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Teriyaki Chicken Recipe – Heart Healthy Option

I’m starting off the week with a great grilling option since the summer is practically HERE! I love this teriyaki chicken entree on the grill because it has great flavor and a nice presentation as an outdoor meal. The pineapple rings add a nice touch and to top it off, it is a low carb, diabetic, and heart healthy option.

You can also make these ahead and freeze the uncooked chicken in the marinade. Put your pineapple rings in a quart baggie & drop them into the larger bag to make a meal kit for a future grilling meal. It is also a great choice for Weight Watcher (5 points) and Curves Complete program participants.

I cannot get enough of my grill in the summer and quick chicken recipes like this one are a “go-to” favorite in my outdoor cooking rotation.

If you don’t have a grill, you can do this on the broiler for the same amount of time (watch carefully to prevent overcooking)

This teriyaki chicken recipe is a great low carb., diabetic, or heart healthy choice. Weight Watcher points- 5 & Curves complete approved.

Ingredients:

  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (5 to 6 oz each)
  • 3/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/3 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dry ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 6 pineapple rings

Instructions:

  1. Get a large Ziploc bag and put juice, sauce, seasonings, and brown sugar in the bag. Add chicken breasts and seal.
  2. Marinate chicken in the bag for at least 2 hours.
  3. Preheat grill to medium heat and spray grill with cooking spray.
  4. Place chicken breast on prepared grill and cook for about 6-7 minutes per side. (Discard bag of marinade.)
  5. Grill pineapple slices until grill marks appear.
  6. Remove chicken & pineapple from the grill and serve.
Teriyaki Chicken Recipe - Heart Healthy Option

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