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
Featured In: Slow Cooker Superstars
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 hard-boiled large eggs, chopped
  • 6 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salad dressing of your choice

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (calculated without dressing): 571 calories, 26g fat (9g saturated fat), 192mg cholesterol, 1314mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 7g fiber), 39g protein.


  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 User ID: 1136353 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 User ID: 5254917 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 User ID: 15400 242211
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2016

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

icunrse User ID: 6357713 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 User ID: 7131119 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 User ID: 8210179 221220
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2015


cheezhed68 User ID: 1083106 217852
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2015

"This salad is fabulous!"

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