My wife got creative a couple of weekends ago. She made her own marinade and skewered some vegetables and pineapple chunks. Then I grilled up the chicken breasts she marinated, and grilled the skewers.
Let me tell you, this was mighty tasty, that’s for sure!
So then, lets get started. I’ll document all the processes from the marinade to the final salad. Plus, I’ll also be creating different posts for the marinade, and the chicken breasts separately.
Grilled Pineapple Chicken Salad
3 chicken breasts (skinless with rib bones)
1/4 cup pineapple juice
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
1 teaspoon ground ginger
baby spinach leaves
cherry or grape tomatoes
In a bowl, mix all the marinade ingredients together and set aside.
Thoroughly rinse the chicken breasts and place them in a snug fitting container. Now pour the marinade over them, seal the container and put it in the refrigerator for 4 to 6 hours.
Once the breasts have thoroughly marinated, take them out of the refrigerator and drain off the excess marinade. Set this on the counter to start warming up to room temperature.
Now get the grill going. You’ll need a medium hot grill for this. Be sure to leave a cool spot off to the side on the grill to move the chicken to so you can slow down the cooking process. We don’t want to burn the chicken breasts.
Once they are cooked through, remove them and let them sit for at least 15 minutes to allow the internal juices to redistribute.
Note: The internal temperature at the thickest part of the breast should be 165 degrees.
Now slice the chicken breasts in about 1/2 inch thick slices. Set this aside.
Note: Of course, you can cut the chicken into cubes also if smaller pieces are preferred.
Chop the lettuce in large pieces, and cut the tomatoes in half.
Now combine all of the salad ingredients together.
Now add in the chicken slices as desired.
Lastly, add in the grilled red and green bell peppers, and the grilled pineapple chunks from the “Grilled Veggie Pineapple Skewers” as needed.
Mix all of this together, and you have the perfect grilled pineapple chicken salad!