Recipe Box, Saving Time Salad

If your part of the world is on Daylight Saving Time,

you no doubt are looking for that hour you lost when you Sprung Forward today!

I am calling this salad Saving Time Salad because it includes Chick-Fila chicken nuggets

Using take-out chicken certainly is a time saver!

This is my version of a Cobb Salad

Cobb Salad, according to Wikipedia,

was invented by the owner of the Hollywood Brown Derby restaurant, R. H. Cobb

Working late one night,

he combined what was on hand in the kitchen with lettuce for a late dinner

He enjoyed it so much that he put it on the menu and it became the restaurant’s signature dish!

photo source

Traditional Cobb Salad is composed of

salad greens, tomato, bacon, chicken or turkey, hard boiled eggs,

avocado, gorgonzola cheese and a vinaigrette

  photo source

Not being a fan of hard boiled eggs,

I added asparagus and cucumber, and tossed in pecans for crunch

I served the salad with Fleming’s Blue Cheese Dressing

I roasted the bacon in the oven

With Chick-Fil-a nuggets,

the salad was ready in no time

HHjr and I both declared we could eat it just about every night!

Combining your own fresh ingredients with prepared food like chicken

Makes a hearty salad like this a breeze to whip up


You can use grilled chicken, rotisserie chicken, turkey, whatever you like

Change the dressing to Creamy Ranch, Honey Mustard, Italian, Thousand Island or your favorite vinaigrette

Use cheddar, Swiss or whatever cheese you prefer

Endless possibilities to create a wonderful hearty meal!


Fast food chicken nuggets make this a breeze to make
Prep Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American


  • Chick-Fil-a nuggets or any cooked chicken grilled, roasted, rotisserie
  • cooked bacon strips cut or broken into small pieces
  • fresh tomatoes chopped or sliced
  • cucumber slices
  • asparagus cooked to crisp tender,* and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • pecan pieces I used honey roasted
  • salad greens such as romaine, spinach, kale, iceberg or a combination
  • Bleu Cheese Dressing or whatever dressing you like


  • Place salad greens into individual bowls or 1 large bowl. Top with remaining ingredients, dress and serve.


note: I warmed the chicken nuggets before serving
*rinse asparagus and wrap in clean kitchen towel. Microwave for 2 minutes on high. Remove from towel immediately to stop the cooking process and set aside to cool
Keyword bacon, Chick Fil-A, chicken salad, club salad, cobb salad, main dish salad


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27 Responses to “Recipe Box, Saving Time Salad”
  1. Jenna, you can’t go wrong with Chick-Fil-a nuggets. All of my family love them. What a delicious-looking salad and a time-saver also. Thanks for sharing, Happy Sunday!

  2. I love arranged salads. They are like little salad bars!

  3. Sounds great and the asparagus has been looking really good at the stores lately:@)

  4. Nancy says:

    Time saver recipes are always welcomed. When we are out exploring all day… these are my go to kind of recipes!

    Thank you for your creative ways!

    Happy Sunday to you Jenna!

  5. lulu says:

    I’m crazy for salads like this as they are a satisfying and complete meal.

  6. Sheryl says:

    The salad looks yummy. I enjoyed reading about how Cobb salad was invented.

  7. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, this looks so yummy! It’s perfect for spring and summer! I love a good salad. Happy Sunday!!!

  8. Deb cantales says:

    I am saving this idea for summer weekends at camp! Have a great week Jenna.

  9. Mary says:

    Love you time saving salad Jenna!

  10. The kids would love this! Chicken nuggets are always a hit. And we elders would find the Cobb elements perfect!

  11. thefrenchhutch says:

    Jenna, you know how I love salad. We have a dinner salad usually once a week and I usually add chicken. I keep the frozen chicken pieces from TJ’s in the freezer, easy peasy. I love your above salads and I’m not a fan of eggs either. I do love to add bacon to spice it up. Yum…….thanks for the different ingredients suggestions.

    • I was sick all last week and the first thing I wanted when I got my appetite back was this salad, I LOVE it 🙂 I’ll have to try the frozen TJs chicken, thanks Emily!

  12. I love a cobb salad. This one looks great! Thank you for sharing with #omhgww. I have socialized your post.

  13. Miz Helen says:

    I love a great salad! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday,475 your post looks great. Happy St. Patrick’s Day and come back to see us soon!
    Miz Helen

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