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 less than 15 minutes!

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Baby Kale, Pineapple and Chicken Salad with Ponzu Vinaigrette

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

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

    Step 4

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

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 nutritious kale all tossed in a sweet and tangy ponzu vinaigrette, this filling salad is the perfect lunch to help you power through your day or the 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.

Recipes like this salad or a beans and rice recipe or scrambled eggs and rice as well as a chicken and rice casserole are not only great because they provide quick and easy ways to enjoy delicious meals, but they are versatile and easy to adjust with your favorite ingredients!

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