Blackened Shrimp And Chicken Cobb Salad With Dijon Vinaigrette

"Blackened shrimp & chicken cobb salad for two! Fresh @brightfreshmicrogreens micro kale arugula mix and romain lettuce, topped with blackened shrimp and chicken, boiled egg, tomatoes, cherrywood smoked bacon, crumbled bleu cheese and avocado. So so good with homemade dijon vinaigrette dressing!"
-- @the.colors.of.yum

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Prep time 15mins
Cook time 15mins
Serves or Makes: 4

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For the salad:


  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 chicken breasts, skin and bone removed, pounded to 1 inch thickness
  • 1/2 pound bacon, chopped into 1/2 inch strips
  • 2 heads romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 2 cups micro kale and arugula (or regular arugula)
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 hard boiled eggs, chopped
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese

For the blackened seasoning:


  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

For the dressing:


  • 1/4 extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce (optional)
  • 1 clove of garlic, finely minced


  • Step 1

    Make the blackened rub by mixing together all the ingredients. Rub shrimp with 3 tsp of the seasoning mix and coat chicken breast with the rest.

  • Step 2

    In a hot skillet, add bacon and cook until crisp. Transfer bacon to a plate lined with towel paper to drain.

  • Step 3

    In the same skillet with bacon fat, add in chicken breast and cook over medium high heat for 3 minutes on each side, or until cooked through.

  • Step 4

    Remove chicken to the same plate with the bacon. Add shrimp in a single layer. Cook for 2 minutes each side or until shrimp turn opaque. Add shrimp to the plate with the chicken while you make the dressing.

  • Step 5

    To make the dressing, combine all the ingredients in a glass jar, tighten the lid on and shake until everything is well combined.

  • Step 6

    Divide lettuce, microgreens, tomatoes, avocado egg, bacon, cheese, chopped chicken breast and shrimp among 4 plates or bowls.  Drizzle on dressing and devour!