Baked Teriyaki Chicken with Pineapple is an easy, family-friendly dish that is healthy and delicious. Made with a quick homemade teriyaki sauce, this flavorful dish is one kids and parents will all love.
Baked Teriyaki Chicken with Pineapple is a family favorite, especially with my kids who love it. Served with some steamed brown rice and veggies, it's a meal we eat all the time. We also make this healthy teriyaki sauce to use on the grill.
This Baked Teriyaki Chicken with Pineapple is one of those dishes you will make again and again. Since teriyaki sauce can be loaded with sugar and all kinds of hard to read ingredients, this version uses a quick homemade teriyaki sauce that is sweetened with honey instead of refined sugars. Don't worry though, it is really easy to make and comes together in about 10 minutes on the stove. Plus by making it yourself, you get to control the flavors. You can add more or less honey to change the sweetness, add extra ginger for punch, or squirt in some Sriracha for heat.
Once you have the teriyaki sauce made, the rest is easy. Just add the pineapples, peppers, onions, and chicken to a baking dish and pour the sauce on top. Then walk away and let it do its thing in the often. After about 35 minutes, you will have the most delicious chicken. It's moist, tender, and full of teriyaki flavor. And don't forget about the peppers, onions, and pineapple. My kids gobble them up without even thinking about the fact that they are eating veggies.
To lower the points and calories in this recipe, you could make it with chicken breast instead. My family just prefers the dark meat. Since it is cooked in the sauce directly, the chicken breast will still stay nice and tender. However, they may take a bit longer, up to 45 minutes, depending on how thick they are. Check them periodically and take them out as soon as they are cooked through. By using chicken breast, you eliminate about 40 calories, 6 grams of fat, and 2 points for those on Weight Watchers.
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