Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

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Bits of ginger and bits of fresh pineapple shine through in this homemade teriyaki sauce. Forget the stuff you find on the grocery market shelf! Place some simple ingredients into the blender and give it a whirl- that’s it! I used this in my slow cooker to make Cashew Chicken on Monday night. I placed chicken breasts into the crockpot along with 1 cup of water. I poured the teriyaki sauce onto the breasts and topped with chopped carrots and celery. Cook on low for 4-6 hours and serve over whole grain noodles or brown rice and garnish with chopped cashews. This is a new favorite in our house!

Teriyaki Sauce

  • 1/4 cup organic soy suace
  • 1/4 cup fresh pineapple
  • 2 Tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh or pickled ginger (not the pink, food-colored stuff!)
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Place in a blender and blend until pineapple is finely chopped. This makes enough to pour over 2-3 lbs of chicken for the slow cooker chicken teriyaki. Double the batch for extra dipping sauce or to store in your fridge for an upcoming meal within the next week.