Barbecue Chicken Cobb Salad

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 12 mins

A nice twist to a Chicken Cobb salad. To get grilled flavor in every bite of this salad, cubed chicken is threaded onto skewers, brushed with barbecue sauce and grilled.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place lettuce in large bowl.
  2. Cut cucumber in half crosswise and remove seeds.
  3. Slice cucumber and onion.
  4. Then cut cucumber slices in half.
  5. Cut avocado in half lengthwise; remove seed and cut flesh away from skin.
  6. Dice avocado and tomatoes.
  7. Arrange cucumber, onion, avocado, tomatoes and cheese in diagonal rows, leaving a row open down center.
  8. Cover; refrigerate salad until ready to serve.
  9. Prepare grill for direct cooking over medium coals.
  10. Cut chicken into 1-inch cubes.
  11. Thread onto four 12-inch skewers and season with salt and black pepper.
  12. Place kebabs on grid of grill. Grill, covered, 10-12 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in the center, turning occasionally and brushing with barbecue sauce.
  13. Discard any remaining barbecue sauce.
  14. Remove chicken from grill; cool slightly and remove from skewers.
  15. Arrange chicken down center of salad; sprinkle with bacon, if desired.
  16. Drizzle dressing over salad; toss gently and serve immediately.
Most Helpful

Nice flavorful, light and easy dinner. I used sauteed chicken tossed with bbq sauce, but looking forward to making again using grilled bbq chicken. Thanks for posting the recipe.

Lucky in Bayview August 05, 2013

Excellent warm weather meal. I grilled the chicken plain, and just drizzled the bbq sauce over the salad with the ranch before mixing.

Cook4_6 May 23, 2013

What a great idea for a Cobb Salad! I loved the flavor combinations. An added bonus was that the salad was beautiful to serve! I've never tried bbq chicken on a salad before and thought it really worked well. I subbed the cheese for hard boiled eggs and added a few more slices of bacon. Thank you for posting! Made for Spring Pick A Chef in the Contests/Events forum.

LifeIsGood April 12, 2012