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Easy At Home Date Night Recipe

This week my husband and I celebrated 8 months of being married. Instead of going out to eat somewhere, we stayed at home and cooked together. We made Teriyaki Chicken Pineapple bowls and ended the night playing Yahtzee. This was our first time making this and I'm excited to share the recipe with you all.


1 pineapple 1/3 c. soy sauce 3 tbsp. brown sugar 1 tbsp. pineapple juice 3 cloves garlic, minced

2 tsp. water 2 tsp. minced fresh ginger 1 tsp. sesame oil 1 tbsp. vegetable oil 3/4 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast, chopped 2 tsp. cornstarch 2 c. cooked rice, for serving Sesame seeds, thinly sliced green onions, sliced jalapeños, for garnish (optional)


Here's a slideshow of some of the steps.

  1. Make the bowls: Slice pineapple in half, leaving the stem intact. Slice around the perimeters, angling your knife towards the middle, then make a few cuts across. Scoop chunks out with a spoon and reserve about 1 tablespoon of pineapple juice for sauce. Chop pineapple into smaller pieces to garnish (or snack on) later.

  2. Make sauce: In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, brown sugar, pineapple juice, garlic, ginger, and sesame oil.

  3. Season chicken all over with salt, pepper, and onion powder. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat vegetable oil. Add chicken in an even layer and cook until golden, about 3 minutes. Flip and cook until golden on second side, about 3 minutes more. Pour sauce over chicken and bring mixture to a simmer.

  4. Make slurry: Whisk together cornstarch and water, then stir into sauce. Simmer until sauce is thickened and chicken is cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes more.

  5. Divide rice and chicken between bowls and garnish with jalapenos, sesame seeds and green onions, if using.

Of course I won the game of Yahtzee, if you know us then you know that we are oth super competitive when it comes to playing games!

Would you make these Pineapple Bowls?

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