Teriyaki Chicken Sandwich & rain rain go away

Memorial Day Weekend is the traditional start to summer.  In Cedar Rapids, all of the high schools have their graduations this weekend.  Avid campers, pull their camping gear out of storage and head off for a fun filled weekend…..and every year…..it rains!  I can just about promise you, that it will rain on Memorial Day weekend and the Fourth of July.  It doesn’t usually rain ALL weekend long, but this has been anything but a normal year!  I planned on bringing the patio furniture home from the storage unit, and arranging it on the patio.  That did not happen.  Just like my plans for grilled teriyaki chicken sandwiches and barbecue chicken did not happen.  This is what my backyard looks like this weekend…..

Memorial Day Weekend Rain

No severe weather, all of the trees are still standing, but a soggy weekend none the less.  So we will be preparing these yummy sandwiches indoors 🙂

I was walking thru the grocery store and saw a pile of fresh pineapples from Hawaii and figured I would skip the canned pineapple slices.  It is summer after all.  So I sharpened my knife to cut thru the thick skin. I cut thick horizontal slices.  Then cut off all of the skin around the edges, and used a mini round cutter to remove the core.  And yes, this is where I sliced my finger open while wiping off the knife and there are no pictures of the finished pineapple slices 😉

Pineapple Collage

This was the perfect pineapple.  It was so juicy, and sweet…Yum!

Okay, you can use any teriyaki sauce that you would like, or you can try my awesome Homemade Teriyaki Sauce…..

Teriyaki Sauce | cookingwithcurls.com

I wanted a sauce that was not too sweet, and paired perfectly with the super sweet pineapple slices.  This is the finished Teriyaki Chicken Sandwich which of course includes my homemade hamburger buns that I topped with sesame seeds…..

Teriyaki Chicken Sandwiches | cookingwithcurls.com

I served it with Hawaiian Potato Salad and sat hear dreaming about being back in Hawaii.  Aloha!

This recipe will be partying at these link parties!

Teriyaki Chicken Sandwich

Serves 4
Prep time 1 hour, 5 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 1 hour, 15 minutes
Meal type Main Course
A grilled chicken breast topped with teriyaki sauce, cheese, onion, lettuce, and fresh pineapple slices.


  • 1 1/4 Pounds organic chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
  • 1+ Cups teriyaki sauce
  • 4 fresh hamburger buns
  • 4 Slices Swiss or Provalone chees
  • 4 Slices pineapple
  • lettuce
  • onion slices


Teriyaki Chicken Pound
Place chicken breasts between 2 pieces of plastic wrap. Pound until chicken breasts are an even thickness.
Teriyaki Chicken Slice
Slice chicken breasts in half.
Teriyaki Chicken Marinate
Place chicken breasts in a large dish and coat with teriyaki sauce. Allow to marinate for 1 hour.
Teriyaki Chicken Grill
Place chicken breast on a heated barbecue grill or grill pan on the stove.
Teriyaki Chicken Grilled Plate 2
Cook chicken for 5 to 6 minutes on each side, or until no longer pink inside.
Teriyaki Chicken Toast Buns
Toast buns on grill.
Teriyaki Chicken Bun Sauce
Pour 1 tablespoon of teriyaki sauce on the bottom bun.
Teriyaki Chicken Lettuce
Top the bun with lettuce.
Teriyaki Chicken Chicken
Top the lettuce with a chicken breast.
Teriyaki Chicken Cheese
Top the chicken breast with a slice of cheese.
Teriyaki Chicken Pineapple Slice
Place pineapple slice on top of cheese.
Teriyaki Chicken Onion
Place onion rings on top of the pineapple.
Teriyaki Chicken Top Bun
Place top bun on sandwich.
Teriyaki Chicken Sandwich 2
Serve with Hawaiian Potato Salad.


If fresh pineapple is not available, use canned slices.


  1. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says

    Love this! We make a version with hamburgers – but chicken sounds sooo good! I know my husband will love this, Lisa! Thanks for linking up to All My Bloggy Friends – I’ll be sharing this on FB today 🙂

  2. says

    That looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe at the Say G’day Saturday linky party.

    This week’s linky party has just started so I hope you can stop by and say g’day!

    Best wishes for a great weekend,

    Natasha in Oz


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