There is a reason my teriyaki chicken recipe is a household favorite: it’s so dang easy to make and it makes enough food to feed two people for a couple days. Oh, and it’s delicious. And healthy. Are those enough reasons?We make it at least once a month and serve it all sorts of ways. Our current favorite is this pineapple teriyaki chicken bowl version. Pineapple and teriyaki chicken are perfect together, so why not serve it straight out of a pineapple?
Our current favorite way to serve it up is this pineapple teriyaki chicken bowl version. Pineapple and teriyaki chicken are perfect together, so why not serve it straight out of the pineapple?
Making the chicken is the easiest part. Throw everything in a crockpot in the morning and let it cook all day. By the time you get home, you chicken will basically be falling apart.
For this dish, shred the chicken with two forks into small pieces.
But don’t throw away that cooking liquid! My husband came up with the awesome idea of making a sauce out of it! Stran the liquid of all the little bits, mix in a bit of corn starch (agar agar or collagen/gelatin if you are Paleo), then pour it into a pot to reduce. After about 5 minutes, you should have a sauce that is thick enough to stick to the back of a spoon.
You will also want a bit of pineapple to toss in with the chicken. If you want to turn your pineapple into a bowl, just score it around the edge and through the center with a knife, creating 4 squares. Then use a spoon to scrape out the pineapple chunks. Pour out any juice in the pineapple and set aside to be filled. Then chop the large pineapple chunks into smaller bite sized ones.
All that’s left to do is to toss the chicken with some of the sauce and pineapple. Then serve it up with a bit of rice (or cauliflower rice in this case) inside the pineapple!
Honestly, there really isn’t a better way to eat this meal. Who can resist eating straight out of a pineapple? And, in case you were so distracted by the pineapple to keep track, this recipe can be totally Paleo if you don’t use corn starch and serve it with cauliflower rice.
So there you go – if you want to trick your kids or loved ones into eating Paleo (or just healthy), just serve it out of a pineapple.