Pineapple Chicken Teriyaki – sweet and tangy homemade teriyaki sauce with tender chicken and pineapple. Serve over rice for a quick and easy dinner.
Years ago I used to go to a Mongolian barbecue restaurant with a friend. My husband was not a friend, buy my girlfriend and I loved it. So we would meet there for lunch, or start there before a girls night out. I always ordered the same thing, chicken teriyaki. You could go through and add all of your favorite veggies and toppings before they cooked it, but the base was always the same.
The sweet and tangy teriyaki sauce was so good. The first time I thought adding pineapple to it seemed really strange, but decided to try it anyway. And boy was it good! The sweet pineapple was so good with it. So if you ever think pineapple in a dinner recipe is wrong, think again and give it a try!
Today I am sharing my homemade version of the pineapple chicken teriyaki I used to get at a restaurant. Making homemade teriyaki sauce is so easy. Just a few simple ingredients, that you probably have on hand already. Then you just add it to a skillet and let it thicken and coat the chicken. Serve over rice for a great dinner. We kind of have a thing for Asian flavors in our house, these Garlic Beef Noodle Bowls are on repeat here. I am excited to have another recipe to mix things up.
You can add as many veggies as you would like to this chicken teriyaki recipe. This is just a base for you to make it your own. Mushrooms, red peppers, bean sprouts, or even water chestnuts would all make great additions. Plus everything comes together in one pan, in about 15 minutes, so you can have dinner on the table FAST! And if you are looking for more Asian style chicken recipes that are ready in minutes, you have to try this Peanut Chicken with Rice.
Pineapple Chicken Teriyaki just may become a new family favorite. The chicken gets a little crispy, but still super tender. The sauce is thick, sticky, sweet and delicious. Sprinkle with sesame seeds for garnish, or even peanuts or cashews if you want a little crunch.