Wednesday, September 26, 2007

CHICKEN PINEAPPLE SALAD

I love pineapple a lot. There are some people who dont, coz they say they are allergic to it. They are missing out on one of the most wonderful products of God's creativity !!! Its so juicy & sweet & tangy. My ammuma (maternal grandmother / naani) had a row of home grown pineapples, I would sit in the verandah & dwell in the lovely smell of ripe pineapples. And the pleasure of having a homegrown pineapple, or for that matter any fruit or veggie is indescribable. Checking out which one's ripe, plucking as many as you want..... & not having to bargain with the vendor all are such wonderful experiences.
I had chicken pineapple salad for the first time at the Nirula's Potpouri - Salad Bar. The flavors blend immensely well & they are a treat for your taste buds.
Ing -
1/2 kg - boneless chicken
1 small - pineapple
1/2 cup - mayonise (you can use fat free or any variety you like)
1/2 tsp - sweet paprika
1 cucumber - finely chopped
1/4 cup - canned cherries (deseeded & chopped roughly)
1/4 tsp - black pepper powdered.
a pinch of salt.
Method -
Boil the chicken in as little water as possible. I would microwave it till cooked.
When cold just shred them into bits with your hands.
Slice the pineapples into rings & then chop them into small slices.
Do not throw away any juice.
Scrape the cucumber & chop into small pcs.
In a dish add the mayo, chicken, pineapple, cherries & cucumber - mix well
Add the paprika, pepper powder, salt & any leftover juice of pineapple - mix well
Put the dish into the fridge.
Serve chilled.

3 comments:

bindiya said...

i love this too and pineapples are so good, will keep your recipe for future use:)

Di said...

Invite me over the next time u make this yummy salad... would love to give it a try... but don't want to indulge in making it ;-) he he heee

Shella said...

Bindiya - thanks dear. You should try this.

Di - surely lazy one!!