Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad

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Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad is a hearty and satisfying main dish salad, with plenty of proteins, veggies, and good fats. Top it off with a delicious honey mustard dressing!

A serving of grilled chicken Cobb Salad with honey mustard dressing.

When the weather gets hot, I start to crave big salads with crispy greens and lots of color. I’m a big fan of firing up the grill instead of using my ovens, and making our proteins outdoors. Our summer weather can get pretty miserable at times, so it makes sense to keep the heat down inside the house.

I almost always make a big salad at the start of the week, and we add toppings and salads as we go, depending on what we are craving. I recommend making a couple of homemade dressings so you have some variety, and store them in mason jars in the refrigerator.

Cobb salads have been around for a LONG time, but they never get old to me. There are so many flavors and textures in one bowl, and I really hope you give this one a try.

A large serving bowl of grilled chicken Cobb Salad, separated by ingredient.

Ingredients needed for Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad

For the chicken:

  • Chicken – Two pounds of chicken breast. If the breasts are super thick, you may consider butterflying them for even cooking.
  • Olive Oil – Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
  • Soy Sauce – I use lower-sodium soy sauce.
  • Vinegar – A splash of apple cider vinegar for some acidity.
  • Seasonings – Garlic powder, dried ginger, kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Collage of 1) the chicken marinade and 2) the marinated raw chicken.
A platter of just grilled chicken breasts.

For the other salad ingredients:

  • Salad Greens – A mixture of any greens you like best. I love using romaine, spinach, kale, and red lettuce.
  • Onions – Either red or green onions work well in this salad.
  • Tomatoes – Some cherry tomatoes for a pop of color.
  • Eggs – Slightly soft hard-boiled eggs. If using an instant pot, do high pressure for two minutes, natural release for five minutes, and then an ice bath.
  • Bacon – Crispy bacon – any kind works.
  • Cheese – Feta or goat cheese for maximum flavor.
  • Avocado – Avocado slices, because you can never have too much avo. 😀
A large bowl with all the ingredients except the chicken.

The honey mustard dressing:

  • Greek Yogurt – I use 2% or full-fat plain Greek yogurt for this dressing.
  • Mustard – Dijon mustard is required!
  • Oil – Olive oil here, for sure.
  • Honey – The perfect sweetener.
  • Vinegar – Apple Cider vinegar for that tang.
  • S&P – Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, always.
A small white bowl of the honey mustard ingredients with a tablespoon.

How to make Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad:

  1. Marinate the chicken. In a small bowl, combine the marinade – the olive oil, soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, garlic powder, ginger, salt and pepper. Pour the marinade over the butterflied chicken, and store in the refrigerator for several hours.
  2. Prep the other ingredients. Clean and chop the veggies (lettuce, tomatoes, and onions). Cook the eggs and bacon, and cool. (Wait to slice avocados until serving.)
  3. Make the dressing. Mix up the dressing ingredients – the yogurt, olive oil, dijon mustard, honey, apple cider vinegar, and salt and pepper. Store in a mason jar and chill until serving the salad.
  4. Grill the chicken. Light an outdoor grill to about medium heat. When hot, grill the chicken, adding some seasoned salt (if desired) and cook until done. A digital thermometer should read 165 degrees. Let the chicken rest before slicing.
  5. Serve. To serve the Cobb salads, add all ingredients to individual bowls – the lettuce, tomatoes, onions, bacon, eggs, (feta or goat) cheese, avocado slices, and sliced chicken. Top with the dressing, and enjoy.
A closeup of grilled chicken Cobb Salad.
A closeup of a serving bowl of chicken Cobb Salad, with honey mustard drizzled on top.

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Try this salad recipe next: Italian Chopped Salad with Creamy Italian Dressing

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Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad

Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad is a hearty and satisfying main dish salad, with plenty of proteins, veggies, and good fats. Top it off with a delicious honey mustard dressing!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grilled chicken cobb salad
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6 medium salads
Calories: 649kcal
Author: Sue Ringsdorf


For the chicken:

  • 2 pounds chicken breasts
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons lower sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried ginger
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper – to taste

For the other ingredients:

  • 16 cups salad greens – any greens
  • 1/3 cup red onions – chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes – sliced in half
  • 6 large hardboiled eggs – halved
  • 6 slices bacon – crumbled
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese (or goat cheese) – crumbled
  • 2 large avocados – sliced thin

For the honey mustard dressing

  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt – full-fat
  • 3 Tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper – to taste


  • Butterfly the chicken breasts. Mix the marinade ingredients in a small bowl, and pour over top the chicken. Let marinate for several hours, if possible.
  • Clean and chop the veggies. Cook the eggs and bacon, and let cool.
  • Mix up the dressing by combining all ingredients. Store in a mason jar and keep chilled until serving.
  • Light an outdoor grill to medium heat. Place the chicken on the grill and add seasoned salt (if desired). Cook until done – a digital thermometer should read 165 degrees. Remove the chicken and let rest for at least 10 minutes. Slice.
  • To serve, add the ingredients to four individual salad bowls – the lettuce, tomatoes, onions, eggs, bacon, cheese, and sliced avocado. Top with the dressing, and enjoy.


Calories: 649kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 309mg | Sodium: 826mg | Potassium: 1285mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1789IU | Vitamin C: 40mg | Calcium: 137mg | Iron: 3mg


  1. Jackie Thill says:

    Never can turn down a good cobb salad. This is my second review because it’s one of my faves.

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Thanks so much, Jackie! 🙂

  2. Making this again tonight! Light, healthy and soooo good! We love it!

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      It really is good!! I knew you’d spot another salad recipe! 🙂

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