Learn how you can make this delicious salad at home. The recipe is pretty basic to follow; the list of ingredients is very common and easy to find in every store. I decided to share with you the layered variation of this salad, as it is more appealing than the basic recipe where you simply combine ingredients in the bowl. However, taste stays the same.

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Chicken and pineapple duo is one of my favorites to use, whether I am making pizza, salad, or cooking Chinese (with rice in sour sweet sauce – yummy). To make the salad more nutritious I added eggs with hard cheese. Salt and black pepper are listed in the ingredients but, frankly speaking, I skipped adding black pepper and used salt only for boiling chicken. The taste of mayonnaise was enough for me as the seasoning.

The recipe can come in handy when you need to make many dishes for family gatherings or a picnic. As you can make it the day before and leave it in the fridge. Here is the list of my favorite salads that you can make in advance (they are all layered):

Ingredients for Pineapple Chicken Salad:

Ingredients for Chicken Layered Salad

  • 200 g chicken fillet;
  • 150 g canned pineapple;
  • 3 eggs;
  • 50 g hard cheese;
  • 4 tbsp. mayonnaise;
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to your taste.

How to make salad with boiled chicken fillet at home:

  • First, we need to cook chicken fillet. I decided to boil it for the salad. Note that if you want to have juicy boiled fillet you have to cook it no more than for 30 minutes. When you overcook chicken, the meat can become somewhat rubbery. Let the fillet cool down before cutting into bite-sized pieces.

Shred boiled chicken into small pieces

  • For the recipe, we need hard-boiled eggs. I already have a detailed recipe for boiling eggs. So, you can check it out here. Again, let the boiled eggs cool down then shred them using a fine grater.

Grate boiled eggs

  • Drain liquid from canned pineapple and cut it into small cubes.

Cut canned pineappple into small cubes

  • Grate cheese using the same-sized grater that you used for eggs.

Grate cheese

  • Now, when all the ingredients are ready let’s arrange layers of ingredients in the salad. You can use a deep bowl with a flat bottom or a stainless steel ring mold with a suitable diameter. The first layer is chicken fillet, press it down slightly and smear mayonnaise over.

Cover the first layer of chicken with mayo

  • We will layout grated eggs for the second layer and spread mayo over it.

Add eggs and cover with more mayo

  • Add the layer of cubed pineapple. Even it out and add mayo for the last time (you can have a small amount of mayo here, as pineapple is juicy already).

Third layer is pineapple

  • The final step will be to sprinkle grated hard cheese.

Sprinkle over grated cheese

  • Lift the ring mold carefully by twisting it sideways. Let the salad cool down before serving. During this time, mayonnaise will soak through all the layers and make the salad even tastier! Enjoy your meal!

Get rid of the ring mold

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Chicken Salad with Pineapple

This salad will be perfect for any season. In winter, it will be a nutritious meal with no seasonal ingredients and, in summer, you can enjoy it cold from the fridge. I have used boiled chicken but you can have it grilled or fried. Simply shred it into small pieces and layout on the bottom of the plate. If you have no hard cheese you can simply interchange it for cream cheese. Just spread it instead of hard cheese but skip adding mayo.

Chicken Salad Recipe with Eggs and Pineapple

Tasty and nutritious chicken salad recipe with cubed pineapple, grated eggs and cheese.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Salad
Cuisine: European
Keyword: chicken cheese eggs salad, chicken salad, chicken salad with pineapple, layered salad recipe
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 224kcal

Ingredients

  • 200 g chicken fillet
  • 150 g canned pineapple
  • 3 eggs
  • 50 g hard cheese
  • 4 tbsp. mayonnaise
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to your taste

Instructions

  • First, we need to cook chicken fillet. I decided to boil it for the salad. Note that if you want to have juicy boiled fillet you have to cook it no more than for 30 minutes. When you overcook chicken, the meat can become somewhat rubbery. Let the fillet cool down before cutting into bite-sized pieces.
  • For the recipe, we need hard-boiled eggs. I already have a detailed recipe for boiling eggs. So, you can check it out here. Again, let the boiled eggs cool down then shred them using a fine grater.
  • Drain liquid from canned pineapple and cut it into small cubes.
  • Grate cheese using the same-sized grater that you used for eggs.
  • Now, when all the ingredients are ready let's arrange layers of ingredients in the salad. You can use a deep bowl with a flat bottom or a stainless steel ring mold with a suitable diameter. The first layer is chicken fillet, press it down slightly and smear mayonnaise over.
  • We will layout grated eggs for the second layer and spread mayo over it.
  • Add the layer of cubed pineapple. Even it out and add mayo for the last time (you can have a small amount of mayo here, as pineapple is juicy already).
  • The final step will be to sprinkle grated hard cheese.
  • Lift the ring mold carefully by twisting it sideways. Let the salad cool down before serving. During this time, mayonnaise will soak through all the layers and make the salad even tastier! Enjoy your meal!

Notes

*calories per 100 g

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