This slow cooker Hawaiian chicken recipe is a tropical escape for your taste buds! Plus, it’s sooo easy to make… it’s perfect for a weeknight dinner.
Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chicken Recipe
When was the last time you woke up and realized that your day is totally overbooked and you have no idea what to make for dinner? Yesterday? Unfortunately, if you’re a busy mom (or dad) on the go, this is probably a regular occurrence. No worries, it happens to us all. (I hope!) Anyway, that’s why I keep a cache of super simple, low prep crockpot recipes on hand like this slow cooker Hawaiian chicken recipe.
Frankly, there’s a lot to love about this crockpot Hawaiian chicken dinner. It’s unbelievably light on prep which is a real lifesaver (or at least a real money saver) when you’re totally up in the air about what to do for dinner. You can throw this slow cooker Hawaiian chicken recipe together in less than 5 minutes and be out the door.
You’ll return 4-8 hours later to the delicious scent of cooking chicken and BBQ sauce that is sure to get your mouth watering!
In addition to being quick and yummy, this slow cooker Hawaiian chicken recipe is frugal. It only calls for 3 ingredients, so you can try it out without fear of blowing your weekly grocery budget.
Don’t worry about this crockpot Hawaiian chicken getting worn out from overuse; there are plenty of ways you can mix things up and make the recipe feel new again. For example, try a variety of BBQ sauces. One time go with a sweet sauce and the next time a smokey sauce (or if you don’t have picky little eaters a spicy sauce). Yum! You can also serve this slow cooker Hawaiian chicken recipe differently. Here, I’m recommending over rice and (of course) with a veggie, but you could also serve it as a tasty BBQ chicken sandwich. Double yum!
To top it all off, this slow cooker Hawaiian chicken recipe makes a whole heaping mess of irresistible chicken so you’re pretty much guaranteed to have leftovers for the next day, which make for an easy and finger lickin’ good lunch. If you’re having a backyard bash, this crockpot Hawaiian chicken will probably serve half the block, especially if you’re serving it as sandwiches. Tip: Make it more of a finger food by making Hawaiian chicken BBQ sliders (serving it on little Hawaiian buns).
While this slow cooker Hawaiian chicken recipe is amazing, I know you can’t eat it every night (only every other night, right?), so here are some more easy and delicious crockpot creations your family is sure to devour:
- Chicken taco soup
- Chicken cacciatore
- Beef stew
- Sweet and spicy beef and peppers
- Turkey chili
- Pulled pork gyros
- Chicken and salsa
- Beef stroganoff
4-6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 8 oz can crushed pineapple, drained
1 16 oz bottle BBQ sauce*
*Have a little extra time? Consider making your own BBQ sauce. Here are the top 10 barbecue sauce recipes on Pinterest.
1. Place chicken breasts in the slow cooker.
2. In a separate bowl, mix pineapple and BBQ sauce.
3. Pour over chicken breasts.
4. Cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours.
5. Shred chicken and serve over rice.
Tip: Make this crockpot Hawaiian chicken even quicker and easier by making a bunch of rice earlier in the week and heating up leftovers to use as needed.
Did you try this slow cooker Hawaiian chicken recipe? What did you think? What did you serve it with? Share your experience in the comments.