Crock Pot Chicken With Pineapple

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Crock Pot Chicken With Pineapple has a tropical flair that will shake up your dinner routine. This chicken dish is a healthful and simple dinner that’s full of flavor.

If you’ve ever taken your taste buds on a tropical vacation by eating a plate of fried pineapple chicken, well then you already know that Crock Pot Chicken With Pineapple is the most amazing thing your mouth has ever experienced.

Crock Pot Pineapple Chicken

This Crock Pot Pineapple Chicken is a quick and easy dinner that is loaded with flavor!  Tender chicken breast is slow cooked in the delicious Asian inspired flavors of teriyaki sauce and pineapple.

Easy Pineapple Chicken

It doesn’t get much easier than this Crock Pot Pineapple Chicken! Just a few ingredients combined together and the slow cooker does the hard work. 

Fast forward a few hours and you have a CRAZY DELICIOUS take-out inspired dinner ready to eat!

This is especially perfect for evenings where you are out and about and won’t walk in the door until the moment you should already be eating. Set this up in the crockpot and you will have it ready and waiting when you get home!

How to Serve Pineapple Chicken

I like to serve this dish right over rice and to take it to the next level, I add a little bit of finely shredded cabbage and drizzle it with a combo of this Asian Spicy Mayo and a little additional teriyaki sauce. HEAVEN!

Then add some sides that would traditionally be paired with Asian foods and you have a filling meal.

SIDE DISH IDEAS

  • Rice – White, brown or fried
  • Salad with Ginger dressing
  • Garlic green beans
  • Spring rolls

It can be as easy as making one, or choose a few for a more hearty meal.

My Tips for the BEST Crock Pot Pineapple Chicken

Even though this dish is really easy to make, there are still a few tips I want to point out to make sure you really get the absolute most delicious result for your meal.

Make sure and hop down to the bottom of this post for the FULL recipe card.

THE INGREDIENTS

  • Chicken– This recipe calls for chicken breast.  Based on preference, you can sub any boneless, skinless cut of chicken such as chicken thighs, or chicken tenderloins.
  • Teriyaki Sauce– I highly recommend the thicker teriyaki glaze style sauce over the thinner sauce. You can also make your own- I like this homemade Teriyaki Sauce recipe.
  • Pineapple– You can use pineapple chunks as called for in this recipe, or if you want the pineapple to be less prominent, you can use crushed pineapple instead so it will be smaller pieces instead of chunks. Just make sure to drain it well!

HOW LONG TO COOK CHICKEN IN THE CROCK POT

As directed in the recipe card, I recommend cooking the chicken for 2.5-3 hours on high.

Since chicken breast is a very lean meat, this enables you to cook the meat without drying it out.

Since the slow cooker cooks without losing much moisture, you are able to leave the meat in there for hours on end without it burning.

However, this does not mean that the meat isn’t technically over cooked!

If you have ever had chicken from the crock pot that wasn’t burnt and was still tender and easy to shred, but tasted almost dry and was hard to chew. This is why!

Freezing Instructions

Pineapple Chicken makes a fantastic freezer meal!  You can freeze both before or after cooking in your slow cooker with great results.

TO FREEZE BEFORE COOKING:

  1. Combine chicken breast, teriyaki sauce, pineapple chunks, and garlic in a freezer friendly container or zip top bag.
  2. Freeze.
  3. When ready to use, thaw in refrigerator then add to the crock pot and continue at step 4 in the instructions.

You can also cook from frozen in the slow cooker, however it will add 30 min -2 hours to the cooking time.

TO FREEZE AFTER COOKING:

  1. Prepare recipe as directed.
  2. Let cool and then divide into meal sized portions.
  3. Freeze in an airtight container or zip top bag.
  4. When ready to eat, thaw in the refrigerator or cook in the microwave or on the stove top until heated through.

Pineapple Chicken Leftovers

Leftovers of this dish reheat well in the microwave or stove top, so it is a good day when there is some left at the end of the night.

To save leftovers, package in meal sized portions, then place in the:

  • Refrigerator for 3-4 days.
  • Freeze for up to a month.

PINEAPPLE CHICKEN RECIPES

Here are a few ideas on how to reinvent the Crock Pot Pineapple Chicken you have leftover into a new meal for later in the week.

  • Pineapple Chicken Lettuce Wraps– Core and wash a head of butter lettuce. Remove the leaves and fill with pineapple chicken. Sprinkle with cashew pieces, shredded carrots and spicy mayo.
  • Pineapple Chicken Spring Rolls– Fill spring roll wrappers with pineapple chicken and a some finely chopped cabbage and roll them. Bake for fry based on preference.  Serve with sweet and sour dipping sauce.
  • Pineapple Chicken Salad– Mix a combination of chopped romaine and chopped red cabbage. Top with pineapple chicken, grated carrots, sliced toasted almonds, sesame seeds, and green onions.  Drizzle with ginger dressing. 
  • Pineapple Chicken Fried Rice– Make your favorite Fried Rice recipe and add this pineapple chicken as the meat.

Crockpot Hawaiian Chicken with Sweet Pineapple Glaze

Crockpot Hawaiian Chicken with Sweet Pineapple Glaze

 2 hours 10 minutes

Crockpot Hawaiian Chicken with Sweet Pineapple Glaze – Juicy Chicken cooked with Pineapples in a slow cooker is an easy summer crockpot meal where all you need to do is simply- dump and forget.

Serve this with Traditional Hawaiian Macaroni Salad or steamed broccoli and your dinner is sorted.

