Many culinary specialists have long noticed that poultry meat goes well with berries and fruits, including pineapples. This sweet and sour product gives the chicken a pleasant acidity, emphasizing its tenderness and making the snack with it more juicy. Such a union is used in roasting poultry meat and making cold snacks from it. Salads with pineapple and chicken breast are juicy, light, with an unusual and exquisite taste, while they look beautiful. They can be prepared for a family dinner and holiday dinner.
The technology of cooking salads with pineapples and chicken breast depends on the specific recipe, but is not complicated. Even an inexperienced cook will be able to make a tasty snack from the named ingredients. It will turn out fragrant and appetizing if the cook adheres to recommendations of more experienced colleagues.
- The most tender and dietary chicken breast is obtained if it is boiled, but salads from fried, baked and smoked chicken are more expressive in taste.
- Salad will be tasty if the meat of chicken breast in it is juicy. To do this, you need to choose the right one. It is better to leave the frozen product for the soup: in the process of defrosting, the structure of chicken meat may change, it will lose some moisture, it will become dry and tough. Preference is better to give fresh or chilled chicken breast.
- Pineapple for salad can be used fresh or canned. Usually in the recipe there is an indication of the form in which the fruit should be. Canned pineapples are sweeter and juicier, but they are more nutritious, which negatively affects the energy value of the finished dish. If the recipe does not say what kind of pineapple is needed, you can choose any one, based on your taste.
- Foods that have been heat-treated must be cooled before being added to the salad, otherwise the appetizer will quickly sour.
- If you are making a layered salad, it should be cooked at least 2-3 hours before the intended serving time, as the products need time to soak in the sauce.
- Mayonnaise in puff salads should be added as little as possible. Otherwise, the appetizer will be too nourishing and heavy, and the layers may “float”, because of which the dish will lose its aesthetics.
Fresh or canned cucumbers, cheese, eggs and other ingredients are often added to chicken breast and pineapple salads. Even a slight adjustment of the composition can greatly change the taste of the finished dish. This gives a lot of room for culinary creativity.
Classic recipe for salad with pineapple and chicken breast
- chicken breast - 0, 4 kg;
- chicken egg - 4 pcs .;
- fresh pineapple (pulp) - 0, 2 kg;
- hard cheese - 0, 2 kg;
- pitted olives - 100 g;
- mayonnaise - to taste.
Method of preparation:
- Wash the chicken breast and dip it in boiling salted water. Boil for half an hour.
- Remove the breast, cool. Take off her skin. Separate the meat from the bones, cut into small cubes.
- Cook hard boiled eggs, cool under running cold water. Free from the shell and cut into cubes of medium size, put the chicken.
- Cut the pineapple, separate the flesh, cut it into small cubes, send to the rest of the products.
- Chop half of the olives, put them to the rest of the ingredients.
- Rub the cheese with large chips, set aside half for decoration, add the rest to the bowl.
- Pour the mayonnaise into the bowl, mix.
- Spread the salad on small vases or place in a large salad bowl.
- Sprinkle with cheese, garnish with olives halves.
Salad prepared according to this recipe has a delicate and balanced taste. It turns out moderately sweet, with a pleasant sourness, looks noble.
Puff salad with pineapple, chicken breast and mushrooms
- chicken breast - 0, 5 kg;
- onions - 100 g;
- canned pineapples - 0, 35 kg;
- semi-hard cheese - 0, 3 kg;
- white mushrooms or champignons (fresh) - 0, 3 kg;
- butter - 50 g;
- sour cream - 0, 2 l;
- mayonnaise - 0, 2 l;
- chicken egg - 6 pcs .;
- salt, pepper - to taste.
Method of preparation:
- Boil chicken breast in salted water, cool and chop finely.
- Cook hard boiled eggs, place them under a stream of cold water so that they cool down faster.
- Finely chop the eggs with a knife or chop on a coarse grater.
- Rub the cheese.
- Wash mushrooms, dry with a napkin, cut into plates.
- Free onion from the husk, cut into thin half-rings.
- Melt butter in a pan, put onions and mushrooms on it, fry them until moisture evaporates completely from the pan. Transfer to a plate, wait until the mushrooms have cooled.
- Sour cream thoroughly mixed with mayonnaise, put the mixture in a culinary bag, screw the nozzle with a narrow hole on it. If you do not have a culinary bag, you can put the sauce in the bag and make a hole in it with a toothpick.
