Saturday, January 15, 2011

Jerk Chicken Salad

Even if you're not a salad person, you'll like this. It's so yummy! The kids weren't super fans when they saw that there was green in it, (they hate all things green) but they loved everything else. This is a Pampered Chef recipe and it's delish!

1 TBS olive oil
1 TBS Jamaican Jerk Rub (can order Pampered Chef's or can find in grocery store spice section)
1 pound chicken tenders
1 medium pineapple (fresh is SO yummy, but I'm sure you can use canned too)
1 red bell pepper
3 green onions
2 heads romaine lettuce
1 can (15oz) black beans, drained
6 slices bacon, cooked, drained, and crumbled

2 limes
1/3 cup reduced fat mayo
2 TBS pineapple preserves (I couldn't find this, but I did find apricot and pinapple preserves and it worked)

Directions: Whisk together oil and jerk rub. Add chicken tenders, mix well to coat and set aside.
Peel and cut pinapple into slices. Heat a pan to medium heat and add chicken; cook 3-5 minutes on each side, until done. Remove chicken and add pineapple to pan. Cook 1 minute on each side. Remove from pan. Set chicken and pineapple aside.

Slice bell pepper and green onions. Arrange lettuce on large serving plate.

For dressing, zest one lime and juice both limes, put into bowl. Add lime zest, mayonnaise and pineapple preserves to bowl, mix well.

Layer chopped lettuce, beans, bell pepper, chicken, pineapple, bacon and green onions over plate. Drizzle dressing over salad.


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