from the dressing they use or the extra serving of bacon. So this healthy cobb salad version is lighter and filled with fresh veggies! The edamame, avocado, and turkey bacon offer tons of protein, but you could always add grilled chicken on top as well.

This healthy Cobb Salad is the perfect light dinner or lunch. If you prepare the turkey bacon ahead of time, this recipe is a snap to assemble and looks fantastic.

How Many Calories In Cobb Salad

A classic Cobb salad contains about 623 calories and upwards of 43 grams of fat. Chickfla has a popular chicken cobb salad that contains 850 calories and 61 grams of fat.

We’ve cut the calories and fat by making our own dressing and swapping out the traditional bacon with turnkey baken. So this recipe is 413 calories and only 20 grams of fat.

If you’re wondering how many calories in a cobb salad you’ve added grilled chicken to, you’re looking at about 660 calories.

Chicken Cobb Salad Dressing

 I came up with this Dijon vinaigrette by experimenting a ton! It’s zesty and delicious! Mix all the ingredients and drizzle over your cobb salad. Dressing Tip: make this in a glass jar with a lid so you can easily shake the ingredients to mix. This will keep for at least a week in the fridge.
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill (dried)
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Tips For The Perfect Chicken Cobb Salad

  • Use fresh ingredients to get the most flavor and nutrition in your salad.
  • Don’t forget to wash and dry your lettuce.
  • Prep your ingredients ahead of time to save time. Hardboiled eggs, bacon, and grilled chicken are all easy meal prep items that will help make the assembly of this meal (and others) a snap!

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 2 serving(s)


  • 1 head romaine or leafy green lettuce, washed and cut
  • 1/2 cucumber, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup yellow pepper, diced
  • 1 handful cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 avocado, cubed
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • 1/3 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1 cup edamame cooked
  • 2 slices of peppered turkey bacon, cooked and diced
  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Dressing
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill (dried)
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Optional
  • Grilled chicken


  1. Layer shredded lettuce on the bottom and sprinkle turkey bacon on top.
  2. Start left to right and assemble the salad row by row beginning with the cucumbers.
  3. Dress each salad with 2 tablespoons of zesty vinaigrette dressing and enjoy!

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Calories: 413

Protein: 18 gram(s)

Fat: 20 gram(s)

Carbohydrates: 28 gram(s)

Fiber: 11 gram(s)

Sugar: 8 gram(s)

Each salad has 2 tablespoons of dressing included in the nutritional information.

*If you prepare the turkey bacon ahead of time this salad takes about 20 minutes.

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