One weekend, Mr. Prevention power washed for half a day – the entire exterior of the house, our front porch, our back porch, the area around the grill…everything! Bleck. It needed it and I couldn’t wait to fire up the grill and get the outdoor cooking party started for the year.
I wish we had a backyard to enjoy for entertaining, but our front porch is fairly private and where we spend MUCH of our time in the warmer months. If it’s nice enough to be outside, we prefer to do everything outside. Shea even has a little picnic table and as I learned with meals like quinoa…they’re best eaten outdoors.
In keeping with my quick and easy meal theme, I consulted my go-to recipe idea place on the www – Pinterest. Duh. It’s never short on ideas, but some things are a total success while others are a total bust. I’ve encountered plenty of each as of late but in running across this ingredient list, I knew the recipe would not be short on flavor.
I was correct.
While the amount of the teriyaki + dressing is a bit alarming (particularly if you’re giving consideration to sodium intake), but in reality, less than half of the actual “liquid” portion of the recipe ingredients are consumed. So, the sodium calculation is a bit of an educated guess.
The trickiest part of this recipe is getting large, double layers of foil. I’m fortunate in that every year at Christmas, Mark or I are the recipient of a HUGE, CostCo-sized roll of foil thanks to a good game of dirty Santa. It’s perfect for recipes like this…and for easy clean-up.
- 1 cup teriyaki sauce
- 1 cup light Asian toasted sesame dressing
- 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 green bell pepper, chopped
- 1 red onion, chopped
- 1 (15 oz) can pineapple chunks in 100% fruit juice
- Preheat grill to 400 degrees F.
- Meanwhile, mix together the teriyaki sauce and dressing in a large bowl. Add all remaining ingredients and mix well.
- In large, double-layered foil, divide the mixture onto 4 sheets, leaving about half of the liquid remaining (discard). Seal the edges of the foil by folding or rolling into a fully enclosed packet.
- Grill packets for 15-20 minutes, rotating halfway through. Serve with sesame seeds and cilantro, if desired.
*Approximately half of the teriyaki/dressing is leftover after grilling