Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken

Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken is tender chicken and cut pineapple in a caramelized glaze over Basmati rice. It’s a delicious medley of sweet and savory.


Sometimes, there’s nothing better than some really good Asian food.

For some, it’s comfort food, like local Chinese food with fried rice and those heavy, but absurdly delicious, egg rolls.

It is for me, but only when I make it. I don’t think that’s self-inflating, however, I just happen to enjoy mine more than having it from a restaurant because I can control what’s in it, and leave the stuff out that I don’t want.

Because we don’t know exactly what they do with our food.

Now, I do love sushi, sashimi, dumplings and tuna tataki, from several very good restaurants – that’s different.

This dish is what I would consider something one would order from a restaurant that would typically be full of possible salt/oil/msg that just isn’t necessary.


I made this using Moore’s Teriyaki Sauce and the stuff is so flavorful, it doesn’t need a whole lot added to it. There’s a Mexican grocery store near me, and I absolutely adore it.

They have the biggest selection of fresh produce that’s vibrant and HUGE. The best part about this place is the prices – everything is priced so much less than other grocery stores.

I buy a lot of food, so that’s important.

VERY important.

My idea started with a fresh pineapple. That’s how it usually begins; one simple thing that ends up being something that catapults something in the back of my mind.

Then…Magic happens.


Almost every time I get an idea, it works. Not every single time, mind you.

I’ve had my share of mishaps, and will continue to do so.

It’s just part of it.

We don’t grow if we don’t fail at times.


I cut the “meat” out of the pineapple, and sauteed it with butter.

The heat brings out the juices from the pineapple, and caramelizes it. Then, I added chicken and it all came together beautifully.

I served it with white rice inside the cored pineapple.

You definitely don’t have to, however. Serve it on a plate, in a bowl, whatever makes you happy.

Here’s your printable  –

Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken

Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Sweet and savory tender chicken and pineapple in a caramelized sauce over basmati rice.


  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1" pieces
  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 cup Moore's Teriyaki Marinade
  • 1/3 cup pineapple juice (see notes below)
  • 2 whole pineapples, sliced in half and centers scooped out (reserve the scooped out pineapple) and place all of it in fridge
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 2 cups Basmati rice, cooked according to package directions
  • White sesame seeds
  • Fresh Italian flat leaf parsley


  1. Combine chicken with soy sauce through pineapple juice in a bowl; cover and refrigerate for an hour.
  2. Remove chicken from fridge; reserve marinade.
  3. Grill or pan saute chicken until fully cooked throughout, 15-20 minutes.
  4. While chicken is grilling, place pineapple chunks and butter in a sauce pan; saute, stirring until fragrant, add reserved marinade and bring to a slow boil, cover and reduce heat to low for 5 minutes; remove.
  5. Serve chicken by placing rice in pineapple half, chicken, pan sauce, and top with sesame seeds and parsley.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 499Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 127mgSodium: 3157mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 2gSugar: 20gProtein: 43g

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  • Shea

    Shea Goldstein is a writer and the voice behind Dixie Chik Cooks. She's also a recipe developer and brand ambassador. She has been published in several media platforms such as Redbook, Parade, Food Blogger Magazine and more. She has been developing recipes and writing since 2009. Shea is a Southern Belle Who's Thinking About What's For Dinner While Eating Lunch

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Jeffrey

    “Combine chicken with soy sauce through pineapple juice”??? Makes no sense. When and where is the Teriyaki marinade incorporated??? After the pineapple is carmelized and the chicken is grilled are the 2 mixed together??? Isn’t using the reserved marinade, especially that’s been in contact with raw chicken, a health hazard???

    1. Shea

      Hi Jeffrey! If you look at the instructions, you combine the chicken through pineapple juice, the Teriyaki marinade included. The reserved marinade is combined with butter and pineapple, brought to a boil and simmered which kills any bacteria. Again, this step is in the instructions.

      Hope this helps.

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