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Skillet teriyaki chicken, a delicious chicken breast, cooked in homemade teriyaki sauce, served over pineapple rings. Made stovetop.
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Skillet Teriyaki Chicken

Sweet and savory, chicken teriyaki is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Teriyaki chicken is cooked in one skillet, with ingredients you already have in your pantry. A sweet homemade teriyaki sauce better than anything you can buy in a bottle. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Chicken, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: skillet teriyaki chicken, skillet teriyaki chicken recipe
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 418kcal
Author: Rachael


  • 1 cup Teriyaki Sauce see below for full recipe
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts approx 2 lbs pounded to even thickness
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 4 rings of pineapple fresh
  • 1 green onion sliced into rings

Teriyaki Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Place chicken between pieces of plastic wrap, and use a meat mallet to pound chicken until even thickness
  • Season with salt and pepper on both sides.
  • Put olive oil in a large skillet, and turn on to medium heat.
  • Cook for 5-7 minutes on each side over medium heat until browned and cooked through. Transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm.
  • To same skillet add pineapple rings, and saute over medium heat for 1-2 minutes until garlic is fragrant.
  • Add chicken back into pan, and top with teriyaki sauce (combine all ingredients and pour into pan). cook until sauce is reduced to desired thickness.
  • Serve with fresh cracked pepper and garnish with green onions if desired.

Teriyaki Sauce

  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. 



Calories: 418kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 4513mg | Potassium: 723mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Vitamin C: 7.8mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 2.5mg