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Quick & Simple–Teriyaki Chicken & Pineapple

It’s been a crazy busy week folks.  Too tired to DIY, too tired to spray paint, but never to tired to eat!

Here’s a  simple dish you can do on your outside grill.  I could BBQ all winter if the weather stayed like our summer or I had a covered area to do so.  Hmmm, maybe the front porch?

chic teri ingredients

Take four boneless chicken breasts from the freezer.  When they are still half frozen cut them in half lengthwise.  Then cut each piece in half width wise.  Place all chicken pieces a 9X11 dish and cover with your favorite bottle of teriyaki sauce.  The easy way to make sure every piece is covered in the sauce is to turn the pieces over a couple of times.  Set a tiny bit of the sauce aside in a separate bowl.  Let the chicken soak for a couple of hours.

When it’s close to BBQ time cut a fresh pineapple into slices about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick.  I’m sorry I didn’t take pictures of this because I’m pretty good at cutting up a pineapple.  Really!

Heat the BBQ to medium heat and spray it with some PAM grilling spray.   Place the chicken on the grill.  I turn it every minute or so and keep my eye out for flame flare-ups.  You can always turn the heat down.  When the chicken is getting close to done put the pineapple slices on the frill.  Brush a little teriyaki sauce on each slice and Turn a couple of times until they start to brown a tiny bit.  Serve on a platter.  You might want to add some buns for a chicken teriyaki pineapple burger or a mixed salad to add some chicken to.

tery chicken

close up chicen

What are you grilling this weekend?  Have a great 2 days!

It’s All In The Burger!

Oh Five Guys how I love your burgers

Via Pinterest

A couple of months ago I wrote a post on Dicks burgers vs Five Guys.  I did a quick poll of my fellow Northwest neighbors.  For those of you that may not know, Dicks is and always been a local Northwest favorite.  However, Five Guys won.   See past post here.

Zagat recently conducted a Fast Food survey.  Ummmmmm, guess who won?  Yep, that’s right.  Five Guys.  See for yourself…

Fast Food – Large Chains
1. Five Guys
2. Panera Bread
3. Chipotle Mexican Grill
4. Chick-fil-A
5. In-N-Out Burger

Fast Food – Mega Chains
1. Subway
2. McDonald’s
3. Wendy’s
4. Burger King
5. Taco Bell

Best Burger
1. Five Guys
2. In-N-Out Burger
3. Wendy’s
4. Burger King
5. McDonald’s

Best French Fries
1. McDonald’s
2. Five Guys
3. Wendy’s
4. In-N-Out Burger
5. Chick-fil-A

Here’s a hint  how to make your own fast food burgers.  Take an already cooked burger with cheeses and place on bun.  Add mustard, ketchup, pickle, and thousand island dressing.  Wrap individual burgers in foil and bake for 15-20 minutes on 325.  Yummy, I promise.

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And the Winner is……


My post on April 3 asked all of you whose burgers and fries were better, the local Northwest favorite, Dicks Drive-In or the somewhat new franchise, Five Guys.

Drum roll please………………………………

Based on comments and e-mails I received Five Guys beats Dicks by a slight margin. Yep, it’s true.  So Dicks fans, what can I say?  Please give the Five Guys burger and fries a chance. 

Happy eating!