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The Best Chicken Cobb Salad (Whole 30, Paleo)


Please, take a moment to fully appreciate the beauty of this salad. I’m not only talking about the colours of the rainbow presented on the plate, but also the play of textures. I hardly ever say this about salads, but this plate of salad right here should be crown the queen of salad bowl. It is that amazing, so much so I ate it for 3 days consecutively. I could have this for lunch every single day. Yes, it is that good.

I mean, the crunch from the cucumber, sharpness of the red onions, sweetness of the cherry tomatoes, creamy avocado, and don’t even get me started on that warm spiced chicken. The dressing was creamy, tangy, with a little heat to it. This is honestly one of the BEST salad that I have ever made in my entire life. 

Did I also mentioned that it is Whole 3o compliant? Just use compliant mayo, which you can easily make your own with the video recipe found here. To tell you the truth, writing this post is making me extremly hungry. Guess what I’d be making myself for lunch again tomorrow? 😀

Best Chicken Cobb Salad (Whole 30, Paleo)

Servings 2


Spiced Chicken

  • 1 chicken breast cubed
  • ¼ tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp old bay seasoning
  • 1 tsp olive oil


  • 1 hardboiled egg sliced
  • 1 head romaine lettuce chopped into bite size
  • ¼ red onion thinly sliced
  • 5 cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 english cucumber seeded & diced
  • 1 avocado pitted & diced


  • 2 tbsp mayo Whole 30 compliant recipe below
  • 1 tsp tobasco sauce
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tbsp hot water
  • Black pepper & salt


  • Marinate chicken with smoked paprika & old bay seasoning and 1 tsp olive oil.
  • Heat pan on medium high heat with 1 tbsp olive oil.
  • Pan fry chicken until cooked through, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Place all the ingredients for dressing in a bowl and mix until combined.
  • Place lettuce in bowl, top with cucumber, tomatoes, onion, chicken, avocado, egg, and drizzle dressing over.


Whole 30 Mayo:

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  • Reply
    15 May, 2017 at 11:45 am

    Hello! Thank you for sharing. May I know where to get nice avocados? The Ones from ntuc always has black stringy bits.

    • Reply
      Sharon Lam
      16 May, 2017 at 10:30 am

      Hi Cassie, you are most welcome. I normally get my avocados from ntuc finest. The black stringy bits will usually mean that it’s overly ripe. Peel back the cap at the top of the avocado where the stem is. A good avocado peels away easily and you see green underneath. If it is brown then it’s too ripe, if it doesn’t come off easily, it’s not ready.

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    Classy Flavors
    16 May, 2017 at 2:02 am

    I love salad. Fantastic recipe. I love it. 🙂

  • Reply
    Alisa Ewert
    16 May, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    This will make my dinner table perfect 🙂

  • Reply
    18 May, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    wow i love this. the picture looks yummy

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