Balsamic Chicken Cobb Salad with Pasta Recipe

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Carrie James Modified: March 24, 2022
Balsamic Chicken Cobb Salad with Pasta Recipe

How To Make Balsamic Chicken Cobb Salad with Pasta

Update an old classic with this chicken-filled cobb salad recipe. It a balsamic chicken and some added pasta to make it a complete meal.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 40 minutes
Total: 50 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • cupsdry rotini pasta,leave out for a grain free version or you can also use penne or farfalle
  • 1-2chicken breasts,skinless boneless, pounded to even thickness
  • salt and black pepper,to taste
  • 1tbspolive oil
  • 1tbspbalsamic vinegar
  • 2avocados,peeled, pitted and cut into slices or chopped
  • 4cupsmixed green lettuce,chopped
  • 3eggs,hard boiled, peeled and sliced
  • 6slicesbacon,cooked and chopped
  • 1cupgrape or cherry tomatoes,halved
  • ½cucumber,sliced in rounds or chopped
  • ½cupfeta or blue cheese,crumbled

For Vinaigrette:

  • 4tbspwhite balsamic vinegar
  • 2tbsphoney
  • ½tspgarlic powder
  • ¼cupextra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper,to taste

Instructions

  1. In a resealable zip-top bag, add chicken, salt, pepper, balsamic vinegar and garlic and marinate for at least 30 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, prepare the pasta according to package directions. Drain, rinse under cool water, and set aside in a large bowl.

  3. Preheat grill to medium-high heat and cook for 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until the internal temperature reaches 165 Remove the chicken from the grill and tent with foil.

  4. Let it rest and cool a bit for about 10 minutes and then slice or chop into bite-sized pieces.

  5. Whisk together all the ingredients for the vinaigrette. Drizzle 2 tablespoons over the cooked pasta and half a tablespoon over the sliced avocado (to prevent from browning).

  6. In a large bowl, add the lettuce, then top with cooked pasta, eggs, avocado, bacon, tomatoes, cucumber and cheese. Drizzle with dressing right before serving.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 597.57kcal
  • Fat: 41.17g
  • Saturated Fat: 10.50g
  • Trans Fat: 0.08g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 22.67g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.58g
  • Carbohydrates: 38.37g
  • Fiber: 6.71g
  • Sugar: 10.86g
  • Protein: 20.81g
  • Cholesterol: 126.12mg
  • Sodium: 717.64mg
  • Calcium: 122.09mg
  • Potassium: 802.74mg
  • Iron: 2.44mg
  • Vitamin A: 146.38µg
  • Vitamin C: 12.79mg
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