So last week, with the beautiful weather we've been having here in Southern Minnesota, I decided to make our most favorite sandwiches ever! Mike found the recipe in a magazine and asked me to make them and they've been in regular rotation ever since. So I'm going to share and hope that whoever stumbles upon this little blog and decides to try them likes them just as much as we do!
Grilled Teriyaki Pineapple Chicken Sandwiches
I'm not going to give specific amounts because you can adapt it to however you need to make to suit your needs
Boneless, skinless chicken breast
pineapple slices (in rings)
Swiss cheese slices
thinly sliced red onion
Marinate your chicken breasts in the teriyaki sauce for at least an hour.
I like using fresh pineapple and slicing it in nice, thick rings. You can use canned rings, but the fresh is so much better!
Next you want to slice your red onion nice and thin! If you slice it too thick, it's going to be too overpowering on the sandwich when you start to assemble it.
Now you want to assemble everything you need to go out to the grill so you can have it all close at hand as you put things together.
Put the chicken on the grill and and flip it over midway through the grilling process.
When you flip the chicken, it's time to grill the pineapple. By caramelizing the slices, it really brings out the natural sweetness of the pineapple. You only have to grill it for a couple of minutes per side.
When the pineapple is done, take it off the grill and toast the buns. While the buns are toasting, go ahead and put the onion on the chicken breasts of those who like onion. Our kids pass on the onion, but Mike and I love it and I always make extra sandwiches for lunch the next day!
When the buns are nice and toasty, take them off the grill and spread the chicken out a bit so you can melt the cheese. Mmm... melty, Swiss goodness!
Finally, when the cheese is nice and melty, transfer the breasts onto the buns and top each with a slice of the grilled pineapple. The combination of all the flavors is amazing! If you want a bit of heat on your sandwich, you can add fresh or pickled jalepeño slices. Mike likes it like that, but I love it just like this. Of course, Rachael wanted to be added in, so here she is posing with the finished sandwiches!
Hope your family enjoys these as much as we do!