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Full of high flavors, Smoked Chicken Cobb Salad with Avocado Dressing will become your new favorite salad. Be sure to check out our innovative method for indoor smoking on your cooktop.

Recipe by Cooking Light August 2013


Credit: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr

Recipe Summary

30 mins
48 mins
Serves 4


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • To prepare dressing, combine first 7 ingredients in a mini food processor; process until smooth.

  • To prepare salad, cook bacon in a nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan; crumble. Add canola oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add chicken to pan; sauté 6 minutes on each side or until done. Cool slightly; shred with 2 forks.

  • Pierce 10 holes on one side of the bottom of a 13 x 9-inch disposable aluminum foil pan. Place holes over element on cooktop; place wood chips over holes inside pan. Place a shallow ovenproof bowl on opposite end of pan. Add chicken and stock to bowl. Heat element under holes to medium-high; let stand 1 minute or until chips begin to smoke. Carefully cover pan with foil. Reduce heat to low; smoke chicken 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Drain.

  • Combine spinach, romaine, and basil in a large bowl; toss. Arrange 2 cups spinach mixture on each of 4 plates. Divide bacon, chicken, 1/3 cup avocado, tomatoes, eggs, and cheese evenly among plates. Drizzle about 3 tablespoons dressing over each salad.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

333 calories; fat 21.7g; saturated fat 5.8g; mono fat 11.1g; poly fat 2.8g; protein 27.2g; carbohydrates 8.9g; fiber 4.6g; cholesterol 154mg; iron 2.9mg; sodium 487mg; calcium 146mg.