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Chicken and Spring Mix Salad with Spicy Pineapple Dressing

 
One serving costs about $3.39 One serving costs about $3.39

$3.39 per serving

2 people like this recipe

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This recipe is ready in 25 minutes

Ready in 25 minutes

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spoonacular Score:78%

Spoonacular Score: 78%

 

Chicken and Spring Mix Salad with Spicy Pineapple Dressing might be just the main course you are searching for. This recipe makes 2 servings with 349 calories, 38g of protein, and 12g of fat each. For $3.39 per serving, this recipe covers 31% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. It can be enjoyed any time, but it is especially good for Spring. 2 people have tried and liked this recipe. Head to the store and pick up onion, pineapple, olive oil, and a few other things to make it today. To use up the salt you could follow this main course with the Apple Turnovers Recipe as a dessert. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 25 minutes. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 79%. This score is solid. Try Grilled Chicken Salad with Spicy Pineapple Dressing, Grilled Chicken Salad With Spicy Pineapple Dressing, and Grilled Chicken and Spinach Salad with Spicy Pineapple Dressing for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps apple cider vinegar
apple cider vinegar
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps garlic powder
garlic powder
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp olive oil
olive oil
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp orange juice
orange juice
1 tsp
1 tsp paprika
paprika
8 oz
8 oz fresh pineapple
fresh pineapple
0.33
0.33  red bell pepper
red bell pepper
0.25
0.25  red onion
red onion
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps salt
salt
0.5
0.5  serrano pepper
serrano pepper
0.75 lb
0.75 lb skinless boneless chicken breast halves
skinless boneless chicken breast halves
5 oz
5 oz fresh spring mix
fresh spring mix
2 Tbsps apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsps
apple cider vinegar
0.5 tsps garlic powder
0.5 tsps
garlic powder
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp
olive oil
1 Tbsp orange juice
1 Tbsp
orange juice
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp
paprika
8 oz fresh pineapple
8 oz
fresh pineapple
0.33  red bell pepper
0.33
red bell pepper
0.25  red onion
0.25
red onion
0.5 tsps salt
0.5 tsps
salt
0.5  serrano pepper
0.5
serrano pepper
0.75 lb skinless boneless chicken breast halves
0.75 lb
skinless boneless chicken breast halves
5 oz fresh spring mix
5 oz
fresh spring mix

Equipment

blender
blender
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bowl
frying pan
frying pan
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blender
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bowl
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frying pan


Instructions

  1. Heat a non-stick pan over medium-high heat with 1 tbsp olive oil. Sprinkle both sides of chicken evenly with paprika, garlic powder, and salt. Add chicken to pan; cook for 5 minutes on each side or until well browned. Remove from pan; set aside.
  2. Combine half of pineapple, orange juice, vinegar, and Serrano in a blender; process until smooth. Add olive oil after blended and mix with spoon or ladle.
  3. Cut the red onion and red bell pepper into thin strips or desired pieces. Pineapples should be cut into 1/2-inch chunks or can be cut according to preference as well.
  4. Combine remaining pineapple and the remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Drizzle with 3/4 cup dressing, and toss gently to coat. Divide salad evenly among 2 plates. Cut chicken across the grain into thin slices; divide chicken evenly over salads. Drizzle salad evenly with remaining dressing. Enjoy!

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $3.39
Ingredient
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
½ teaspoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon orange juice
1 teaspoon paprika
8 ounces fresh pineapple
⅓ red bell pepper
¼ red onion
½ serrano pepper
¾ pounds skinless boneless chicken breast halves
5 ounces fresh spring mix
Price
$0.11
$0.05
$0.17
$0.03
$0.12
$0.75
$0.20
$0.09
$0.03
$3.02
$2.23
$6.79

Tips

Health Tips

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • Frozen (and potentially even canned) fruit and vegetables contain as much?if not more?vitamins than fresh versions that have been sitting around the supermarket too long. So don't hesitate to buy canned or frozen goods if your budget or the season doesn't allow for fresh!

  • When buying canned fruit, buy fruit packed in fruit juice and check the label to avoid added sugar. The fruit is sweet enough, it doesn't need any help!

Cooking Tips

  • To keep your eyes from stinging and watering while cutting onions, trying popping the onion in the freezer for 15 minutes before you plan to start cooking. Chilling the onion slows the release of the enzyme responsible for teary eyes.

  • You should not store your onions with your potatoes because the gases they emit will make each other spoil faster. For more information about selecting and storing onions, check out this lesson about onions in the academy.

  • If you're using olive oil to cook at high temperatures, make sure that the olive oil you're using has a high smoke point because heating an oil past its smoke point can ruin the flavor and even release harmful compounds into your dish. Many people recommend saving extra-virgin olive oil for cold dishes or for adding the finishing touch to a warm dish. You could also use canola oil, coconut oil, or another good high-temperature oil to be on the safe side.

Green Tips

  • Bell peppers are unfortunately on the "dirty dozen" list compiled by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). You might want to buy them organic when you can.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
348 Calories
38g Protein
11g Total Fat
21g Carbs
38% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
348
17%

Fat
11g
18%

  Saturated Fat
1g
12%

Carbohydrates
21g
7%

  Sugar
13g
15%

Cholesterol
108mg
36%

Sodium
801mg
35%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
38g
77%

Vitamin C
103mg
126%

Vitamin B3
19mg
95%

Vitamin B6
1mg
79%

Selenium
55µg
79%

Manganese
1mg
64%

Vitamin A
2140IU
43%

Phosphorus
413mg
41%

Vitamin B5
2mg
29%

Potassium
1004mg
29%

Magnesium
74mg
19%

Folate
69µg
17%

Vitamin B1
0.25mg
17%

Vitamin B2
0.28mg
17%

Vitamin E
2mg
13%

Copper
0.23mg
12%

Fiber
2g
11%

Iron
1mg
11%

Zinc
1mg
10%

Vitamin K
7µg
7%

Vitamin B12
0.34µg
6%

Calcium
42mg
4%

Vitamin D
0.17µg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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