Teriyaki Grilled Chicken and Pineapple with Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar

Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar adds a splash of flavor to any dish.  Salads, main dishes, veggies, it works with so much and is so easy and convenient to use.  I’ve used almost a whole bottle of the Red Pepper flavor of the Nakano and over half of the garlic flavor in just a few short weeks.  I’ve been splashing the rice vinegar  onto my salads for lunch and dinner- in lieu of dressing, and adding it to oh so many dishes just because I can.  It’s kind of fun, it adds a ton of flavor and not many calories.  That ‘s kind of a win-win all around for this girl!  It’s such a simple substitute for traditionally high calorie or fat-filled condiments, with so much flavor.  I’m loving it for the taste and the health benefits to me (and the family).

Want to check out some ways to use Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar? Go to Mizkan.com/recipes!  There are so many great recipes, with all different flavors of the seasoned rice vinegars…main dishes and sides alike.  What did you check out?

Here’s one that I made, that my family devoured:

Teriyaki Marinade and Glaze with seasoned rice vinegarOur Favorite Teriyaki Marinade and Glaze (Nakano’s title, not mine, although it is delicious)
1 cup NAKANO Seasoned Rice Vinegar Red Pepper
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup soy sauce
1 Tbsp. minced garlic
1 Tbsp. minced fresh ginger
Combine ingredients; stir to dissolve sugar. Follow directions for marinade or glaze.Teriyaki Marinade (makes 1 2/3 cup): Use marinade as is for steak, ribs, pork chops, or chicken (legs, thighs, wings and drumettes are especially good). Place meat and marinade in a sealable plastic bag or non-metallic container. Cover and refrigerate 4 hours depending on thickness of meat, or overnight for richer flavor. Grill, bake or broil as desired. Discard remaining marinade. For stir-fry, marinate thin strips of beef, pork or chicken for 1 to 2 hours, refrigerated.Teriyaki Glaze (makes 1 cup): Pour marinade into a medium saucepan. Boil uncovered on medium-high heat until reduced to 1 cup, about 10 to 12 minutes. Watch the last 5 minutes: sauce can boil over. If this starts to happen, remove pan from heat for 30 seconds or reduce heat to low until sauce settles down. Return to a gentle boil until reduced to 1 cup. Cool. To use, brush on meat or chicken 30 to 60 minutes before cooking plus once while cooking. Discard any remaining glaze.   (I actually made this the night before and marinated the chicken all night long.  So very flavorful and delicious!)

Tip: Always discard marinade that comes in contact with raw meat, fish or poultry. Plan ahead and make extra just for serving or set aside some marinade before using with meat.

We served this as kebabs (in my house, all foods are preferred on a stick, except maybe pizza), with some grilled pineapple…alongside some rice and brocolli.  There were NO leftovers, and I was very sad.  I wanted a salad with leftovers the next day and there weren’t any! A perfect light, refreshing summer meal with or without the rice!

Had over to the  Nakano Facebook Page to learn more about the Nakano 60-Day SPLASH IT ON, STEP IT UP CHALLENGE and how to play Splash for Cash.

  • Nakano 60-Day Splash it on, Step it up Challenge:
    • Launching late June (June 25): Nakano is launching a 60-Day walking challenge hosted on a Facebook Application to help generate consumer buzz aroundNAKANO and encourage people to make healthy lifestyle choices. The challenge will encourage participants to eat more veggies and become more active.
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    • Prizes: The prizes for this promotion include:
      • First prize of a one-year free gym membership. If over 1 million steps are reached over the course of the 60 days, a second 1st prize will be awarded.
      • Second prize winner receives six personal training sessions.
      • Third prize winner will receive a Nakano workout bag.
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I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Nakano and received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. 

About the author: I’m a 30-something mom to three, brand ambassador. content creator, social media maven, blogger extraordinaire, earth lover, butcher, baker, candlestick maker (or something along those lines) – love word games, crafting, cake decorating or shooting pictures.

13 comments… add one
  • That sounds really GOOD! I love that it has ginger in it too. Thanks!
  • looks so good, thanks for the recipe
  • would love to try the marinade. sounds good.
  • I've never heard of this, but it looks and sounds wonderful! I hope I can find it here.
  • This really looks good, will have to try it.
  • this looks great! I love teriyaki but never had with the pineapple. Thanks for the great recipe
  • Oooh, that all looks so yummy!
  • That sounds SO good! I make a variation of that but definitely need to try it with Nakano.
  • That looks delicious and so easy!
  • I have been experimenting with this stuff. Definitely try the Caribbean Jerk Marinade, it is yummy.
  • Mmmm your recipe sounds good (well their recipe, but you know what I mean). I love pineapple and couple that with chicken and Nakano rice vinegars and yum!
  • I'm surprised at how much I enjoy Nakano. I'm the first person who will admit I cannot stand vinegar, but Nakano really adds a bit of flavor without the overpowering vinegar taste or smell. Those kebabs look delish!
  • I can see why there weren't leftovers! The marinade sounds super yummy!

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