Grilled Balsamic Chicken Cobb Salad: Your Healthy Flavor Bomb

Last updated on May 28, 2024

Grilled Balsamic Chicken Cobb Salad is a vibrant mix of grilled chicken, crunchy veggies, creamy avocado, and tangy balsamic dressing all in one delicious bowl!

Buckle up, salad sleuths, and meet your next obsession—Grilled Balsamic Chicken Cobb Salad! Imagine succulent grilled chicken tangoing with balsamic glaze, nestled among crisp greens, creamy avocado, and a symphony of toppings. Ready to crush lunchtime cravings? Let’s dive into the symphony of flavors you didn’t know you needed, all with step-by-step instructions that’ll make your taste buds do the cha-cha!

Grilled Balsamic Chicken Cobb Salad

Juicy grilled balsamic chicken takes center stage in this spin on the classic Cobb salad. It’s a vibrant, hearty dish combining fresh veggies, creamy avocado, and tangy blue cheese. Cooking method: Grilling. Prep time: 20 minutes. Cook time: 10 minutes. Cuisine type: American.


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 cups mixed salad greens
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, quartered
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 6 slices cooked bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced

Cooking Instructions

  1. Whisk together balsamic vinegar, olive oil, honey, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  2. Place chicken breasts in a resealable bag. Pour half the marinade over chicken, seal bag, and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  3. Preheat grill to medium-high heat (about 375°F or 190°C).
  4. Remove chicken from marinade and grill for 5-6 minutes per side until cooked through (internal temp 165°F or 75°C). Let rest for 5 minutes, then slice.
  5. Arrange salad greens on a large platter. Top with sliced chicken, quartered eggs, avocado, cherry tomatoes, bacon, blue cheese, and red onion.
  6. Drizzle remaining balsamic marinade over salad and serve immediately.


  • Swap blue cheese with feta for a milder flavor.
  • Try adding sliced cucumber for extra crunch.
  • For a vegetarian twist, substitute grilled portobello mushrooms for chicken.
  • Toast nuts like walnuts or pecans and sprinkle on top for an extra layer of fancy.

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