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Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken

Make sweet & tangy pineapple chicken right in your slow cooker. Juicy pineapples and tender chicken come together for a flavourful dinner.

Make sweet & tangy pineapple chicken right in your slow cooker. Juicy pineapples and tender chicken come together for a flavourful dinner.

If you’re like me, then you love finding new and easy slow cooker recipes to add to your meal rotation. This pineapple chicken recipe is a real winner – it’s simple to make, packed with flavor, and perfect for a busy weeknight.

The chicken is cooked in a delicious pineapple sauce, making it tender and flavorful. Plus, it’s easy to make- just toss everything into the slow cooker and let it cook! Serve this dish over rice or noodles for a delicious meal the whole family will win.

So what are you waiting for? Give this pineapple chicken recipe a try today!

Make sweet & tangy pineapple chicken right in your slow cooker. Juicy pineapples and tender chicken come together for a flavourful dinner.
Make sweet & tangy pineapple chicken right in your slow cooker. Juicy pineapples and tender chicken come together for a flavourful dinner.

How to Prepare Pineapple Chicken on the Stovetop

If you love this recipe but would prefer to make it on the stove top, I’ve got you covered!

To prepare on the stove top, season your chicken cubes with salt and pepper, and heat a skillet over medium-high.

When the skillet is hot, add 1 tablespoon of oil then add the chicken. Cook, stirring as needed until chicken is cooked through and lightly browned, Remove to a plate.

To the same pan, add 1 tablespoon more of oil, then saute onion until softened. Add in drained pineapple, with juices reserved, and red pepper and cook until red pepper is tender-crisp. Remove to plate with chicken.

Add butter, ketchup, and brown sugar to your skillet until brown sugar is dissolved. Whisk the cornstarch into the vinegar and stir into the skillet. Continue to whisk, and add in soya sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and reserved pineapple juice. Bring to a simmer and cook until thickened, about 2-3 minutes.

Stir in chicken, onion, red pepper, and pineapple until well coated in sauce and heated through.

Omit the chicken broth for the stove top version, and reduce the cornstarch to about 1/2 tablespoon. You can double the sauce if you like very saucy chicken.

Make sweet & tangy pineapple chicken right in your slow cooker. Juicy pineapples and tender chicken come together for a flavourful dinner.

How to Store Leftover Pineapple Chicken

If you have leftovers from your pineapple chicken dish, there are several ways that you can store them. One option is to place the leftovers in an airtight container and store them in the refrigerator for up to four days.

Another option is to freeze the leftovers for up to three months. When you are ready to eat the leftovers, be sure to reheat them until they are steaming hot.

Make sweet & tangy pineapple chicken right in your slow cooker. Juicy pineapples and tender chicken come together for a flavourful dinner.

About the Ingredients for Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken

Chicken – I like to use chicken breast here but dark meat is pretty tasty too. Feel free to use chicken thighs instead for a cheaper protein option.

Pineapple – You can also use fresh pineapple chunks, but then you will need to use about 1/4 cup of pineapple juice as well.

Chicken broth – You can also substitute with water (less tasty) or pineapple juice (more flavour.)

Make sweet & tangy pineapple chicken right in your slow cooker. Juicy pineapples and tender chicken come together for a flavourful dinner.

Looking for More Recipes Made with Pineapple?

Check out some of my favourite pineapple recipes!

Pineapple delight is a rich and sweet no-bake dessert full of tangy pineapple, rich whipped cream and a buttery sweet filling.

This Pineapple Poke Cake is packed full of tangy sweet flavour that is sure to be a summertime hit.

This sweet & spicy pineapple salsa recipe is super easy and full of incredible fresh flavours.

Make sweet & tangy pineapple chicken right in your slow cooker. Juicy pineapples and tender chicken come together for a flavourful dinner.

How to Make Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken

Yields: 6 Servings | Prep time: 15 Minutes | Cook time: 6 Hours

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup Ketchup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon soya sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 (14-ounce) can pineapple tidbits, with juice
  • 6 Boneless, Skinless Chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp sesame seeds

Directions:

In a 6-qt slow cooker, combine butter, ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, soya sauce, Worcestershire sauce, chicken broth, and pineapple with juice.

Stir together until combined.

Mix in chicken and onion.

Cover and cook on low heat for 5-6 hours or high for 2-3 hours.

In a small bowl, whisk together 1/4 cup water and cornstarch. Stir in mixture into the slow cooker. Place red pepper in the slow cooker.

Cover and cook on high heat for an additional 30 minutes, or until sauce has thickened.

Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken
Yield: 6 Servings

Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup Ketchup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon soya sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 (14-ounce) can pineapple tidbits, with juice
  • 6 Boneless, Skinless Chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. In a 6-qt slow cooker, combine butter, ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, soya sauce, worcestershire sauce, chicken broth, and pineapple with juice.
  2. Stir together until combined.
  3. Mix in chicken and onion.
  4. Cover and cook on low heat for 5-6 hours or high for 2-3 hours.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together 1/4 cup water and cornstarch. Stir in mixture into the slow cooker. Place red pepper in the slow cooker.
  6. Cover and cook on high heat for an additional 30 minutes, or until sauce has thickened.
  7. Serve chicken immediately, garnished with sesame seeds.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 571Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 185mgSodium: 713mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 2gSugar: 29gProtein: 58g

This information is provided as a courtesy and for entertainment purposes only. This information comes from online calculators. Although frugalmomeh.com attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.

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Make sweet & tangy pineapple chicken right in your slow cooker. Juicy pineapples and tender chicken come together for a flavourful dinner.

Elva Roberts

Thursday 17th of August 2017

This Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken looks amazing. I have been using my slow cooker and I love the tenderness it gives to protein. I think this recipe would be delicious cooked in it. Thank you for sharing with us.

Anna

Sunday 23rd of October 2016

How much pineapple juice do I use? 1 cup, or 1/4 cup, or 1 1/4 cups? Thanks,

Gabriel

Sunday 2nd of October 2016

We've been using our crock pot more and more. We used to poo poo it but now with two kids in every extra curricular known to man plus three toddlers, it's nothing short of amazing. I'm gonna talk the kids into letting me try this, this week.

Dawn gibson-thigpen

Saturday 1st of October 2016

omggg how awesome is this recipe and i love how you put it in the pineapple. very creative.

Kirsten

Saturday 1st of October 2016

This recipe looks fantastic. I love pineapple and chicken and now I love that you put them in a crock pot! Saving this recipe for a school night. Thank you!

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