Fruit, combined with meat, is not a very familiar dish on our tables. Russian cuisine prefers to combine meat products with vegetables, cereals or potatoes. The taste of tropical fruits with chicken seems even more unusual. Meanwhile, from these ingredients you can make a wonderful salad with chicken breast and pineapple for the holiday table.
White meat combined with a delicate flavor of pineapple seems perfect to those who once tasted a salad with them. What is the secret of the popularity of such a delicacy, because tropical fruits in our latitudes are quite expensive?
Not everyone can afford to cook this salad every day. However, for a holiday nothing better to find: unusual and nutritious! Yes, and labor costs such a dish does not require: you only need to boil the chicken breast, and the remaining ingredients are put in finished form.
There are many recipes for salad with chicken meat and pineapples. They have only 3-4 components, which greatly facilitates the preparation. It is enough to cut the ingredients, mix and dress with sauce - the salad is ready!
Recipe for Salad with Pineapple and Chicken Breast
For this dish you will need smoked chicken breast. It can be prepared by yourself or purchased at the store - it does not matter. It is important that the product is fresh, then the salad will certainly turn out well.
- smoked breast meat - 0.2 kg;
- a jar of canned pineapples;
- Parmesan cheese - 0.3 kg;
- fresh cucumbers - 2 pcs .;
- garlic cloves - 2 pcs .;
- Cheese finely crumble or grate.
- Pineapples chop into pieces.
- Cucumbers and garlic cut into small slices.
- Smoked chicken meat, too, chop pieces.
- All components are mixed, season with mayonnaise.
- If the salad is fresh, you can add a little salt.
- Sprinkle with finely chopped greens and serve.
Salad with pineapples and chicken breast layers
The richness of taste of this snack underlines its multi-layered nature. Guests have the opportunity to evaluate the advantage of each of the components individually and in combination with each other.
- boiled chicken breast;
- canned pineapples - 0.5 kg;
- a glass of walnuts;
- eggs - 2 pcs .;
- cheese - 0.2 kg.
- Cool the chicken breast, remove the skin from it and cut into pieces.
- Boil eggs, peel and finely chop.
- Chop nuts (best in a blender).
- Pineapples to get out of the jar, let the juice drain and chop the fruit into slices.
- All components lay out, smearing each of them with mayonnaise: chicken, pineapple, eggs, nuts.
- Top with grated cheese.
- Salt to taste.
Salad with Chicken and Pineapple and Cheese
This is a simple recipe with several ingredients. Cheese adds a dish of French refinement - it turns out simple, but incredibly tasty.
- chicken breast - 0.4 kg;
- cheese - 0.2 kg;
- eggs - 5 pcs .;
- canned pineapples - 1 bank.
- Cook the meat in salted water by adding pepper and bay leaf.
- After cooking, leave the chicken in the pan with the broth until it is needed for the salad.
- Finely grate boiled eggs and cheese.
- Put the salad on a dish in layers, smearing each of them with mayonnaise: chicken, cheese, eggs.
- Lay the top layer of pineapple slices (do not smear mayonnaise).
- Refrigerate for a few hours so that the ingredients soak in the sauce.
Variations on the topic
As already noted, a chicken breast and pineapple salad can have many options depending on the composition of the ingredients. The traditional basis is chicken, pineapple, and sometimes eggs. You can attach to them:
- maize and cedar nuts;
- mushrooms and walnuts;
- pomegranate seeds and bell peppers.
Ingredients can be layered or mixed, smearing sauce. As a rule, mayonnaise is used as a dressing due to its availability and versatility. Mushrooms for salad can be taken canned or fresh - it all depends on your taste preferences.
Despite the sophistication and unusualness of the dish, it can be made even more attractive if the products are properly prepared:
- chicken after cooking should be left for half an hour in broth - then it will be juicy and soft;
- if you cannot buy a breast, any part of the chicken will do;
- for salad, you can use fried or smoked meat: the taste will not deteriorate, moreover, it will acquire new interesting shades;
- pineapples must be separated from the syrup, well wrung out, so that they do not have liquid;
- if you need to treat a large number of guests, add a salad with boiled potatoes or rice.
Whatever recipe you choose, standard or implying additional ingredients, guests will surely like it. The combination of chicken and pineapple is a win-win combination: it will earn you a reputation as a great hostess and good cook.