Crockpot Hawaiian chicken, otherwise known as Pineapple chicken, is an amazingly easy and filling meal that is a perfect balance of sweet and savory. You cannot go wrong with a honey bbq sauce peppered with crushed pineapple and once its thrown into a slow cooker becomes magic at the end of the day.
Crockpot Hawaiian Chicken
Crock-pot Hawaiian chicken is so incredibly easy to make. With only 3 ingredients, this pineapple chicken with the ability to dump in the slow cooker and go, it’s also one of the simplest recipes on your menu this month and makes one of my family’s favorite sweet chicken recipes of the year. Easy to add related side dishes to serve with chicken: Southern Style Green Beans, Roasted Carrots, or make it a meal with this Hawaiian Coleslaw Recipe
- Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
- 1 can of 20 oz Crushed Pineapple
- 1 bottle of BBQ Sweet BBQ Sauce
Recipe Variation Chef notes:
- You can use fresh pineapple if you prefer, just cut down into smaller chunks to make the bites easier upon serving.
- Salt and Pepper to taste, although I never add any
- You can also use chicken thighs, but may adjust the slow cooking time as a result
- Serve with this PINEAPPLE RICE RECIPE
How to make Hawaiian BBQ Chicken
This crockpot Hawaiian chicken truly is an easy recipe. If you can turn on your slow cooker, you are in!
Simply add your chicken breasts to your crock pot.
Empty your bottle of BBQ sauce directly on chicken breasts, making sure they are totally covered.
You can use a regular sized bottle of BBQ sauce. I happened to have half of a large one left and used that and it was plenty.
I also use a sweet honey BBQ sauce to bring out more of the sweet flavor in this barbecue chicken dish, but feel free to adjust to your own taste.
Now dump your can of crushed pineapple directly in the pot.
Slow cook 8 hours on low or 4-6 hours on high for soft pull apart chicken. Chicken should easily shred and be pulled apart with two forks.
Do you have to remove pineapple juice?
Nope!! Personally I do not remove or drain any excess juice in this pineapple chicken.
However, if your chicken is cooked and you are ready to serve and feel like its too runny, you can take a tablespoon of cornstarch, add to a little bit of hot water and stir.
Then add your liquid into crockpot and stir.
Set for 10 minutes and it will thicken up nicely.
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- 3-4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
- 1 can of Crushed Pineapple
- 1 bottle of BBQ Sweet BBQ Sauce
- Simple add your chicken breasts to your crock pot.
- Empty your bottle of BBQ sauce directly on chicken breasts, making sure they are totally covered. I use a sweet BBQ sauce to bring out more of the sweet flavor in this barbecue chicken dish.
- Now dump your can of crushed pineapple directly in the pot.
- Slow cook 8 hours on low or 4-6 hours on high for soft pull apart fork tender chicken.
How to combat runny sauce:
If your chicken is cooked and you are ready to serve and feel like its too runny, you can take a tablespoon of cornstarch, add to a little bit of hot water and stir. Then add your liquid into crockpot and stir. Set for 10 minutes and it will thicken up nicely.
Is Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Healthy?
Chicken breasts themselves are a great source of proteins and a perfect dinner choice. This slow cooker meal includes pineapple and BBQ sauce, both which can be high in sugar content, so make sure you inspect the bottle of ingredients if you are searching for a particular nutritional value. There are a slew of organic and diet friendly BBQ sauces out there that can help you get the most out of this meal.
Serving Size:1 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 355Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 124mgSodium: 591mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 1gSugar: 21gProtein: 46g
Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.