Hawaiian Style Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

Transport your taste buds to the shores of Hawaii with this tantalizing Hawaiian-style teriyaki chicken recipe. Bursting with sweet and savory flavors, it’s a delightful dish that’s perfect for any occasion.


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds (optional)
  • Sliced green onions, for garnish
  • Cooked rice, for serving


  1. In a bowl, whisk together soy sauce, pineapple juice, brown sugar, minced garlic, and grated ginger until well combined. This will be your teriyaki marinade.
  2. Place the chicken breasts in a resealable plastic bag or shallow dish, and pour the teriyaki marinade over them, making sure they are evenly coated. Seal the bag or cover the dish and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or preferably overnight, to allow the flavors to meld.
  3. Preheat your grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. Remove the chicken from the marinade, allowing any excess marinade to drip off.
  4. Place the chicken on the grill and cook for 6-8 minutes per side, or until the chicken is cooked through and has nice grill marks. You can baste the chicken with extra marinade while grilling for added flavor.
  5. While the chicken is cooking, prepare the teriyaki glaze. In a small saucepan, combine the cornstarch and water, stirring until the cornstarch is dissolved. Add the remaining marinade to the saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened slightly.
  6. Once the chicken is done, remove it from the grill and let it rest for a few minutes. Then, slice it into strips or serve it whole, drizzling the teriyaki glaze over the top. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and sliced green onions for garnish.
  7. Serve the Hawaiian-style teriyaki chicken hot with steamed rice and your favorite side dishes. Enjoy the tropical flavors of Hawaii right at your dinner table!

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