Green goddess Cobb salad recipe with chicken, avocado, bacon, and Green Goddess Dressing makes the perfect main course salad for lunch or dinner. 

Green Goddess Cobb Salad with Chicken

Main course salads are always a hit in our household. Everything from Panera Thai Chicken Salad to Grilled Summer Steak Salad with Corn just to name a few. They’re ready in a flash and reliably delicious.

Now, we’re adding this green goddess Cobb salad to our dinner menu rotation. What makes this salad so irresistibly delicious? Variety of flavors, texture, and the best Green Goddess Dressing!

green goddess cobb salad with chicken

It’s such a good chopped salad with crispy bacon, protein-packed chicken, creamy avocado, and savory feta. The dressing is the perfect combination of creamy, herby, and garlicky.

Very simple to make too! Especially if you have leftover cooked chicken or eggs. And if you don’t, preparing all of the ingredients from scratch does not take long. 

What’s In Green Goddess Cobb Salad?

For green goddess Cobb salad recipe you will need the following ingredients:  

  • Lettuce – I love romaine lettuce just because it’s something we always have in our fridge. Iceberg lettuce works too or a combination of both.
  • Chicken – You can use grilled chicken breast, thinly sliced or diced.  Or roasted, poached, or even rotisserie chicken.
  • Bacon – Crisp the bacon in the oven. It’s so easy and by far my favorite way for cooking bacon. 
  • Tomatoes – Look for sweet cherry tomatoes. They make the best addition to the salad.
  • Hard-Boiled Eggs – Do you have a favorite way for hard cooking eggs? I simply use the boiling water method. It’s quick and easy. Cool the eggs completely before peeling.
  • Avocado – Avocado, in my opinion, makes any salad better! Use 1-2 avocados. Make sure they’re ripe. Chop or thinly slice the avocado.
  • Shallot – Instead of red onions, I love using shallots. They are mild tasting than the red onions.
  • Feta – Usually a variety of blue cheese is used in a Cobb salad but I swapped it out for feta cheese. It’s not as strong as the blue cheese and adds the perfect savory component to the salad.
  • Green Goddess Dressing – Make the dressing up to 3 days in advance and keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

ingredients for green goddess salad recipe

Ways to Switch up a Cobb Salad

There are a variety of ways to switch up a Cobb salad to suit your taste. Try some of these easy add-ins or swap out an ingredient or two for what you have on hand:

  • Cucumbers
  • Green Onions
  • Fresh Corn
  • Chickpeas
  • Shrimp
  • Spinach
  • Radishes
  • Salmon

How to Make a Cobb Salad

To Serve Immediately: Making a Cobb salad is simply a matter of layering all of the ingredients on a large platter and spooning the dressing on top. It tastes the best when served immediately.

Tip: To save on prep time, cook the chicken, and eggs, and make the dressing a few days in advance. Keep refrigerated in separate containers until ready to serve. 

cobb salad with chicken in white bowl

To Serve Later: This is also a great meal prep salad. Pack the dressing separately, and leave the avocado off until just before serving. Layer the rest of the ingredients in single-serving containers and keep covered in the fridge until ready to eat.

green goddess salad recipe with chicken

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chicken cobb salad with goddess dressing

Green Goddess Cobb Salad

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  • Author: Katya
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Chopped
  • Cuisine: American


Cobb salad with a twist! This cobb salad recipe with chicken, avocado, bacon and Green Goddess Dressing makes the perfect main course salad for lunch or dinner.


Units Scale
  • 6 cups chopped romaine lettuce, from about 1-2 heads
  • 12 oz. cooked chicken breast, thinly sliced or diced
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked until crisp and chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 4 large hard-boiled eggs, peeled and quartered
  • 12 ripe avocados, diced
  • 1 large shallot, thinly sliced
  • 4 oz. crumbled feta cheese
  • Green Goddess Dressing


  1. On a large platter, arrange the romaine lettuce with chicken, bacon, tomatoes, eggs, avocados, shallots, and feta on top.
  2. Spoon the Green Goddess Dressing over the salad and serve.


  • Chicken: Grilled chicken is really good in this salad. I used two medium chicken breasts. But you can also use roasted, poached, rotisserie, or any kind of leftover chicken.
  • Substitutions: For the shallots use thinly sliced red onions. For the feta cheese, crumbled blue cheese would be a good substitute.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 460
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Sodium: 677.3 mg
  • Fat: 36 g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.7 g
  • Protein: 26 g
  • Cholesterol: 215 mg