Cobb Potato Salad (with Chicken)

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Cobb Potato Salad is the perfect mix of a Chicken Cobb Salad with bacon, egg, avocados and Blue Cheese mixed with red potatoes and ranch dressing.

I’ve made a lot of fun, unique salads, from BBQ Chicken Pasta Salad to Broccoli Bacon Salad and even Snickers Salad and this Cobb Potato Salad may be one of my favorites!

Cobb Potato Salad


This summer side dish may not be one you’ve tried before, but it is a mash up of two classics: Cobb Salad and Potato Salad. This is an easy salad recipe for a side dish full of savory potatoes and crispy bacon.

Psst, I also made a pasta salad version of this recipe: Cobb Pasta Salad (with Chicken)

The barbecue is a great American summer tradition, and potato salad is one of the staples of any BBQ. If you want a great salad that you may not have thought to try out before, try the perfect blend of a summer Cobb Salad and a creamy potato salad that only takes a few minutes to make and can feed a whole bunch of hungry people.

The great thing about this salad recipe is that it makes great leftovers for later and you can easily take it with you to your next BBQ. Just a heads-up, you should always make a large bowl of Cobb potato salad because you don’t want to have to fight over the leftovers.


  • Prep your ingredients.
  • Pour the red potatoes into a large pot of water and bring it to a boil.
  • Cook the potatoes for about 10-12 minutes until they are fork tender.
  • Drain the potatoes and set them aside.
  • Cook the bacon in a large skillet until crispy.
  • drain the grease and chop the bacon into bite sized pieces and set aside for later.
  • Mix the ranch dressing and the red potatoes together in a large serving bowl.
  • Add the bacon, egg, tomatoes, avocado, chopped chicken breast and blue cheese and stir.
  • Add salt and black pepper to taste and drizzle with more ranch dressing.

Cobb Potato Salad with Chicken

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  • Add-ins: Try chopping up some green onions, red onions or scallions to add in. I’d also suggest drizzling a little fresh lemon juice over the top.
  • Mustard: You can use a little honey or Dijon Mustard to make your salad have a much bolder taste. Keep in mind that a little mustard goes a long way, and you probably don’t want to overwhelm the other flavors.
  • BBQ: You can use BBQ sauce in the dressing for this salad to give it a southwestern feel. The nice thing about BBQ sauce is that you can use it to make the entire salad taste very different without having to change everything up.
  • Cheese: If you aren’t a huge fan of blue cheese, you can crumble some feta or white cheddar cheese over your salad for a fantastic, savory variation.


  • Grilled Pork Tenderloin: Grilled pork tenderloin is rich and full of flavor, and this recipe helps your meat stay juicy when you grill it. Grilled pork tenderloin is easy to prepare and doesn’t take forever to fully cook.
  • Grilled Pineapple: If you’ve already got the grill lit, throw some pineapple slices on it. Pineapple tastes amazing fresh off the grill and it will help with your stomach ache if you overeat.
  • BBQ Bacon Oven Roasted Corn: You will never want to eat corn the old fashioned way again. Bacon locks in the moisture when you cook the corn, leaving it buttery and delicious. Also, there’s bacon on it which speaks for itself.
  • Cookie Dough Bars: This is the perfect dessert to bring to a BBQ or potluck because it’s delicious, shareable and absurdly easy to make. All you have to do is throw the ingredients together and let them chill in the fridge until you’re ready to eat them.

More easy summer side dishes:


  • Serve: You shouldn’t leave your Cobb potato salad out for longer than 2 hours or your stomach may not like you anymore.
  • Store: Cobb potato salad is good in the fridge for about 3 days. After that point you should probably throw it out and make some fresh.
  • Freeze: You should not freeze your leftovers. The ranch dressing does not reheat very well, so your salad will turn into a mushy mess.

Mixed Cobb Potato Salad

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Cobb Potato Salad

4.75 from 4 votes
  • Yield: 8 Servings
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Course: Salad, Side Dish
  • Cuisine: American
  • Author: Sabrina Snyder

Cobb Potato Salad is the perfect mix of a Chicken Cobb Salad with bacon, egg, avocados and Blue Cheese mixed with red potatoes and ranch dressing.


  • kosher salt
  • 2 pounds red potatoes , washed and cut into 2” cubes
  • 4 slices bacon
  • ranch dressing
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts , chopped
  • 3 hard boiled eggs , roughly chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes , halved
  • 1 large avocado , chopped
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • fresh ground black pepper


Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

  1. Add water and red potatoes to a large pot and bring to a boil then cook for an additional 10-12 minutes until they’re fork tender.

  2. Drain the potatoes and set aside.

  3. Cook bacon until crispy. Drain and chop, then set aside.
  4. To serving bowl, add ranch dressing and toss with potatoes until evenly coated.

  5. Add chicken, bacon, egg, tomatoes, avocado, and blue cheese.

  6. Season with salt and pepper and toss to incorporate.
  7. Drizzle with more ranch dressing and serve.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 8 Servings, Amount per serving: 245 calories, Calories: 245g, Carbohydrates: 21g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 98mg, Sodium: 212mg, Potassium: 839mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 274g, Vitamin C: 17g, Calcium: 49g, Iron: 1g

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Cobb Potato Salad with Chicken

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  1. This is everything a gourmet salad should be, and then some! Looking forward to enjoying this for dinner tonight!

  2. I like mashups sometimes and this one is a hit. I added green onions, some chopped celery and a few capers for some different flavors.
    There is a trick I learned a long time ago that gives much better results for bacon. If you are going to crumble or chop it up for the recipe cut it up before you cook it. It cooks faster, more evenly and the pieces stay a lot more uniform.