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BBQ Chicken Cobb Salad

30 minutesPin Recipe

Hearty cobb salad with tangy BBQ chicken, bacon, black beans, and avocado all topped off with some homemade ranch dressing.

BBQ Chicken Cobb Salad

I am posting a salad recipe! Oh ya know, it’s o

nly been 5 months since I’ve posted a salad recipe.

To be honest, I’m not much of a salad person. Of course I’ll have one every once in awhile when I’m out to dinner or lunch but other than that, I don’t make too many of them at home.

I’m not sure why but I think I’ll have to change that.

BBQ Chicken Cobb Salad

I really enjoy salads and all the different ways you are able to make a salad and all the different tangy, sweet, savory kinds of dressings that you can add to them.

I might not make too many of them because my husband is not much of a salad eater either and of course our two littles don’t eat salad. But they actually ate this one.

Maybe because it has a ton of BBQ chicken and bacon on it that was the winner?

Bacon. Has to be the bacon.

Eh… doesn’t matter, they ate it just the same.

BBQ Chicken Cobb Salad

Anyway, with this salad, you can really put just about anything that you want on it with the BBQ chicken.

I stuck with the corn/black bean theme because I’ve been cooking a few recipes with them lately and had some left over in the fridge that needed to be eaten.

And of course, what is a salad without avocado? Seriously, I put avocado on just about anything I can.

BBQ Chicken Cobb Salad

BBQ Chicken Cobb Salad

Hearty cobb salad with tangy BBQ chicken, bacon, black beans, and avocado all topped off with some homemade ranch dressing.
Pin Recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 4 servings


  • 4 slices bacon diced
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 3 Tbsp BBQ sauce
  • 8 cups romaine lettuce chopped
  • 2 roma tomatoes diced
  • 1 avocado seeded, peeled, and diced
  • 1 cup corn drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup black beans drained and rinsed


  • Heat large skillet over medium-high heat; add bacon and cook to desired doneness, about 6-8 minutes. Transfer to paper towel-lined plate.
  • Season chicken breast with salt and pepper, to taste. Add chicken to skillet and cook through, about 8-10 minutes. Remove from skillet and let cool before dicing into 1/2 inch chunks.
  • Add chicken to medium bowl with BBQ sauce and toss to coat, adding more BBQ sauce to your preference.

Assemble the salad:

  • Place romaine lettuce in large bowl and top with arranged rows of bacon, chicken, tomato, avocado, corn, and black beans.
  • Serve immediately with your favorite dressing, or this ranch dressing.
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This Post Has 14 Comments

  1. Oh Jennifer you’re tugging at my heartstrings with this one. YUMMMMM!!! This has seriously everything in it that I am craving right this second, or maybe I’m craving it because the pictures are awesome. I need to make this like yesterday! I can’t wait to give this a try! Thanks for sharing with us at #ThrowbackThursday hope to see you this week!

  2. What a tasty looking salad! Thank you so much for sharing at lasts weeks Get Your Shine On Link Party. We are featuring your article tomorrow at our party. Hope to see you there!

  3. I am such a salad person! I literally eat them almost every day! This one is for sure going in my rotation 🙂 Looks delicious!

  4. I find I don’t make a ton of salads either, at least not picture-worthy salads, because they take quite a few steps and it’s just as easy to get veggies in with a stir fry. But Cobb salads are one exception and I feel like there has to be at least one made per summer. This bbq chicken version looks great!

  5. See, this is just what I’m talking about! Salad is no good unless it’s a meal – it needs to be hearty and full of great tasting ingredients which compliment each other. Cobb Salad is by far my favourite salad of them all! I make this quite often, but I usually sub chickpeas for the bacon, or even hard-boiled egg. Looks delicious, Jennifer!

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