People are going crazy over this – Apple Butternut Squash Chicken in Crockpot and Honey Bourbon Chicken in Crockpot I’m sure you’ll love it too.

Crockpot Hawaiian Chicken with Sweet Pineapple Glaze

It takes 2 hours on high and 4 hours on low heat to make this Juicy Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chicken.

You can also make BBQ Pineapple Chicken Kabobs and then add them in your slow cooker with the sauce to transform this into – Crockpot Hawaiian BBQ Chicken

Crockpot Hawaiian Chicken Recipe

From the moment it arrived, I have been busy fidgeting with it. When I saw it for the first time, I was like – “Yay! Finally, I’ll be able to make recipes in my slow cooker now”. Then as a true Virgo would do – Or read the Owner’s manual thoroughly – word by word!

Crockpot Hawaiian Chicken with Sweet Pineapple Glaze

Today morning I actually woke up quite early, and before I did anything I got out my slow cooker and kept it on my countertop. I knew I had to make Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken today. I opened my can of Pineapples and took out the pineapple slices. I sliced them up real quick and prepared my chicken for the recipe.

I was so excited. Finally, I would be able to make this recipe for Hawaiian Chicken in my slow cooker. I couldn’t wait to dump it into my slow cooker.

Why You’ll Love this Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chicken

  • Juicy Chicken
  • Minimum Effort
  • One-Pot recipe
  • Simply Dump and Forget

Ingredients Needed to Make Hawaiian Chicken in Slow Cooker

  • Chicken – This recipe can be made with both Chicken Breasts and Chicken thighs.
  • All-Purpose Flour – Coat the chicken so that it gets crispy on the outside and remains juicy on the inside.
  • Olive Oil – You can also use Canola oil for this recipe.
  • Pineapple Juice, Ketchup, Soy Sauce, Vinegar, Chili Garlic Sauce, chopped Ginger, minced Garlic, and Honey – to make the sauce.

How to Make Hawaiian Chicken in the Crockpot

You can check out the video for this recipe below, or you may directly jump to the recipe card below.

But, I highly recommend reading this so that you don’t miss out on any tips and tricks.

Step 1: Make the Sauce

Hawaiian Chicken with Sweet Pineapple Glaze sauce

I like to start my recipe with the sauce.

  • So, take a bowl or a pyrex measuring cup and pour Pineapple juice.
  • You can use fresh Pineapple juice or canned pineapple juice.
  • Add Ketchup, Dark Soy Sauce, Apple Cider Vinegar, Chili Garlic Sauce, chopped Ginger, minced garlic, and Honey. 
  • Mix lightly and your sauce is ready!

Step 2: Coat Chicken in Flour

  • Place Chicken (cut into small 1″ cubes) in a bowl.
  • Coat it with flour. I have used all-purpose flour in this recipe. I haven’t tried this with gluten-free flour so I cannot comment on that. If you happen to try this with any other flour, please let me know how was it. I like to use my hands to coat chicken. That is how chicken is evenly coated. You can also coat your chicken with flour in a ziplock bag.

Step 3: Place in Slow Cooker

chicken and pineapple in crockpot
  • Pour olive oil into the slow cooker.
  • Add Chicken and sliced Pineapples.
  • Pour the sauce, which you had made in Step 1.
  • Stir well to combine.

Step 4: Slow Cook

pouring sauce over chicken and pineapple
  • Plug-in your slow cooker.
  • Cover the ceramic pot with your glass lid.
  • Slow cook on High for 2-hours or on low for 4-hours. Easy right?

Crockpot Sweet Hawaiian Chicken

As you can see that in this recipe there is Pineapple Juice, there are small pineapple chunks that take this dish to a whole new level.

Then you have Honey which is a natural sweetener. So, basically this Crockpot Hawaiian Chicken recipe is “Sweet”.

But, besides that what I love about this recipe for Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chicken is – Juicy Chicken. The juicy chicken makes the recipe taste so damn good.

Crockpot Hawaiian Chicken with Sweet Pineapple Glaze

When your Crockpot Hawaiian Chicken will be ready and you’ll open the glass lid… what you’ll have is pure gold. It would be soft, juicy chicken coated in a sweet Hawaiian sauce.

How to Store Leftovers?

If you are lucky enough to save some of this deliciousness then you can refrigerate it.

Before you refrigerate make sure it comes down to normal room temperature. Take it out in a bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and then you can refrigerate it for 2-days.

I think this is best served fresh. So, I do not recommend freezing this.

Crockpot Pineapple Chicken🍍

Absolutely Delicious *tender* Pineapple Chicken prepared in my most favorite kitchen appliance: the crockpot. The Slow Cooker does the work and we don’t need to babysit!

Sweet & Tangy homemade pineapple sauce, made of fresh pineapple, coconut aminos, fresh garlic, and fresh ginger. VERY simple, but so good you’ll be making this sauce often!

If you’re looking for something SUPER satisfying to easily feed your crew this week – We’ve got you covered!

Serve over cauliflower rice, quinoa, or brown rice and alongside steamed broccoli, but don’t forget a good sprinkle of chives or scallions!

Crazy GOOD! Works extremely well for meal prep too! Store leftovers in sealed meal prep containers for up to 3-4 days in the fridge.

We’ve been enjoying tropical fruits this past month at our house because I’ve noticed they’re plentiful at our local grocers right now. On sale too!

Although fresh pineapple is available year-round throughout most of the US, this island fruit hits its peak from March through July.

Besides being completely DELICIOUS, fresh Pineapple is packed with nutrients, antioxidants, and other helpful compounds, such as enzymes that can help support digestion, fight inflammation and disease.

🍍So eat up!

6-8 servings

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