Skinny Cobb Salad with Balsamic Honey Mustard Vinaigrette| Craving Something Healthy

Skinny Cobb Salad with Balsamic Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

A hearty but healthy dinner salad that's packed with protein and healthy fats
Course dinner, Main Course, Salad
Keyword chicken, salad
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 504kcal
Author Craving Something Healthy


Lemon-Herb Chicken

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Honey Mustard Balsamic Dressing

  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • pinch of salt and fresh ground pepper or to taste


  • 4 cups mixed baby greens (packed)
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and sliced
  • 6 large strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 2 ounces good-quality blue cheese
  • 2 strips nitrate-free bacon, cooked until crisp crumbled
  • 1 medium avocado pitted and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons roasted pumpkin seeds


To prepare the Lemon-Herb Chicken:

  • Place the chicken in a bowl or shallow container.
  • Combine remaining ingredients in a measuring cup. Mix well, and pour over the chicken breasts. Turn to coat well. Cover the chicken and refrigerate for at least an hour, or overnight.
  • Heat the grill, and oil the grill grate. Place the chicken on the grill and cook for about 5-7 minutes on each side until the chicken is cooked through and registers 165 degrees on a meat thermometer.
  • Set the chicken aside to cool. Slice into strips when cool

To prepare the Honey Mustard Balsamic Dressing

  • Combine the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, mustard, honey, salt and pepper in a jar. Shake well to combine. Set aside until ready to use.

To prepare the salad:

  • Combine the salad greens, sliced eggs, strawberries, cheese, crumbled bacon, and avocado slices. Add the sliced chicken.
  •  Pour the dressing over the salad and sprinkle with the pumpkin seeds.
    Portion the salad onto two plates and serve immediately. 


Calories: 504kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 176mg | Sodium: 731mg | Potassium: 960mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1045IU | Vitamin C: 45.4mg | Calcium: 128mg | Iron: 2.8mg