This crockpot Hawaiian chicken is packed with Hawaiian flavors of pineapple and sweet barbecue sauce. We love making Hawaiian chicken in the crockpot because it is a dump and go easy crockpot chicken recipe!
This crockpot Hawaiian chicken is one of those recipes that is insanely easy to make and tastes delicious. I almost always have the ingredients in my pantry. I love that I can whip up this recipe for crockpot Hawaiian chicken on almost any day and it only takes about 10 minutes of dedicated time in the kitchen.
Crockpot Hawaiian Chicken
Crockpot Hawaiian chicken is a great chicken recipe because it does not dry out in the slow cooker. The mixture of pineapple juice, Worcestershire sauce, and barbecue sauce create a delicious sweet sauce that not only add a ton of flavor, but add a ton of moisture, too.
Do you want to know my absolute favorite thing about crockpot Hawaiian chicken? I don’t have to cook at night. Sure, I love my Instant Pot because it cooks dinner so quickly (Update: check out this recipe for Instant Pot Hawaiian Chicken). But slow cooker meals really are the best because I don’t have to cook during the witching hour. All I need to do is get my kids to the table and serve. Easy Peasy.
Is it better to cook chicken on high or low in crockpot?
We always recommend cooking crockpot chicken on the LOW setting. Cooking chicken on high will result in tough, dried out meat. You don’t want that!
How to make Hawaiian crockpot chicken?
This recipe is so simple!
- Arrange chicken breasts at the bottom of your crockpot or slow cooker.
- Top with chopped sweet onion (make sure it is a sweet onion and not a regular yellow onion!)
- Whisk up a simple sauce made of crushed pineapple, barbecue sauce, and Worcestershire sauce.
- Pour it over your chicken and cook it on low for 4-6 hours. (If you are using large chicken breasts, you will need the full 6 hours, otherwise, you are good with 4 hours).
Can I make Hawaiian chicken in a crockpot in the morning before I leave for work?
Yes. Although this recipe only calls for 4-6 hours of cook time, you can start in the morning and come back for it at dinner time. This will only work if you have a slow cooker that automatically switches to a keep warm setting after the set amount of time. You don’t want your chicken cooking for 8-10 hours as it will come out tough and dry.
What meat goes with pineapple?
We have a serious soft spot for the chicken and pineapple combination in this crockpot Hawaiian chicken recipe, but it also pairs really well with pork. You can try our recipe for crockpot Hawaiian pork loin! And if you want more pineapple, check out our instant pot pineapple upside down cake recipe!
If you’re looking for more slow cooker inspiration, check out this recipe for crockpot chicken tortilla soup and this recipe for crockpot buffalo chicken. You may also like this list of 50 Instant Pot Frozen Chicken Recipes.
What to serve with crockpot sweet Hawaiian chicken?
We love serving this easy crockpot chicken dinner over brown rice or cauliflower rice. It’s also good with mashed potatoes and a simple green vegetable like green beans. This meal is pretty sweet so you want to pair it with something that is not very rich.
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 Sweet yellow onion, chopped
- 1 (18-ounce) bottle of sweet barbecue sauce
- 1 (20-ounce) can crushed pineapple
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- Place the chicken breasts in the bottom of the slow cooker and top with the chopped onion.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the barbecue sauce, crushed pineapple (with juice), and Worcestershire sauce.
- Pour the sauce mixture over the chicken and onions.
- Cook on LOW for 4-6 hours.
- Serve crockpot hawaiian chicken over brown rice or cauliflower rice.
Boneless skinless chicken thighs may be used in place of breasts.
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Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1 chicken breast
Amount Per Serving Calories 261Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 102mgSodium 191mgCarbohydrates 16gNet Carbohydrates 0gFiber 1gSugar 13gSugar Alcohols 0gProtein 38g
Nutrition information is an estimate.
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