Barbecue Chicken Cobb Salad Recipe
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Barbecue Chicken Cobb Salad Recipe

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I turned barbecue chicken into a major salad with romaine and carrots, sweet peppers and avocados. That’s how I got my family to eat more veggies. —Camille Beckstrand, Layton, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 bottle (18 ounces) barbecue sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 12 cups chopped romaine
  • 3 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 avocados, peeled and chopped
  • 2 small carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium sweet red or green pepper, chopped
  • 3 large hard-cooked large eggs, chopped
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salad dressing of your choice


  1. In a greased 3-qt. slow cooker, mix barbecue sauce, brown sugar, garlic powder and paprika. Add chicken; turn to coat. Cook, covered, on low 3-4 hours or until chicken is tender (a thermometer should read at least 165°).
  2. Remove chicken from slow cooker; cut into bite-size pieces. In a bowl, toss chicken with 1 cup barbecue sauce mixture. Place romaine on a large serving platter; arrange chicken, vegetables, avocado, eggs, bacon and cheese over romaine. Drizzle with dressing. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Barbecue Chicken Cobb Salad in Simple & Delicious December/January 2015

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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xxcskier 248355
Reviewed May. 18, 2016

"This was delicious and packed with great flavor. I served this with a choice of ranch dressing or blue cheese. My husband loves bread and could not resist putting this salad in a pita pocket!

This is great no matter how you eat it! I will be making this again soon!"

xlsalbums 247450
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2016

"Great salad but my chicken was so tender that it didn't cut up in chunks. It shredded instead. I might try to cut up my chicken first before I put it in the crock pot."

Queenlalisa 242211
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2016

"I really enjoyed this salad. Fresh and tasty. I drizzled with a light vinegrett dressing."

icunrse 228969
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2015

"I modified this recipe slightly, I used leftover roasted split chicken breasts and added the BBQ/spice mixture. I'm always on the lookout for delicious salads...this fit the bill!"

gucci65 222061
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2015

"I love this recipe. When I make cobb salad I always poach my chicken. It turnes out dry and not much flavor. This has amazing flavor with little effort !!!!!"

Guides 221220
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2015


cheezhed68 217852
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2015

"This salad is fabulous!"

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