Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Jerk Chicken Salad (Pampered Chef)

This is more of a summer dish, but i had green onions, a red pepper, and a pineapple in my bountiful basket and thought this would be perfect! IT IS DELICIOUS!!

shopping list
1 TBSP Garlic Oil or Olive Oil
1 TBSP Jamaican Jerk Rub (you can purchase this from the pampered chef or just use your favorite spice... I was out of the JJR when I made it and it still tasted great with other spices.)
1 lb. chicken tenders
1 medium pineapple
3 green onions (white and light green parts only)
2 heads romaine lettuce**
1 can black beans
6 slices bacon, cooked, drained and crumbled
2 limes
1/3 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
2 TBSP pineapple preserves (or pineapple/apricot) if anyone wants to make this dish i have a whole jar of pineapple preserves and you can have some...

Stove top
Mix together oil and spice.
Add chicken tenders; mix well to coat and set aside.
Slice pineapple into 1/4 in. slices.
Heat up your grill pan over med. heat.
Add chicken; cook 3-5 minutes on each side. Remove.
Add pineapple to pan. Cook 1 minute on each side. Remove.

Thinly slice Bell Pepper and Green Onions
Wash and chop lettuce. (for nice display, arrange 12 large leaves around a large serving platter, to serve salad in.)
Drain and rinse beans.

Juice 2 limes.
Zest one lime; add to juice.
Add 1/3 c. mayo
Add 2 TBSP. preserves
mix well.

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

**You can substitute the salad with pasta, which is how I prefer it. DELISH!

ALSO, I forgot to thaw the bacon when I made it, it still tasted great. I think the key ingredient here is the dressing. :)


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