Basic Cobb Salad

Basic Cobb Salad
Servings: 6 Prep 15 mins Cook 15 mins


  • 1 pound boneless, skinned chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallots
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled bleu cheese
  • 6 cups field greens
  • 2 large tomatoes (8 ounces), cut into chunks
  • 1 avocado, cut into chunks
  • 3 slices bacon, cooked, crumbled

Make It

1. Add just enough water to skillet to cover chicken. Bring to simmering. Add chicken. Cover; simmer until cooked through, 15 minutes. Let cool completely. Tear chicken into thin strips.

Prepare dressing:

2. Combine vinegar, mustard, shallots, salt and pepper in bowl. Whisk in oil in slow stream until well blended. Stir in cheese; set aside.

To serve:

3. Arrange greens on platter with chicken, tomatoes and avocado. Top with bacon. Drizzle with dressing. Serve immediately.