platter cobb salad with avocado, tomatoes, eggs and bacon and grilled chicken
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Platter Cobb Salad with Vinegar Brined Chicken

Please everyone at the table with an easy, fresh platter cobb salad. Dress it with creamy ranch or keep it classic with a red wine vinaigrette. Perfect for warm weather entertaining!
Course Main Course
Prep Time 1 day
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 day 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 787kcal
Author Rachel Ballard

Ingredients

  • 6 cups greens or lettuces romaine, baby greens, or fresh spinach all work
  • ½ pint cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 large avocado sliced
  • 4 hard boiled eggs peeled, and chopped in to bite size pieces *see note 1
  • 6 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese optional
  • 3 vinegar brined chicken breasts, grilled *see note 2
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinaigrette *see note 3

Instructions

  • In a large bowl or on a platter, layer the greens, tomatoes, avocado, eggs, bacon and cheese.
  • Add the chopped chicken and pour over the dressing. Toss to coat and serve.

Notes

Note 1: Boil eggs in simmering water for 8 to 10 minutes. Drain, and cover with cool water until you can handle them. Peel and chop. For more information see: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchen/deviled-eggs-recipe-1973562
Note 2: Any grilled chicken will work here as will rotisserie chicken if you're in a serious pinch. For my full vinegar brined chicken recipe, see: https://feastandfarm.com/vinegar-bbq-chicken/  This recipe is best if you can marinate the chicken the night before, but 6 to 8 hours is also good. 
Note 3: See suggested recipes in body of post, or you can buy one pre-made just make sure it's low in sugar and not colored. You can also try: https://www.culinaryhill.com/homemade-red-wine-vinaigrette/

Nutrition

Calories: 787kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 60g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 325mg | Sodium: 570mg | Potassium: 1006mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1530IU | Vitamin C: 32.4mg | Calcium: 123mg | Iron: 3mg