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Pineapple chicken teriyaki

This chicken is marinated in crushed pineapple, soy sauce, garlic, honey and ginger. You can cook the meat by grilling or broiling – I chose the first one.

Oops, forgot to take a picture here – but cut the chicken into strips. You can also use chicken thighs or wings!

Next, if you have fresh pineapple or canned chunks, crush it, or pulse a few times in a food processor.

Pineapple chicken teriyaki by FoodFfs

Pineapple chicken teriyaki by FoodFfs

Combine pineapple, soy sauce, honey, garlic and ginger in a bowl. Doesn’t look very nice, I know.

Pineapple chicken teriyaki by FoodFfs

Add chicken to the pineapple marinade and mix until everything is well coated.

Pineapple chicken teriyaki by FoodFfs

Pineapple chicken teriyaki by FoodFfs

Cover and let sit in the marinade for at least 30 minutes, or overnight (no longer than that because of the pineapple).

Heat olive oil in a pan (on a medium heat), and place the chicken pieces in (with as little sauce as possible).

Pineapple chicken teriyaki by FoodFfs

Pineapple chicken teriyaki by FoodFfs

Pineapple chicken teriyaki by FoodFfs

If you’ll be cooking the rice in the microwave, this is the good time to start cooking it.

Add 1/2 cup rice and 1 1/2 water to a heat resistant microwave safe bowl (this is enough for two people, if you want to make more, the ratio of rice and water is always 1:3). Add a pinch of salt and a splash of olive oil. Put the bowl in the microwave and set it on highest level for 13 minutes (if you’re cooking more than 1/2 cup of rice, add a couple more minutes).

Pineapple chicken teriyaki by FoodFfs

When the chicken is in the pan for 6-8 minutes, it should be golden; turn it over.

Pineapple chicken teriyaki by FoodFfs

When the other side is golden, too, place the chicken in a heat resistant bowl, cover with foil, and keep on warm place.

Pineapple chicken teriyaki by FoodFfs

Add the remaining marinade sauce to the pan.

Pineapple chicken teriyaki by FoodFfs

Keep the meat warm.

Pineapple chicken teriyaki by FoodFfs

Pineapple chicken teriyaki by FoodFfs

In a small bowl, mix cornstarch with cold water – make sure there are no lumps.

Pineapple chicken teriyaki by FoodFfs

Pineapple chicken teriyaki by FoodFfs

Pineapple chicken teriyaki by FoodFfs

Add the cornstarch mixture to the pan, and simmer until thickened.

Pineapple chicken teriyaki by FoodFfs

Bring the chicken back to the pan, simmer for another minute, and that’s it.

Pineapple chicken teriyaki by FoodFfs

When the rice is done, stir it a bit to let the steam out and serve.

Pineapple chicken teriyaki by FoodFfs

Pineapple chicken teriyaki by FoodFfs

Pineapple chicken teriyaki
Serves 4
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Prep Time
40 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
40 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup (225 g) crushed pineapple
  2. 2 tbsp soy sauce
  3. 1 tbsp honey
  4. 1 tsp ground garlic (or fresh if you prefer)
  5. 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
  6. 1 lb (450 g) chicken breasts
  7. 2 tbsp olive oil
  8. 1 tbsp cornstarch
  9. 1/2 cup (120 ml) water
Instructions
  1. Cut the chicken.
  2. If you have whole chunks of pineapple, crush them (or pulse a few times in a food processor).
  3. Combine pineapple, soy sauce, honey, garlic and ginger in a bowl.
  4. Add chicken to the mixture and mix until everything is well coated. Cover and let marinate for at least 30 minutes, or overnight (no longer than that).
  5. Heat olive oil in a pan (on a medium heat), and place the chicken pieces in (with as little sauce as possible).
  6. After 6-8 minutes, the chicken should be golden; turn it over.
  7. (If you’ll be cooking the rice in the microwave, this is the good time to start cooking it*.
  8. When the other side is golden, too, place the chicken in a heat resistant bowl, cover with foil, and keep on warm place.
  9. Add the remaining marinade sauce to the pan.
  10. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch with water – make sure there are no lumps. Add the cornstarch mixture to the pan, and simmer until thickened.
  11. Bring the chicken back to the pan, simmer for another minute, and that’s it.
*For the microwave rice
  1. Add 1/2 cup rice and 1 1/2 water to a heat resistant microwave safe bowl (this is enough for two people, if you want to make more, the ratio of rice and water is always 1:3).
  2. Add a pinch of salt and a splash of olive oil.
  3. Put the bowl in the microwave and set it on highest level for 13 minutes (if you’re cooking more than 1/2 cup of rice, add a couple more minutes).
  4. When it’s done, stir it a bit to let the steam out.
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Pineapple chicken teriyaki by FoodFfs

*Nutritional values does not include rice.

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