This Keto Chicken Cobb Salad is the perfect healthy lunch or dinner. Loaded with rows of pan fried chicken breasts, hard boiled eggs, and plenty of vegetables, this keto-friendly dish is easy to make while helping you feel refreshed.
This Keto Chicken Cobb Salad is the perfect meal for when you’re craving something savory, hearty, and healthy. Just like my Green Tuna Salad, it’s packed with protein to keep you full for hours while the light and crisp veggies help you feel refreshed.
Disclosure: this recipe has been created in partnership with Awaken180° Weightloss and it is compliant with the program rules and recommendations. For more information please visit Awaken180° Weightloss.
Unlike most cobb salad recipes, this recipe is low maintenance and easy to prepare. The toppings and their seasonings are simple, and all Awaken180 approved so you can easily stay on track. It’s best served as an entree, but if you’re serving a crowd, serve bowls of cobb salad next to Stuffed Zucchini Boats or Stuffed Peppers Soup.
Need a simple dish for meal prep? The toppings on this keto cobb salad can all be cooked or prepped ahead of time and kept in the fridge until it’s time to eat. Just pack up the individual portions before heading out the door and enjoy!
Chicken cobb salad ingredients
- Lettuce – Boston, butter, and romaine lettuce are all great choices but you can use any kind of leafy greens you like.
- Chicken breasts – This light and healthy protein is topped on the salad to help fill you up. The chicken breasts are lightly seasoned and pan fried but they can be roasted or grilled instead.
- Eggs – Hard boiled eggs are a must on cobb salads!
- Toppings – Like cherry tomatoes, red onion, avocado, cucumber, and parsley.
- Dressing – Dress the salad in a simple dressing of salt, pepper, and olive oil or use the program-approved Primal Kitchen Caesar or Green Goddess dressings.
How to make a keto chicken cobb salad
This refreshing and hearty salad is easy to make in a few simple steps:
Step 1: Place the eggs in a pot and fill it with water. Bring the water up to a boil and let the eggs cook for 7 minutes as soon as the water has a rolling boil. Afterward, transfer the eggs to a bowl filled with ice water. Peel the shell from the eggs and slice them in half when they’re cool to the touch.
Step 2: Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper, then pan fry in a skillet with a little olive oil. Slice the breasts into 1-inch thick pieces when they’re done.
Step 3: Start arranging the salad by adding the lettuce to a bowl. Add the tomatoes, onion, avocado, and cucumbers in rows on top. Next, add the halved eggs and sliced chicken in rows. Top with plenty of fresh parsley.
Step 4: Dress the salad in the keto-friendly dressing of your choice, then serve and enjoy!
Tips and variations
- Vegetarian cobb salad – Omit the chicken to turn this into a vegetarian recipe.
- Season the chicken – Keep it simple with just salt and pepper, or add more seasonings like dried oregano, thyme, or paprika.
- To make the best hard boiled eggs, follow the helpful tips in this guide.
- Salad dressing – can be a simple mix of olive oil, salt, pepper and oregano or you can use any Awaken180° approved dressings. My favorites are Primal Kitchen Whole30, Keto and Paleo approved dressings!
Make ahead tips
If you want to save some time, there are a few ways you can prepare the salad toppings ahead of time:
- Hard boil the eggs – Hard boiled eggs can be cooked and stored in an airtight container in the fridge up to 5 days before eating.
- Cook the chicken – Pan fried chicken breasts can be cooked 3 to 4 days ahead of serving. Just keep them in a sealed container in the fridge.
- Use leftover chicken – Alternatively, this is a great meal you can turn to when you have a leftover herb roasted chicken to use up.
- Chop the veggies – You can chop the salad vegetables a few days ahead of time. Just keep them in separate airtight containers in the fridge so everything stays fresh.
- Dressing on the side – to keep your salad fresh longer, don’t add the salad dressing until you are ready to eat.
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Keto Chicken Cobb Salad
- 1 head lettuce (Boston, butter, romaine)
- 2 chicken breasts
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes sliced in half
- 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
- 1/2 avocado sliced
- 1 cucumber slices
- 2-3 eggs
- 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- curly parsley
- Cook the eggs for 7 minutes, start counting time once the water starts boiling.
- Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Set aside *if you need additional seasoning I recommend dried oregano and paprika.
- Heat a griddle or cast iron skillet on stovetop. You can use a little olive oil spray so the chicken doesn't stick to the pan. Alternatively you can use a little oil about 1 tsp but we are cooking the chicken on very little oil, as you would on the grill. If you have an indoor / outdoor grill you can use this method.
- Add in chicken and cook for 7-8 minutes on each side, about 14-16 minutes total cooking time.
- Meanwhile build the salad with lettuce as a bottom layer. Then arrange the tomatoes, onion, avocado and cucumbers in neat rolls.
- When the chicken is done, slice to about 1 inch thick and add to the salad.
- Peel the eggs and slice them in half. Add to the salad bowl as well.
- Top with plenty of fresh parsley. I used curly parsley but you can use Italian parsley or cilantro.
- Season with salt and pepper and olive oil. Alternatively you can use Primal Kitchen Caesar or Green Goddess dressings that are program approved.