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Chicken Teriyaki Pineapple Bowl

Chicken Teriyaki Pineapple Bowl

5 from 1 vote
This Chicken Teriyaki Pineapple Bowl recipe is great for quick weeknights or meal prep weekends. It's packed with flavor, secret vegetables and has tons of protein.
This Chicken Teriyaki Pineapple Bowl recipe is great for quick weeknights or meal prep weekends. It's packed with flavor, secret vegetables and has tons of protein.
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Why you'll love this recipe

  • This chicken teriyaki pineapple bowl recipe is ready in under 20 minutes!
  • Homemade sauce!
  • Hidden vegetables with a cauliflower rice blend. 
  • Perfect for meal prep.  

Why homemade sauce?

Well .. because it’s super easy! This chicken teriyaki pineapples bowl recipes uses a small amount of lite pancake syrup in place of any granular sugars or sugar replacements. It’s also delicious and can be used with chicken, beef, turkey or even steak. The sauce is a play on my Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken chicken.

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Can you use other meats beside chicken?

Absolutely! Use ground turkey, chicken, beef, pork or sliced beef. Brown the meat through and set aside while you make the sauce, or make the chicken teriyaki pineapple bowl sauce in a separate pan and combine once thickened. If you use a flank steak I would suggest marinating it in some coconut aminos and lime juice for at least 30 minutes prior to using to tenderize it. 

What is tapioca flour and why do you always use it?

Tapioca flour is flavorless and mixes quickly unlike all-purpose flour which needs to cook a little longer to get rid of the powder-like texture. Tapioca flour is also gluten free. For this recipe we are using a tapioca flour slurry to thicken the the chicken teriyaki pineapple bowl sauce at the end. You can also use cornstarch or any other thickener you’d like. 

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Is this gluten and dairy free

Sure is! This chicken teriyaki pineapple bowl recipe is both dairy free and gluten free. It is kept gluten free by using the tapioca flour to thicken at the end.

How to lower the carbs in these bowls?

Omit the basmati rice and double the cauliflower rice for added volume and lower carbs. Some carbs also come from the pineapple but I would personally rather omit the rice than the pineapple since they add a terrific sweetness to the chicken teriyaki pineapple bowl. 

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Ingredients and Substitutes:

These are the main ingredients and substitutions. See recipe card below for full ingredients list and instructions for the Chicken Teriyaki Pineapple Bowl recipe.

Chicken Breast: this recipe uses 1 pound of boneless skinless chicken breast chopped into bite size pieces. You can use ground meat like turkey, beef or pork or sliced beef for this recipe. Cook the meat prior to adding to the sauce.

Homemade Teriyaki Sauce: using Coconut Aminos, which is far less salty than Soy Sauce, maple syrup, toasted sesame oil, ground ginger and garlic you’ll have a delicious homemade sauce for this recipe in minutes.

Cauliflower Basmati Blend: this recipe blends riced cauliflower and one bag or ready rice basmati for a hidden vegetable rice blend while also adding volume to your bowls. 

Pineapple: this recipe uses one 8 oz. can of chopped pineapple, drained. You can also use fresh, drained yields ~ 4.9 oz. of pineapple chunks. 

Tapioca Flour: to thicken the sauce at the end we are using a tapioca flour slurry. You can substitute with a cornstarch of flour slurry. 

Topping Ideas: top these noodles with green onions, sesame seeds and red pepper flakes for some spice.

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How to make Chicken Teriyaki Pineapple Bowls:

Cook the chicken

There are two ways to cook the chicken. First prep it by cutting it into bite size pieces and seasoning with salt and pepper. 

Option 1: add to a pre-heated air fryer and cook at 380 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes. 

Option 2: add to a pan over medium heat and brown on all sides until cooked through and no longer pink inside. Remove from the pan to make the sauce or make sauce in a separate pan. 

Make the sauce

Add all sauce ingredients except the tapioca flour and water to a sealed container and shake. Pour in a pan over medium heat and simmer while whisking. 

Thicken the sauce

Add the tapioca flour and water to a small bowl to form a slurry. Pour into the sauce and continue cooking until it thickens. 

Prep rice

Cook the cauliflower and basmati rice according to the package instructions. Add to a bowl to mix together with 2 chopped green onions. 

Add chicken to sauce

Once the chicken is fully cooked and the sauce has thickened, using tongs add the chicken to the sauce being sure to not add any of the liquid from the chicken. Stir to combine and cover the chicken. 

Assemble bowls!

  • 120 grams of rice blend
  • 120 grams of chicken with sauce
  • 35 grams pineapple 
  • top with chopped green onions, red pepper flakes and toasted sesame seeds
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Yields

Servings 4 servings
Calories 329kcal

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Chicken Teriyaki Pineapple Bowl

These bowls are quick, easy and perfect for meal prep. Whip these up in under 20 minutes for a quick weeknight meal or have for lunch or dinner throughout the week.
5 from 1 vote
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 4 servings
Calories 329 kcal

Equipment

  • Air Fryer optional

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast cubed

Teriyaki Sauce

Bowls

  • 8 oz. can of chopped pineapples drained
  • 10 oz. bag frozen riced cauliflower
  • 1 bag Uncle Ben's Basmati ready rice
  • 2 green onions chopped

Garnish

  • chopped green onions
  • toasted sesame seeds
  • red pepper flakes

Instructions
 

For the chicken in air fryer

  • Preheat the air fryer.
  • Chop the chicken into bite size pieces. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add the chicken to the basket of the air fryer and cook at 380 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes until cooked through.

For chicken in pan

  • Chop the chicken into bite size pieces. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add to a hot pan over medium covered with non stick spray and cook until the chicken is no longer pink. Remove from the pan and make the sauce.

For the Teriyaki Sauce

  • In a mason jar or sealed top container, add all the sauce ingredients except the tapioca flour and water and shake well the combine.
  • Add the sauce to a pan over medium heat on the stove.
  • While the sauce begins to simmer add tapioca flour and water to a small bowl and mix together well. Add the the sauce and bring to a boil.
  • Whisk the sauce while it boils to thicken. Once the sauce has thickened add the cooked chicken from the air fryer. Use tongs to add the chicken so no juices go into the sauce.

Built your Chicken Teriyaki Pineapple Bowl

  • Heat the cauliflower rice and basmati according to the package instructions. Combine in a bowl and add in the chopped green onions.
  • Build your bowl: 120 grams of rice blend, 120 grams of chicken with sauce, 35 grams of chopped pineapple. Garnish of choice.

Notes

To lower the carbs in this recipe use all cauliflower rice and omit the basmati rice. 
All nutrition facts are an estimate. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1bowlCalories: 329kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 33gFat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 85mgSodium: 850mgPotassium: 194mgFiber: 3gSugar: 16g
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  1. 5 stars
    These are amazing and super easy to make. I’ve made these twice this week for lunches because my family loved them. This will be a regular meal prep for us for sure.

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