Tropical Chicken and Pineapple Salad

Chicken and pineapple salad
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  • Total: 20 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 8 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
165 Calories
9g Fat
3g Carbs
17g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 165
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 111mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 17g
Calcium 31mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This chicken salad is made with the addition of crushed pineapple, some celery, and optional hard-cooked eggs. It's a simple salad with an uncomplicated list of ingredients.

The recipe calls for crushed pineapple, but add some cubed pineapple if you'd like more texture. Or serve it along with sliced pineapple. Add avocado wedges on the side and garnish the salad with some sliced green onion tops or chopped cilantro for extra color.


  • 3 cups cooked chicken (diced)
  • 1 1/2 cups celery (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup pineapple (crushed, drained)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (or more, as needed)
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 8 leaves lettuce (or more as desired)
  • Optional: 2 hard-cooked eggs (sliced)

Steps to Make It

  1. In a serving bowl, combine the diced chicken, celery, and pineapple.

  2. Add 1/2 cup of mayonnaise and toss gently. Add more mayonnaise, as needed.

  3. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

  4. Serve with lettuce and garnish with sliced egg, if desired.