Pineapple Chicken Teriyaki

This Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken is so easy to whip up and makes for one tasty weeknight meal. Chicken is marinated in a delicious homemade teriyaki sauce packed with pineapple flavor . Serve over white rice for a scrumptious dinner!

Chicken Teriyaki Recipe

Why This Pineapple Chicken Teriyaki Is So Good

  • A lighter, healthier version of the classic Teriyaki dish.
  • Uses pineapple as a natural sweetener.
  • You can grill or broil this recipe.
  • Only a handful of ingredients.
  • Serve with rice for a hearty and delicious weeknight meal.

Ingredients

  • Crushed pineapple
  • Low sodium soy sauce 
  • HOney or agave nectar 
  • Grated fresh ginger 
  • Garlic clove 
  • Boneless, skinless chicken breasts 

How To Make This Pineapple Chicken Teriyaki – Step by Step

  • To make the teriyaki sauce, place the crushed pineapple, soy sauce, honey, ginger and garlic a bowl, whisk to combine.
  • Pour half of the teriyaki sauce in a resealable plastic bag and reserve the other half. Place the chicken breasts in the resealable bag, close and give it a good massage to coat with the marinade. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or up to overnight.
  • When ready to cook, turn on the broiler and place the rack in the middle position. Place the marinated chicken breasts on a foil-lined baking sheet and spoon some of the chunky pineapple/ginger from the marinade on top of the breast. It will help keep the chicken moist.
  • Broil for 8 to 10 minutes on each side, for a total of 16-20 minutes. Discard any remaining marinade in the bag.
  • While the chicken is broiling, heat the reserved teriyaki sauce (that you had previously set aside in step 1) in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer and cook for 3 minutes or until thickened slightly.
  • When chicken is done, Slice the chicken, pour the teriyaki sauce over top and serve immediately.

pineapple Chicken Teriyaki Recipe

Pineapple Chicken Teriyaki

Adding a bit of pineapple to the teriyaki sauce really adds great flavor! Y The sweetness of teriyaki lends itself well to various fruits (like fresh mango). I used crushed pineapple. You can swap out the pineapple for orange juice in the sauce.

A Healthier Chicken Teriyaki

This Pineapple Chicken Teriyaki recipe uses either fresh or canned pineapple as the main sweetener in the recipe, and it adds such a bright zing to the dish!

The chicken breast is marinated in crushed pineapple, soy sauce, honey, garlic and ginger. A portion of that sauce is set aside and heated up to pour over the chicken after it’s done cooking. You can cook the chicken breast by grilling or broiling, both methods using little to no cooking oil. So, yay – it’s healthy too.

What To Serve With This Pineapple Chicken Teriyaki

Pineapple teriyaki chicken is sweet with a lot of flavor, so it marries up with sides that are light and fresh. You can serve this pineapple chicken teriyaki with rice, but itโ€™s also great with peas, bok choy, or Steamed Broccoli.

plate with pineapple Chicken

Top Tips For Pineapple Chicken Teriyaki

  • This recipe is also super versatile so feel free to add whatever veggies you like such as snap peas, asparagus, carrots, etc. 
  • You could swap the pineapple for orange.
  • Keeping the chicken in the marinade overnight will make it even tastier.
  • Instead of broiling, the chicken can also be grilled for 6 minutes on each side.

Pineapple Chicken Teriyaki Recipe Video

 

Chicken with rice

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Chicken Teriyaki Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

This Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken is so easy to whip up and makes for one tasty weeknight meal. Chicken is marinated in a delicious homemade teriyaki sauce packed with pineapple flavor . Serve over white rice for a scrumptious dinner!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: chicken teriyaki, homemade teriyaki sauce, pineapple chicken
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 274 kcal
Author: Jaden Hair
Ingredients
  • 1 8-ounce can crushed pineapple
  • 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon honey or agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 small garlic clove finely minced
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 2 pounds)
Instructions
  1. To make the teriyaki sauce, place the crushed pineapple, soy sauce, honey, ginger and garlic a bowl, whisk to combine. Pour half of the teriyaki sauce in a resealable plastic bag and reserve the other half. Place the chicken breasts in the resealable bag, close and give it a good massage to coat with the marinade. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or up to overnight.
  2. When ready to cook, turn on the broiler and place the rack in the middle position. Place the marinated chicken breasts on a foil-lined baking sheet and spoon some of the chunky pineapple/ginger from the marinade on top of the breast. It will help keep the chicken moist. Broil for 8 to 10 minutes on each side, for a total of 16-20 minutes. Discard any remaining marinade in the bag.
  3. While the chicken is broiling, heat the reserved teriyaki sauce (that you had previously set aside in step 1) in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer and cook for 3 minutes or until thickened slightly.
  4. When chicken is done, Slice the chicken, pour the teriyaki sauce over top and serve immediately.
Recipe Notes
  • This recipe is also super versatile so feel free to add whatever veggies you like such as snap peas, asparagus, carrots, etc.
  • You could swap the pineapple for orange.
  • Keeping the chicken in the marinade overnight will make it even tastier.
  • Instead of broiling, the chicken can also be grilled for 6 minutes on each side.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Teriyaki Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 274 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 82mg27%
Sodium 477mg21%
Potassium 227mg6%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 152IU3%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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