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Everyone loves a good Cobb Salad and this one is fabulous!  

This Cobb Salad includes blackened chicken, bacon, smoked ham, avocado, boiled eggs, blue cheese, tomatoes, and topped with homemade Cayenne Ranch dressing.  It is truly the Best Cobb Salad.

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Best Cobb Salad with homemade Cayenne Ranch Dressing #salad #cobb saladBest Cobb Salad with homemade Cayenne Ranch Dressing #salad #cobb salad

Do you enjoy a Cobb Salad?  This Cobb salad is kicked up with blackened chicken and a delicious Cayenne Ranch dressing.  This dressing nor the chicken is spicy, but it adds tons of flavor to a basic salad.  My husband loves Cobb salads, and I was noticing he has been ordering them a lot lately when we eat out.  After a few bites of one of his salads, I did not see why he liked Cobb salads so much.  The Cobb salad tasted as I had always thought, boring.  I told my husband, Jerry, I was going to make him a Cobb Salad that would beat the taste of all the salads from his favorite restaurants.  Jerry and my son, Casey, agreed that this Cobb salad was the best they had ever had which is why I called it the Best Cobb Salad.

Best Cobb Salad Cayenne Ranch
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Best Cobb Salad

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Author: Diane @Recipes for our Daily Bread


  • 7 ounce pack Romaine Lettuce chopped and divided into 5 portions which about 1 cup each.
  • 5 eggs boiled - 1 per person
  • Avocado chopped
  • 1 large tomato chopped or cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 pound smoked ham chopped - I used Petti Jean Smoked Ham, divided equally between 5 servings
  • 2 - 1/2 large chicken breast 1/2 breast per person
  • 2 - 1/2 teaspoons blackening seasoning
  • 1 pound bacon cooked hard and crumbled, divided into 5 servings
  • Five-ounce container of blue cheese
  • 1- ounce pack Hidden Valley Ranch salad dressing mix
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • plus ¼ teaspoon coarse grind black pepper
  • and 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Last 1 tablespoon Hot Sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon Cayenne pepper


  • Season each chicken breast with 1 teaspoon of blackening each.
  • Cook chicken 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  • Remove chicken from the oven and chop into bite size pieces.
  • Cook bacon until hard, see my oven fried bacon post. It is the easiest way to fry bacon.
  • Chop ham into bite size pieces.
  • Boil eggs and slice them.
  • Layered a cup of chopped Romaine lettuce in each plate.
  • Add the ham, chicken, bacon, sliced boiled eggs, blue cheese, Avocado, and tomato.
  • Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl and mix well.
  • Seal in an airtight container. I use a mason jar.
  • Refrigerate

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13 thoughts on “FLAVORFUL COBB SALAD”

  1. The salad sounds wonderful. I’m a little leery about the dressing. In my past experiences of using mayo the mayo overpowered the taste.

  2. Confusing directions with the dressing mix; is it 1 packet + 1 tsp. dressing mix from another packet? Thank you.

    • Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment on my blog, Recipes For Our Daily Bread. You were right! The instructions were confusing. I used a 1-ounce pack of dry Ranch dressing.

      I hope this clears the confusion up. Let me know if you enjoy this recipe.

      Diane Roark

  3. This looks incredible! Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you taking the time to party with us. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm.. Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  4. Diane, you are a queen of salads and dressing, and you’ve done it again. The picture is fabulous with it arranged beautifully! Way to go and can’t wait to try this one; Cobb is one of Stan’s favorites. Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow


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