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Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken Meatballs

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Pineapple teriyaki chicken meatballs are an easy, 30 minute dinner that is made in a skillet pan on the stove top! Tender, flavorful chicken meatballs topped with an easy and quick homemade teriyaki sauce. Serve over rice and garnish with green onions.

Pineapple teriyaki chicken meatballs are an easy, 30 minute dinner that is made in a skillet pan on the stove top! Tender, flavorful chicken meatballs topped with an easy and quick homemade teriyaki sauce. Serve over rice and garnish with green onions.

One of the things that my kids can always agree on are meatballs! They looooove meatballs. One of their favorite things are those appetizer meatballs that you cook in the crock pot with grape jelly and chili sauce.

My oldest has been requesting meatballs lately and I knew that I needed to find a meatball recipe. Instead of doing traditional meatballs I made these pineapple teriyaki chicken meatballs and they were a huge hit with the family.

Pineapple teriyaki chicken meatballs are an easy, 30 minute dinner that is made in a skillet pan on the stove top! Tender, flavorful chicken meatballs topped with an easy and quick homemade teriyaki sauce. Serve over rice and garnish with green onions.

It’s a simple mixture of ground chicken, pineapple, panko bread crumbs, and some spices. Roll those into meatballs and let them bake in the oven. While the meatballs are cooking you make a simple homemade teriyaki sauce in a skillet pan on the stove top. Add the meatballs when they’re done cooking and let them simmer for a few minutes.

That’s it. A quick and super delicious family dinner that is sure to please everybody.

Pineapple teriyaki chicken meatballs are an easy, 30 minute dinner that is made in a skillet pan on the stove top! Tender, flavorful chicken meatballs topped with an easy and quick homemade teriyaki sauce. Serve over rice and garnish with green onions.

The recipe calls for ginger and I prefer to use fresh ginger. Feel free to use ground ginger if that is easier. I will note that fresh ginger is so easy to use. When you buy it at the store it will be in the produce area and it looks like a small tree trunk…. not sure how else to describe it πŸ™‚ It will have a bark like brown skin on it that you peel off with a vegetable peeler. Once peeled, cut into small chunks and place them in a Ziploc bag and put it in the freezer.

Whenever you have a recipe that calls for ginger simply pull out a ginger chunk from the freezer andΒ grate it into your recipe.

Pineapple teriyaki chicken meatballs are an easy, 30 minute dinner that is made in a skillet pan on the stove top! Tender, flavorful chicken meatballs topped with an easy and quick homemade teriyaki sauce. Serve over rice and garnish with green onions.

I think my favorite part of this recipe is the easy homemade teriyaki sauce. Only a few ingredients and the flavor is out of this world. When you add in pineapple it’s just beyond yummy.

Pineapple teriyaki chicken meatballs are an easy, 30 minute dinner that is made in a skillet pan on the stove top! Tender, flavorful chicken meatballs topped with an easy and quick homemade teriyaki sauce. Serve over rice and garnish with green onions.

Cook up your favorite rice; white rice, brown rice, instant rice, microwave rice pouch. Anything you want! Garnish with chopped green onions and sesame seeds.

Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken Meatballs

Pineapple teriyaki chicken meatballs are an easy, 30 minute dinner that is made in a skillet pan on the stove top! Tender, flavorful chicken meatballs topped with an easy and quick homemade teriyaki sauce. Serve over rice and garnish with green onions.

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Ingredients

    meatballs
  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1/4 cup pank breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup crushed pineapple, drained (reserve the juice)
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sliced green onions
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • teriyaki sauce
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup reserved pineapple juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 500 degrees. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.
  • In large mixing bowl combine all the meatball ingredients and mix together until combined.
  • Form into meatballs and place in the baking dish. You should get about 20-25 meatballs. Bite-sized, 1"-2" meatballs.
  • Cook for 13-15 minutes or until meatballs are fully cooked.
  • While meatballs are cooking prepare the sauce: combine soy sauce, brown sugar, water, pineapple juice, garlic, and ginger in a large skillet pan or saucepan. Whisk together over medium heat until sugar has dissolved. Stir together the cornstarch and water and add to the teriyaki sauce. Let the sauce simmer until it has thickened, about 5 minutes. It should thicken up like syrup.
  • When meatballs are done add the cooked meatballs into the teriyaki sauce and combine together so all meatballs are coated. Let simmer for a few minutes and then serve over rice.

Notes

You should be able to get 1/4 cup pineapple juice from the 8 oz can of crushed pineapple. To get the maximum amount, dump the crushed pineapple into a colander and then using the back of a spoon press down on the pineapple to drain all the juice into a bowl.

The temperature of the oven is supposed to be 500 degrees. It seems high but it helps the meatballs cook quick.

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Pineapple teriyaki chicken meatballs are an easy, 30 minute dinner that is made in a skillet pan on the stove top! Tender, flavorful chicken meatballs topped with an easy and quick homemade teriyaki sauce. Serve over rice and garnish with green onions.

recipe adapted from 5 boys baker

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4 Comments

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    Jan Mawson
    August 12, 2017 at 11:22 pm i need to make these a week before serving them. Will they be okay if I freeze them for a few days?
    • Reply
      Together As Family
      August 16, 2017 at 12:05 pm I think so? I can't be positive as I have never tried freezing these. I see no reason why you couldn't :)
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    Erin Webber
    January 16, 2018 at 11:46 am WHat do you think the serving size is for this recipe?
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      Together As Family
      January 19, 2018 at 9:09 pm I must have forgotten to add that. So sorry! You can make the meatballs whatever size you want so it depends. It uses the 1.25 lb package of ground chicken so you can plan on for sure getting 4-6 servings. We have no leftovers when I make this for my family of 6. If that helps :)

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