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Teriyaki Chicken and Pineapple Rice Casserole

Teriyaki Chicken and Pineapple Rice Casserole
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 4
Traditional chicken and rice casserole gets a sweet-and-savoury tropical twist with teriyaki-glazed chicken and pineapple rice.
December 19, 2017

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated gingerroot
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked instant white rice
  • 1 cup pineapple tidbits (from 398 mL can), undrained
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions (about 3)
  • 1 1/4 cups chicken broth
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 140 g each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 2
    Make teriyaki glaze by mixing brown sugar, soy sauce, gingerroot, garlic and pepper flakes in 8-inch nonstick skillet. Stir over medium heat until sugar is melted. In small bowl, beat cornstarch and water; add to soy mixture. Cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until mixture starts to simmer and has thickened. Cool slightly; reserve 2 tablespoons glaze in small bowl; cover and refrigerate.
  • 3
    Mix rice, pineapple, bell pepper, 3 tablespoons of the onions and the broth in baking dish. Season both sides of chicken with salt; brush with 2 tablespoons of the unrefrigerated glaze. Stir remaining unrefrigerated glaze into rice mixture; place chicken on top of rice. Cover tightly with foil.
  • 4
    Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when centre of thickest part is cut (at least 165°F). Serve topped with reserved 2 tablespoons refrigerated glaze and remaining 1 tablespoon green onions.

  • Instant rice is a parboiled style of rice which yields the best results for an oven casserole.
  • Fresh pineapple can be substituted for canned pineapple in this recipe. Use 1 cup of pineapple, and increase broth to 1 3/4 cups.
  • The size of the boneless chicken breast (about 140 g each) in this recipe is critical for accurate cooking times and doneness. Always measure the internal temperature (165°F) to ensure chicken is completely cooked without sacrificing moisture.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 4 servings
Calories
430
Total Fat
6g
Saturated Fat
1.5g
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
90mg
Sodium
1170mg
Total Carbs
56g
Dietary Fiber
2g
Protein
39g
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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