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Crockpot Hawaiian Chicken | Pineapple Chicken

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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.

With all the side dishes around here I have people asking me what do I serve with some of these amazing dishes!

I mean honestly you can serve side dishes AS the main dish if you ask me. But some people want protein so let’s get started on a perfect dish to serve with mashed cauliflower, Hawaiian coleslaw, southern style green beans or roasted carrots.

pineapple chicken in bowl ready to serve up on a bed of rice

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.

  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1 can of 20 oz Crushed Pineapple
  • 1 bottle of BBQ Sweet BBQ Sauce

Chef notes:

  1. You can use fresh pineapple if you prefer, just cut down into smaller chunks to make the bites easier upon serving.
  2. Salt and Pepper to taste, although I never add any
  3. You can also use chicken thighs, but may adjust the slow cooking time as a result

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.

boneless skinless chicken breasts waiting in slow cooker

 

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.

sweet honey bbq sauce in bottle for Hawaiian chicken

 

pour bbq sauce over uncooked chicken in crockpot

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.

add crushed pineapple to crock pot to create a perfect meal

 

 

hawaiian chicken in bowl over a bed of rice for dinner

Do you have to remove pineapple juice?

Personally I do not remove or drain any excess juice in this pineapple chicken.

I serve my recipe with rice and like the extra sauce to drain into the rice.

do not drain pineapple before pouring into the slow cooker

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.

bbq hawaiian chicken on fork ready to eat

What to serve with your Chicken?

Like I noted above, I serve mine with jasmine rice, which is flavorful and delicious, but if that is too much starch for you, you can easily substitute for a side of green beans or a bed of cauliflower mocktatoes.

rice makes a great filler for bbq chicken from the crock pot

Pineapple Chicken | Crockpot Hawaiian BBQ Chicken

Pineapple chicken in the crockpot 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. 

Course: Main Course
Keyword: chicken, crockpot, main dish, slow cooker
Author: Salty Side Dish
Ingredients
  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1 can of Crushed Pineapple
  • 1 bottle of BBQ Sweet BBQ Sauce
Instructions
  1. Simple add your chicken breasts to your crock pot.
  2. 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.
  3. Now dump your can of crushed pineapple directly in the pot.
  4. Slow cook 8 hours on low or 4-6 hours on high for soft pull apart chicken.
Recipe Notes

Personally I do not remove or drain any excess juice. I serve my Hawaiian chicken with rice and like the extra sauce to drain into the rice. 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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