Sweet Onion and Pineapple Chicken Teriyaki Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Sweet Onion and Pineapple Chicken Teriyaki Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Sweet Onion and Pineapple Chicken Teriyaki

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"This recipe combines the flavors of teriyaki sauce, pineapple, sweet onion, red pepper, cashews and a little garlic with tender chicken and swiss cheese (it's a wonderful addition!). It is easy to prepare; just requires a little simmer-time. Serve over your favorite rice."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    45 mins


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon sesame oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; cook and stir chicken, salt, and pepper in hot oil until chicken is almost cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon sesame oil in a small skillet over medium heat; cook and stir bell pepper and onion squares until edges of peppers are tender, about 5 minutes. Remove skillet from heat.
  3. Mix teriyaki sauce, chicken broth, chopped sweet onion, and garlic powder with chicken; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until liquid is reduced by half and chicken is cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Stir bell pepper-onion mixture, cashew pieces, and hot sauce into chicken mixture and simmer until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove skillet from heat. Stir pineapple into chicken mixture. Arrange Swiss cheese slices over chicken mixture.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • Olive oil can be substituted for the sesame oil.
  • The flavor of this sauce will vary a great deal with your choice of teriyaki sauce. I use Trader Joe's® Teriyaki and Wasabi sauce.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 04, 2015

This was a pretty and tasty supper. I didn't have frozen pineapple, so I used canned. I also left out the nuts and the cheese. There seemed to be too much liquid. I used half the teriyaki sauce and half the broth called for, and that was perfect. Great over rice.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 19, 2015

I thought this was tasty, but it was way too high in sodium. I read the earlier reviews before making this and adapted after hearing their comments. I only added 3/4 cup of teriyaki sauce and 1/4 cup of chicken broth. I added more veggies such as fresh green beans for added color. I used fresh pineapple not the suggested frozen pineapple. Lastly I mixed 1 1/2 teaspoons of corn starch with a little cold water and blended it into the sauce so it wasn't so runny.

Aug 31, 2014

This is a five star all the way. (and I don't give them out willy-nilly.) Two small changes tho...since I didn't have frozen pineapple I used canned chunks. Also since the sauce seemed a little thin for my taste I made an easy fix with a little corn starch and cold water. No big deal there. Without a doubt, we will be having this again.

Jan 19, 2015

Excellent! This will be my go-to stir-fry recipe. I did make some changes to make this real-food friendly: I used frozen organic bell pepper slices, home made teriyaki sauce, fresh cut pineapple and raw cashews. When it came time to add the liquid, I did not use chicken broth as I saw no need for it. I would recommend not using it at all. I let the teriyaki reduce slightly and it was perfect. I did not add the cheese as I found it unnecessary. The Sriracha really kicks it up a bit. We served over a bed of brown rice. Very good, will make again!

Aug 27, 2014

Liked this very much but even though I simmered it well over 20 minutes, the sauce seemed a little thin. I also did not put swiss cheese on it at the end. Sorry. Couldn't do it. It was delicious without.I also used boneless, skinless chicken thighs.

Apr 01, 2015

I tried this recipe last night and would give it 5 stars except that I need to modify the next time. I added a lot more veggies since we love them and I had left over from the previous night - so besides the peppers and onions, we had yellow squash and asparagus. Yum! I felt the sauce was too salty for my taste, so next time I will drop the chicken stock and use water - and make sure the temperature stays high enough to reduce in 15-20 minutes.


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  • Calories
  • 493 kcal
  • 25%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29.5 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 86 mg
  • 29%
  • Fat
  • 25.2 g
  • 39%
  • Fiber
  • 2.5 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 37.9 g
  • 76%
  • Sodium
  • 3257 mg
  • 130%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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