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cobb salad

One of the best things about a cobb salad is that it uses a small amount of a lot of ingredients so it’s great when you have all of them already on hand. You can use a bottled dressing if you prefer but this one is really easy and worth the effort of making it from scratch.

1 bone-in breast of chicken, with skin on
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
Salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper
1 slice thick-cut bacon

Juice from 1/2 lemon
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon honey
Salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper
2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Romaine lettuce (about 2 cups)
1/8 cucumber, thinly sliced
1 small tomato, cut into wedges
1/8 red onion, thinly sliced
1 hard-boiled egg, chopped
1-2 ounces blue cheese, crumbled

1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Place chicken breast on baking sheet and rub skin with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and bake for 30-35 minutes, until chicken is cooked through. Set aside to cool. Reduce heat to 375°F.
2. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a baking rack over top. Place bacon on baking rack and roast for 15 minutes. Flip bacon and cook for another 2-3 minutes, until desired doneness. Set aside.
3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, mustard, honey and salt and pepper. Slowly whisk in olive oil to emulsify.
4. In a serving bowl, combine romaine, cucumber, tomato and onion. Top with egg and blue cheese. Remove chicken meat from bones, shred and discard skin and bones. Add chicken to salad along with crumbled bacon. Pour enough vinaigrette over salad to coat and serve immediately.

Serves 1.


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