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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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

438 calories; 13.1 g total fat; 68 mg cholesterol; 706 mg sodium. 52.1 g carbohydrates; 27.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2013
This recipe contains a great marinade for chicken! We love grilled pineapple too so it was win/win. This is a great salad. My only change was to grill the chicken and pineapple separately to assure the correct amount of doneness. I will place this recipe in 3 places in my RB because I don't want to forget about it. It will go in the poultry folder the salad folder AND the sauce and marinade folder! Thanks for the idea. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2013
This recipe contains a great marinade for chicken! We love grilled pineapple too so it was win/win. This is a great salad. My only change was to grill the chicken and pineapple separately to assure the correct amount of doneness. I will place this recipe in 3 places in my RB because I don't want to forget about it. It will go in the poultry folder the salad folder AND the sauce and marinade folder! Thanks for the idea. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2013
This recipe contains a great marinade for chicken! We love grilled pineapple too so it was win/win. This is a great salad. My only change was to grill the chicken and pineapple separately to assure the correct amount of doneness. I will place this recipe in 3 places in my RB because I don't want to forget about it. It will go in the poultry folder the salad folder AND the sauce and marinade folder! Thanks for the idea. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2014
OMG...this is the first time I have been moved to review. Absolutely one of the best salads Ive had. The marinade was fabulous! Only thing I changed was to cut back on the oranges...the pineapple gave it more than enough sweetness and the pine nuts gave it that crunch without being overwhelming Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2016
I was skeptical about trying this since there were only 3 reviews but it was delicious! I used dried rosemary instead of fresh and accidentally measured too much and it was still fine. Didn't have pine nuts so substituted sunflowers seeds because it definitely needed something crunchy. Amazing combination of flavors and textures. Use fresh pineapple. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2014
This was a delicious salad. Made as written except I toasted the pine nuts. The grilled pineapple was superb with the marinaded chicken. Served it on a bed of spring mix and used poppy seed dressing. Other light dressings or vinegars could be substituted. Thanks for a great recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2017
Easy fast delicious and healthy! All qualities I look for in a recipe! Not to mention minimal clean up! Thanks for sharing this great recipe! Read More
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