Easy 20-minute One Pan Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken! It’s the perfect meal for those busy weeknights when you want something healthy that is also easy to make and bursting with flavor. Plus, it is a great meal prep recipe!
During the busy week, everyone needs a dish like this easy Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken recipe in their back pocket. I mean, who doesn’t LOVE fresh pineapple in the summer? Mix that with some veggies, tender chicken, and luscious teriyaki sauce and you have the perfect easy weeknight meal.
The best part is that this recipe only takes 20 Minutes and since everyone loves teriyaki chicken, you really cannot go wrong.
I love to take shortcuts in this recipe but it is so good with homemade teriyaki sauce (that you can make in 5 minutes), and fresh-cut pineapple for the best results.
Don’t worry, store-bought cut pineapple and bottled teriyaki sauce also work if you are short on time.
You may also love these air fryer teriyaki salmon bites that are equally delicious and easy to make!
We love to turn this dish into chicken teriyaki pineapple bowls or just serve it over some cooked brown rice or cauliflower rice for a fancier complete meal.
Reasons to love this recipe
- You can make it in one pan in 20 minutes!
- It only requires a few simple ingredients.
- Perfectly flavorful delicious meal that the whole family will love!
- Stores and reheats beautifully.
- Great meal prep recipe!
The wonderfully juicy chicken + fresh sweet pineapple + tangy teriyaki sauce is just an incredible combination of flavors that makes a perfect weeknight meal you can whip up quickly any day of the week!
*Be sure to check out the recipe card located at the bottom of this post for the complete list of recipe ingredients, instructions, and nutritional information.
Ingredients you will need
Using fresh fruits and vegetables in this chicken teriyaki recipe is best and easier since there are only a few needed. Of course, if you need to take shortcuts that will also work!
- Fresh-cut pineapple: Juicy and tropical pineapple adds a sweet and tangy flavor to the dish. Canned pineapple also works but fresh is best!
- Teriyaki sauce: A savory and slightly sweet sauce made with soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and other seasonings, which infuses the chicken with a rich umami taste. Use homemade teriyaki sauce or store-bought (see suggestions below).
- Boneless, skinless chicken breast or thighs: Tender cuts of chicken that serve as the protein base, absorbing the flavors of the teriyaki sauce while staying moist and flavorful.
- Red bell pepper: the red pepper adds a pop of color, sweetness, and a slight tang to this recipe.
- Broccoli: A nutritious and green vegetable that provides a satisfying crunch and complements the teriyaki chicken with its mild flavor. Fresh broccoli is best but frozen or leftover cooked broccoli will also work.
- Olive oil: Used for cooking chicken and vegetables, olive oil adds a subtle richness and helps to enhance the flavors while preventing sticking and ensuring a delightful texture.
Substitutions and variations
- Store-bought pineapple chunks that have been drained from the pineapple juice will also work in this recipe.
- Use chicken breast or skinless chicken thighs.
- Any type of bell pepper can be used.
- Make your own teriyaki sauce or use store-bought. I love the Primal Kitchen brand.
- Swap the chicken with tofu or shrimp.
- Add in other veggies like zucchini, onion, or even carrots. You just want to make sure to use quick-cooking veggies.
How to make teriyaki pineapple chicken
- Cook the chicken. Heat a large skillet to medium-high heat with some oil. Add the chicken and toss and cook it until golden and cooked through (the internal temperature should be 165° F when checked with a meat thermometer). Remove the chicken and place onto a clean plate.
- Cook the veggies. Add the broccoli and peppers to the same pan you cooked the chicken in, toss and cook until tender.
- Combine. Add the chicken and pineapple to the pan with the veggies, toss, and cook for 2 minutes. Add in the teriyaki sauce and toss it all together. Let that simmer on low heat for a couple of minutes, then remove it from the heat.
- Serve. Top with toasted sesame seeds and chopped green onions and enjoy!
Pro tip: Use a larger skillet so you can fit and toss everything easily as you cook this dish. A wok also works great for this recipe.
Recommended tools for making this recipe
Tips for Success
- Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces to ensure quick and even cooking.
- Cut the veggies into even size pieces as well, about 1-inch size.
- Use fresh pineapple, bell peppers, and broccoli for the best results.
- Let the pineapple teriyaki chicken cool for a few minutes before serving. This will give all the flavors a chance to blend together more and will thicken the sauce.
How To Serve Pineapple chicken teriyaki
You can serve this dish in a bowl over some rice or in a pineapple bowl, which makes it so fun and really pretty too! Here is a quick video on how to make a pineapple bowl.
My kids thought this was the coolest thing ever and it was way easier to cut than I thought it would be. Once you cut the pineapple and clean out the inside, then just fill it up with the stir fry. Yummy!
They did this at a restaurant I went to once back in CT and I thought it was so creative. It was so much fun to recreate this idea.
Storing and reheating recommendations
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave until warmed through. I love placing portions into meal prep containers for easy lunches all week long.
More Healthy Dinner Recipes
- Rainbow Chicken Pad Thai
- Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan
- Easy Veggie Chicken Pizza Bake
- 15 minute Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Breast
- Easy Juicy Air Fryer Boneless Chicken Breast
I hope you try this pineapple teriyaki chicken recipe. If you do then please leave a rating and comment below. I would love to hear how your’s turned out!Print