Grilled Pineapple Salad

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Sweet and savory come together beautifully in this salad of marinated grilled chicken and pineapple on a healthy bed of baby spinach. We never have leftovers and everyone who eats it wants the recipe! Use fresh pineapple and rosemary; it makes the dish.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle beer

  • ½ cup honey

  • cup Dijon mustard

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, or more to taste

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper

  • 2 pounds chicken breast tenderloins

  • 1 fresh pineapple

  • 1 (10 ounce) bag baby spinach leaves

  • ¼ cup pine nuts

  • 1 (10 ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained

  • 6 tablespoons poppy seed salad dressing (such as Kraft®), or to taste

Directions

  1. Mix beer, honey, Dijon mustard, olive oil, rosemary, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper in a large resealable plastic bag until thoroughly combined. Add chicken to the marinade, evenly coat, and squeeze air from the bag. Seal and refrigerate several hours to overnight, turning bag over occasionally.

  2. Preheat outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  3. Twist top from pineapple and cut peel off in long vertical strips. Cut pineapple into wedges vertically and cut the tough core from each wedge.

  4. Thread marinated chicken tenders onto skewers. Grill chicken and pineapple wedges on the preheated grill until chicken is no longer pink inside, chicken juices run clear, and pineapple wedges are tender and show light brown grill marks, 10 to 12 minutes. Cut chicken and pineapple into bite-sized pieces.

  5. Toss spinach with pine nuts and mandarin orange segments in a large bowl. Top salad with chicken and pineapple pieces. Serve on salad plates; drizzle each serving with 2 teaspoons poppy seed dressing.

Tips

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the marinade ingredients. The actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

438 Calories
13g Fat
52g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 438
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 706mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 40g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 104mg 520%
Calcium 78mg 6%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 680mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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