Sunday, July 4, 2010

On the Grill: Teriyaki Chicken

This is a new favorite grilling recipe for me. I love anything that you can marinate* and throw on the grill. It just makes cooking easier when you have almost zero prep during the dinner rush hour. Just cook some rice and throw the chicken on the grill. Easy-peasy!

TERIYAKI CHICKEN (aka chicken teriyaki, terribly clever, huh?)

3-4 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 c. soy sauce
2 1/2 c. water
1 c. brown sugar
1 T. chopped garlic
2 T. worchesteshire sauce
1/2 c. pineapple juice (or 8oz can whatever pineapple w/juice you have on hand)

1. Whisk marinade ingredients, making sure brown sugar is fully dissolved.
2. Add chicken to marinade.
3. Marinate* at least overnight. I prefer 24 hours for more infused flavor.
4. Set grill to medium heat and cook until internal temperature reaches 165F. (Okay, I just cook it until it looks done with no pink inside. Does it sound more pro to have the temp warning?)

*Marinade is a noun. Marinate is a verb. I never gave it much thought until I was writing this recipe down. You can read more about the distinction here if you are so inclined. (You can still learn in the summer! I know, I'm such a dork.)

I'm linking this up with Robyn at Our Homeschool Home.

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Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

Oh yum! That looks SO good... and easy! Definitely a good thing during the summer. :) Thanks for the recipe!

Dawn Camp said...

That looks really good! I'll have to print this. :)

Christine said...

Looks yummy! Going to try this SOON! Love you!!!

Leanne said...


You stole my marinade recipe!!

I've been using this for's also good with orange juice and a little wine thrown in; I love to cook with wine!

It looks yummy and has me craving chicken. It would go so well with your summer slaw recipe!

Anonymous said...

Mmmm yum!

hsmomma said...

Looks yummy! Will definitely be trying this.

Gwen T said...

Great idea! I get into such a rut with grilling chicken - almost always marinate in Italian dressing - so this will really help. We're on the road right now (visiting/meetings in TX this week then back to cool IL until we finally move down here) - but will print this up when I'm back home and saying "Hmmm...what about dinner??"

the BLAH BLAH BLAHger said...

Nom nom nom nom...


rural momma said...

That looks wonderful!! :o)

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

This sauce looks fantastic! I'm so trying this, thanks!

Christine Sweet said...

I know this joke is overdone, but alas it is 8:11pm and with 2 small kids my brain is fried, so here goes nothing. "What time shall I come?" The chicken looks fab!

Simple Home said...

This sounds delicious. We often marinate our chicken in orange juice before we grill it, but this sounds better. Thanks for sharing.