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Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken Bowl

CUISINE

American

PREP

30 minutes

COOK

30 minutes

SERVINGS

4 Servings

Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken Bowl

Ingredients:

Vegetables
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • ½ Bell Pepper, Large Chop 
  • ½ Red Onion, Large Chop 
  • 5 Asparagus Spears, Large Chop 
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, Minced 
  • Red Pepper Flakes, To Taste
  • ½ Cup Diced Canned Pineapple or 1 Cup Fresh Pineapple, Cubed
 
Creamy Coconut Spinach Rice
Teriyaki Chicken
  • 1 Cup Water 
  • 3 Tbsp Packed Brown Sugar 
  • ¼ Cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce or Coconut Aminos 
  • 2 Tbsp Honey 
  • 1 Clove Garlic, Minced
  • 1 tsp Fresh Ginger, Minced 
  • 2 Tbsp Cornstarch 
  • ¼ cup Water 
  • 4 Small Chicken Breasts (or 2 large) 
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil 
  • 1 tsp Salt 
  • 1 tsp Pepper
 

Directions:

Teriyaki Sauce
  1. In a small pot, combine brown sugar, soy, honey, garlic, ginger and 1 cup of water and heat medium to low heat 
  2. In a small bowl mix cornstarch and ¼ cup water until cornstarch is dissolved and there are no lumps
  3. Add cornstarch mixture to the saucepan, whisk, and then heat until desired thickness is reached 
  4. Set sauce aside for later 
Creamy Coconut Spinach Rice and Vegetables
  1. In a large pan, cook spinach with seasoning until wilted 
  2. Set spinach aside for later 
  3. In that same pan, add oil, vegetables and seasoning (not the pineapple) and cook slowly over medium to low heat 
  4. While vegetables are cooking, add rice (if using 90 second rice, skip next step), coconut milk and water into a pot 
  5. Stir rice and liquid, cover and then place over medium heat for about 20minutes (if rice is still crunchy, add ¼ more water and continue cooking over low heat. Do this until rice is no longer crunchy) 
Chicken
  1. Cube chicken breast into bite sized pieces and place into a pan with olive oil, salt and pepper 
  2. Cook chicken breast until there is no pink in the center 
  3. When the chicken is cooking, add pineapple to vegetables and continue to cook
  4. Once chicken is cooked thoroughly, add your teriyaki sauce and heat until warmed 
  5. Mix spinach into the rice 
  6. Serve the dish in a bowl or on a plate and enjoy :) 

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Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken Bowl 

This Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken Bowl is savory, sweet, creamy, crunchy, and contains the umami flavor everyone craves. It may look like a lot but the dish comes together in under an hour and technique wise is so simple to cook. The great thing about this dish though, is that it can be simplified in multiple different places to come together even faster for those busy weeknights. Ways to simplify are: 

  • Use store bought teriyaki sauce 
  • Buy pre chopped vegetables 
  • Only do asparagus and not the bell pepper
  • Seasoned spinach does not have to be added to the rice 
  • Make plain rice instead of creamy coconut rice 

Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken Bowl Nutrition Info:

Bell Peppers: Peppers are a delicious source of vitamins and they also contain a good amount of fiber, folate, and iron! All colors of bell peppers contain vitamin A and Vitamin C which helps support good eyesight and healthy skin, along with helping the formation of bones. 

Asparagus: Asparagus  is one of the most nutritionally balanced vegetables! It contains a large dose of folic acids and is a good source of potassium, fiber and vitamins(A, B6, and C). 

Spinach: Spinach is a great addition to any meal (and smoothies!). It is rich in vitamins K, A, and C and is a good source of minerals like magnesium and manganese. Most vegetables do not contain vitamin K which is important for skin, hair and bone health so eating spinach is the best way to get vitamin K from plants. 

Homemade Teriyaki: Making teriyaki sauce yourself means you have control over what ingredients are added, giving the option for the sauce to have less sodium and fresh ingredients like ginger and garlic. 

Here’s a great store bought teriyaki alternative:

This dish is so good because it is sweet and creamy and tastes like delicious take out but it is packed with vegetables, a little fruit and a lean protein making it delicious and balanced!

Try these other great meal prep recipes that you can mix and match with creamy coconut rice:

Peanut Sauce Thai Meatballs with Green Beans and Rice

 

Asian Tofu Lettuce Wraps

Healthy Beef & Broccoli Recipe

 

Recipe Developer and Co-Author: Jane Daum, Nutrition and Dietetics Student, Amazing Chef, @eatwell.staywell

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