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. Nothing is easier than adding chicken breasts to a crock pot, setting it and forgetting it. Come home to soft, tender chicken with the sweet taste of pineapple and barbeque sauce. Only 3 ingredients, there is nothing too this marinade and easy dinner, creating one of the simplest and easy week night meals that starts right in the morning. Eat as is or serve with filling rice, pineapple rice or a low carb friendly vegetable.
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.