How to cook a salad with chicken, pineapple and walnuts
If you are tired of traditional vinaigrettes and olivier, you want something unusual and non-banal - try to cook a wonderful salad with chicken, pineapple and walnuts. It is prepared very simply, but it can become the highlight of your holiday table and arouse the interest of guests.
Selection of ingredients
In the recipe for this dish there are no expensive products that are difficult to get. Suitable for all seasons. Chicken will give satiety to the salad. In addition, it goes well with pineapples, and walnuts add a touch of piquancy.
Did you know? Walnuts contain a large amount of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, essential oils and fiber. They are used to prevent many diseases (cardiovascular, bone disease, etc.). But the product is very high-calorie and even surpassed beef behind this indicator.
4-51 hours 10 minutes
2 cloves (optional)
Nutritional value per 100 g:
- Boil chicken breast (or fillet). To make the meat juicy and tender, it must be put in boiling salted water. Whole, with skin and bones, it is boiled for about half an hour, without bones and skin - 15–20 minutes, diced - 10 minutes.Cool the prepared breast.
- Also boil hard-boiled chicken eggs. Cool them by pouring cold water.
- While meat and eggs are being cooked, you can start preparing other products. Grate cheese on a coarse grater. Remove the pineapples from the jar, squeeze it well, as the product is quite juicy, and cut into small cubes.
- Peel and chop walnuts. It is easier to use a blender for chopping. You can simply chop the nuts with a knife or, covered with cling film, go over them with a rolling pin.
- Peel boiled eggs, grate finely.
- Cut boiled and cooled chicken breast into cubes.
- You can begin to form a dish. Put the detachable form on the flat bottom of the plate. Put chicken meat in the very first layer. Grease with mayonnaise. If desired, you can add a couple of chopped garlic cloves to this dressing sauce.
- Next lay out a bowl of pineapples. On top of it are eggs, then cheese. Mayonnaise is applied to each coat.
- Sprinkle salad with chopped nuts. The dish can be decorated with a handful of grated cheese, sour berries, parsley leaves.
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If desired, the salad can be varied with a layer of canned corn (it should be remembered that garlic does not combine with it) or fried mushrooms with onions (they should not be greasy after frying). To the mushrooms it will be relevant to add dill. Juice and color of the dish will also give a thin bowl of freshly grated carrots. To make the salad more dietary, mayonnaise can be mixed with yogurt or replaced with sour cream. Instead of walnuts, pecans or hazelnuts are suitable.
Important! The dish must be refrigerated for a couple of hours. So his taste is much better.
The dish should not be salted. Salt should be added a little bit, or even not added at all, since it is present in mayonnaise and cheese, and chicken was cooked in salted water. As for black pepper, then it will be enough and a pinch.
You can not add syrup from a jar of pineapple to mayonnaise, as some housewives do. The salad will become too thin and unappetizing.
Salad storage features
Pineapples are a very juicy product, so you should not store the dish in the refrigerator for a long time. In extreme cases, it should be covered with cling film or put in a sealed container.
Did you know? Pineapple is a very popular product in East Asia and South America. It is used for cooking meat dishes, salads, desserts, pastries and sauces.
The dish turns out very bright and interesting, as for a photo. Any housewife will cope with its preparation, and the taste will delight many gourmets.