There's nothing better than a fresh and flavorful salad on a hot summer night! And when it's grilled Sweet Chili Teriyaki Chicken and fresh pineapple, together with lots of other colorful and perfect flavors, you know it will be good!
We created this salad by accident - leftover grilled Sweet Chili Teriyaki Chicken breasts were just waiting to be munched on, but when added to crisp salad greens, and healthy and crisp matchstick carrots and crunch sweet red peppers, we had something special going on. This salad just screams for fresh pineapple as well, and I make this two ways - with grilled fresh pineapple when I've got a few extra minutes, or just chunks of fresh pineapple when the natives are restless...
You can serve this grilled and perfectly sweet & spicy Sweet Chili Teriyaki Chicken either cold or warm from the grill. And if you have non-salad lovers around for dinner, just feed 'em the grilled chicken - it's pretty fantastic all by itself!
I use my homemade Sweet Chili Teriyaki Glaze, Marinade & Sauce - we tend to go thru bottles and batches of this stuff like crazy in the summertime, but if you are in a hurry, you can use your favorite bottled sweet chili sauce in the marinade and sauce. It's my go-to sauce in the summer - we use it for marinades, sauces, barbeque glazes and salads.
Part of what makes this salad so crisp and healthy is no extra dressings...just a drizzle of some reserved Sweet Chili Teriyaki Sauce and you'll see that nothing extra is needed. The flavor is simply wonderful!
Sweet, spicy, crisp and crunchy, colorful and flavorful - this is a summertime salad just made for enjoying on a porch swing or under some cool shade on the deck.
We love the texture and flavor of sesame seeds sprinkled on top - but you can also add sliced or slivered almonds if you want a little extra crunch.
You'll want to give this recipe a try, and then you'll see why it is a perennial favorite at our house or for bringing to a picnic or potluck. This is a salad that everyone loves!