Pineapple Chicken Salad Recipe

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Pineapple Chicken Salad Recipe
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Pineapple Chicken Salad Recipe

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This is one of my family's favorite summer dishes. The kids love this filling salad's sweet dressing. While the chicken is grilling, I prepare the dressing and vegetables.—Stephanie Moon, Boise, Idaho.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened sliced pineapple
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 8 cups assorted vegetables (lettuce, red onion, carrots, sweet red pepper and broccoli)
  • Salted peanuts, optional

Directions

Sprinkle chicken with lemon-pepper. Grill over medium-hot heat or broil 4-6 in. from the heat for 15-18 minutes or until juices run clear, turning once. Set aside and keep warm. Drain pineapple, reserving 2 tablespoons juice (discard remaining juice or save for another use); set pineapple aside. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine oil, soy sauce, vinegar, honey, ginger and reserved pineapple juice; shake well. Brush some of the dressing over pineapple; grill or broil for 2 minutes. Cut chicken into strips. Arrange vegetables on serving plates; top with pineapple and chicken. Sprinkle with peanuts if desired. Serve with remaining dressing. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Pineapple Chicken Salad in Quick Cooking July/August 1999, p21

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 212 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 546mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 5g fiber), 11g protein.

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened sliced pineapple
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 8 cups assorted vegetables (lettuce, red onion, carrots, sweet red pepper and broccoli)
  • Salted peanuts, optional
  1. Sprinkle chicken with lemon-pepper. Grill over medium-hot heat or broil 4-6 in. from the heat for 15-18 minutes or until juices run clear, turning once. Set aside and keep warm. Drain pineapple, reserving 2 tablespoons juice (discard remaining juice or save for another use); set pineapple aside. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine oil, soy sauce, vinegar, honey, ginger and reserved pineapple juice; shake well. Brush some of the dressing over pineapple; grill or broil for 2 minutes. Cut chicken into strips. Arrange vegetables on serving plates; top with pineapple and chicken. Sprinkle with peanuts if desired. Serve with remaining dressing. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Pineapple Chicken Salad in Quick Cooking July/August 1999, p21

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