Hawaiian Grilled Teriyaki Chicken

Hawaiian Grilled Teriyaki Chicken is a delicious and flavorful dish that combines the sweet and savory flavors of teriyaki sauce with the smoky taste of grilled chicken. This dish is a perfect blend of traditional Hawaiian and Japanese cuisine and is a great option for those who love grilled chicken but are looking for something a little different.

I start the dish by marinating boneless, skinless chicken breasts in a homemade teriyaki sauce. The marinade consists of soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, and sesame oil, which infuse the chicken with a rich and savory flavor. Next, I grill the chicken to perfection, creating a crispy exterior and a juicy interior.

One of the best things about Hawaiian Grilled Teriyaki Chicken is its versatility. I can serve it as a main dish, accompanied by steamed vegetables or a salad. I can also use it as a topping for salads, sandwiches, or bowls. Furthermore, I can make a great appetizer by cutting it into small pieces, skewering it, and grilling it.

One way to serve it as a main dish is by adding pineapple to the grill, along with the chicken. The pineapple adds a sweet and tropical twist to the dish and also helps to keep the chicken moist as it grills. You can also add some green and red bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms to the skewers, which will give the dish a colorful and nutritious touch.

Another way to enjoy Hawaiian Grilled Teriyaki Chicken is to make a poke bowl. Poke bowls are a popular Hawaiian dish that usually consists of cubed raw fish, but chicken can be a great alternative. To make a poke bowl, simply slice the chicken into bite-sized pieces and top it with a variety of toppings such as diced avocado, cucumber, and edamame.

In conclusion, Hawaiian Grilled Teriyaki Chicken is a delicious and easy-to-make dish that combines the flavors of Hawaii and Japan. With its sweet and savory taste, it is perfect for any occasion, whether it is a weeknight dinner or a backyard barbecue. It’s versatility also allows me to serve it in many different ways, making it a dish that everyone can enjoy.


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/4 cup green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • skewers (soaked in water for at least 30 minutes)
  • 1 pineapple cut into chunks
  • 1 red bell pepper cut into chunks
  • 1 green bell pepper cut into chunks


  1. In a medium bowl, mix together soy sauce, brown sugar, rice vinegar, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, red pepper flakes, green onions, cilantro, and sesame seeds.
  2. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, and add it to the marinade, making sure that each piece is well coated. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight for best results.
  3. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  4. Thread the chicken, pineapple, red bell pepper, and green bell pepper onto the skewers, alternating between each ingredient.
  5. Grill the skewers for about 8-10 minutes per side, or until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are slightly charred. Baste the skewers with the remaining marinade during the grilling process. (source: Ineskohl.info)
  6. Once the chicken is fully cooked, remove it from the grill and let it rest for a few minutes before serving.
  7. Serve the skewers with steamed rice or a side of vegetables, and garnish with additional cilantro and sesame seeds.

Enjoy your delicious Hawaiian Grilled Teriyaki Chicken! The sweet and savory flavors of the marinade, combined with the smoky taste of the grill, make for a dish that is sure to please. The addition of pineapple and bell peppers not only adds flavor but also color and nutrition to the dish. This dish is perfect for a backyard barbecue or a weeknight dinner and it’s sure to be a hit with family and friends.

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  1. PAtricia kobza

    Great ideas! Thank you!

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