I love Japanese chicken teriyaki, but I find most recipes lack a little pizzazz. This recipe has even the most finicky of eaters in my household cleaning their plates and coming back for seconds. Serve with steamed rice.


Recipe Summary

20 mins
30 mins
50 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine water, 1/4 cup plus 5 tablespoons soy sauce, molasses, ginger, and garlic in a saucepan and bring to a gentle boil, about 5 minutes. Combine water and cornstarch in a bowl; add to saucepan and stir until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes. Set sauce aside.

  • Heat oil in a large wok or frying pan over medium heat until sizzling. Add garlic, red pepper flakes, and chicken. Cook until chicken is no longer pink inside, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and set aside. Add frozen vegetables and water chestnuts to wok and cook until heated through, about 10 minutes. Add drained pineapple and prepared sauce; bring mixture to a simmer, about 5 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, combine reserved pineapple juice and cornstarch in a small bowl. Add mixture to wok and stir until slightly thickened, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and quickly stir in sesame oil.

Nutrition Facts

390 calories; protein 23.5g; carbohydrates 36.1g; fat 17.6g; cholesterol 64.6mg; sodium 1604.2mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 3 stars
While we did enjoy eating this we felt that the sauce lacked a bit of flavor. Somehow even with adding a full can of pineapple and its juice the overall pineapple flavor was lost. I also felt that the sauce wasn't quite sweet enough. In the future I would add more pineapple maybe some brown sugar and bit more heat to the dish as well. I sprinkled on some seasoned rice wine vinegar just before serving and that helped spruce it up a bit more as well. For the ease of this dish though I would make it again but with adjustments. Read More