Sweet Island Teriyaki Chicken

A sweet teriyaki sauce infused with pineapple and ginger bringing such an amazing marinade for this chicken! A quick 30 minute meal that you will make again and again! 

Teriyaki Chicken with broccoli, pineapple and rice in a bowl.

I can always count on my picky 8 year old to eat Teriyaki Chicken. So we have it quite frequently at our house. This slow cooker teriyaki chicken has been happening almost on a weekly basis here. We have a favorite store bought teriyaki sauce at our local market. It is a sweet island teriyaki sauce. And it is SO good! It has a sweet pineapple ginger flavor to it and it is thick and marinades the chicken perfectly. So I thought why not make it myself at home?

After testing a couple of batches I was able to perfect it. I made a last minute decision to put in crushed pineapple instead of juice. This thickened it up giving the sauce a delicious texture!

Teriyaki Chicken in black bowl with pineapple and onion.

The sauce is sweet and tangy and absolutely amazing! It was able to thicken up just how we love it and coated the chicken perfectly! Do you want to know the best part of this meal? It is quick and easy and ready in just 30 minutes!

Chicken teriyaki with pineapple and onion.

This meal was of course a HUGE hit at our house. You guys are going to love the flavor of the marinade. So many delicious flavors come together in this sauce and you don’t have to buy it from a store! You can make it right at home and have a delicious meal for your family!

Teriyaki chicken with broccoli and onion over rice.

Sweet Island Teriyaki Chicken

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 4 Servings

A sweet teriyaki sauce infused with pineapple and ginger bringing such an amazing marinade for this chicken! A quick 30 minute meal that you will make again and again!

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Asian American

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Chicken Breasts about 3-4 smaller sized*
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • Salt and pepper

Sweet Island Teriyaki Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup crushed pineapple
  • 2 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • Optional toppings: green onions pineapple chunks, sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. In a medium sized skillet heat the oil over medium high heat. Salt and pepper the chicken and add them to the skillet. Cook on each side until lightly brown and cooked throughout (165 degrees). Remove the chicken and set aside on a plate.
  2. Add the soy sauce, brown sugar, crushed pineapple, garlic, ginger, onion powder, pepper, sesame seeds and cornstarch and whisk. Cook over medium high heat for about 3-4 minutes until it starts to thicken. Add the chicken back to the skillet and coat in the marinade. Serve over rice and top with optional toppings.
Nutrition Facts
Sweet Island Teriyaki Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 306 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 950mg40%
Potassium 531mg15%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 32g36%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 52IU1%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. This was delicious, thank you for such a quick and easy meal! I doubled the sauce and threw in green peppers and pineapple and served with brown rice.

  2. U mentioned sweet island Teriyaki sauce. But when you go to make the marinade in the skillet. It doesn’t ask for the teriyaki sauce. Do you use the teriyaki sauce in the marinade with the soy sauce? If u do how much. This recipe looks very delicious.

    1. Here is the Island Teriyaki Sauce part of the recipe:
      1/4 cup soy sauce
      1/2 cup brown sugar
      1/4 cup crushed pineapple
      2 Garlic Cloves, minced
      1 teaspoon ginger spice
      1/4 teaspoon onion powder
      1/4 teaspoon pepper
      1 teaspoon sesame seeds
      2 teaspoons cornstarch
      Optional toppings: green onions, pineapple chunks, sesame seeds

  3. Hi! Just stumbled upon your site. Trying this tonight! Do you drain the 1/4 cup of crushed pineapple? Thank you.☺

  4. One word, AMAZING! I doubled the sauce and served alongside black beans and rice. My son said it was like the Jack Daniel’s Chicken we used to get at Friday’s. I ate the leftovers for lunch then my son came downstairs and asked if there was any of that chicken left! Nope, Lol! ??? Can’t wait to try some of your other recipes. I had forgotten to save this one and had to search for it again. So glad I found you.☺

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