Buffalo Chicken Cobb Salad

It's the season of salads! I've been stashing away salad recipes throughout the fall and winter just so I can be armed with salad ideas for the spring and summer. One recipe that The Baron requested recently was a Cobb Salad. Since I've previously highlighted this Chicken Cobb Salad on the site, I wanted to see about twisting it up a bit for something different. That's when I came across another salad recipe and tweaked it a bit to create this Buffalo Chicken Cobb Salad. A mix of lettuce greens, tomato, red onion, hard boiled eggs, avocado, bacon, and blue cheese get a welcome addition of spicy buffalo chicken in this super salad...

I think I professed my love of buffalo chicken here before so this salad comes to no surprise. My only question is why did it take so long for me to make this?! I saw Rachel Ray's recipe for a buffalo chicken salad but to give it another spin, I added the classic components of a cobb salad. Did you know? A good way to remember what goes into this salad is the acronym EAT COBB - Egg, Avocado, Tomato, Chicken, Onion, Bacon, Blue cheese. Okay, enough talking... now start making & enjoying!

Buffalo Chicken Cobb Salad
recipe adapted from Rachel Ray

2 hearts romaine lettuce, chopped
1 tomato, seeded and diced
1/4 cup sliced red onion
2 hard boiled eggs, sliced
1 avocado, diced
4 slices cooked bacon, chopped
3/4 cup blue cheese crumbles
1/2 cup blue cheese or ranch dressing
1 pound chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup Franks hot sauce

Preheat a skillet over medium-high heat.

Combine lettuce, tomato, red onion, eggs, avocado, bacon and 1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles in a salad bowl. 

Combine dressing and remaining 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles in a small bowl.

Add oil and butter to hot pan with the chicken. Season with salt and pepper and sear for 2 or 3 minutes, then add hot sauce. Reduce heat a little and cook 5 minutes more.

Divide salad into individual portions. Top with chicken and serve with dressing on the side.


  1. we are HUGE fans of Buffalo Chicken, so I absolutely love this salad! The husband would love it too! A great way to bring salad back to the dinner table.

  2. That looks so yummy! I love chicken salads. Thank you for sharing!

  3. EAT COBB!!! GEnious! Love buffalo chicken, too.

  4. I LOVE cobb salads. I LOVE buffalo chicken. I can't wait to try this.

  5. Oh man my husband loves Cobb salads and REALLY loves buffalo chicken. His birthday is next week and I'm feeling this for his birthday lunch.

  6. This looks so good! We love Cobb salads!

  7. mmm this look and sounds so good i need to make this for dinner now :)