Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken Wings Sauce

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A sweet teriyaki sauce enhanced with pineapple and ginger to make a delicious Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken Wings sauce. This recipe is a hit with adults and kids alike, perfect for your next outdoor BBQ or game day party! 

4 small white appetizer plates are stacked together with a small pile of chicken wings smothered in a teriyaki pineapple glaze sitting on top.

SWEET AND TANGY PINEAPPLE TERIYAKI CHICKEN WINGS SAUCE! 

I’ve been working the past couple weeks to expand a really old chicken wing post and bring a whole bunch of chicken wing recipes to this site!

This Pineapple Teriyaki chicken wings sauce was on of the original I shared, and it quickly became a site favorite. 

Teriyaki sauce itself is a great crowd pleaser. Even members of my family who are not adventurous at all about what they will eat enjoy a teriyaki based recipe with it’s sweet and tangy flavor. 

Then, for this recipe, you bring in flavorful pineapple juice and a little extra ginger for a chicken wings sauce that the whole family can eat and enjoy! 

I always include this recipe in my batch of chicken wings sauces because while my honey sriracha sauce is for those who love a little spicy kick, this sauce is for everyone! Even my toddler likes it! 

Plus, with only three ingredients, it’s a huge win in the chicken wing department!

And there is already a lot of wins in that department: easy to cook for a weeknight dinner AND a big game day crowd, relatively inexpensive and absolutely delicious!

A round white plate sitting on top of a blue napkin with white hexagon pattern houses 5 chicken wings covered in a teriyaki sauce.

WHAT IS TERIYAKI SAUCE?

Teriyaki sauce is a Japanese sauce that consists of soy sauce, sake, sugar and ginger. It’s a traditional Asian marinade that has now been used in so many fun ways, including teriyaki burgers. 

For this recipe, I use a store bought teriyaki sauce that I have in my pantry. It is a pantry staple for us that I like to keep on hand for pour and dump situations instead of making the sauce from scratch.

Especially because the sauce traditionally needs to be cooked down. 

However, if you like making your own teriyaki sauce from scratch, you definitely could for this recipe. When done, just add the additional ginger if desired and the pineapple juice. 

If you would like a thicker teriyaki dipping sauce, maybe in addition to your chicken wings sauce or as a substitute, you can cook the sauce down on the stove until it become thicker and stickier. 

HOW TO MAKE TERIYAKI PINEAPPLE CHICKEN WINGS SAUCE? 

This chicken wings sauce is probably the easiest of my sauces which is really saying something since most of them are pretty simple to make. 

Pineapple Teriyaki sauce is the easiest though because it only requires 3 ingredients and a quick stir. That is it! 

You will add the three ingredients to the bowl, stir and then eventually toss the wings with it when ready. 

WHEN SHOULD I ADD THE CHICKEN WING SAUCE TO THE WINGS?

You can flavor your chicken wings 3 different ways: tossing cooked chicken, brushing chicken while cooking, or marinating wings before hand. Any method works as does a combination of them. 

I most often toss my cooked chicken wings in their sauce by adding the sauce and the cooked wings to a ziplock bag and shaking.

My son likes to help with this part! It’s simple and reduces dirtying extra dishes or making a bigger mess. 

This method is also easiest for me when I’m making multiple sauces because I can label the bag and I’m less likely to mix them up or confuse them while they are cooking. 

If you decide to brush the sauce on while they are cooking, make sure to do it every few minutes or so in order to get as much sauce onto the chicken as possible. 

HOW TO COOK YOUR PINEAPPLE TERIYAKI CHICKEN WINGS? 

The best thing about chicken wings is they are versatile and can be cooked in so many ways! The sky is really the limit so choose what is easiest for your event based on the appliances at your disposal.

This versatility is why I really love skipping take out to cook chicken wings at home. From the grill in the summer or the oven in the winter, we can enjoy these all year long! 

I cooked these wings on the grill over medium heat on a well oiled grate for about 20 minutes. My goal is to not over turn any meat on the grill because meat that has gotten a nice char don’t stick on the grate as much. 

Cook with the lid closed and check at least every 5 minutes. Move pieces that are cooking too fast to a less hot spot on the grill. Remove chicken wings from the grill when they have reached 165 F internally. 

You can head over to my post on HOW TO COOK CHICKEN WINGS for all the details on cooking them any way you choose! I share all my tips and tricks over there. 

Hand is holding up a grilled chicken wing tossed in a teriyaki and pineapple sauce with a plate of wings on the white wood table in the background as well as slices of pineapples.

HELPFUL ITEMS OF MAKING WINGS:

Meat Thermometer – This is ESSENTIAL for cooking meat safely and deliciously! Chicken wings need to be 165 degrees F internally for safe consumption. 

BBQ Grill Tools Set – If grilling, you definitely want a full set of utensils safe for the grill! My favorite tool for using with chicken wings is the tongs. 

Grill Cooking Spray – Use this or oil up your grate before lighting so your chicken wings don’t stick! I make sure my grill is well coated before cooking any sort of meat. 

YOU MIGHT ALSO ENJOY THESE OTHER TERIYAKI RECIPES:

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CHICKEN WINGS SAUCES RECIPES:

ENJOY THIS PINEAPPLE TERIYAKI CHICKEN WINGS SAUCE! 

Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken Wings Sauce

Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken Wings Sauce

Yield: Around 12 wings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

A sweet teriyaki sauce enhanced with pineapple and ginger to make a delicious Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken Wings sauce.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds chicken wings
  • 1 cup Teriyaki Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Pineapple Juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

Instructions

  1. Mix all your ingredients together in a bowl (minus the chicken wings).
  2. Toss chicken wings into sauce once wings are thoroughly cooked.

Notes

WHERE DO I FIND TERIYAKI SAUCE IN THE GROERY STORE?

Teriyaki sauce is an Asian-style sauce so it can usually be found in the Asian section of your local grocery store. Bottles might be labeled Teriyaki sauce, marinade or stir fry.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 10 ounces
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1100 Total Fat: 74g Saturated Fat: 26g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 41g Cholesterol: 248mg Sodium: 4869mg Carbohydrates: 50g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 18g Protein: 57g

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