Chicken and Waffles Cobb Salad

No one will want to pass up this fun salad. Topped with the trendy combo of chicken and waffles, but with veggies as the base it's comfort food meets health food.

Chicken and Waffles Cobb Salad
Photo: Carson Downing
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 1 24-ounce package frozen chicken strips

  • 2 ears fresh sweet corn or 1 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels

  • 16 frozen mini waffles

  • 10 cup chopped romaine lettuce

  • 3 large peaches, pitted and chopped

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 4 ounce sharp cheddar cheese, cubed

  • 8 slices bacon, crisp-cooked

  • 4 large hard-boiled eggs, chopped or sliced

  • 1 avocado, chopped or sliced

  • Maple Vinaigrette (see recipe)


  1. Cook chicken strips according to package directions. If using corn on the cob, cook it at the same time: Remove husk and silks, wrap ears in foil, and bake on a sheet pan 20 to 25 minutes or until tender. (If using frozen corn, cook according to package directions.) Slice chicken into strips and cut corn kernels off cobs.

  2. While the oven is hot, cook mini waffles according to package directions (or toast in the toaster). Cut or tear waffles into bite-size pieces.

  3. On a large platter arrange chicken, corn, waffle "croutons," lettuce, peaches, tomatoes, cheese, bacon, eggs, and avocado. Serve immediately with Maple Vinaigrette. Serves 6.

Maple Vinaigrette

In a small bowl whisk together until emulsified 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup cider vinegar, 2 to 3 Tbsp. pure maple syrup, 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard, and if desired, 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes and/or 1/8 to 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper. Alternatively, place the ingredients in a screw-top jar and shake well to combine.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

678 Calories
42g Fat
33g Carbs
45g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 678
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 42g 54%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 239mg 80%
Sodium 1194mg 52%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 45g
Vitamin C 15.9mg 80%
Calcium 221mg 17%
Iron 3.5mg 19%
Potassium 743mg 16%
Folate, total 179.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.9mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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