Why buy takeout when you can make your own?
Why buy teriyaki sauce to make your own takeout if you probably have all the ingredients in your pantry for a fresh, homemade sauce?
This recipe works as a marinade, baste and sauce! And I bet you it would tastes just as great on grilled meats as well!
*See note below for alternative ingredients.
Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken
4 chicken breasts seasoned with 1 tsp salt
1 cup pineapple juice, without added sugar
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tbs sesame seeds
1 tbs molasses
1 tbs soy sauce
1/3 cup water
Green onion, for garnish (optional)
Combine all ingredients except chicken breast in a bowl. Whisk together, then add chicken and cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Let it marinate in the refrigerator. (Mine marinated for five hours).
When ready, place chicken breast in oven safe glass dish with about 1/3 cup of water at the bottom of the dish to prevent burning, and bake uncovered at 400 degrees F for about 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
Place remaining marinate in a small pot and bring to a boil. Then simmer for about 10 minutes.
When chicken is ready to be removed from the oven, use this sauce to brush extra on. This sauce needs to be cooked on the stovetop so that you don’t get any contamination from the raw chicken that was previously marinating in it.
* To make this healthier you may use coconut sugar and add an extra tablespoon of molasses.
If you try not to use soy products in your cooking, you may opt for coconut aminos instead of soy sauce.