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Calypso Chicken Salad

Just Bare Just 5 Cooking Challenge finalist Kadija B. of Deerfield Beach, FL. paired luscious pineapple with the creaminess of rich avocado in this refreshing Caribbean-inspired dish.

Servings 3
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 3
Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 2 to 3 (14 ounces) Just Bare Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 2 medium limes
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped fresh pineapple
  • 3 cups fresh watercress, coarsely chopped
  • 1 small avocado, pitted, chopped

Nutrition Facts

Servings 3

Amount Per Serving
Calories 355 Calories from Fat 53
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Trans Fat 0g 15%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 33g
Calcium 7%Iron 9%
Vitamin C 85%Vitamin A 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:


  1. Place chicken between two pieces of waxed paper or plastic. Lightly pound with a rolling pin or flat side of a meat mallet until an even thickness. Place in resealable plastic bag with the juice of 1 lime, salt, and pepper. Seal and place in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Lift chicken from lime juice (discard juice); cook in skillet about 10 minutes, turning once, until browned and no longer pink in center. Cook to internal temp of 165°F.
  3. Remove chicken from pan. Add pineapple; sauté about 2 minutes or until golden brown. Cut remaining lime in half; squeeze one half into skillet. Cook and stir 1 minute.
  4. Arrange watercress and avocado on plates. Top with chicken, then spoon pineapple and pan juices on top. Cut remaining lime half into wedges to garnish salads.


Just Bare® Hand-Trimmed Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs may be substituted for Just Bare® Hand-Trimmed Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts.

Nutritional values may change if you choose to substitute another chicken product. If substituting frozen chicken for this recipe, thaw before cooking. If substituting fresh whole boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut the whole breast in half before preparing.


For the perfect avocado, buy it while still slightly hard and allow it to ripen at room temperature. For the perfect pineapple, which is picked ripe, check the bottom for mold (there shouldn’t be any) and sniff for a fresh, sweet smell.