Hawaiian Grilled Chicken Salad Recipe
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Hawaiian Grilled Chicken Salad Recipe

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"I liked the dressing on a Hawaiian chicken salad I tried at a restaurant, so I devised my own through trial and error," writes Lynn Merrifield, Watrous, Saskatchewan. "I make this salad at least once a week. You can also add mandarin oranges or pineapple chunks."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 grilled boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1/4 cup Catalina salad dressing
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup honey mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 bunch romaine, torn
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup sliced cucumber
  • 3 green onions, sliced

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 510 calories, 29 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 74 mg cholesterol, 465 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 30 g protein.


  1. Place the chicken in a microwave-safe dish. Combine the salad dressing, lemon-pepper and garlic powder; pour over chicken. Cover and microwave at 50% power for 1-2 minutes or until heated through.
  2. Meanwhile, in a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the oil, lemon juice, honey, mustard, garlic tarragon and rosemary; shake well. On four plates, arrange the romaine, tomatoes, cucumber and onions. Top with chicken and drizzle with dressing. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with an 1100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Grilled Chicken Salad in Quick Cooking July/August 2003, p34

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Reviewed Jul. 6, 2013

"This chicken is called grilled for a reason. I have made this since 2003. It's grill counterpart is amazing, and needs to be attached. it is called grilled sesame chicken. Love it!"

Reviewed Mar. 31, 2011

"Great tasting salad! We loved the dressing. I don't really understand why the salad dressing and spices had to be microwaved on the chicken, unless the chicken was previously grilled and needed to be warmed up."

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