Inside: This slow cooker crockpot Hawaiian Chicken recipe has only 3 ingredients and is super easy to make.
When it comes to making dinner, I LOVE to use my crockpot. With after-school activities ramping up again soon it is just so nice to know that dinner is ready to go and I don’t have to spend precious time in the kitchen during those after school hours. I have a Hamilton Beach Crock Pot and I love it! It is perfect for feeding a family of four and we always have leftovers when I make this crockpot Hawaiian chicken recipe so if you have a larger family it would work well too.
We’ve got a slight break this winter with the activities but in the next month, we will be back to the crazy routine of soccer, Girl Scouts and running club. My son has also informed me that he wants to play t-ball, hockey, take karate AND organ lessons. Yes, ORGAN. I’m all about having well-rounded kids but something has got to give. I limit it to two activities at a time per child so he’s got some decisions to make. At least I don’t have to worry about dinner on those crazy busy nights when I make this Crock Pot Hawaiian Chicken recipe.
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A Few Recommendations
Before I get to the oh-so-easy slow cooker crockpot Hawaiian chicken recipe, I want to let you know about some items you’ll want to pick up to make this process run smoothly. In addition to the crock pot, I recommend the following:
Slow Cooker Liners – these are a lifesaver and make clean up a breeze!
Slotted Spoon – there are many types of slotted spoons to choose from. I just recommend you get one that has slots small enough so the pineapple chunks do not fall through. You’ll want to use this spoon to drizzle the pineapple sauce over the chicken.
Other than that, nothing else is needed to enjoy this Hawaiian chick crockpot recipe, except a crockpot and an empty stomach of course!
Ready for some serious taste with only 3 ingredients?
CROCKPOT HAWAIIAN CHICKEN RECIPE
3 Ingredient Crock Pot Hawaiian Chicken
- 4-6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 can 8 oz. crushed pineapple, drained
- 1 bottle 16 ounces barbeque sauce
Place chicken in a greased 3.5-5 quart crock pot
Combine drained pineapple and BBQ sauce in a bowl and pour over meat
Cook on high heat for 3-4 hours or on low heat for 6-8 hours
Serve over rice
WHAT TO SERVE WITH HAWAIIAN CHICKEN
This crockpot Hawaiian chicken recipe is so versatile and is great for leftovers. You can serve this over rice but if you are trying to limit the amount of white rice in your diet, it also goes well with a side of green beans. If you have enough for leftovers the next day (and you may not because it is just THAT good), shred the crockpot Hawaiian chicken with a fork, pile it high on a bun and top it with coleslaw for a delicious twist on the typical BBQ sandwich. This recipe would be great for a party too! Make a big batch of it and place the crock pot out on the buffet so your guests can make their own sandwiches.
Be sure to pin this to your Dinner Recipes or Crock Pot Board!
Make sure to add this in your meal plan this week!
Speaking of meal plans, have you ever tried freezer cooking? I’ve done it a few times and really like how easy it is to prep everything in one day and have meals ready to go for an entire week. This crockpot Hawaiian Chicken recipe works really well as a freezer meal. I’ve recently discovered a service called Once a Month Meals that lets you build a custom menu from their database of over 600 recipes.
After you build your menu, you then print out the menus, shopping lists, and prep instructions to create an entire month’s worth of meals in one day. Think of all the time you will save when you have an entire month’s worth of dinners ready to go! I’ve signed up with Once a Month Meals for this service in an effort to streamline my meal planning. If you want dinner time to be stress-free, I encourage you to check it out.
Related: Crock Pot Baked Potato Soup
Crockpot Hawaiian Chicken Recipe FAQ’s
I’ve been getting lots of comments/questions on this recipe. Here are some answers to the most commonly asked questions so you don’t have to scroll through all the comments!
Q. My slow cooker Hawaiian chicken turned out soupy. How do I fix this?
A. If the sauce is too thin for your liking, drain the pineapple before adding it to the crockpot.
Q. Can I use fresh pineapple and not canned?
Q. How many people does this Hawaiian chicken recipe feed?
A. The recipe feeds 4 people. If feeding more people, adjust the recipe as needed.
Q. Can I use frozen chicken breast?
A. Yes. I have found that very thin frozen chicken breasts do not require any additional cooking time. Thicker frozen breasts will require more time. You should check your crockpot user manual for exactly how much time to add when using frozen chicken.
Q. Can I use chicken thighs/quarters/wings etc. ?
A. I have never used anything other than chicken breasts with this recipe. Other parts of the chicken will most likely work but you may have to alter the cooking time. Please check your crockpot user manual for cooking times.
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