Chicken Pineapple Teriyaki Review

Chicken Teriyaki Pineapple

Not my favorite!

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I saw a new meal in the Costco deli section recently, the chicken pineapple teriyaki dish.

Chicken Teriyaki Pineapple


This was very convenient! All that’s required is putting it in the oven. However it took me way longer to cook it than the directions stated. I used a thermometer to check each thigh and actually ended up cooking mine for about an hour and fifteen minutes to ensure they were cooked enough. I was very hungry by the time they were done!


I won’t be buying this again, this is probably my least favorite deli section preparation I’ve purchased at Costco. The chicken pineapple teriyaki consists of chicken thighs (bone in and skin on) that are sitting on a bed of kale and cabbage and are marinated in a teriyaki sauce with a sesame seeds and pieces of pineapple on top. I didn’t mind the taste of the teriyaki sauce, it was actually quite tasty when I drizzled it over the rice I made as a side. Unfortunately I didn’t taste much of the teriyaki sauce on the actual chicken because the skin on the thighs was quite thick and rubbery so I pulled most of the skin off which took the teriyaki sauce with it. The thighs in the meal I purchased seemed quite low quality and each thigh only ended up producing a little amount of edible meat. There was small pieces of bone and quite a bit of fat and gristle. My favorite part was definitely the sauce and the pineapple pieces.

Chicken Teriyaki Pineapple


This isn’t the unhealthiest meal in the Costco deli section but it’s also not the healthiest! The meat had quite a bit of fat and I’m sure the teriyaki sauce has decent amount of sugar. I served the meal with rice and we ate what good parts of chicken we could. There’s a long list of ingredients and some of the ingredients have me scratching my head, like “bonito tuna”. The dish may contain peanuts, tree nuts, mustard, milk, egg, shellfish and other crustaceans. Also wheat is listed on the ingredients list so this dish is not gluten free.


I’m glad this meal wasn’t overly expensive! The cost fluctuates depending on the weight. I paid $14.32 Canadian for the meal and that included eight chicken thighs.

I won’t be buying this dish again.  My husband and I both commented that maybe we just aren’t people who live bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs with a lot of fat on them!

Taste: 3/10

Cost: 6/10

Convenience: 8/10

Nutrition: 5/10

Have you tried this? What did you think? Would you try this?

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Written by Natalie


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  1. Our family liked it and we will buy again. Not sure why there is so many negative reviews.? Chicken goes great with pineapple and cooking time was just right

  2. Won’t be buying this again. Thought it would be really tasty but like others stated, you remove the chicken skin and you don’t have the taste anymore.
    Didn’t realize at the time it was chicken thighs. I much prefer breasts and boneless ones.
    What I’ve been missing is your marinated boneless chicken breasts. They are great any time if the year Oven or BBQ

  3. Thanks for the heads up! We just got back from Hawaii and visited one of the Costco’s in Oahu. The family bought their chicken pot pie and a sliced beef and onions (sorry cannot remember the name) and 2 roasted chickens and a couple of salad kits as our family of 6 dinners for the week we were staying at a rental home. First this saved us a ton of money ( food is expensive in Hawaii ) and wow it was great tasting. The chicken pot pie was bigger and different recipe than we get in Canada but I actually liked it better. The beef was amazing and we made rice to go with it. we actually had lots of leftovers for lunches. Highly recommend checking out Costco while on vacation not only for the interesting items but to save money on meals.

  4. Thanks for the information. It is very helpful and I look forward to reading your latest input on various products. I think like you and your hubby, I don’t care for pre made chicken that has the bone in and skin on.
    love your blog and cocowest.

  5. I have not tried this one but I did try a garlic chicken dish they had. Same thing. Took way too long to cook and the skin was thick and fatty. Bone in. TONS of gsrlic though. Too much for my taste. I won’t be buying any prepared chicken dishes from there if they are bone in and skin on.

  6. I totally and completely agree with you. For me it was horrible. My son had cooked it for his family and they didn’t like it. He usually likes leftovers from his dinner meals for his lunch and he couldn’t stomach another meal of it. He gave the leftovers to me to see what I thought. I had to choke it down. Ugly skin and bones and cooked forever but it was like they were undercooked. I’ve told people looking at this chicken in the store not to buy it because they would be disappointed.

  7. Thanks for the review! I had been looking at this over the past couple of weeks and this tells me I can make a better version myself, without all the hassle you went through.

    Loving these reviews, keep ’em coming!

  8. I had the same experience. Took too long to cook and none of the flavour got onto the chicken because of the skin.

    Won’t be buying this again but might try to make a similar dish ourselves using better quality chicken

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