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Cobb salad on a large white plate
Corn & Cobb Salad with Spicy Chicken
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
Everyone's favorite salad with bacon, avocado, blue cheese, tomatoes, and hard-boiled eggs made even better with corn.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cobb salad, dinner salad
Servings: 4
Calories: 547 kcal
What you need
For the Spicy Chicken:
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, about 2 lbs total
For the Corn & Cobb Salad:
  • 6 strips bacon
  • 4 ears corn on the cob
  • 3-4 cups greens spring greens, spinach, romaine, whatever you like!
  • 6 hard-boiled eggs
  • 2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes halved
  • 1-2 ripe avocados sliced
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese or blue cheese, for the Cobb salad purists
  • salt and pepper
  • Red wine vinaigrette recipe below or dressing of choice
What you do
Cook the bacon
  1. Season the chicken with salt, pepper, chili powder, cumin, and red pepper flakes. Set aside while you cook the bacon. Heat a large skillet over medium. Cook bacon until crisp on both sides, chop into bite-sized pieces and set aside. Keep the bacon fat in the skillet.
Cook the chicken
  1. Place chicken on the same skillet and cook 5-6 minutes per side until cooked through (160 degrees). Remove the chicken from the skillet and let rest 10 minutes, chop into bite sized pieces.
Cook the corn
  1. In that same skillet, turn up the heat and fry the corn cobs until lightly charred on all sides, about 8 minutes total. Remove the kernels from the cob.
Combine the goods
  1. Arrange the greens on a large platter. Lay the rest of the ingredients in rows on top of the greens. Season everything except bacon, chicken, and feta with salt and pepper. Allow each person to top their portion with red wine vinaigrette and extra black pepper if desired.

Even though it’s a salad, this is not a quick dinner.

Prep the bacon, chicken, corn, eggs, and/or dressing in advance if you'd like an easier project. Fire up the grill! I’ve made this before using grilled corn and grilled chicken- it’s even more delicious.

Make this in the oven: cook bacon and chicken in the oven while you steam the corn and boil the eggs on the stovetop.

With smoky bacon, creamy avocado, tangy cheese, and juicy tomatoes, Cobb salad pairs well with a variety of wines. A bottle of fragrant sauvignon blanc contrasts with salty, creamy notes, while an earthy pinot noir enhances the meaty bacon.