December 4, 2023

These Hawaiian hen and veggie teriyaki bowls are loaded with so many scrumptious components and recent flavors. Simply customizable to your liking!

Please meet among the best issues I’ve eaten this 12 months. That is the summer season meal of my desires! I may eat it each day for the remainder of without end and nonetheless be wishing for extra. IT IS SO AMAZING!

Hawaiian Hen Marinade

I took two of my favourite recipes (this one and this one) and merged them to get the proper marinade for this flavorful hen.

Marinade components:

  • soy sauce (I at all times use low-sodium)
  • pineapple juice
  • brown sugar
  • unseasoned rice vinegar
  • garlic
  • ginger

This marinade packs a punch of unimaginable taste! Let the hen marinate for at the least one hour however ideally longer (as much as 24 hours).

Pouring teriyaki marinade over chicken.

What Kind of Hen to Use

This recipe works nice with boneless, skinless hen thighs, hen breasts or hen tenders.

The cooking time will fluctuate based mostly on the kind of hen used, so preserve a detailed eye on that. Cook dinner till an instant-read thermometer registers 165 levels F on the thickest half.

I take advantage of a pellet grill and preheat to 375 levels F. for this recipe, however different cooking strategies can be utilized as nicely:

  • air fryer
  • oven broiler (line a sheet pan with foil and grease with cooking spray)
  • indoor grill pan
Grilled teriyaki chicken in white dish.

Grilled Pineapple and Veggies

The actual star of this recipe is the grilled pineapple. 😍 It is likely to be essentially the most scrumptious stuff on the planet.

Pineapple is extremely scrumptious by itself, however when it’s grilled, the pure sugars caramelize making it additional candy, additional juicy, and additional yummy.

Bell peppers and zucchini are additionally grilled for this recipe, and lest they be forgotten within the shadows of the almighty pineapple, let or not it’s identified that they’re pretty in their very own proper.

Minimize the pineapple, zucchini and bell peppers in spears or thick strips for simpler cooking (particularly on the grill!).

The pineapple and veggies are brushed with reserved teriyaki marinade whereas grilling/cooking for an additional enhance of taste.

Slices of grilled pineapple.

The way to Assemble Hawaiian Hen Teriyaki Bowls

To assemble the bowls, first spoon in a little bit of scorching, cooked rice.

Brown or white rice can be utilized right here – for a scrumptious variation, attempt cilantro lime rice or coconut rice.

After the rice, add:

  1. grilled teriyaki hen
  2. grilled zucchini and bell peppers
  3. pineapple
  4. different add-ins like: pink onion*, avocados, recent lime wedges, additional teriyaki sauce, toasted sesame seeds, and so forth.

If utilizing pink onions, they are often minimize into rounds and grilled with the opposite veggies, thinly sliced and served uncooked or simply pickled (particulars within the recipe notes!).

Assembling Hawaiian chicken and veggie teriyaki bowls with white rice in white bowl.

An Simply Customizable Meal

Like, how is that this meal even authorized??

It’s beautiful, sure. However extra importantly, it’s unbelievably and astoundingly scrumptious.

The fantastic thing about these Hawaiian hen and veggie Teriyaki bowls is how simple they’re to customise to your style preferences or what you’ve gotten readily available.

This recipe may simply be made with additional veggies (mushrooms, asparagus, eggplant, yellow squash) or with out the hen, and the rice may additionally get nixed for a decrease carb meal. The key is within the flavorful marinade.

White bowl with slices of grilled chicken, fresh limes, pineapple, avocados, peppers and zucchini.

All the things about this meal speaks to my soul. I can’t wait so that you can make it – and to make it your personal!

It’s a unbelievable meal to serve once you want a build-your-own model meal for a crowd…or simply for a household with various style preferences/choosy eaters.

We do a number of build-your-own meals for dinner, as a result of it permits everybody to customise their very own plate and avoids drama and hypothesis, like “what number of veggies did you disguise on this casserole, mother, and can I have the ability to choose them out?” 👀

I do hope even the pickiest eaters will give the grilled veggies and pineapple an opportunity, although. Even my hesitant-veggie youngsters agree that each a part of that is scrumptious when smothered in additional teriyaki sauce. Get pleasure from!!

