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March 30, 2014 - 4 Comments

 

I really crave salads as warmer months approach, and I was really craving a chopped chicken cobb salad. I love a cobb salad, mostly for the hard-boiled eggs, but also for all the ways you can get creative with it. I like to add absolutely everything, but the kitchen sink in my cobb salads. This was the perfect meal to get Zach and I through a week of packing. It’s been an insanely busy and tiring week. Luckily, it’s almost over. We are officially moved out of our townhouse. This was bittersweet, and are awaiting our big move-in tomorrow. I am so excited I can hardly contain myself. I guess this is how it is when you own your first home. Today will be a day of relaxation, good beer and good food, which is much needed and well-deserved! I apologize for my absence for the next couple of days, but good things are a-coming … including finally getting to cook on a gas range! It’s been so long! I hope everyone had a great weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

Beer Love:

Beer: Boulevard’s Pop-Up Session IPA
Brewed By: Boulevard Brewing Company
Style: American IPA
ABV: 4.3%
IBU: 40.5
Description: I don’t know about you, but once Spring and Summer rolls around I get a craving for lighter beers. I will still enjoy a stout every once in a while, but since it tends to get quite hot here in the Summer, I really crave pale ales and session IPAs. Session IPAs are great. They are great drinking brews, that don’t lack in flavor, but don’t knock you on your feet when it comes to heaviness. This is what I love about Boulevard’s Pop-Up Session IPA. It’s such a great IPA all together, but it’s alcohol content is low enough that you can enjoy more than one in a sitting! I love this, and I love this beer for this salad. I definitely wanted something on the “lighter” side, but something that didn’t lack in flavor. This beer was perfect for the job. Give it a try, if you can get your hands on it!

Cheers!
 

Justine
 

 

 

 

Chopped Chicken Cobb Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4

Chopped Chicken Cobb Salad

This cobb salad combines some of my favorite flavors: blueberries, chicken, avocado, bacon and more!

Ingredients

    FOR THE DRESSING
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • FOR THE SALAD
  • 6 cups mixed greens
  • 1 cup monterey jack cheese, grated
  • 2 chicken breasts, fully cooked and diced
  • 6 strips of bacon, fully cooked and diced
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 4 roma tomatoes, seeds removed and chopped
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs, diced
  • 1 cup corn kernels, fully cooked and chilled
  • 2 ripe avocados, diced
  • 1 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, mustard, salt and red pepper flakes until smooth. Set aside or store in an air-tight container for a week.
  • For the salad, toss together the greens, cheese, chicken breast, bacon, blueberries, tomatoes, eggs, corn kernels and avocado in a large serving bowl.
  • Sprinkle the salad with the minced parsley and drizzle the dressing over top or serve on the side.
  • Divide the salad among four bowls and eat immediately. Enjoy!

Notes

Hardware: * Measuring Cups * Measuring Spoons * Sharp Knife * Cutting Board * Small Bowl * Whisk * Air-Tight Container * Tongs * Large Serving Bowl *

http://www.cookingandbeer.com/2014/03/chopped-chicken-cobb-salad/

 

Other Muffin Recipes!
Spring Fruit Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

 

Chopped Chicken Salad with Cashew Honey Mustard

 

Mediterranean Olive Couscous Salad

 

  • Christy

    This salad sounds SO good! I’ve been on a huge blueberry kick lately, so I’m definitely going to give this recipe a try. Nothing says spring quite like some berries in your salad, right? Good luck with your move!

    • http://www.cookingandbeer.com/ Justine@Cooking and Beer

      Thank you so much Christy! I am obsessed with blueberries, too! They’ve been looking extra juicy lately!

  • http://www.acleanbake.com Nora @ A Clean Bake

    Good luck with the move! I’ll be here eating this salad :)

    • http://www.cookingandbeer.com/ Justine@Cooking and Beer

      Thank you so much Nora. I am totally ready to NOT be moving! Ha! ;)