Pineapple chicken is my favorite type of chicken, and I love a good crock pot recipe, so I combined my two favorite things for this delicious recipe. You can’t go wrong with a simple crock pot recipe like this one, and it tastes delicious.
It’s summertime and we can’t think of anything better than ripe, juicy summertime fruits to come home to. But how can we enjoy the fruits of the season without the hassle of turning on the oven? Well, we have the perfect solution for you, it’s the crockpot! Using a slow cooker is the best way to ensure that you get that succulent, juicy taste of fresh pineapple into your mouth every night no matter what time of the year it is! Check out our recipe for Crockpot Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken! It’s perfect for a light dinner, or a main course!
A little bit of history: my grandma has always been a huge fan of pineapple chicken, but her standard recipe uses a lot of sugar, and the end result is often less than satisfying. For that reason, when I made it for her last year, I decided to try making a healthier version with less sugar, and a lot more pineapple. (For those of you who are not familiar with the dish, pineapple chicken is a Chinese-Hawaiian dish that uses pineapple juice and coconut to create an incredible sweet glaze that doesn’t overpower the chicken, which is then cooked in a sweet and refreshing pineapple sauce.). Read more about easy slow cooker pineapple chicken and let us know what you think.
Pineapple Chicken in a Slow Cooker — On a hectic week, this crockpot pineapple chicken just takes 15 minutes to prepare, yet the chicken you receive is soft and moist, with crispy chicken thighs, pineapple chunks, and other fresh vegetables.
This slow cooker hawaiian pineapple chicken dish is delicious served over rice and will quickly become a family favorite. If you’re searching for the stovetop skillet pineapple chicken recipe, I’ve previously published it here.
If I don’t have any chicken thighs, what should I do? Is it okay if I use chicken breast?
Look, I usually suggest making this dish with chicken thighs since you won’t get that extra juicy taste and it will come out a bit dry if you use chicken breast. Yes, you may use breasts instead of thighs in this Hawaiian pulled chicken slow cooker dish.
What Should You Serve with Crockpot Pineapple Chicken?
I strongly suggest serving the finest slow cooker pineapple chicken recipes over rice since there will be plenty pineapple teriyaki sauce left over at the conclusion of cooking to enjoy with warm rice. Use quinoa, cauliflower rice, or a combination of brown rice and cauliflower rice if you’re watching your calories.
Is it possible to save leftovers?
Yes, leftovers may be kept in the refrigerator for up to four days. Reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave when ready to eat.
How to Make the Best Pineapple Chicken in a Slow Cooker
Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken
This quick and simple crockpot pineapple chicken just takes 15 minutes to prepare, and the chicken is moist and juicy. Crispy chicken thighs, pineapple chunks, and other fresh vegetables make up this slow cooker pineapple chicken teriyaki.
15 minutes Preparation Time
Cook Time: 4 hour
Total Time: 4 hours and 15 minutes
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- Using baking spray, lightly coat your slow cooker.
- Arrange the thighs on top in a single layer.
- Drain the pineapple juice from the can into a mixing dish, then whisk in the cornstarch until smooth.
- Garlic, ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil, red pepper flakes, and black pepper are all added at this point.
- Pour everything over the chicken. Combine the red pepper and pineapple pieces in a mixing bowl.
- Cook until cooked through on HIGH for 1 1/2 – 2 hours or LOW for 4-5 hours, covered.
- Place the chicken and vegetable combination on a dish and set aside.
- In a small saucepan, drain the sauce and cook on high for 4-5 minutes, stirring regularly, until the sauce has been reduced by half.
- Return the sauce, along with the chicken and vegetable combination, to the slow cooker. Stir in the green onion and water chestnuts until everything is thoroughly mixed.
- Serve with brown rice, cauliflower rice, or quinoa while it’s still hot.
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Since I first saw the slow cooker on a TV infomercial, I’ve had an infatuation with the device. I’ve done everything from cooking beef tips on the stove top to cooking a big pot of stew, but nothing compares to the simplicity of cooking in the crockpot. After learning how to cook a big pot of rice in the slow cooker, I was hooked. Since then, I’ve tried to come up with new recipes that are easy to prepare in the crockpot, so when I saw the idea of cooking chicken in the crockpot, I knew I had to try it.. Read more about the slow cooker pineapple chicken that you’ll never stop eating and let us know what you think.