1lbboneless skinless chicken breasts or thighstrimmed of fat, and pounded to 1/2 inch thickness
1/4cupsoy saucelow sodium
1teaspoonfreshly grated ginger
1cup sweet bell pepperssliced
1 cup sweet onionssliced
Combine the pineapple juice, honey, soy sauce, sesame seeds, sesame oil, mirin, and garlic in a shallow dish. At this point, you can place your chicken into a gallon storage bag with the marinade for up to 12 hours or skip directly to preparing foil packets.
Cut off a piece of foil that is large enough to wrap up the entire piece of chicken and fold over the top. Fold up the sides about 1/4 inch along each border to make a foil packet "boat."
Remove chicken from marinade (if you choose to marinate the chicken) and place chicken on foil packet. Top with 1/4 cup each of peppers and onions. If you have not marinated the chicken, pour about 2 tablespoons of marinade over the chicken. Bring all sides of the foil up together and fold together securely for each piece of chicken.
Grill Chicken Foil Packets
Preheat the grill to medium.
Place foil packets seam side up on grill and cook over medium heat for about 20 minutes, or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
Allow to cool slightly. Open foil packet up carefully, as steam will escape.
To Bake Chicken Foil Packs
Bake the Teriyaki Chicken Foil Packs at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until chicken has reached internal temperature of 165 degrees.
You can use defrosted pepper and onion mix in place of fresh peppers and onions. This is a great cost effective tip!
You do not need to flip your chicken foil packets over while grilling because you are really steaming the chicken in the foil. Plus flipping the chicken will potentially cause the marinade to leak out of the foil.
Be sure to use FRESHLY grated ginger on a microplane for the homemade teriyaki sauce. If you do not have fresh ginger, omit it altogether, do NOT use powdered ginger.
You can marinade chicken up to 24 hours in Teriyaki sauce prior to grilling. Marinade chicken by placing in heavy duty freezer bag or shallow container and pour marinade over chicken. DO NOT marinade meat in foil packets, as foil will cause a chemical reaction to occur with your marinade. At this point, you can grill your chicken directly on your grill and skip the foil packets with the added peppers and onions.