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Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken

Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken

Tender chicken and pineapple chunks tossed in teriyaki sauce and served over rice make an incredible PINEAPPLE TERIYAKI CHICKEN recipe for lunch or dinner!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword asia, asian, chicken, pineapple, poultry, teriyaki
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 Servings


  • 1 pineapple small to medium
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pound chicken thighs boneless and skinless, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 1/4 cups Teriyaki Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 cups cooked white rice
  • 2 green onions thinly sliced
  • Sesame seeds for sprinkling


To make the pineapple boat:

  • Use a sharp knife to cut the pineapple in half lengthwise.
  • Use a paring knife to cut an oval around the inside of a pineapple half, leaving about 3/4-1 inch along the edge and being careful not to slice all the way through.
  • Cut slices across the inside of the oval about 1 inch apart, being careful not to cut all the way through.
  • Use a large spoon to scoop out the sliced pineapple and transfer it to a medium bowl. Repeat with other pineapple half to create two boats.
  • Cut the removed pineapple slices into 1 inch pieces and set aside.

To make the Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken:

  • Drizzle the oil in a large wok or pan and place over medium-high heat.
  • Once thoroughly heated, add the chicken pieces and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring often, until browned and cooked through.
  • Remove the chicken to a plate and reduce heat to medium.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and water until smooth.
  • Pour the teriyaki sauce into the pan and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to a simmer and pour in the cornstarch mixture.
  • Allow to cook, whisking often, until the teriyaki sauce has thickened. Toss in the chicken and diced pineapple and cook until well-coated and hot. Remove from heat.
  • Serve the Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken with cooked white rice in the prepared pineapple boats or bowls and top with sliced green onions and sesame seeds.