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Asian Chicken Salad
with spicy aminos vinaigrette / pineapple / cashews

Active: 35 minTotal: 35 min

Marinated chicken tops this colorful salad that contains pineapple for natural sweetness and cashews for crunch.

Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Spicy Aminos Marinade and Vinaigrette:
  • Vinegar, rice - 1 Tbsp
  • Lime juice - 1 Tbsp
  • Bragg's / coconut aminos - 2 tsp
  • Hot sauce of choice - 2 tsp
  • Oil, cooking - 6 Tbsp
Asian Chicken Salad:
  • Chicken breasts, boneless and skinless - 1 lb, halved to thin
  • Spicy Aminos Marinade and Vinaigrette (ingredients listed separately) - 5 Tbsp + 4 Tbsp
  • Bell peppers, red - 1, chopped
  • Pineapple - 1/2, chopped
  • Jalapenos (opt) - 1, thinly sliced
  • Cilantro - 1/4 cup, leaves torn
  • Lettuce, green leaf - 8 oz, chopped
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Cashews, roasted and unsalted - 1/3 cup

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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Prep

  1. Make marinade / vinaigrette - Whisk together vinegar, lime juice, aminos, and hot sauce. Add oil (portion for marinade / vinaigrette), while whisking. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Marinate chicken - Slice chicken in half to thin. Combine with first portion of the marinade / vinaigrette (reserve the other portion to dress the salad). Marinate for 20 minutes.
  3. Bell peppers - Chop bell peppers. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  4. Pineapple / Jalapenos / Cilantro / Lettuce - Prep as directed.

Make

  1. Remove chicken from marinade (discard marinade) and season on both sides with some salt and pepper.
  2. Heat a large skillet with oil (portion for salad) over medium heat. Add chicken and sear on both sides until cooked through, ~6 minutes total.
  3. Transfer chicken to a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes. Slice into strips.
  4. Assemble salads by tossing lettuce and bell peppers with some of the reserved vinaigrette. Top salads with chicken, jalapenos, pineapple, cashews, and cilantro. Add vinaigrette until dressed to your liking. Enjoy!

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Reviews

This meal has 32 reviews

Pretty easy and tasty

By: Erin
Posted: Nov 02, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian

Fun, tasty recipe!

By: Marin
Posted: Oct 28, 2019
Diet: Original

Fast weeknight meal when prep was done- try it with pork!

By: Jessie
Posted: Oct 20, 2019
Diet: Original

Fantastic! I doubled the chicken to use with the sesame chicken noodle recipe too!

By: Dana
Posted: Oct 17, 2019
Diet: Gluten-free

This was pretty tasty and came together quickly using the slaw mix instead of chopping everything myself!

By: Melissa
Posted: Oct 15, 2019
Diet: Original

Really really easy (once the chicken was marinating) and yummy!

By: Jenna
Posted: Oct 10, 2019
Diet: Original