Fork scooping bite of grilled pineapple, chicken and red pepper.

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Hawaiian Hen and Veggie Teriyaki Bowls

Hen + Marinade:

  • 1 ½ to 2 kilos boneless, skinless hen breasts, tenders or thighs
  • 1 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • ½ cup frivolously packed mild brown sugar
  • cup unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated ginger (see notice)
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced recent garlic (see notice)

Veggies + Rice:

  • 1 small pineapple, peeled and minimize into wedges or thick spears
  • 2 to three medium zucchini, minimize into spears
  • 2 medium bell peppers, any colour, cored and minimize into thick strips
  • 3 cups scorching, cooked rice (see notice)
  • Different: diced avocados, recent or pickled onions, toasted sesame seeds, recent lime wedges, additional teriyaki sauce.
  • Place the hen in a shallow dish. Mix all of the marinade components and whisk till the sugar is usually dissolved. Pour half of the marinade right into a container to make use of later; cowl and refrigerate. Pour the remaining marinade over the hen. Toss to coat evenly. Cowl and refrigerate for at the least an hour or as much as 24 hours.

  • Preheat an out of doors grill, indoor grill pan, air fryer, or oven broiler to medium or medium-high warmth. I take advantage of a pellet grill and preheat to 375 levels F.

  • Cook dinner the hen till cooked by means of, flipping as soon as and brushing with reserved marinade the final 1-2 minutes of cooking (discard the marinade used for the hen). Actual cooking occasions will fluctuate based mostly on the thickness/sort of hen used; an instant-read thermometer ought to learn 165 levels F when inserted on the thickest a part of the hen. Take away the hen, tent with foil, and let relaxation for 10 minutes whereas cooking the veggies.

  • Add the pineapple, zucchini, and bell peppers to the grill (may also use a grill pan or any of the aforementioned cooking strategies in step #2). Brush with reserved marinade. Cook dinner for 2-3 minutes, flip, brush with marinade, and proceed cooking till crisp-tender, one other 3-5 minutes. Take away to a pan.

  • If desired, pour the remaining marinade (that was used for brushing the hen, pineapple and veggies) right into a small saucepan and simmer for a few minutes till lowered barely.

  • To serve, slice the hen into strips. Chop the pineapple, bell peppers and zucchin into bite-size items.

  • Add a scoop of rice to a serving plate or bowl adopted by hen slices, pineapple, bell peppers, zucchini, and every other add-ins like diced avocados, pink onion slices, recent lime wedges.

  • Drizzle with remaining teriyaki marinade/sauce and toasted sesame seeds, if desired. Serve instantly.

Ginger + Garlic: if utilizing recent ginger, it really works greatest to freeze the ginger (no must peel) after which grate the frozen ginger on the small holes of a field grater or rasp grater (once more, no must peel). The frozen cubes of ginger and/or garlic from Dealer Joe’s and different grocery shops work nice within the marinade, too. I’ve not used dried/floor ginger or garlic for this recipe, nevertheless it would possibly work – be happy to experiment. 
Rice: this recipe is unbelievable with cilantro lime rice, coconut rice, or plain, cooked white or brown rice. The rice can simply be overlooked for a decrease carb meal.
Teriyaki Sauce: having a favourite storebought model of teriyaki sauce readily available might help with the additional drizzle of sauce on the finish if all of the marinade was used for brushing hen/pineapple/veggies.
Pickled Onions: peel and thinly slice pink onions. Pack them right into a pint jar. Mix the next and warmth by means of on the stovetop or within the microwave till sugar and salt are dissolved – 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup unseasoned rice or apple cider vinegar (or a combo), 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, 2 teaspoons coarse, kosher salt. Pour the new combination over the onions. Cowl. Refrigerate at the least an hour however ideally as much as 8 hours earlier than serving. They preserve within the fridge for a number of weeks.

Serving: 1 serving, Energy: 390kcal, Carbohydrates: 60g, Protein: 30g, Fats: 4g, Saturated Fats: 1g, Ldl cholesterol: 73mg, Sodium: 909mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 29g

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