Sheaffer’s Pineapple Teriyaki Marinade

The other day, I was talking to Sheaffer on the phone while she was in the grocery store and I heard her say something about buying pineapple juice.  And then my ears perked up.  
What? Pineapple juice?  That sounds interesting.  She told me it was for a marinade that they make in her family all the time.  As she described this marinade, I knew I had to make it.  So simple, so flavorful and so perfect for spring and summer.  
We used this marinade for grilling chicken breasts but it would be delicious on salmon or shrimp too!  I really think this will become a staple recipe in our house!  As you can see from the picture above, we grilled our chicken and then garnished it with pineapple chunks and green onions…perfection.
Shopping List
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup cooking Sherry (optional, see below)
1 (6 ounce) can of pineapple juice
1/8 cup red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Place your protein (in our case, we used a pound of chicken breasts) in a large baggie with all of the ingredients above.  Stick the baggie in the fridge and marinate as long as you can (we did 24 hours) turning bag periodically to make sure everything is nice and coated.
Discard marinade before grilling.
As for the cooking Sherry, I don’t use cooking Sherry, so I didn’t want to spend the money to buy an entire bottle and only use 1/4 cup…so I left it out and my marinade was fabulous.  If you have it, use it…but if you don’t, feel free to leave it out.
As for the canned pineapple juice, you will find it on the fruit juice aisle.  Usually six cans come in a package.  I will save my extra cans for more marinades this summer or for pouring into my smoothies in place of water.  Yummy!
Thank you Sheaffer for the yummy recipe!!
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  • Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} March 18, 2014 at 10:13 am

    Teriyaki Chicken for the win! Since I bought that pineapple juice, we've made it 6 times because yesterday I had to buy a new 6 pack of the juice. It's just so dang good!

  • Narci D March 18, 2014 at 11:29 am

    Looks delicious!!!

  • Paula March 18, 2014 at 11:34 am


  • Amy March 18, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    If you have leftover pineapple juice…one can, plus 4T of teriaki sauce, some ginger and cornstarch makes a WONDERFUL sauce for pork chops or chicken. We eat it over rice all the time.

  • Tay March 18, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    Can't wait to try this!! I lovvve pineapple!!! Thanks for sharing Sheaffer!!

  • Aubs March 19, 2014 at 2:36 am

    This sounds amazing! I'm SO ready for lighter food and sunny days and can winter just go away already?!! Definitely trying this one next week!!

  • Jaren March 19, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    This sounds really good. I do something similar with pineapple and terriaki sauce over boneless pork chops.

  • Susan March 19, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    Try this one too from a Dallas Junior Forum cookbook called Deep in the Heart—
    1/2 c soy sauce
    1/2 c pineapple juice
    1/4 c salad oil
    1 T brown sugar
    1 t ginger
    1 t garlic salt
    1/2 t pepper
    Marinate and grill. have been using for years and my family loves it!

  • susan March 20, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    oops! Forgot the 1 t of dry mustard in the above recipe!!

  • dawnroberts1975 March 24, 2014 at 1:17 am

    I just made this with chicken thighs tonight and my five year old son declared that I was "the best cooker ever"! Thanks for sharing.

  • Miranda Clawson June 30, 2014 at 11:06 am

    What would you recommend using as a side item for this recipe? Our family loves to have side items with our meals!!

  • Mix and Match Mama June 30, 2014 at 11:15 am

    You could make fries, a baked potato, a pasta salad, a green salad, corn on the cob, roasted veggies…the ideas are endless! Enjoy!

  • Sandra Litcher June 30, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Hi there! Just wanted to let you know that I linked back to this recipe in my blog this morning. I have never tried a recipe of yours that I haven't liked! I can't wait to try it this week!

  • Angela Ellingson July 1, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    It's in the fridge!! Wahoo! Love that supper is half done for tomorrow!! Thanks ladies!

  • My Saving Grace July 9, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    We are having this tonight with corn on the cob! I can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing!:)