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Hawaiian Grilled Chicken Salad

"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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with an 1100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 510 calories, 29g fat (4g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 465mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 4g fiber), 30g protein.

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  • ALCfood
    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!

  • fishtrap515
    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.