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5 from 15 votes

Lemon Chicken Cobb Salad

This Lemon Chicken Cobb Salad is loaded with apples, cucumbers, red onion, avocado, hard boiled eggs, chicken, and a super quick lemon vinaigrette!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 2 chicken breasts, cut thin into 4 cutlets
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, extra virgin
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

Salad Fixings

  • 2-3 heads of romaine lettuce, chopped, can use another leafy green of choice
  • 3 eggs, hard boiled
  • 1 apple, chopped, I prefer Gala, Fuji, or Red Delicious
  • 1 medium avocado, ripe, sliced
  • 1 small container of cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cucumber, diced, can remove peel or leave it on
  • 1/4 red onion, diced

Lemon Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup light olive oil, do not use extra virgin
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp orange juice

Instructions

  • Add olive oil to saute pan or cast iron skillet. Heat pan to medium high heat.
  • Add chicken to hot pan. Sprinkle salt, pepper, garlic powder, and dried basil on top of each cutlet. Cook until chicken has some browning on bottom side, about 3 to 5 minutes. Flip chicken. Add lemon juice to the pan. Cook until remaining side of chicken is browned, about 5 minutes.
  • To assemble the salads, divide your chopped lettuce into bowls. Top with tomatoes, apples, cucumber, and red onion. Slice your chicken and add it to the salads. Add your sliced avocado at the very end to prevent browning.
  • Combine all Lemon Vinaigrette ingredients in a jar and shake. Drizzle over each finished salad when you're ready to serve!

Notes

This recipe is plenty to serve to 4 people as an entree. If you're just making it for one I recommend going ahead and making the full recipe because this salad does beautifully when made in advance. (Just don't add the dressing or avocado to the salads until you're ready to serve.) It's so much easier to eat healthy when you meal prep!
If you have extra Lemon Vinaigrette leftover just store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Nutrition

Calories: 496kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 30g, Fat: 34g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 195mg, Sodium: 481mg, Potassium: 1112mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 2440IU, Vitamin C: 31.3mg, Calcium: 61mg, Iron: 2.2mg
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