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Low Carb Cobb Chicken Salad

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Low Carb Cobb Chicken Salad is a great way to use up leftovers for a low carb/keto recipe idea for meal prepping or busy weeknights!

low carb chicken cobb salad meal prep idea

There are infinite possibilities to cobb salad ideas – and, using leftover grilled chicken is not a genius hack. It’s been done over and over and over. But! It’s a tried and true recipe that always delivers on appearance and taste! 

In the movie Julie and Julia there’s the scene where Julie goes to lunch with her friends — and they all order the cobb salad, each with a different topping removed. Julie doesn’t like eggs, so she orders her cobb salad sans eggs. 

That’s how I feel about cobb salads, too! I don’t like eggs, but I like other things.

This is a salad recipe you can mix and match ingredients until you find the combinations you love the best.

You may even find you have several combos, which makes eating this salad often not so bad!

keto salad recipe idea using leftovers


When you’re just starting to eat low carb or keto, you hear the words “keto flu” a LOT! In Maria Emmerich’s book, Keto, you can read how to avoid this, and what to do when you feel it coming on. Most of the time, it’s as simple as drinking more water, eating more protein or fat, or upping your sodium. If you are wanting to learn more about the keto diet, this book is absolutely wonderful. It includes all the science-y things you need to know, but in an “everyday” language you can understand. 

Low carb chicken cobb salad recipe idea

This Low Carb Cobb Chicken Salad recipe uses Meal Prep Grilled Chicken plus a few other “goodies” listed below:

  • butter lettuce
  • hard-boiled eggs
  • shredded carrots
  • diced cucumbers
  • goat cheese
  • french onion strings
  • greek yogurt ranch dressing

Delicious low carb cobb chicken salad recipe

Low Carb Cobb Chicken Salad is definitely one of those recipes you could turn into a gigantic salad, and serve as a main dish.

What Kitchen Items Do I Need?

  • Pasta Bowls work so well for cobb salads. They’re shallow, so there’s more room to line everything up.
  • If you’re serving this “DIY” style as a salad bar, you might want some small bowls for all the toppings.
  • This wooden tray would be nice for serving a large cobb salad.


Or, put out all the ingredients plus any other you have on hand, and let folks make their own cobb salads — a great way to teach your kids about pairing ingredients for a well-balanced meal!

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keto salad recipe idea using leftovers

Low Carb Cobb Chicken Salad

5 from 5 reviews
  • Author: Sweetpea
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: salad
  • Method: no-cook


Low Carb Cobb Chicken Salad is a great way to use up leftovers for a low carb/keto recipe idea anytime!


  • 2 cups chopped butter lettuce
  • 2 chopped hard-boiled eggs
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup diced cucumbers
  • 3/4 cup sliced grilled chicken
  • 1/4 cup french onion strings
  • 1/8 cup prepared greek yogurt ranch dressing


  1. Chop all ingredients, and place aside.
  2. Assemble salad in a bowl, and “line up” prepped items however you please.
  3. Pour dressing over top and serve!
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Here are a few other low carb/keto salad recipes:

What are your favorite Cobb Salad combinations?? Let me know in the comments below!

You can save this graphic to your favorite Pinterest Salad Board!

low carb cobb chicken salad recipe


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  1. Pinned! Hubby and I have been doing low carb for a little while now, I love having recipes handy to know what to make. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

    1. They are way easier when you have the components pre-chopped! You should never have to work THAT hard for a salad! 😉

  2. Even my carb lovin’ heart loved this salad!! These are the kind of salads where you don’t realize you’re cutting carbs – soo yummy, thank you!

  3. Yum this looks like a great salad!! I also love boiled eggs so it is win win for me looking at this one. I can’t wait to give this healthy low carb salad a go, cheers for another great recipe Ashley!!

  4. Your photos make me want to just dig right into this salad. I love cobb salad with the egg, but I think this version looks perfect!

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