Baby Kale, Pineapple and Chicken Salad with Ponzu Vinaigrette

Enjoy this sweet and savory Baby Kale, Pineapple and Chicken Salad with Ponzu Vinaigrette, made with Minute® Instant Rice & Quinoa, in just 15 minutes!

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Baby Kale, Pineapple and Chicken Salad with Ponzu Vinaigrette

Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 10 mins
Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 15 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 10 mins
Servings
SERVES 4
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 can (20 oz) pineapple chunks, drained, juice reserved
  • 1 bag Minute® Rice & Quinoa
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 tbsp ponzu sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • 2 pkg (12 oz, each) cooked chicken breast strips
  • 2 bags (5 oz, each) baby kale

Instructions

  • Get your sweet and savory fix with this delicious and nutritious Baby Kale, Pineapple and Chicken Salad with Ponzu Vinaigrette.

    Step 1

  • Measure out 2 tablespoons of pineapple juice and set aside.

    Step 2

  • Prepare rice and quinoa according to package directions, using remaining pineapple juice plus water to measure 1 cup. Set aside to cool.

    Step 3

  • Meanwhile, whisk oil, ponzu sauce, rice vinegar, honey, ginger and 2 tablespoons reserved pineapple juice together in a small bowl.

    Step 4

  • Combine pineapple chunks, rice and quinoa, chicken, and kale in a large bowl. Pour ponzu vinaigrette over salad; toss to coat.

Sweet and Savory Salad

Crave a salad that’s quick, simple, delicious and filling? This Baby Kale, Pineapple and Chicken Salad with Ponzu Vinaigrette, made with Minute® Instant Rice & Quinoa, is exactly that, and more! Loaded with rice and quinoa, sweet pineapple chunks, protein-packed chicken breast and kale, all tossed in a sweet and tangy ponzu vinaigrette, this salad is hearty and bursting with flavor. It’s also a satisfying option that makes a perfect lunch to help you power through your afternoon or a perfect dinner to replenish spent resources after a long day.

Don’t let the fact that this tasty salad is filling and delicious fool you into thinking it’s complicated and time-consuming to make. You can enjoy this perfect meal even on a short lunch break because it consists of only 4 easy steps and is ready in less than 15 minutes! Don’t settle for mediocre fast food again with this and many of our other delicious, quick and easy Minute® Rice recipes.

Mix it Up

If you are not a fan of quinoa, try this recipe with our whole grain Minute® Instant Brown Rice for an equally tasty and filling alternative. For something different, try topping this salad with fresh avocado slices or some crumbled feta or goat cheese.

Love this salad recipe? Try more simple, versatile recipes made with Minute® Rice by exploring our recipe section. To start, try making our easy, Cajun-inspired Red Beans and Rice, our Mexican Rice Recipe or a delicious Microwave Egg Fried Rice. For a dish the whole family will love, we recommend our 15-Minute Chicken and Rice Dinner.

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