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This salad is everything I love about Cobb salad, but much lighter. If I’m going to eat salad for dinner it better actually be healthy, right? Instead of adding smoky bacon, I coated the chicken in smoked paprika before sauteing. It makes the salad so flavorful, you won’t even miss the bacon. I also opted for a light, flavorful vinegrette instead of a heavy ranch-like dressing. With so many bold ingredients, like olives, feta and red onion, I didn’t want the dressing to weigh the salad down. The bright tomatoes and creamy eggs and avocado, combined with these bold flavors make for one amazing meal!
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It is definitely not summer weather where I live right now. So why all the dinner salads? I couldn’t tell you! I’ve just been on a salad kick lately. I’m sure I will thank myself for all these creations when summer comes around. Warm weather sounds really good right now!

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Smoked Paprika Chicken Cobb Salad
Author: Meaningful Eats
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Serves: 4
Cobb salad with chicken cooked in smoked paprika and a toss with a flavorful vinaigrette.
Ingredients
  • For the chicken:
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into small cubes
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • For the dressing:
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • For the salad:
  • 1/4 cup olives, chopped
  • 3 hard boiled eggs, chopped
  • 1/3 cup cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 head of romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 avocado, chopped
Instructions
  1. For the chicken – Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Toss the cubed chicken with the smoked paprika and garlic salt. Saute the chicken in the olive oil until cooked through, about 6-7
  2. minutes. Cool slightly before adding to the salad.
  3. For the dressing – Combine all ingredients in a jar and shake. Set aside for later.
  4. Toss all the ingredients for the salad, the chicken, and 2-3 tablespoons of the dressing (or until coated). Serve immediately and enjoy!

Other delicious dinner salads:

Steak, Roasted Sweet Potato, and Blackberry Salad
Salad Nicoise with Fresh Herb Vinaigrette

4 Responses

  1. Leanne says:

    This looks so yummy! I might try this sometime this week!

  2. Aida says:

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  3. Tracy says:

    Looks delicious!

  4. Liz says:

    Nice recipe. Thank you.

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