If you are anything like me, then you probably get suckered into watching the Tasty videos that pop up on your Facebook almost daily. It starts with one, then you click the next, and before you know it you have watched around ten or fifteen! Well, a few months back, I saw one video where they made Teriyaki Chicken Bowls. I mentioned wanting to try them, but no one in the family had any interest. So, when I was with Josh one weekend recently we decided to give it a try.
We did modify the recipe a bit since we could not find it. By the time we did find it, we realized we were missing an ingredient. So, we kind of made it our own, and it still turned out really delicious. Below, I will list the ingredients and the recipe we used for dinner. At the bottom, I will attach the link for the original recipe!
- 1 Pineapple
- 4 Chicken Breast
- 3/4 cup of soy sauce
- 1/4 cup of honey
- Juice from the pineapple (and giblets)
- Rice (While making your chicken the rice can be cooking. Our advice is to use chicken stock instead of water to make it a bit more flavorful.)
Now, the hardest part of the entire meal was having to dig all of the fruit out of the pineapple to actually make it a bowl. They make it look really easy in the video. It is not! Once you have got your boats make sure to tilt your boats and pour the juice into a bowl. We added some of the smaller shreds, or tidbits, to the bowl that was left from digging out the fruit.
Once you have got the boats ready, set them aside and begin the sauce. Mix your soy sauce and honey with the pineapple juice. I suggest tasting it and if you feel it could use more of one or the other (soy or honey), to make it more to your liking, do so. Set your mixture aside and cut your chicken into chunks. We cooked ours with a little bit of oil in the pan and then after it had cooked a bit poured the sauce over it. We let the chicken finish up and simmer in the sauce a bit.
Once you are satisfied with your rice and chicken, go ahead and dish it up! Next time we plan to make a little extra sauce, that way we can cook the chicken in the sauce and then right before serving it, add extra so there is some to pour over the dish. It was not dry, but it would be nice to put over the rice. In the end, we were quite pleased with our Teriyaki Chicken Pineapple Boats!
Let me know if you have made these! Josh and I love to cook together, so if you have any recommendations for another meal that is great to make for two people feel free to leave it below!
https://www.buzzfeed.com/christinebyrne/teriyaki-chicken-inside-a-pineapple?utm_term=.qoDYooDyo#.eun7BBL2B (This is the original recipe!)