10 Reviews

I came looking for something with these exact ingredients because I thought they'd be great together, so was tickled to find this--and I wasn't disappointed. It was great! I used chopped leg quarters, a small can of crushed pineapple, a handful of sweetened coconut, toasted pecans, half a red onion (finely chopped), a pinch of salt and balsamic mayonnaise. I served the salad over avocado halves with toasted dark rye on the side. It was to die for! :) My husband raved about it, and I most certainly will make it again. Very, very tasty. Re: the balsamic mayo, I don't think it's available commercially anymore, but I liked it well enough that I probably will add a splash of balsamic vinegar to regular mayo when I make this going forward. It added a nice little dimension. Great combo--thanks for sharing!

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CCPontiac April 14, 2015

Nice combination of flavors and textures. It's creamy, sweet and a little crunchy. Bonus for being quick and easy to make as well. I added a little chopped onion but made no other changes. This would be excellent for a luncheon or baby shower. Thanx!

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*Parsley* September 26, 2013

I made this with leftover chicken thigh meat and pecans. It was tasty both on toasted french bread and with crackers. I think I'd like to try it again using pineapple tidbits instead of crushed and either cashews or macadamia nuts.

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Alisa Lea August 13, 2007

This was really good. We omitted the nuts and ate it on French Bread. A very light and tasty supper!

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peaceangel_ca July 01, 2005

This had really great texture and flavor. I was worried that the pineapple would be overwhelming but it was fine. This is a very non-specific recipe, so here is what I used: poached chicken breast (I'm sure you could use just about any leftover chicken), grated sweetened coconut, and chopped peanuts though I think I'll give cashew a whirl next time. I would have used a little less mayo, perhaps even 1/2 cup. It's a good recipe but not very "oomphy". To liven it up, I would add some fresh chopped chives and black pepper, and maybe some tomato slices. For my own personal sandwich I love adding cheese-its for crunch and saltiness. :D

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Annie H June 16, 2005

Soooooooo yummy. To lighten it up a bit, I substituted plain nonfat yogurt for the mayo, and it turned out great! Used pecans, and chopped up some pineapple tidbits as that's what I had on hand. Next time I think I'll double the pineapple! Personal preference - I also double the grapes in traditional chicken salad. Thanks so much for the recipe! I'll be making it again for sure. :)

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LA28 June 12, 2005

I love pineapple and coconut so I just *had* to try this recipe. I was hoping I'd like it but kind of wondered about the combination of ingredients. I loved it!! It is such a pleasant, refreshing change from 'usual' chicken salad. I used almonds and they complimented the other ingredients very well. I bet it would be good with mandarin oranges too. It was enjoyable on whole wheat toast as well as by itself. Thanks for a fun new summer lunch!

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Marg (CaymanDesigns) June 09, 2005

This salad was fantastic! hmmmmm the coconut in it is sooo good! I used chopped walnuts and they were great also! I had to use Light Miracle Whip (ah!) because that was all we had in the house. Defintely will use regular mayo next time tho! I added some finely chopped apple just because I like apples in these type of salads. This recipe is defintely a keeper! Thanks!

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Jamie Lynne May 26, 2005

Wow, this was good. I used 1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts (to keep with the Hawaiian theme), and followed the rest of the proportions as written. Served them as Romaine lettuce leave wraps to keep it light and refreshing.

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KelBel August 19, 2004
Hawaiian Chicken Salad