Grilled Chicken and Spinach Salad with Spicy Pineapple Dressing

  • carolfitz Posted: 06/28/10
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    Fresh flavors and very appealing presentation. Grilled the chicken the day before so it was even quicker to assemble for supper.

  • JillyBurke Posted: 06/24/10
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    This is fantastic. Packed with flavor and contrasts. Very gourmet. Presentation is lovely. Not easy to make but worth the effort.

  • Laurie18 Posted: 07/05/10
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    This salad was wonderful and easy once you have all the componets sliced. The dressing I had one day of a hot taste but the other days I didn't not sure if if the pepper didn't get really blended. I would make this again very flavorful.

  • lizardstew Posted: 07/01/10
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    This salad was SO pretty on the plate, I had to fight with myself not to take a photo of it. I don't love raw spinach (or at least that much of it) so I used butter lettuce instead. It added a nice, soft texture with all of the other ingredients. Also, my grocery was out of habaneros when I shopped, so I bought a jalapeno. I needed half of it for something else, so I chopped up the other half and added it to the dressing for this recipe. WOOOWEEEEEE! For some reason, I thought habeneros were much spicier than jalapenos, but this dressing was H-O-T-T! Also, I didn't want to buy a jicama for this little bit so I skipped that and added a handful of walnuts for crunch. My husband LOVED the spice in this and when I asked him, he said it was "5 stars," which is very rare for him!

  • Jessie123 Posted: 07/13/10
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    I thought the salad and dressing themselves were nice and fresh, but the added chicken dried it out. The chicken by itself was moist and tasty but the combination seemed to detract from the tastiness of the salad and chicken independently. I followed the recipe exactly except I used a jalapeno instead of a habanero pepper.

  • StceceMD Posted: 09/12/10
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    The dressing was outstanding - perfect balance of heat, olive oil, and pineapple. Good combination of flavors - can't wait to have the leftovers!

  • SarahTrevino Posted: 07/27/10
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    I added more habanero, and spiced my chicken differently, but all in all the recipe was great. And the dressing is wonderful This is scheduled on my Dinner TONIGHT recipes http://chefwife.com

  • ATeenageGourmet Posted: 06/27/10
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    I disagree with the first comment because this salad was easy! I made it in 20 minutes after getting home from school. It's really beautiful and the onion and jicama are the best parts. Since pineapple leaves a weird taste in my mouth, my taste buds were impaired by the time I got to the dressing (I snacked on some fruit before hand). However, I'm willing to bet that the dressing is great! I recommend adding something creamy to the salad, like avocado or goat cheese.

  • AlexaMN Posted: 07/13/10
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    This was fantastic. Light, tons of flavor and the dressing is great if used separately on chicken or fish. Cooked the chicken in a skillet on the stove, since I didn't have a grilling pan. I added goat cheese to it, for a creamy texture and it fit the salad perfectly. Also added some romaine since my husband doesn't like all spinach salads. The dressing, as made per the recipe was enough for the two of us (NOT 4). Husband likes a lot of dressing! Warning: if you've never worked with habaneros before, make sure to wear gloves or hold the pepper with a fork when you slice them.

  • mangiapeach Posted: 07/24/11
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    Dressing is fantastic! Added extra pineapple so we had leftover dressing and used it the next day, too. Used romaine instead of spinach, since that's what I had. The chicken pounded thin was too dry, will try the chicken without pounding it next time on the grill.

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  • maggie8276 Posted: 03/19/14
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    Not sure what I did wrong but thought I followed directions exactly but it was WAY WAY too spicy. Weather it was too much chili powder on the chicken or the habanero pepper. But it is a very pretty salad and the dressing was great but something was off and made it too spicy for my family.

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