Easy Healthier Baked Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken.

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The easiest, healthier, flavorful baked chicken teriyaki that you’ll ever have!

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The weekend has come and gone— Monday is here in full face. Sigh.

For most of you out there, myself included, weeknights are pretty busy. As much as I love to be in the kitchen making a disaster mess, during the week it takes every ounce of myself to not grab take-out. That’s where simple, flavorful dinners come in.




Enter the easiest, most flavorful baked chicken teriyaki using some of my favorite ingredients!

Enter the easiest, most flavorful baked chicken teriyaki. Find the recipe at runlifteatrepeat.com!

When most hear “chicken teriyaki” the immediate thought is that it’s complicated. But I’m here to show you actually how easy it really is! Just two simple steps: (1) make the teriyaki marinade. (2) pour the marinade over the chicken and bake. That’s it! I typically serve this dish up with my favorite Minute® Brown Rice and broccoli— both help soak up the extra marinade. Mmmmm mmmmm!

First, let’s discuss this marinade. We’re talking a very simple yet flavorful marinade. Very few ingredients: Kikkoman® less-sodium soy sauce (don’t worry, there is no lack of flavor with the less-sodium!), honey, cider vinegar, red pepper flakes, garlic, a little fresh ginger and ground black pepper. The marinade will cook and thicken over medium heat before pouring it over the chicken. I won’t blame you for licking the spoon multiple times.

Alright, now for THE hardest part: pour the marinade over the chicken. Ha! I decided to throw in some Dole® Pineapple chunks for a little bit of sweetness and it happens to be Chris’ favorite fruit so it was perfect! Pop it in the oven for 30 minutes. While it’s baking you can pull together your sides. I’m a huge fan of Minute® Brown Rice and I have boxes stacked in the pantry. It’s has a rich, nutty flavor and ready in just 10 minutes.

Enter the easiest, healthier, most flavorful baked chicken teriyaki. Find the recipe at runlifteatrepeat.com!

Sprinkle it with a little green onion and sesame seeds. THIS is dinner. Weeknights are looking a bit more exciting and a lot easier!




Enter the easiest, healthier, most flavorful baked chicken teriyaki. Find the recipe at runlifteatrepeat.com!

Easy Baked Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken

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  • Prep Time: 15m
  • Cook Time: 30m
  • Total Time: 45m

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons room temperature water
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup Kikkoman® less-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced*
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 3/4 cup canned Dole® Pineapple chunks
  • Optional Toppings: chopped green onion and sesame seeds
  • Sides: Minute® Whole Grain Brown Rice and vegetables (broccoli is my favorite with this!)

Instructions

  1. Whisk cornstarch and water together in a small bowl or cup. It will be a milky liquid— this is to help thicken the marinade. Combine the cornstarch mixture, honey, soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes and black pepper together in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Allow to simmer while whisking. Bring to a bowl and allow to boil for 1 minute. Turn off the heat and set aside to cool and thicken up.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400F degrees. Arrange chicken in a baking dish (any size works, I used 8x8.) Pour the marinade over top the chicken, turning and moving it around to allow the marinade to coat every inch of the chicken. Use a pastry brush if needed.
  3. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked completely through. Optional: at the 25 minute mark, remove the chicken from the oven and slice the chicken breast, then place it back into the oven. You can also cut the chicken into chunks prior to cooking. Either way is delish!
  4. Sprinkle chopped green onion and sesame seeds on top. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  5. Make ahead options: (1) Prepare sauce the day before. Store in refrigerator and begin at step 2. (2) Prepare through step two, cover and store in the refrigerator overnight.

Additional Notes

  1. *Personally, fresh ginger tastes 1000x better than ground ginger. However it can be swapped if you don't have fresh ginger on hand. Start with 1/2 teaspoon and taste for flavor.
  2. Using SparkeRecipe Calculator this dish (without sides) comes to 328 calories and 42g protein.

Find these ingredients at any major grocery store, such as Kroger!

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Enter the easiest, healthier, most flavorful baked chicken teriyaki. Find the recipe at runlifteatrepeat.com!

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1 Comment

  1. Heather (Brie Brie Blooms)

    January 28, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    This looks so good! And easy! Perfect meal to add to my family meal plan this week!! #client

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