Raise your hand if you find yourself frequenting the fast food drive-thru on a weekly basis. Look, I get it. Feeding yourself, let alone an entire family, can be a time-consuming burden. Fast food to the rescue! BUT. What if I told you that you can make this rotisserie chicken cobb salad recipe in under five minutes?
And, no, five minutes is not an exaggeration. This dinner will be on your rotation until you're 86 and have only the energy to make one meal a week. It's that simple, and good!
What you need to make 5-minute rotisserie chicken cobb salad
Only four ingredients! Well, technically more, but! You only have to buy five things at the store to make this salad. Here's what you need:
- Rotisserie chicken (I buy mine from Costco)
- Mixed greens (spinach, kale, chard, etc)
- Taylor Farms Avocado Ranch chopped salad kit
- Hard boiled eggs
Recently, I had a discussion with a fellow food blogger friend who is a dietitian. We were discussing gluten-free eating, and how the food industry makes it extremely easy and convenient to eat like crap—over processed foods, empty carbs, high sugar content. I didn't realize how prevalent and true her statement was, until I visited the grocery store with that concept in the front of my mind. (Don't get me wrong, you know I like to eat ice cream and indulge in the sweet goodness of cookies, but I also like to eat fresh and healthy meals for most meals.)
The end caps and freezer meals were piled high with packaged goods, delivering the promise of a quick fix. But they were also full of the ingredients I don't want to be eating regularly.
Cheap, easy, and healthy meals on a budget
What I needed was a healthy and fresh option full of real, whole foods that A) could feed my whole family and B) didn't break the bank.
And that's how the rotisserie chicken cobb salad was born.
What makes up a cobb salad
Traditionally, a cobb salad includes:
- Hard boiled eggs
Arrange them in pretty and colorful rows, and you have yourself a winning salad!
FYI, I always make my hard boiled eggs in the Instant Pot, and so should you! Click here for the tutorial on how to easily make them. It will change your life.
Why rotisserie chicken in your salad?
Because this lady doesn't always have time to prep and roast chicken. And Costco makes a fabulous rotisserie chicken that is responsibly prepared and antibiotic free. All for $4.99. Winner, winner, chicken dinner! (Also, you can make multiple meals from one chicken!)
Now, get on to making this 5-minute rotisserie chicken cobb salad recipe. Grab the recipe below and enjoy!
5-Minute Rotisserie Chicken Cobb Salad Recipe
- 1 Taylor Farms Avocado Ranch chopped salad kit
- ½ rotisserie chicken cut into ½ inch cubes
- 2 cups grape tomatoes halved
- 4 hard boiled eggs
- Pour the greens from the salad kit in a bowl. Add in the chicken, grapes, eggs, packaged toppings, and dressing.
- Mix well and serve.