8.04.2010

grilled hawaiian chicken with a tropical salad

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Tonight we enjoyed another fantastic Eat at Home recipe. This time it was Hawaiian Chicken and a little Tropical Salad. I'm just loving these pre-planned meals, they are making my days so much easier. I don't have to worry about finding a recipe and running to the store for ingredients. Ahhhh. Life is good!

I made just a couple of minor changes to these recipes. I added ginger to my chicken marinade and switched out romaine for arugula and used slivered toasted almonds instead of macadamia nuts. Oh yes, and I used turkey bacon instead of the real stuff.

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My husband and I LOVED this one! This salad is crazy good and the chicken is so tender and has a nice tangy flavor to it.

Grilled Hawaiian Chicken
from Eat at Home

6 boneless chicken breasts
2 cups pineapple juice
2 tbsp worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp fresh minced ginger (my addition)

Combine all the ingredients except the chicken. Pour marinade over chicken, cover and refrigerate at least overnight. Grill until done.

Tropical Salad
adapted from Eat at Home

1 bag of arugula
3 green onions, thinly sliced
6 sliced of turkey bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
1 can pineapple tidbits, drain and reserve juice for dressing
1/2 cup slivered toasted almonds
1/4 cup toasted coconut

Dressing

1/4 cup pineapple juice
3 tbsp red wine vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

In a large bowl, Combine the salad ingredients. Whisk together the dressing ingredients. Pour over salad and toss well.

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My daughter comes home from camp tomorrow. Boy, have we missed her. The house is way too quiet! I'm planning on serving a fabulous Eat at Home chili recipe for dinner. :)



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30 comments:

Koek! said...

Mmmm... That looks finer-licking good!

Koek! said...

Finger, I meant finger-licking good :-)

Pam said...

This looks fantastic and I love how easy it is to change it up and modify it based on your preferences or ingredients!

Angie's Recipes said...

This looks delicious! Imagine me sitting in your garden and helping myself some of this summer treat!

Joanne said...

You are SERIOUSLY on a roll! I love your substitutions in this! It does sound nice to be able to not have to stress about dinner...

Jeannie said...

Looks like a great meal! Love the marinate that you used for your chicken!

Maddy said...

Ok...so I've decided that you need to adopt me as your child! I need to come home to this every night:)

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

Awesome blog! You have some fantastic looking recipes! This looks great, thanks! I'm following.

RamblingTart said...

Such a scrumptious salad!!! So fresh and delightful with unexpected ingredients. :-) Pure summer loveliness!!

Abby said...

Looks so good!

Pam said...

What a great dinner! Love the addition of the ginger too! This is perfect for the summer time!

UrMomCooks said...

Yum. Going on the table tonite! Just found some free trade organic pineapples on sale and chicken is in the fridge! Great idea for a summer meal!

teresa said...

oh my goodness, i love dishes like this because they are healthy, but so packed with flavor you don't feel a bit deprived. love it!

ps, your pepper jack chicken is on my menu list, can't wait!

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm all about the grill right now!

Faith said...

I'm always looking for new chicken recipes to try and this one looks delicious! I love the nuts in the salad for a little crunch.

Krista said...

Both this recipe and the pepper jack chicken are great ideas. I've got chicken breasts waiting in the freezer when I return home next week. Thanks for 2 delicious recipes!

bellini valli said...

This is perfect for summer.

koralee said...

Oh I love your new look...and this meals looks amazing. This will be on the grill this weekend. xoxo Hugs

Foodessa said...

Kim...your timing is perfect. I just bought some chicken thighs yesterday from a local farmer. Your recipe sounds just about right in order to try something new. Those ingredients are smiling at me ;o)

Enjoy your time with your daughter and have a great weekend,
Claudia

Cathy said...

OMG, that looks delicious, Kim. Arugula is currently my greens of choice and I can't wait to make this salad. I got great arugula at the market last week.

See you tomorrow.

simpledaisy said...

Yummmm....looks fantastic! I am not a meat eater...but I could make that with tofu too!!

simpledaisy said...

Yummmm....looks fantastic! I am not a meat eater...but I could make that with tofu too!!

Julie said...

My daughter saw this picture and gave it a big ol' "yum"!

Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

Macadamias are expensive! I'd have gone with almonds too :-)

Indie.Tea said...

Not running to the store = good in my book. Food looks yummy too

WhisperingWriter said...

Yum, I'd like that!

Kate said...

A perfect summer meal! How about if you cook it and I eat it?

Kim said...

I can see why are are so inspired by the recipes at Eat At Home. I went over the other day and spent quite sometime looking through her site. This one looks superb and I'm really loving the salad with the pineapple and almonds. It's a perfect light, tasty, summer meal!

Mimi said...

That salad looks too pretty to eat!

Jenn said...

Now this what I like to call a summer salad!! Yum yum!!!

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