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BBQ Chipotle Pineapple Chicken Salad Bowls


BBQ Chipotle Pineapple Chicken Salad Bowls

Spicy, sweet, and tangy all come together in this salad bowl!  Mix it up with your choice of greens, fresh pineapple cubes, cherry tomatoes, cotija cheese, scallions, and a citrusy vinaigrette.  You could add pepitas if you wanted as well!

  • Author: Leora Ellingson


For the sauce:

2 cups BBQ Sauce, any kind you like

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 t chili powder

1 t smoked paprika

1 t coriander

2 chipotle peppers in adobo, chopped

½ c pineapple juice

½ t red pepper flakes

1 lime juiced

For the chicken:

2 T Olive oil

½ red onion, diced

1 poblano pepper, diced

12 lbs cooked, shredded chicken breast

½ bunch cilantro, chopped

For the Salad:

Fresh pineapple chunks

Cherry Tomatoes, halved

Chopped cilantro

Spring mix

Avocado slices

34 scallions, chopped

Cotija cheese, crumbled

Lime Cilantro Vinaigrette:

½ cup olive oil

¼ cup lime juice

1 t Dijon mustard

1 clove garlic, finely minced

12T honey – to taste

Salt and pepper

¼ c cilantro, chopped


Sauce Directions:

Put all ingredients in a sauce pan, bring to a simmer for about 10 to 15 minutes, whisking occasionally.  Reduce heat to low as needed if it starts to splash spit.  Set aside.


Chicken Directions:

Heat Olive Oil in a large saute pan.  Add red onion and poblano pepper and saute until translucent and tender.  Add chicken and saute until heated through.  Pour ½ of the sauce into the chicken and gently fold in.  Add more sauce if needed, to get the consistency you want.  Toss in the chopped cilantro.


Salad Directions:

Place ingredients of choice, in a bowl, add the chicken and drizzle with the lime cilantro vinaigrette (directions below). 


Vinaigrette Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a mason jar.  Put the lid on tightly and shake vigorously to combine.

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