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Jerk Chicken Cobb Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing

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Jerk Chicken Cobb Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing, is a delightfully filling, super tasty, easy to make salad recipe with a Jamaican twist you are bound to fall in love with! This loaded salad has a bed of green leaf lettuce and topped with perfectly marinated jerk chicken, sliced avocados, cherry red tomatoes, bacon, feta or blue cheese, red onions and herbs. Add a generous drizzle of the homemade honey mustard dressing for the perfect filling lunch or dinner!

Jerk Chicken Cobb Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing

Jerk Chicken Cobb Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing

This fully loaded Jerk Chicken Cobb Salad is so filling, healthy, and full of different textures and flavours – it’s the perfect balance of proteins, healthy fats, and veggies! Paired with the homemade herby honey mustard dressing this salad is bound to be a hit for you and all those you share with! Here are some other reasons why I love this salad:

  • Easy to prepare with no strange ingredients
  • Totally customizable, with many ingredients to swap in/out with
  • Hearty and filling, perfect for dinner parties and gatherings

Why is it called a Cobb Salad?

The well-known Cobb Salad is said to be named after Robert Howard Cobb, restaurant owner of the Brown Derby located in Hollywood, CA in the early 1900’s. It is said that he was very hungry one late night, and tossed together the salad – which was of course a hit and has stuck around for decades!

How to Make Jerk Chicken Cobb Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing

  1. Make Honey Mustard Dressing: in a small bowl whisk together olive oil, honey, red wine vinegar, garlic, italian seasoning, salt and pepper to taste. Continue to whisk until the dressing has emulsified.
  2. Marinate Jerk Chicken Breasts: place skinless, boneless chicken breasts that has been pounded to an even thickness in a flat dish with a cover. Add jerk chicken marinade and allow to marinate for at least an hour to preferably overnight.
  3. Cook Jerk Chicken Breast: When ready to cook, heat olive oil in a grill pan skillet, or flat skillet. Add both chicken breasts to the hot skillet and cook for 5 to 7 minutes without moving them. Flip both chicken breasts over, adding another tablespoon of butter to the skillet, if needed. Continue to cook the chicken for and additional 8-10 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 165°F (73°C).
  4. Assemble Jerk Chicken Cobb Salad: in a large salad bowl make a bed (base) with the leafy green lettuce. Arrange the chicken, avocado, cherry tomatoes, feta, eggs, bacon, and red onions over the greens and garnish the salad with the chopped parsley and chives. Serve with dressing separately or toss in with the salad
Jerk Chicken Cobb Salad

Tips for the Perfect Juicy Chicken Breast

  • Pound – chicken breast to an even thickness for even cooking.
  • Brine – your chicken breasts by filling a large enough bowl with 4 cups cold water and 1/4 cup kosher salt. Stir to combine until most of the salt has dissolved. Add the chicken breasts and let them sit in the mixture to brine for 15 minutes or up to 5 hours. This is an optional step, but a great one to do if you have time.
  • Cook at Room Temp – leave your chicken breasts at room temperature for 30 minutes before you start to cook them.
  • Don’t Overcook Your Breasts – cooking time will varying depending on the thickness of the chicken breasts.

What Jerk Marinade Should I Use?

You can make your own jerk marinade however, if you want to save some time, Grace Jerk Seasoning (Mild) as well as Walkerswood Jerk Seasoning (Hot) are two brands that are tried and true, always on hand and can be found in most grocery stores. They come in both mild and hot heat levels, so if spice isn’t your thing, you can opt for the mild selection.

TSS Tip: Check the heat level of your jerk marinade before you add it to the chicken. If you’re opposed to spice, go for mild, or mix the two for great flavour and heat!

