I've done it again kids, made another salad that you have got to try. With it being approximately one bazillion degrees outside with about 157% humidity (that's just a guess), there is nothing I want to eat besides a salad. I need crisp, I need refreshing, I ned cooold.
Remember when I made this BBQ Chicken Salad? Yeah, I know, how could you forget right? Well, it just so happens that since I gave a little shout out, Jimmy's Dressing sent me some products (and a sweet t-shirt that reads "Dont'cha be messin' with my dressin'" I know, fantastic right?) to try. The Pineapple Cole Slaw dressing just called to me. Do you want to know what it said? It said and I quote "make me into a Teriyaki Chicken Salad pa pa pahleeeease." So I did. And it was good. The end.
Oh and fun fact, Jimmy's Dressing put my BBQ Chicken Salad post up on their website. Pretty cool stuff. You should check it out. Here's the link: Jimmy's Dressing
Okay, let's do it.
Teriyaki Chicken Salad
(makes 2 large salads)
2 chicken breasts
1 bottle teriyaki marinade (I used the store brand 30 minute marinade)
1/4 of a fresh pineapple, cut into spears
A few sprays of cooking spray
1/2 red pepper, diced
4 green onions, diced
4 tablespoons of cilantro, chopped
2 cups romaine lettuce, shredded
2 cups cole slaw mix
1/2 cup (or so) Jimmy's Pineapple Cole Slaw Salad Dressing
1/4 cup crispy wonton strips
Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees.
Place the chicken in a baking dish and pour 3/4 of the bottle of teriyaki marinade over them. Flip them around with a pair of tongs until they are fully coated. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes. Once fully cooked, take out of the marinade and slice into thin strips. Set aside.
While the chicken cooks, preheat a grill pan (or a real grill) to medium high heat. Spray the pineapple spears lightly on each side with cooking spray. Grill for a minute or so on each side. Take off the grill, let cool slightly and cut into cubes. Set a side for now.
In a large bowl, combine the romaine, cole slaw mix and Pineapple Cole Slaw Dressing. Add just a little dressing at a time while tossing to coat. Add more or less depending on your taste.
To assemble the salad, plate the romaine/cole slaw, then top with red pepper, green onion, cilantro, grilled pineapple, chicken and wonton strips. Drizzle with remaining teriyaki sauce.
Recipe by: Mrs. Schwartz