Do you ever feel like you need to get some vegetables into your body, stat?! I do! Especially after many indulgences in a row, my body just craves veggies! This is a great way to incorporate vegetables into a meal in a guy-friendly way. I think a hearty salad that has the good stuff, but also some chicken, bacon and cheese is the perfect way to get my boyfriend to eat his vegetables, and be happy about it! This classic salad was so tasty, and also very beautiful looking! Of course, when you eat it it becomes jumbled like any normal salad, but at least for a couple of minutes it looks so orderly and elegant! … and now I’m really inspired to try some other variations on the Cobb salad like this one, this one and this one.
Chicken Cobb Salad
3 Tbsp red wine vinegar
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp Dijon mustard
2 (6-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed
4 slices bacon, cooked until crisp, and crumbled
2 hard-boiled eggs
1 large head romaine lettuce, shredded
1/2 ripe avocado, pitted, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice
2 plum tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch dice
3 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
1. Preheat broiler, place oven rack 6-inches from top. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, and spray with cooking spray. Season chicken with salt and pepper, and place on baking sheet. Broil for 4-8 minutes until lightly browned. Flip chicken over, and broil for 6-8 minutes more, until chicken is fully cooked. Let cool until they can be handled. Chop into 1/2-inch cubes and set aside.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, olive oil, dijon mustard, and salt and pepper to taste. Toss the lettuce with the dressing.
3. To assemble salads, place a serving of lettuce on each plate, and then arrange the chicken, eggs, bacon, cheese, avocado, and tomato on top of the lettuce in rows.