Sunday, November 11, 2012

Teriyaki Chicken with Pineapple

Teriyaki Chicken with Pineapple recipe by Barefeet In The KitchenTender chicken in a sweet and sour sauce is combined with fresh chunks of  pineapple. Served with rice, this meal came together in less than 30 minutes and it made everyone in the family happy. All three of my boys happily requested seconds.

Teriyaki Chicken with Pineapple
Yield: 4 Servings
(printable recipe)

1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs, diced into bite size pieces
1 tablespoon olive oil
Kosher salt
Freshly cracked black pepper
Granulated garlic or garlic powder
1 small pineapple, about 2 cups diced into bite size pieces
2-3 tablespoons green onions, thinly sliced
1/2 cup soy sauce, gluten-free tamari sauce
1/2 cup mirin
1 teaspoon arrowroot or cornstarch
2 cups white rice

Cook the rice and set aside. (Fluff with fork and then keep covered with lid to stay warm.)  In a small saucepan, combine the soy sauce, mirin and arrowroot. Bring to a boil and simmer a few minutes to slightly reduce the sauce. Remove from the heat and set aside until needed.

In a skillet, over medium high heat, warm the oil and add the chicken pieces. Season the chicken with salt, pepper and garlic. Cook the chicken until the meat is no longer pink, turning the pieces as needed.

When the meat is cooked through, drain any liquid in the skillet and pour the teriyaki sauce over the chicken. Toss thoroughly and heat for a few moments to coat the chicken. Add the pineapple to the chicken mixture and toss to coat. Serve the rice topped with the chicken and pineapple. Sprinkle green onions on top just before serving. Enjoy!

Teriyaki Chicken with Pineapple recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

* This was originally written as a Guest Post for Easy Eats Magazine

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  1. You and Jen got me started on the pineapple and chicken stir fry kick and its still one of my favorites. My girls love it too - such a nice, fresh flavor! This looks yummy - esp. with the green onions on top.

  2. Amazing looking ;) I'm so doing this this week!

  3. Ohhh lovely flavors and a nice surprise with the pinapple!
    mary x

  4. I like the use of pineapple in the dish - colorful and delicious.

  5. I am craving this now Mary! Very pretty, too, with the yellows and greens!

  6. You don't have to twist my arm for this! Chicken, teriyaki, and pineapple were made for each other, don't you think?

  7. Replies
    1. Mirin is a form of Japanese rice wine, it is somewhat sweeter than plain rice vinegar. You could probably substitute a standard rice vinegar and add 2-3 tablespoons of sugar. (I haven't tried that yet, but I'm betting it would work.)

  8. Didn't think I would like this but it was very good! Even my 2 year old grandson asked for seconds!

  9. What can i use instead of mirin?

    1. You can add 2 tablespoons of sugar to 1/2 cup plain white wine. I hope that helps!