Crispy and delicious Classic Cobb Salad with succulent grilled chicken is topped with a drizzle of mouth-watering homemade Keto Ranch Dressing!
Who doesn't love a cool and crisp salad? This is especially the case on hot summer days when cooking a big meal just doesn't seem very appealing. This Keto Cobb Salad is the perfect answer. It's filling and satisfying and is so quick and easy, you won't have to spend hours in the kitchen preparing it.
The Classic Cobb is one of my all-time favorite salads. The combination of flavors are perfect and with all the added protein, it's a perfect low carb main course salad.
This Keto Cobb Salad starts with succulent and tender grilled chicken breasts and a homemade ranch dressing that is so easy you will never buy store-bought again!
Finely chopped romaine, crispy fried bacon, sliced boiled eggs, creamy blue cheese, avocados and juicy tomatoes round off the flavors to create one tasty and healthy salad.
What's in Keto Cobb Salad
- Romaine lettuce
- Hard boiled eggs
- Cherry tomatoes
- Uncured bacon
- Blue cheese
- Keto Ranch Dressing
*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.
How to Make Low Carb Cobb Salad
Wash, dry and tear or shred the romaine lettuce and add it to a bowl.
Add the sliced chicken breast on one side over the lettuce.
Next, slice the cherry tomatoes in half and add them in the center of the bowl.
Add the sliced avocado on either side of the bowl.
Add the sliced eggs, bacon and finally the blue cheese crumbles. I added mine on either sides of the tomatoes.
Top with a drizzle of the ranch dressing right before serving.
Creating your own homemade dressing helps you to control the ingredients you're eating. This Keto Ranch Dressing only has 1 net carb per serving! How's that for a low carb salad dressing?
When you're making this low carb Ranch for your Keto Cobb Salad, you'll definitely want to make extra to use in other tasty ways.
It's perfect used as a dip for low carb veggies, as a dressing drizzled over bun less burgers and chicken or over any of your favorite Keto salad recipes.
What Makes Cobb Salad a Cobb Salad?
The Classic Cobb salad has been around for a long time and has chopped grilled or roasted chicken, boiled eggs, crispy bacon and a cool dressing.
There are various stories about the origin of the Cobb Salad. One story is that it was created by the chef at the Hollywood Brown Derby restaurant all the way back in 1937.
The chef named it after the owner of the restaurant Robert Cobb. Who knows if that's true, but one thing's for certain, it's one fantastic salad that is filling and delicious enough for a hearty meal.
Tips for Perfectly Grilled Chicken
One of the main ingredients in this Keto Cobb Salad is grilled chicken. Here are a few tips to ensure you have perfectly grilled chicken every time:
- Always start off with clean grates on your grill. Because chicken breasts are so lean, they will stick to dirty grates. After you've cleaned the grates brush them with a little oil to help create a nonstick surface.
- When it comes to chicken breasts, bigger is not always best. Large chicken breasts, over 10-12 ounces, take a long time to cook and can be difficult to cook evenly.
- If you have large chicken breasts or if the chicken breasts are uneven in thickness, pound down the thicker side to the thickness of the thinner side. Or you can opt to butterfly the breasts, if you prefer. Both will ensure even cooking.
- Because boneless, skinless chicken breasts are so lean, they should be grilled quickly over high heat to retain as much moisture as possible.
- Cook chicken breasts for 5-7 minutes on each side. Always use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature. You want your chicken to cook until it reaches 165F, this usually takes between 10 to 15 minutes.
- After you take the chicken off the grill, let them rest for about 10 minutes before cutting. This allows the juice to redistribute throughout the breasts.
Are There Carbs in a Cobb Salad?
Just like most all salads, there are a carbs in the vegetables. But because there's a lot of fiber in this salad, it brings the net carbs in Cobb Salad to just two carbs per serving.
Note: The recipe for the ranch dressing has 8 servings. The toppings for the cobb salad is for one salad. Add as much as you like, depending on how many people you are serving.
More Keto Salad Recipes
- Grilled Shrimp Salad with Apricot Vinaigrette
- Keto " Big Mac" Cheeseburger Salad
- Jalapeno Popper Egg Salad
- Zucchini Zoodle "Pasta" Salad
- Cauliflower "Potato" Salad
- Broccoli Salad with Bacon
- Grilled Chicken with Rosemary Citrus Glaze
FREE 20 EASY KETO RECIPES EBOOK
Keto Cobb Salad with Ranch Dressing
- 8 cups romaine lettuce
- 1 ½ pounds grilled chicken (or rotisserie), sliced
- 6 slices uncured bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes
- 1 Avocado, sliced
- 3 Hard boiled eggs
- ½ cup Blue Cheese crumbles
- 1 batch Keto Ranch Dressing
- Wash, dry and tear or shred the romaine lettuce and add it to a bowl.
- Add the sliced chicken breast on one side over the lettuce.
- Next, slice the cherry tomatoes in half and add them in the center of the bowl. Add the sliced avocado on either side of the bowl.
- Add the sliced eggs, bacon and finally the blue cheese crumbles. I added mine on either sides of the tomatoes. Top with a drizzle of the ranch dressing right before serving.
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*Nutritional data is provided as a courtesy and is accurate to the best of my knowledge. You can verify it using the nutrition calculator of your choice. All data is based on net carbs, without sugar alcohol- Swerve, Erythritol, Allulose, or Monk Fruit.
*Originally published on June 11, 2018, updated on May 11, 2021 with new photos, new video and helpful tips.