Sweet Teriyaki Chicken Salad with Grapes

Every summer we try to visit Saratoga Springs, NY and connect with our dear friends, Neil and Dianna.  Dianna and I go way back to our dietetic internship days at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

One visit Dianna packed a picnic lunch with chicken salad sandwiches that were outrageously good.  I remember she started with a grilled teriyaki chicken breast and added some grapes [YUM] so I decided to re-create the recipe today.

First I whipped up a homemade teriyaki sauce.  I decided to add some fresh pineapple to my sauce.

In my Ninja-blender that Russ purchased for me :), I whirled a bit of pineapple, soy sauce, sesame oil, minced ginger and brown sugar.  Then I cut some chicken breasts in half to make them thinner for quicker cooking and covered them with my homemade teriyaki sauce.  I allowed the chicken to marinate in the fridge while I headed to visit with a few clients in my nutrition consultation practice. [Yes, I was whirling marinade at 7 AM in the morning!]

When I returned home, I was so happy to find Chelsea and Russ grilling up the chicken.

I purposely marinated extra chicken so that we could use half for our evening dinner, and use the extra to make chicken salad. Tonight we ate the chicken with a side of my Tomato Lime Quinoa recipe!  Deelish.

After dinner, I diced up the extra chicken to make the chicken salad.  I like the sweet and salty combo of teriyaki, grapes and a scallions.

What a delicious way to use extra chicken.  Mmmmmm…..

I added green grapes because that is what we had in our crisper, but red grapes add nice color too!

 

 

4 replies on “Sweet Teriyaki Chicken Salad with Grapes

  • Danielle

    Hi Kate,

    This recipe sounds delicious, I will be trying it this week! I’m so glad I found your blog – I am living in Melbourne AU and just started on the FODMAP diet, I am glad to see that the “diet” is not just an Aussie thing. Funny -before we lived in AU, we were in Norfolk MA, we were practically neighbours! Thanks again for these great recipes and I look forward to trying more out.
    🙂
    Danielle

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