Teriyaki Chicken and Pineapple

not a picture of my dish!

I’m trying to make healthy food for my family, but also attempting to have a broad variety of options so we don’t end up eating the same 3 meals daily.

In my internet travels, I came across a great chicken dish.  However, many of these recipes are loaded with not so healthy options, so I make my own creation out of these dishes.

Below will feed a family of 2 adults and 3 kids.

It roughly takes 45 minutes from start to finish, so could easily be a midweek family dinner dish.


For the teriyaki sauce

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 cup Coco Aminos (some use soy sauce, but it contains too much sodium)
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar (I’ve used apple cider vinegar as well)
  • 3 cloves garlic, freshly minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Ground black pepper as preferred
  1. Whisk cornstarch and water together in a small bowl.
  2. Combine brown sugar, honey, Coco Aminos, vinegar, garlic, ginger, and black pepper with the cornstarch mixture in a small pot, with low heat
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil while whisking and boil for 1-2 minutes
  4. Turn off the heat and allow it to cool and thicken

For the meaty stuff

  • 4 skinless boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup canned pineapple chunks
  1. Heat up the oven to 400°F (204°C)
  2. Cut the chicken breast into cubes and arrange chicken with the pineapple cubes in a baking tray
  3. Pour the sauce on top of the chicken and pineapple, and gently mix it so all pieces get coated.
  4. Bake it for approx 30 minutes, while checking the chicken has been fully cooked

The side stuff:

  1. Boil some brown rice or quinoa while the chicken is in the oven

When serving, you could sprinkle it with some green onion and/or sesame seeds.  My kids like both, so we decorate the dish with these options.

We don’t worry too much about the look of the dish, but just start munching straight away.

You could also add some nice fresh boiled broccoli, but that is optional of course.

Enjoy this dish and let me know if it was good or bad

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