Give a classic Cobb salad extra crunch! This crispy chicken Cobb salad is easy to make in an air fryer or oven and is loaded with avocado, hard boiled eggs, bacon and blue cheese, and the best salad dressing!
1headbutter lettuce or romainechopped (a combination of the two is great)
6strips cooked baconroughly chopped
3hard-boiled eggspeeled and sliced
1avocadopeeled, pitted, and cut into slices
1cupcooked corn kernels
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepperto taste
Make the dressing by combining the olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, blue cheese, garlic, salt and pepper in a blender. This can also be done with a whisk, blending until creamy. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to use. This can be done a few days in advance, and the flavors do improve with time. Be sure to whisk before using.
Preheat air fryer or oven (with a rack in the center of the oven) to 400°F.
In a medium bowl, stir together the panko breadcrumbs, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder until combined. Stir in 2 tablespoons of olive oil until the mixture is well coated. If you feel like your mixture needs a touch more olive oil, add a bit more. Set aside.
Use remaining tablespoon of olive oil to brush the chicken breast. Season on both sides with salt and pepper. CoEat the chicken on all sides with the panko breadcrumb mixture. Transfer to the air fryer (or on a baking sheet and place in the oven). Airfry/bake for 12 minutes, flipping once in the middle, until the chicken is golden, with an internal temperature of 165°F. Transfer to a cutting board to rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
Toss the butter lettuce and romaine in a large bowl with a few tablespoons of dressing. Arrange on a platter and top with sliced chicken, blue cheese, bacon, eggs, tomatoes, avocado and corn. Season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.
Adapted from Cobb Salad, Saveur (July, 2012), originally from The Los Angeles Times California Cookbook (Plume, 1981) and Cobb Salad by Ellie Krieger, Healthy Appetite with Ellie Krieger via Food Network..