Sweet and Sour Grilled Teriyaki Chicken (fajitas)

11
Allison Hazell

By
@ahazell

You will need a large foil pan for the grill. This is a fantastic summer grilled dish combining teriyaki chicken with sweet and sour onions and peppers. All can be done on the grill. Wait for the major raves - sweet and sour and teriyaki, what could be better. I usually put tortillas on the table with this and guests can make "fajitas" or you can serve with baked potato/corn.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Grill

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
We never thought to mix teriyaki chicken with sweet and sour vegetables, but we're sure thankful Allison did. The combination is fantastic. The saltiness from the chicken and the slight sweetness from the peppers and onions is an excellent fusion of flavors. This dish would go great served with tortillas or over a bed of Jasmine rice. It's delicious!

Ingredients

MEAT

2 lb
boneless skinless chicken thighs (not breasts)

TERIYAKI MARINADE

1 c
low sodium soy sauce
2 clove
garlic minced
2 tsp
ginger
4 Tbsp
brown sugar
1
whole lemon or lime thinly sliced
4 Tbsp
oil
2 Tbsp
dried minced onion
1 tsp
black pepper

SWEET AND SOUR ONIONS AND PEPPERS

1 Tbsp
oil
3 c
sliced onions in 1/4 inch (about 3 onions)
2
red bell peppers sliced 1/4 inch slices
2
green bell peppers sliced 1/4 inch slices
4 Tbsp
apple cider vinegar
4 Tbsp
sugar

GARNISH

fresh parsley or cilantro for garnish

How to Make Sweet and Sour Grilled Teriyaki Chicken (fajitas)

Step-by-Step

  • 18-24 hours before cooking, whisk together marinade ingredients.
  • 2Marinate chicken thighs.
  • 3Prepare grill to medium-high heat.
  • 4Put oil for veggies into a large foil pan.
  • 5Add all of the sliced onions and peppers. DO NOT ADD vinegar and sugar yet! Put foil cover over this veggie pan.
  • 6Saute veggies in pan. Cover grill. Check and stir/turn periodically. Let veggies soften and start to brown just a bit.
  • 7Put marinated chicken thighs on grill. These don't take too long... maybe 5 minutes on each side. Make sure they get glazy/crispy on the outside. But don't cook too long.
  • 8Put to the side or on a top rack when you think they are done.
  • 9Combine the vinegar and sugar.
  • 10To the browned/sauteed veggies add vinegar and sugar, lighty mix.
  • 11When sugar is melted and everything is mixed, add grilled chicken thighs... nestle them into the veggies. Cover grill and heat for 3-5 minutes.
  • 12Sprinkle fresh parsley or cilantro on top for garnish (if desired) and serve!

Printable Recipe Card

About Sweet and Sour Grilled Teriyaki Chicken (fajitas)

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Collection: Grilling Favorites
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtags: #grill, #Summer, #teriyaki