Serve this fabulous Chipotle Chicken Cobb Salad with Peaches, Avocado and Bacon at any summer party! It's a dinner salad with Sweet Peach Dressing that everyone will love.
Course Entrée/Main / Salad
Cuisine North American
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Total Time 40minutes
Author Flavour & Savour
Chipotle Chicken Marinade
2tbspolive oilextra virgin
1tsplemon zestfinely grated
1tsplime zestfinely grated
1tspground chipotle pepper
6cupslettuce or mixed greens
8chicken thighsboneless, skinless
2largepeachessliced into 1/8ths
2mediumavocadospitted, peeled and sliced
Sweet Peach Salad Dressing
1/4cupolive oilextra virgin
2tbsplemon juiceor champagne vinegar
2tsphoneyor more if you like a sweeter dressing
Combine the Sweet Peach Salad Dressing ingredients in a blender or small food processor until very smooth. Taste and adjust the seasoning, adding more honey or salt as desired. Set aside to allow flavours to blend.
Combine the Chipotle Chicken marinade ingredients. Add to chicken thighs in a ziplock bag, massage to coat all the chicken pieces. Refrigerate until ready to grill.
While the chicken is marinating, cook the bacon, drain, pat dry with paper towels, crumble or chop.
Grill the chicken until no longer pink inside and it has reached an internal temperature of at least 165°F. Remove from heat and slice.
While the chicken is cooking, grill the peaches if desired. They won't take long to develop grill marks. Turn with tongs and grill on the other side, then remove from the heat while still firm.
Arrange Cobb Salad on a large platter. Start with a bed of lettuce or mixed greens. Add chicken, cherry tomatoes, grilled (or fresh) peaches, avocado and bacon. Serve, then drizzle with Sweet Peach Salad Dressing.
HOW TO COOK BACON IN THE OVEN WITHOUT MAKING A MESS
Heat oven to 400°F.
Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
Place a cooling rack on top of the paper.
Lay bacon strips on the rack.
Bake for 10 minutes, then use tongs to turn strips over and continue baking until they’ve reached the desired crispness.
Remove from oven, drain on paper towel. Discard parchment paper.