Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Salad

Grilled pineapple, avocados, cilantro, and the BEST teriyaki vinaigrette turn this grilled teriyaki chicken salad into a hearty and tasty meal you’ll put on repeat all summer long. 

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This just might be THE Grilled Chicken Salad of the Summer, 2016 edition.

And this is not my first grilled chicken salad rodeo you guys. This salad is g-double-o-D good.

Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Salad | lecremedelacrumb.com

It truly is a teriyaki salad too, you are using teriyaki sauce (your favorite homemade version OR my favorite store-bought version, your pick) in two ways here – to marinate the chicken, and in the dressing. And while we are discussing the vinaigrette….. OHMYWORD. Teriyaki sauce + pineapple juice + vinegar + oil. That’s all you need to have your tastebuds doing happy dances.

Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Salad | lecremedelacrumb.com

Underneath that addictive dressing is gonna be your super juicy teriyaki-marinated grilled chicken, avocado, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and grilled pineapple. I repeat: g r i l l ed  p i n e a p p l e. Annnnnnd now to kick off this Independence Day weekend I’m going to go face plant in said grilled pineapple goodness.

p.s. make this salad. kthanksbye.

Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Salad | lecremedelacrumb.com

Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Salad

Grilled pineapple, avocados, cilantro, and the BEST teriyaki vinaigrette turn this grilled teriyaki chicken salad into a hearty and tasty meal you make again and again!

Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American, Asian
Keyword Chicken, salad, teriyaki
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Tiffany

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce, (see note)
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded to even thickness
  • 8 cups chopped romaine or green leaf lettuce
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 avocados, sliced
  • 1 15-ounce can pineapple rings, with juice (juice divided between marinade and dressing, see instructions)
  • cilantro, roughly chopped

Dressing

  • 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • pineapple juice (from the can of pineapple rings)

Instructions

  1. Combine chicken, 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce, and half of the pineapple juice from your can of pineapple slices in a large resealable bag. Press the extra air out of the bag, seal, and chill for 15 minutes.

  2. In a small-medium bowl combine all dressing ingredients, whisk to combine, then cover and chill until ready to use.

  3. Grease and preheat your grill. Place chicken on grill and discard bag with marinade. Place chicken and pineapple rings on the grill. Grill pineapple rings just until hot and tender and grill marks start to form. Grill chicken 6-10 minutes on each side until browned and cooked all the way through (completely white inside, no pink). Transfer to cutting board and slice into strips or chop into 1-inch pieces.

  4. Assemble salads with chopped lettuce on the bottom, then top with chicken, tomatoes, onions, avocado slices, grilled pineapple slices and cilantro. Serve with prepared dressing (stir or shake immediately before serving). Top with sesame seeds if desired.

Recipe Notes

The thicker the teriyaki sauce, the better. Use can use a homemade version you like, or if you want to go with a store-bought, my absolute favorite is this one.

 

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My quest for the perfect summer salad has finally come to an end with this pot of gold! This salad is making me drool! I would much rather enjoy this than a burger!

Well this salad is officially prettier than I am. Not that I’m mad about that whatsoever. I love love love this recipe!

Never seen a juicy salad but that is one juicy salad and the chicken looks sooooo good. I could eat that whole plate of food by myself! Yum

I am allergic to all citrus fruits. Obviously, I cannot use the pineapple I the salad or sauce. By omitting it in the dressing, would I need to add something else like a pinch of sugar for the sweetness the pineapple would give it?
Thanks!

Do you have the nutritional info on this? Calories, fat, etc

The best salad ever! Substitute for pineapple?

    Mandarin oranges work really well in this salad as well!

This is the best salad ever. I gonna make one for my wife right now.
Thanks for this. Fabulous idea! Thanks for sharing your creativity! LOVE this.

Hellow Tiffany I work at a restraint and I am making specials thank you for this one.I have made other dishes like Cajun shrimp Mongolian beef and Shrimp Louie.I decided it was too hot for heavy dishes so in the heat I have been making salads.I would like more ideas for simple dishes thank you by the way tonight was taco Tuesday.

Look yummy.I will do it for my son on this holiday.Thank for sharing.

After reading these salad recipes I want to try the benr …

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GRILLED TERIYAKI CHICKEN SALAD it look DELICIOUS i love it.

it look ike DELICIOUS how can i eat it?

The best salad ever, i like it look like DELICIOUS

Looks really good, I love to try this