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Hawaiian Teriyaki Chicken



  • Serves 4
  • Cooks in 35 mins (10m prep + 25m cook)
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Tastes: Bitter Salty Sour Sweet Umami
  • Estimated nutrition per serving

Hawaiian recipe

local_grocery_store Ingredients

restaurant_menu Method

  1. 1.In a bowl, combine 1/2 cup pineapple juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, and ginger. Mix well.
  2. 2.Place the chicken breasts in a resealable plastic bag and pour the marinade over them. Seal the bag and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, or overnight for maximum flavor.
  3. 3.Preheat your grill or grill pan to medium-high heat.
  4. 4.Remove the chicken breasts from the marinade and discard the marinade. Grill the chicken for 6-8 minutes per side, or until cooked through.
  5. 5.While the chicken is grilling, prepare the teriyaki sauce. In a small saucepan, combine the remaining 1/2 cup pineapple juice, cornstarch, and water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the sauce thickens.
  6. 6.Brush the cooked chicken with the teriyaki sauce, reserving some for serving.
  7. 7.Serve the Hawaiian Teriyaki Chicken over cooked rice, drizzle with the reserved teriyaki sauce, and garnish with sliced green onions and toasted sesame seeds.
  8. 8.Enjoy the tropical flavors of Hawaii right in your own kitchen!

lightbulb_outline Tips

  • chevron_rightFor extra flavor, you can add a splash of pineapple juice to the marinade.
  • chevron_rightIf you don't have a grill, you can also cook the chicken in a skillet or bake it in the oven.
  • chevron_rightToasting the sesame seeds enhances their nutty flavor. Simply heat them in a dry skillet over medium heat until golden brown.
  • chevron_rightServe the chicken with a side of steamed vegetables or a fresh salad for a complete meal.