Chicken Teriyaki and Grilled Pineapple Sandwich Recipe

A few years ago, while we were visiting the North Shore of Hawaii, we spent a long day of snorkeling at Shark’s Cove and were starving!!  Aside from a grocery store across the street, there wasn’t much in the area at the time, as far as food was concerned.  We parked in the grocery store parking lot and were going to go grab some snacks, when we smelled something amazing coming from the porch of a house across the street, so we went to investigate.  We found a cute little family home where they had tuned their front porch into a restaurant of sorts and they were selling these delicious grilled teriyaki chicken and pineapple sandwiches.   They were SO simple and super yummy.  Ever since then they have been one of our family’s favorite go-to dinners.  Here’s the easy recipe for these yummy chicken teriyaki sandwiches that will bring a taste of the islands to your table.

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What you’ll need:

6 thinly sliced chicken breasts

Teriyaki Sauce/Marinade (I like to use the Kikkomen Pineapple Teriyaki Marinade)

1 Can of Pineapple Slices

6 Slices of Swiss Cheese


Butter Lettuce

6 Hamburger Buns

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Set aside 2 tbs of the Teriyaki Sauce, and then marinate your chicken breasts in the rest of the bottle for about 30 minutes in the fridge.  You can do it longer if you have more time. 🙂

Add the remaining Teriyaki Marinade to 1/2 cup of Mayonnaise and stir to combine.  Set this aside in the fridge as well.

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Once the chicken has marinated, grill your chicken breasts.  I usually grill mine inside on my favorite grill pan, (I love that it is dishwasher safe) but you can also grill these outside if you want to.  While the chicken is cooking, drain the pineapple slices and place in a pan on medium heat to cook until golden brown on either side.  Once the pineapple has cooked on both sides, turn off the heat and add a slice of Swiss cheese to each slice of pineapple so it melts.  Assemble to sandwiches by coating both sides of a hamburger bun with teriyaki mayonnaise, add some lettuce (the original sandwiches didn’t have lettuce, so if you want to omit this you can, I just like to get green stuff in my kids when I can), top with a grilled chicken breast, two slices of grilled pineapple with swiss cheese, and the top part of the bun and you are all ready to serve and eat!

chicken teriyaki sandwich

These are so juicy and yummy!  They grill up in minutes and taste delicious.  Even if you can’t vacation in Hawaii, you can feel like you are on the North Shore with these tropical sandwiches.  If you love pineapple, don’t miss our grilled pineapple with coconut gelato dessert!

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Tammy Mitchell is the founder and creative director of lifestyle blog Along with being a homeschooling mom of two kiddos, she is also an in-demand prop and event stylist, photographer, interior and graphic designer. On Pink Peppermint Design, she shares creative DIY projects, easy entertaining and gift ideas, inspiring interiors and events. She lives in Southern California, with her husband and two children.

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