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A classic healthy chicken cobb salad on a white plate

Chicken Cobb Salad (Dairy Free, Whole30)

A healthy chicken Cobb salad with all the classic toppings: chicken, bacon, avocado, jammy eggs, and topped with ranch dressing. Whole30, paleo, and dairy free.

Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy cobb salad, paleo cobb salad, whole30 salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 1017 kcal
Author Cheryl Malik


  • 1-2 tablespoons vinegar of choice for boiling eggs
  • 6 large eggs
  • 8 slices bacon cooked until crisp and drained on paper towels
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 8 cups lettuce frisée, green leaf, red leaf, romaine or desired mix
  • 2 cups cooked chicken diced
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes halved
  • 1 ripe avocado peeled and sliced into 1/4” slices
  • Ranch dressing about 1/3 cup. See Note
  • green onions thinly sliced, for garnish


  1. Bring 8 cups of water to a boil in a large saucepan and add 1-2 tablespoons vinegar of choice. Gently lower eggs into the water and boil 8 minutes for medium-set yolks. Immediately drain the boiling water after 8 minutes and transfer eggs to an ice water bath. Let sit 5-10 minutes or until chilled. Drain the eggs and return to an empty pan or bowl. Jiggle and bounce the eggs against one another in the pan until the shells are very broken, and feel almost like mesh. Peel under running water and cut in half lengthwise.

  2. Break cooked and drained bacon into 1/2-1" pieces.
  3. Arrange lettuce of choice on a large plate or platter. Sprinkle salt and freshly ground pepper over then drizzle with about half of ranch. Arrange remaining toppings over in desired design. Top with remaining ranch dressing and garnish with green onions.

Recipe Notes

Make sure your ranch dressing is Whole30 compliant, if on Whole30. My favorite recipe is my Whole30 Dump Ranch Dressing. For a bottled Whole30 ranch dressing, try Primal Kitchen Ranch Dressing. It's dairy-free and made with avocado oil. Totally Whole30 compliant!

For more information on perfectly boiling eggs, check out my article on Perfect Easy Peel Hard and Soft Boiled Eggs here.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Cobb Salad (Dairy Free, Whole30)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1017 Calories from Fat 648
% Daily Value*
Fat 72g111%
Saturated Fat 20g125%
Cholesterol 654mg218%
Sodium 918mg40%
Potassium 1923mg55%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 11g46%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 68g136%
Vitamin A 3635IU73%
Vitamin C 38.5mg47%
Calcium 169mg17%
Iron 6.5mg36%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.