Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Hawaiian Grilled Chicken and Tropical Salad

I found this great salad and chicken recipe from Eat at Home. She got it from For the Love of Grub. Pairing the chicken with the salad gives you a sublime main dish!

Hawaiian Grilled Chicken

6 boneless chicken breasts
2 cups pineapple juice
2 TB. Worcestershire sauce
2 TB. soy sauce
2 TB. brown sugar

Combine all the ingredients, except the chicken. Pour the marinade over the chicken and refrigerate. The longer the chicken marinates, the better. (up to 24 hours) Cook them on the grill or bake them in the oven at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. While the chicken cooks, you can put the salad together!

Tropical Salad

1 head romaine lettuce, torn
I added some spinach leaves as well
3 green onions, chopped
6 slices of bacon, crumbled
1 can pineapple tidbits, drained and reserved for dressing
1/2 cup macadamia nut pieces
1/4 cup toasted coconut **

Salad Dressing

1/4 to 1/2 cup pineapple juice ***
3 TB. red wine vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1 completed recipe of the Hawaiian Chicken

** To toast coconut: Pour the 1/4 cup shredded coconut into a small frying pan. Toast on Medium heat, stirring occasionally, until coconut is browned. Watch carefully!! It can go from toasted to burned pretty quickly!

*** The original recipe called for 1/4 cup of pineapple juice. I ended up using more, but didn't measure.

In a large bowl, combine the salad ingredients. Add more or less of the ingredients to fit your taste!

Get the Macadamia nuts you need before they are invaded...

In a container with a tight fitting lid, combine the other ingredients. Shake to mix. Pour over the salad right before serving. Serve Hawaiian Chicken over the top!

Daughter preparing dressing! See- it's easy!



  1. Your daughter is so cute- love to see little ones helping in the kitchen! This salad sounds unique & delicious.

  2. The pinapple sounds great in the salad. I never would have thought of that.

  3. I love fruit in salads. It's the only way I can eat them!

    Stopping by from SITS

  4. This is a fantastic salad! I really love the flavors! So bright and fresh and summery. Your daughter is adorable - I can't blame her for invading those nuts - so yummy.

  5. This sounds (and looks) amazing! Stopping by from SITS and so glad I did, I love foodie blogs.. I'm following :)

  6. Wow... What a nice mom and daughter bonding... Just like a dad and his son fishing.... Love the salad! Something new! vibrants colors!! Im trying this one..... Stopping by from SITS!