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