Grilled Chicken Salad with Spicy Pineapple Dressing Recipe

Grilled Chicken Salad with Spicy Pineapple Dressing Recipe

  • Makes: 4 Servings
  • Ready In: 21 mins
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 6 mins

You will love the simply seasoned chicken mixed with the crunchy jicama, red pepper, and onion. The spicy pineapple dressing is AMAZING! This salad is perfect in flavor, texture and taste… your whole family will enjoy it.

Adapted from Cooking Light July 2010.

    Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 327
  • Fat: 18g
  • Protein: 23g
  • Sodium: 61mg
  • Carbohydrates: 17g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 9g

Ingredients:

  1. 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
    Chili powder, to taste
    Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
    Cooking spray
    8 cups of red leaf, green leaf, and romaine lettuce, chopped
    3/4 cup jicama, peeled and julienne-cut
    1 small red bell pepper, julienne-cut
    1 small orange bell pepper, julienne-cut
    1/2 cup red onion, thinly sliced
    Spicy Pineapple Dressing:
    1 1/4 cups of cubed fresh pineapple, divided
    2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
    2 tbsp fresh orange juice
    4 tsp apple cider vinegar
    1 tsp jalapeño, diced
    1 large clove of garlic, minced
    1/4 cup of olive oil

Directions:

    1. Heat the grill pan coated with cooking spray over medium high heat.
    2. Place the chicken between 2 sheets of saran wrap, and pound to an even thickness using a meat mallet.
    3. Sprinkle each side with sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, and chili powder, to taste.
    4. Place the chicken in the hot pan and cook for 3 minutes on each side or until done.
    5. Remove from pan; set aside to allow the meat to rest.
    6. Combine half of the pineapple, cilantro, orange juice, vinegar, jalapeño, and garlic in a food processor; process until smooth.
    7. With the processor on, gradually add the olive oil until well blended.
    8. Slice the chicken into bite size pieces.
    9. Combine the remaining pineapple, jicama, bell pepper, red onion, chicken, and lettuce in a bowl.
    10. Drizzle with the dressing, and toss until evenly coated.
    11. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Pam is a stay at home mom with two children who inspire her to be a better cook. She loves using fresh ingredients, organic when possible, and she likes to experiment with different tastes and textures. She tries to keep her recipes lower in fat but still tasting great. Her favorite hobbies are cooking, photography and blogging so she decided to combine them and create a recipe blog, For the Love of Cooking.

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