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Pineapple-Teriyaki Chicken

Pineapple-Teriyaki Chicken

Nutrition Facts
  • cal. (kcal) 360
Pineapple-Teriyaki Chicken
  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Start to Finish: 45 mins
  • Carb Grams Per Serving: 39

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup dry sherry, (see Note)
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 20 - ounce can pineapple rings, plus 1/3 cup juice from the can
  • 4 large boneless, skinless chicken thighs, (about 1 1/2 pounds), trimmed (see Tip)
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Directions

  1. Whisk sherry, soy sauce, brown sugar and the 1/3 cup pineapple juice in a large bowl. Add pineapple rings and chicken and gently stir to coat. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat grill to medium-high.
  3. Remove the chicken and pineapple from the marinade and pat dry; reserve the marinade. Oil the grill rack. Grill the chicken and pineapple until the chicken is cooked through and the pineapple is marked, 4 to 5 minutes per side.
  4. Whisk the reserved marinade and cornstarch in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook, whisking, until reduced and thickened, 2 to 4 minutes. Stir in butter. Serve the chicken and pineapple drizzled with the sauce.
  5. Tips: Note: Sherry is a type of fortified wine originally from southern Spain. Don't use the "cooking sherry" sold in many supermarkets - it can be surprisingly high in sodium. Instead, purchase dry sherry that's sold with other fortified wines in your wine or liquor store.
  6. Tip: You'll need about 1 1/2 pounds untrimmed boneless, skinless chicken thighs to serve four people. For recipes that call for one large thigh per person, buy them at the butcher counter; prepackaged thighs vary dramatically in size. Ask for four 6-ounce boneless, skinless thighs. To trim them well, we like to use kitchen shears to snip the fat away from the meat. After trimming, you'll have four 4-ounce portions.
  7. Tip: To oil the grill rack: Oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.) When grilling delicate foods like tofu and fish, it is helpful to spray the food with cooking spray.

Nutrition Information

Servings Per Recipe: 4
PER SERVING: 360 cal., 11 g total fat (4 g sat. fat), 83 mg chol., 467 mg sodium, 39 g carb. (1 g fiber), 22 g pro.

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