Teriyaki Chicken Salad with Pineapple

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

A delicious Teriyaki Chicken Salad with Pineapple recipe that is easy to make and a perfect recipe for summer. 

This Teriyaki Chicken Salad with pineapple has instilled a love of pineapple in me that I never knew existed! In fact, I have always disliked warmed pineapple, but for some reason it just works in this salad. I have been pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it, that I’m even eating pineapple on my pizzas now – for the first time ever!

I like to pound the chicken breast to make it cook quicker.  I cook it on the BBQ, but you can grill it if you prefer.  You can prepare this salad a day ahead if you desire.  Marinate the chicken overnight and add the dressing ingredients into a jar and seal until required.

I like to add lettuce, cherry tomatoes, onion, avocado, cucumber and the grilled pineapple (the hit of the salad), but you can add additional vegetables if you like.

This salad is filling and perfect as a main meal, and this recipe makes enough for all the family to have for dinner and hubby and I add to our lunchboxes the next day too.

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teriyaki chicken salad with pineapple

  • Author: Katrina
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 35 min
  • Yield: 4

Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 cos lettuce, broken into pieces
  • 1 punnet cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 avocados, sliced
  • 1/3 continental cucumber
  • 450g pineapple slices, drained (reserve juices)

dressing!

  • 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1/3 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • Reserved pineapple juice

Instructions

  1. Using a mallet pound chicken breast to a thin even thickness. Place chicken into a container.
  2. In a jug add teriyaki sauce and half of the reserved pineapple juice, stir to combine.
  3. Pour marinade over chicken, cover with lid and chill in the refrigerator for 15 minutes or until your ready to cook.
  4. In a jar add all dressing ingredients with remaining pineapple juice, seal with lid and shake to combine. Set aside.
  5. Meanwhile, prepare salad. Add lettuce, tomatoes, onions, avocado, cucumber to salad bowl.
  6. Preheat BBQ. Cook chicken for 5-10 minutes until browned and cooked through. Discarding the marinade.
  7. Cook pineapple slices on BBQ until heated through.
  8. Slice chicken into bite-sized pieces and add on top of salad along with pineapple slices.
  9. Drizzle over the dressing and serve.

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3 comments

Madison Wilson February 28, 2020 - 10:51 PM

Thank you for this simple, but amazing recipe! Yesterday I prepared it for my husband and we both agreed that it was delicious. At first, I thought the pineapple and chicken won’t be a good combo, but it actually tasted very good. 🙂

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife March 3, 2020 - 11:10 AM

I felt the exact same way Madison! I’m not a big fan of pineapple, but I loved it in this recipe with the chicken. Glad you and your husband enjoyed it too 🙂

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Maree Kancelarczyk January 16, 2022 - 1:10 PM

Kat, should it be 1 cup of teriyaki sauce – half for marinade and half for dressing? Or am I missing something?

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