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.
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It takes 2 hours on high and 4 hours on low heat to make this Juicy Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chicken.
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Crockpot Hawaiian Chicken Recipe
Yay! I got my Brand New Slow Cooker yesterday.
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!
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.
My favorite Crockpot chicken recipes:
- Crockpot Buffalo Ranch Chicken (5-ingredient)
- Crockpot Tomato Basil Chicken
- Crockpot Greek Lemon Chicken
- Crockpot Coconut Lime Chicken
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
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
- 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
- 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.
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.
More Crockpot Chicken recipes you can make
- Crockpot Chicken Fajita
- Crockpot Chicken Thighs in Creamy Garlic Parmesan Sauce
- Cajun Butter Crockpot Chicken Thighs and Rice
- Crockpot Chicken Thighs in Lemon Garlic Sauce
- Crockpot Chicken Thigh Recipe with Asian Glaze
Crockpot Hawaiian Chicken with Sweet Pineapple Glaze
- 2 lbs Boneless Skinless Chicken you can use chicken breasts or chicken thighs cut into small 1-inch cubes
- 2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
- 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil can replace with canola oil
- 1 20 oz can Sliced Pineapples do not drain the juice
Ingredients to Make the Sauce
- ¼ Cup Pineapple Juice leftover juice from the can
- 1 Tablespoon Ketchup
- 1 Tablespoon Dark Soy Sauce make sure it is low sodium
- 1 Teaspoon Vinegar can use apple cider vinegar or rice vinegar
- 1 Tablespoon Chili Garlic Sauce can replace with red pepper flakes or harissa paste
- 1 inch Ginger (1 tablespoon grated)
- 1 Teaspoon minced Garlic
- 2 Tablespoons Honey can replace with brown sugar
- Fresh Chopped Parsley for garnish (OPTIONAL)
- In a bowl or a pyrex measuring cup combine the ingredients for sauce. Stir lightly. Taste it. Adjust with more honey if you want it sweeter. If it's already too sweet, then adjust with some vinegar or chili garlic sauce. HINT: You can add ¼ cup orange juice for added flavor.
- Place chicken pieces in a bowl. Coat them with cornstarch.
- Pour Olive Oil in slow cooker. Add Chicken and sliced Pineapples. Pour the sauce. Use a spoon to coat it evenly. HINT: You can add 1 red bell pepper and 1 yellow bell pepper cut into 1-inch chunks
- Cover the pot with a lid and slow cook on High for 2-hours or on low for 4-hours. Garnish with chopped parsley or sliced green onions (if desired) and serve. HINT: Add some lime zest for added flavor.
- Adjust the sauce as per your taste. If it tastes too sweet then add some chili garlic sauce.
- I haven't tried coating chicken with gluten-free flour. So, I cannot comment on that. If you happen to try, let me know how it turned out.
- You can add 1/4 cup orange juice for added flavor. Orange Juice and Pineapple pairs well.
- You can add in some red pepper flakes if you want some heat.
- You can add 1/3 cup hoisin sauce for added flavor.
- Instead of olive oil you could use toasted sesame oil or regular sesame oil.