Jerk Chicken Cobb Salad Recipe Ingredients

Honey Mustard Dressing

  • Olive Oil
  • Honey
  • Red Wine Vinegar
  • Garlic, minced
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Jerk Chicken Breasts

  • Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • Jerk Seasoning Marinade, see notes section
  • Olive Oil
  • Butter

Jerk Chicken Cobb Salad

  • Green Leafy Lettuce
  • Ripe Avocados
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Feta or Blue Cheese
  • Eggs
  • Bacon
  • Red Onion
  • Fresh Parsley, optional
  • Fresh Chives, optional
Jerk Chicken Cobb Salad

Other Additions to a Cobb Salad

  • Bell Peppers
  • Cucumbers
  • Corn
  • Peas
  • Ham
  • Steak
  • Salmon
  • Croutons

Can I Substitute the Blue Cheese?

Absolutely! If you’re not a fan of Roquefort, Gorgonzola or Blue Cheese try these substitutes:

  • Feta Cheese
  • Goat Cheese
  • Aged Cheddar

What is the Best Cobb Salad Dressing for Jerk Chicken Cobb Salad?

Considering the jerk chicken has bold flavour and more on the spicy side of the spectrum; sweeter, creamier dressings work very well with this recipe! Here are some options:

  • Honey Mustard – see below for recipe
  • Blue Cheese Dressing
  • Ranch Dressing
  • Italian Dressing

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Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps & W30 Mexican Cauli-Rice Burrito Bowl

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Jerk Chicken Cobb Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing

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Salads & Bowls, Condiments, Sauces & Marinades American // Caribbean
By Taneisha Morris Serves: 2 people
Prep Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes

Jerk Chicken Cobb Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing, is a delightfully filling, super tasty, easy to make salad recipe with a Jamaican twist you are bound to fall in love with! This loaded salad has a bed of green leaf lettuce and topped with perfectly marinated jerk chicken, sliced avocados, cherry red tomatoes, bacon, feta or blue cheese, red onions and herbs. Add a generous drizzle of the homemade honey mustard dressing for the perfect filling lunch or dinner!

Ingredients

  • Honey Mustard Dressing
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Clove Garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Jerk Chicken Breast
  • 2 boneless, skinless Chicken Breasts, pounded to even thickness
  • 4 tbsp Jerk Seasoning Marinade, see notes section
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • Jerk Chicken Cobb Salad
  • 2 Heads Green Leafy Lettuce, rinsed, and roughly chopped
  • 2 Ripe Avocados, seed removed, halved and sliced
  • 20 Cherry Tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup Blue Cheese or Feta, crumbled
  • 2 Eggs, hard-boiled
  • 5 Strips Bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 small Red Onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Parsley, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Chives, chopped

Instructions

Honey Mustard Dressing

1

In a small bowl whisk together olive oil, honey, red wine vinegar, garlic, italian seasoning, salt and pepper to taste. Continue to whisk until the dressing has emulsified.

Jerk Chicken Breasts

2

Place skinless, boneless chicken breasts that has been pounded to an even thickness in a flat dish with a cover. Add jerk chicken marinade and allow to marinate for at least an hour to preferably overnight.

3

When ready to cook, heat olive oil in a grill pan skillet, or flat skillet. Add both chicken breasts to the hot skillet and cook for 5 to 7 minutes without moving them. Flip both chicken breasts over, adding another tablespoon of butter to the skillet, if needed. Continue to cook the chicken for and additional 8-10 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 165°F (73°C). Time will varying depending on the thickness of the chicken breasts. Remove chicken breasts from skillet; set aside and keep covered.

Jerk Chicken Cobb Salad

4

In a large salad bowl make a bed (base) with the leafy green lettuce. Arrange the chicken, avocado, cherry tomatoes, feta, eggs, bacon, and red onions over the greens and garnish the salad with the chopped parsley and chives. Serve with dressing separately or toss in with the salad.

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Carita
    January 27, 2021 at 3:08 pm

    This salad was to DIE FOR! Actually it’s worth LIVING FOR because I want to live to eat it many more times. The flavor profile was the perfect amount of sweet, heat and salty! I made this while visiting my family and my parents RAVED about it. The dressing they said, “brought the entire dish together” and it did! I can’t say enough good things about this flavorful and hearty salad but that I’ll be making it again and again!

  • Reply
    Maxine
    January 28, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    Delicious and easy. The dressing capped everything off. It was such a great compliment to the spicy chicken breast.
    This is going to be a regular part of our meal planning repertoire.

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