- Put the chicken meat on the dish, cover it with a net of cooked sauce.
- Put the next layer of mushrooms, pour the sauce over them.
- Place the pineapples, pre-cut into small pieces. Pour over dressing.
- Put eggs on pineapples, cover them with sauce.
- Make the top layer of cheese, it is not necessary to cover it with sauce.
From the specified number of ingredients you get a huge portion of lettuce, designed for a large company. If you do not expect a lot of guests, the number of ingredients can be reduced by half.
Salad with pineapple and smoked breast
- smoked breast meat - 0, 2 kg;
- canned pineapples - 0, 2 kg;
- semi-hard cheese - 0, 2 kg;
- pickled gherkins - 0, 2 kg;
- garlic - 2 cloves;
- mayonnaise - 100 ml;
- greens - to taste.
Method of preparation:
- Smoked chicken, pineapples and cheese cut into small cubes.
- Cut the gherkins in small circles.
- Mix chopped products.
- Skip garlic through a press, mix with mayonnaise.
- Season the salad with the resulting sauce.
It remains to put the appetizer in a salad bowl or distribute in portioned ice cream bowls, decorate with greens and serve. The dish has a savory taste, like gourmets who are not indifferent to non-standard combinations of products. If you replace fresh pickled cucumbers, the taste of the dish will change beyond recognition, but it will be no less pleasant. If you like to discover new tastes, you should try both options of snacks.
Salad with pineapple, smoked chicken breast and apple
- smoked breast - 0, 45 kg;
- fresh pineapple pulp - 0, 3 kg;
- green apples - 0, 4 kg;
- melted cheese in plates - 100 g;
- walnut kernels - 100 g;
- lemon juice - 5 ml;
- mayonnaise - to taste.
Method of preparation:
- Peel the pineapple, cut the flesh into quarters of rings. Can be used canned fruit. In this case, fit only pineapples, canned in the form of "washers". They need to be cut into four pieces.
- Cut the cheese plates crosswise across the diagonal to form triangles.
- Chicken breast meat cut from the bone to make two large pieces of fillet, cut them into plates.
- Peel apples, cut them from the core. Cut apple pulp into strips, pour with lemon juice, mix.
- On a platter, place on a circle, alternating between pineapples, chicken and cheese.
- Place apples in the center.
- Fry the nuts in a dry frying pan. Chop with a knife.
- Pour mayonnaise on the salad, sprinkle with nut crumbs.
Salad made according to this recipe, not only looks unusual, but also has a unique taste, fresh and tender at the same time. Mayonnaise in this recipe can be replaced with sour cream or unsweetened yogurt, then the dish will become less calorie and even more useful, although it will lose some share of spice.
How to decorate a salad with pineapples and chicken breast
The method of decorating pineapple salad from chicken breast depends on whether it is flaky or regular.
- Layered salad can be laid out on a dish, giving it a chosen shape. This may be a figure, which is a symbol of the holiday. It is usually laid out using a stencil. To do this, cut out of paper contour, put on a dish. Spread the first layer inside the contour, then remove the stencil, lay out the other layers. The shape of the cake to the salad is easy to give using the split cooking hoop designed for baking cakes.
- The surface of the puff salad sprinkled with grated cheese or egg, then spread on its surface beautiful patterns. With the help of pieces of olives, you can make a simple inscription. It is easy to make flowers from plates of processed cheese by folding them into small bags and inserting carrots or cucumbers inside the bar. From carrots, cucumbers and eggs, you can also make flowers to decorate snacks.
- Simple and elegant decor for chicken breast and pineapple salad - pineapple rings, which are laid out on the surface of the snack. A toothpick with fruit cubes strung on it, laid on a bowl, will be a good decoration for a snack with its serving.
- If you made an ordinary salad, not in layers, try putting it not in a salad bowl, but on a dish covered with salad leaves. In this form, the snack looks brighter and more modern. Another option is to serve the salad in portions, putting it on the plates with the help of a special mold or a tin can with a carved bottom.
In creamer and cocktail glasses a salad with pineapples and chicken breast also looks very attractive.
Pineapple and chicken breast salad is an exquisite treat that can decorate a festive table. His cooking does not require great culinary skill, but allows you to exercise creativity and imagination.