Fruit & Nut Hawaiian Chicken Salad

"This is a terrific, sweet chicken salad with a Hawaiian flair. Great way to use up leftover chicken or turkey."
 
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photo by Marg CaymanDesigns photo by Marg CaymanDesigns
photo by Marg CaymanDesigns photo by Marg CaymanDesigns
Ready In:
15mins
Ingredients:
5
Serves:
4
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ingredients

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directions

  • Combine all ingredients; blend well.
  • Chill.

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Reviews

  1. CCPontiac
    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!
     
  2. *Parsley*
    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!
     
  3. Alisa Lea
    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.
     
  4. peaceangel_ca
    This was really good. We omitted the nuts and ate it on French Bread. A very light and tasty supper!
     
  5. Annie H
    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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Tweaks

  1. Alisa Lea
    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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