Grilled Pineapple Appetizer with Teriyaki Chicken Meatballs Recipe -
Grilled Pineapple Appetizer with Teriyaki Chicken Meatballs Recipe
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Grilled Pineapple Appetizer with Teriyaki Chicken Meatballs

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"Browned Teriyaki Chicken Meatballs and slices of grilled pineapple are brushed with hoisin sauce for a tangy, delectable one-bite appetizer."

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  • PREP

    15 mins

    15 mins


  1. Spray pineapple slices with cooking spray and grill or pan brown, lightly brush both sides with hoisin sauce. Cut rings into bite size pieces about 1 inch wide (just big enough for the meatballs to sit on top of).
  2. Prepare a medium skillet with pan spray and brown al fresco all natural Teriyaki Meat Balls over medium high heat on both sides. Add water, cover and fully heat meatballs.
  3. Skewer meatballs on top of pineapple and lightly brush with the hoisin sauce to give a glaze.
  4. Set-up on a platter, and put remaining hoisin sauce in a small dipping bowl. Garnish with fresh mint. Serve immediately.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 16, 2012

YUM! I was unable to find the teriyaki ginger chicken meatballs so I used al fresco tomato & basil chicken meatballs. I heated them in the microwave as they are already cooked, then brushed with warm teriyaki sauce. When placed on the pineapple chunks, they dripped down. Served with teriyaki sauce for dipping, they were YUMMY! Both Hubby and I give these two thumbs up!! Thank you al fresco All Natural for such a yummy recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 06, 2012

Good luck finding the Al Fresco brand meatballs. I went to 6 grocery stores to try and find them. I ended up creating my own mealballs and they turned out ok, but it was more stress than I needed for a New Years party.


8 Ratings

Sep 30, 2012

My pineapple wasn't fantastic, but that's what I get for trying to make this in September. Overall, it was a decent dish, but I think I'd prefer it with regular meatballs. There's definitely a bit of an aftertaste with the al fresco, to me. They do look pretty, though! :)

Sep 09, 2012

The al fresco chicken meatballs are cooked, so it didn't make much sense to me to heat them in a skillet with water. It's much easier to just heat them on low in the microwave to take the chill off. I left the pineapple skin on, so it gave the appetizer some stability, and topped each meatball with a dollop of hoisin. Nice presentation, SUPER easy, and the hoisin sauce really complements both the meatballs and the pineapple. I would make this again.

Sep 26, 2012

This was just ok, it would be better with more of a sauce than straight hoisin. Not sure I will make again.

Sep 24, 2012

Delicious! My local store does not carry the Teriyaki Ginger chicken meatballs, so I substituted with the Tomato Basil chicken meatballs and added my own teriyaki sauce. My husband loved it and my kids couldn't get enough! Love that the meatballs were pre-cooked, so preparation was quick and easy.

Sep 08, 2012

I like chicken meatballs, but just found this recipe to be very odd! It almost seems like it was just thrown together to create a recipe. It didn't say how long to cook the meatballs, and because this is all about presentation they seemed slightly undercooked in the center. The pineapple did not look very pretty with the glaze on it, almost sloppy. The mint, made no sense. I guess it was just supposed to be one piece on the whole tray as a garnish? It definitely didn't go flavor wise. Also, how would one pick this up as an appetizer. the cooked pineapple becomes so limp. The slice or cut of the pineapple wasn't exactly clear. I used rings, and I am guessing it was meant for chunks. I like the idea of pineapple and chicken sausage, but would have to come up with a recipe to make this function much better.


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  • Calories
  • 139 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.6 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 38 mg
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 4.3 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 9.5 g
  • 19%
  • Sodium
  • 339 mg
  • 14%

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

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