One Pot Teriyaki Chicken and Pineapple rice is a great option for a quick weeknight meal that is minimal fuss and mess because it is made all in one pan!! This post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market on behalf of their blog, Discover.
It has been so busy around my house this year. Kids school and tennis schedules, husband back to school full time as well as working full time and me squeezing in work when I can as well as the gym, tennis, cleaning the house, walking the dogs, taking care of whatever household chores need taken care of. It has been hectic to say the least. With that in mind, dinnertime has felt the crunch of our time being squeezed and I have been trying new ways to get nutritious and healthy dinners on the table every night with minimal effort. Enter the one pan or one pot meal.
It is a lot easier to help out kids with homework when making a simpler dinner. I am all for making meals in the slow cooker and our new beloved Instant Pot, but if I haven’t planned far enough ahead or one of those appliances is busy with a make ahead meal for another day then one pan on the stove it is. I can stir with one hand while helping a kid with homework with the other. OR if one of my daughters are done with their homework early enough they can help cook. My 6 year old loves to help me in the kitchen.
There are two main steps to this one pot teriyaki chicken and pineapple rice recipe. The marinade then the cooking. You make the marinade first and reserve some for a glaze. Which both are made in the same pot then the chicken and rice are cooked in the same pot once marinating is done. You could marinate the chicken over night or start earlier in the day to finish cooking for dinner. This imparts way more flavor into the chicken and the finishing glaze is like, well, the icing on the cake so to speak.
The marinate flavors the rice as it all cooks together as well as the juice from the fresh pineapple. It adds a nice sweetness to the rice as well as keep it nice and moist. This is a favorite dish in my family, we make it at least once a month. Leftovers reheat nicely so it also makes for a tasty quick lunch the next day.
The recipe, step-by-step photos and directions are over on Discover, a blog by Cost Plus World Market. I hope you all enjoy this meal as much as my family does!
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