Rating: 5 stars
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Grilled teriyaki chicken with pineapple can be made with just a few pantry staples. Although it's delicious when made with canned pineapple, fresh pineapple and its juice can easily be used in its place. Serve with brown rice and snow peas.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2008

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45 mins
Servings:
4

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Whisk sherry, soy sauce, brown sugar and the 1/3 cup pineapple juice in a large bowl. Add pineapple rings and chicken and gently stir to coat. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, preheat grill to medium-high.

  • Remove the chicken and pineapple from the marinade and pat dry; reserve the marinade. Oil the grill rack. Grill the chicken and pineapple until the chicken is cooked through and the pineapple is marked, 4 to 5 minutes per side.

  • Whisk the reserved marinade and cornstarch in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook, whisking, until reduced and thickened, 2 to 4 minutes. Stir in butter. Serve the chicken and pineapple drizzled with the sauce.

Tips

Note: Sherry is a type of fortified wine originally from southern Spain. Don't use the “cooking sherry” sold in many supermarkets--it can be surprisingly high in sodium. Instead, purchase dry sherry that's sold with other fortified wines in your wine or liquor store.

Tip: You'll need about 1 1/2 pounds untrimmed boneless, skinless chicken thighs to serve four people. For recipes that call for one large thigh per person, buy them at the butcher counter; prepackaged thighs vary dramatically in size. Ask for four 6-ounce boneless, skinless thighs. To trim them well, we like to use kitchen shears to snip the fat away from the meat. After trimming, you'll have four 4-ounce portions.

Tip: To oil the grill rack: Oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.) When grilling delicate foods like tofu and fish, it is helpful to spray the food with cooking spray.

People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

Nutrition Facts

306 calories; protein 21.1g; carbohydrates 32.1g; dietary fiber 2.1g; sugars 27.3g; fat 9.5g; saturated fat 3.7g; cholesterol 111.7mg; vitamin a iu 184IU; vitamin c 15.8mg; folate 15.3mcg; calcium 42mg; iron 1.8mg; magnesium 51.1mg; potassium 471.8mg; sodium 621.4mg; thiamin 0.3mg; added sugar 4g.
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Reviews (9)

22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
This was delicious and pretty simple. I'm a big sucker for teriyaki chicken and this recipe was really good. My man is counting calories right now and trying to lose weight and this recipe fit right in and wasn't too many calories and we both loved it! Thank you! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Too high in fat. Leave the butter out. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Twelve Thumbs Up! My daughter made this for a UVM Nutrition Course recipe expansion home cooking project. She made the recipe as is and then expanded the recipe to serve 12. Boy was I glad I was invited! She also made a baked brown rice and a stir fry of snow peas and red peppers. We will make this again and again. May try it with chicken tenderloins or pork cutlets. The sauce is amazing and goes well with everything. Just delicious! Pros: Great for serving a crowd. Cons: Cut off all visible fat and there was a lot of waste with this cut of chicken. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This recipe is very simple fast to prepare and a great flavor. The directions worked so well that I could plan for company even when making it for the first time. I used the marinade to make a drizzle sauce and it was fantastic. As a biologist I am well aware of bacterial behavior. The marinade period was in the refrigerator (at 4 degree C bacteria does not multiply quickly) and the sauce is heated to 100 degree C for more than 10 min so it is sterilized before eating. There is a toxin byproduct of E. coli that can make humans sick but if the chicken was bad it would have a strong odor. If you use fresh chicken there should be no trouble with making this sauce. Jean Lansdowne PA Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Excellent - marinade overnight Instead of putting rings in the marinade use crushed pineapples or chunks. Then use Fresh pineapple rings to grill. Marinade for a few hours or overnight for very juicy and tasty chicken. I served it with brown rice mixed with cut green yellow red peppers and mushrooms add marinade to this mixture after boiling or make extra marinade. Also served with fresh steamed broccoli. This dish goes great with EatingWell's "Maple-Cinnamon Applesauce" http://www.eatingwell.com/search/apachesolr_search/maple%20applesauce Pros: easy very tasty low cal low fat Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This is a great recipe. There is a major flaw in the preparation/use of the marinade. With all of the hype there is out about cross-contamination in preparing raw chicken; one "does not" use the marinade the "raw" chicken was soaking in as a "Sauce to drizzle over the chicken when serving". I might as well just start licking the cutting board and counter-tops clean after prepping the raw meat. I can see using that particular prep/marinade as Barbacue Sauce (that way it is being cooked and the germs killed). Ideally have a 2nd "uncontaminated" batch for the drizzle/dipping sauce. I'm just saying.......... Timothy Stesney Kenai AK Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
It was way to cold out for grilling so I used my George Foreman grill no smoke and it cooked the meat perfectly. I served with Jasmine Rice and mixed vegs. The kids loved it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
should have a replacement mentioned for the sherry as some people do not purchase wines for any reason! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Delicious! I made this recipes this past weekend for my boyfriend. It was quick and delicious. I served it with snowpeas and brown rice like in the photos. The sauce tasted wonderful over the chicken rice and veggies. I also don't have a grill so I put it in the oven at 375 for 45 minutes and it came out moist and juicy. We especially liked how the pineapples tastes when it came out of the oven. Will definetely add this one to the recipe books! Read More