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Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken Caesar Salad

Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken Caesar Salad loaded with creamy avocado, sweet, juicy pineapple, grilled asparagus and a flavor-packed Teriyaki Chicken alongside a bed of crispy greens and crunchy croutons. Plus the homemade Caesar dressing is lighter with no mayo!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken ceasar salad, chicken salad recipe, healthy dinner recipe
Prep Time 13 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Servings 4 salads
Calories 528 kcal


  • 2-3 skinless chicken breasts

Teriyaki Sauce (or use your favorite store-brought brand):

  • 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar can substitute with gluten free tamari or coconut aminos for paleo-friendly version
  • 3 Tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 garlic clove finely minced
  • 2 Tablespoons corn starch + 3 tablespoons water or more as needed


  • 1 large ripe golden pineapple peeled, cored and cut into wedges
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus spears trimmed & drizzled with 1 tablespoon olive oil and salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 head (4-5 cups) romaine lettuce dried and chopped
  • 2 ripe avocados sliced
  • 1 cup croutons

Caesar Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons reserved teriyaki sauce
  • 1 teaspoon anchovy paste near the tuna section
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

Optional Toppings:

  • grated parmesan cheese
  • fresh chopped parsley


  1. For the grilled portion: - Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Meanwhile, combine all the sauce ingredients into a small saucepan. Stir over medium heat, bringing to a boil and thickened. Remove from heat. Brush half of the sauce onto the chicken breasts, reserve 2 teaspoons for the Caesar salad dressing and the rest for basting the chicken.
  2. Lightly oil the grill grate, and place chicken, pineapple wedges and asparagus on the grill. Cook pineapples and asparagus for 2-3 minutes per side, or until grill marks appear. Remove and cut into slices. Cook chicken for 6 to 7 minutes per side and brush with sauce 2-3 times. Chicken is done when the meat is firm, and juices run clear. Remove, allow to cool slightly, and cut into strips. Brush with the remainder of sauce.
  3. Make the dressing - While the chicken is cooking, make the Caesar Dressing: In a bowl, combine the Greek yogurt, lemon juice, olive oil, reserved 2 teaspoons teriyaki sauce, anchovy paste, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and garlic and whisk together until smooth. Stir in cheese and add salt and pepper to taste. (Can make ahead the night before and store covered in the fridge).
  4. To assemble - Just before serving, add all of the salad ingredients to a large bowl. Drizzle in the desired amount of salad dressing, add croutons and gently toss to combine. Top with grilled chicken, more Parmesan cheese, and chopped parsley, if desired.

Recipe Notes

*For an even quicker and easier option, feel free to use your favorite ready-made teriyaki sauce and Caesar dressing, if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken Caesar Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 salad)
Calories 528 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 1324mg55%
Potassium 1286mg37%
Carbohydrates 70g23%
Fiber 12g48%
Sugar 39g43%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 1195IU24%
Vitamin C 128.9mg156%
Calcium 144mg14%
Iron 5mg28%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.