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Spicy Teriyaki Pineapple Boats

Hi loves! 💛 I’m doing things a bit differently and posting a fun recipe my husband and I made a couple of weeks ago! I shared pictures of the final product on my Instagram Stories and had so many requests for the actual recipe so here it is!! 🙂 I hope you guys try this out because it is honestly SO good and doesn’t take too much time at all! Let me know how you like it!

Spicy Teriyaki Pineapple Boats


Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes




1 cup water
½ teaspoon garlic salt
¼ teaspoon chili flakes
1 tablespoon butter (or you can use ghee!)
1 teaspoon sugar
1 cup rinsed white rice
For Texas-style, a few jalapeño slices


2 cloves minced garlic
¼ cup soy sauce
¼ cup honey
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
½ teaspoon ground ginger
1-½ lb. diced chicken
2 teaspoons olive oil
A pinch of turmeric for health!
3 teaspoons of diced cilantro
3 teaspoons of sesame seeds (optional)


Cut the pineapple in half lengthwise. Empty both halves of the pineapple into a separate bowl leaving about a half inch along the edges.Chop the scooped out pineapple and place 1 cup in a small pan.Add the water, garlic salt, chili flakes, butter, sugar, and jalapeños or any other spices to the pan, bring to a boil over medium heat.Add the rice and bring to a simmer. Then reduce heat to low and cook for 15-18 minutes, or until the rice is fully cooked.While the rice is cooking, combine the garlic, honey, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and ginger in a small bowl. I added a little bit of turmeric for health too! Add the chicken to the bowl and mix thoroughly while you heat up another pan.Heat up the olive oil in the new pan. Use a draining spoon or slotted spoon and remove the chicken from the bowl while reserving the sauce. Add the chicken to the pan and brown the chicken.When the chicken is fully cooked, add the sauce to the pan and cook until the sauce darkens and is thick. The sauce should completely cover the chicken. Garnish with cilantro or sesame seeds depending on what you like.Divide the chicken in half and place each half on one side of the hollowed pineapple. Fill the remaining half with the rice and serve!

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  1. Nicole of What Nicole Wore
    August 22, 2017 / 12:30 PM

    Okay this sounds and looks amazing! I had a salad inside a pineapple like this before and it was so good. I bet the teriyaki tastes amazing like this!

  2. August 22, 2017 / 1:29 PM

    This sounds absolutely delish! Now I’m hungry!

  3. August 22, 2017 / 10:04 PM

    You have got to be kidding me!?! This looks so yummy! I want one for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Need to try this!

  4. Sandy a la Mode
    August 25, 2017 / 10:10 AM

    Say what?!? These sound so good!! I love the idea of using the whole pineapple, so yummy!

  5. August 29, 2017 / 9:30 AM

    Oh my gosh yum! This looks like the perfect summer dinner

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