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Coconut Chicken Tropical Salad with Creamy Pineapple Vinaigrette

Coconut Chicken Tropical Salad with avocado, mango, pineapple, bell pepper, cucumber, and a creamy pineapple vinaigrette.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5
Calories: 448kcal
Author: Lauren Allen

Ingredients

  • 2 heads Romaine lettuces , chopped (about 6-8 cups)
  • 3 green onions , chopped
  • 1 cucumber , peeled and sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper , seeded and chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh pineapples , chopped
  • 1 mango , peeled and chopped
  • 1 avocado , peeled, seeded and chopped

For the chicken

  • 6-8 small chicken tenders
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Creamy Pineapple Vinaigrette

  • 1/2 cup fresh pineapple , diced
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons canned unsweetened coconut milk
  • 3 Tablespoons Greek yogurts
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1-2 teaspoons honey
  • dash salt and pepper

Instructions

For the chicken

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 
  • Place a wire cooling rack on top of a 10x15'' pan (jelly roll pan) lined with tinfoil. Spray wire rack with cooking spray.
  • Add flour, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin and salt and pepper to a shallow bowl. 
  • Add eggs to another shallow bowl and beat well. Add coconut flakes to a third shallow bowl.
  • Dredge chicken tenders in flour mixture, then in egg mixture, and then coat with coconut flakes, pressing them on so they stick. 
  • Lay chicken tenders on prepared wire rack. Spray the tops with cooking spray (to help them brown). 
  • Bake for 13-18 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  • Add salad ingredients to a large bowl. 
  • Top with chicken and drizzle with dressing, as desired.

For the Dressing:

  • Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. 
  • Add more honey, if needed, for sweetness. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Notes

Serves 4-5

Nutrition

Calories: 448kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 363mg | Potassium: 1235mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 464.2% | Vitamin C: 110.6% | Calcium: 14% | Iron: 28.6%