GRILLED CHICKEN SALAD WITH CHIPOTLE DRESSING AND CINNAMON PINEAPPLE WEDGES

 

  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes
  • Servings: 4
  • Preparation Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • For the Marinade mix together:
  • • 2 tbs. soy sauce
  • • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • • 1 shallot, minced
  • • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • • 2 tbs. ketchup
  • • ¼ rice vinegar
  • • 1 tbs. olive oil
  • • 1 tbs. Montreal Steak Seasoning
  • • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 8 thinly sliced chicken cutlets
  • For the Salad:
  • • 4 cups of washed and sliced lettuces. I prefer heartier varieties such as romaine , iceberg and red leaf lettuces.
  • • 2 cucumbers, peeled with seeds removed and cut in small pieces
  • • a mixture of tomatoes sliced. I like cherry, grape and Campari
  • • ½ cup diced red onion
  • • ¼ cup cilantro leaves (optional)
  • • ½ cup shredded Monterey Jack Cheese (optional)
  • Chipotle Lime Dressing
  • • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • • 1 clove minced garlic
  • • 2 tbs. blue agave syrup or honey
  • • 2 tbs. water
  • • 1 tsp. dried cilantro
  • SERVE WITH SIDE OF GRILLED PINEAPPLE AND CINNAMON
  • Slice Pineapple in 1" wedges
  • Sprinkle with Cinnamon sugar
  • Grill for 2 minutes per side
  • • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • • ½ tsp. dried chipotle powder
  • • ¾ cup Canola oil
  • • 1 tbs Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise (optional for a creamier dressing)
  • • Shake all ingredients together in container. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Directions

  • Marinate chicken cutlets for 1 hour
  • Prepare your grill for indirect cooking (I like to use Kingsford Mesquite coals on my regular grill) or turn your gas grill on.
  • Discard Marinade and pat chicken dry on paper towel.
  • Season chicken cutlets with salt and pepper to taste
  • Grill chicken for 4 minutes per side. Set aside to rest
  • Chop, slightly cooled chicken in ¼” chunks. Place on top of salad.
  • Dress Salad with Chipotle-Lime Dressing, seasoning with Salt and pepper to taste
  • Grill Pineapple for 2 minutes per side
  • Toss hot pineapple with 1 tbs of butter and a sprinkle of rum

Notes

I am always looking for easy grilled chicken recipes. When I was at the grocery store, they had a pineapple cut in 1/2 that looked so succulent, for only $1. I had to get it. I put a little of this and a little of that together, and it came out fantastic. Let me know how you like it!

Categories: Dressing  Lettuce/Vegetable  Poultry 

Author Credit: Stephanie Schandler

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