This sweet n sticky slow cooker Hawaiian chicken is a delicious dish that goes great on a bed of rice.
If you love sweet dishes then this is for you. It has an amazing sauce that combines pineapple juice, soy, ketchup, brown sugar and honey. This gives you a lovely rich sauce that will have you going back for seconds. To finish it all off we include some chunky vegetables with of course the chicken.
This dish is leftover friendly so you can keep any leftovers in either the fridge or freezer. If you’re just storing it in the fridge then it will last a couple of a days. When you go to reheat the dish, I recommend using the microwave or a hot oven.
There are so many sides that you’re able to serve with this chicken. I usually just use rice as it’s easy to quickly cook up as I can simply do it in a rice cooker. Other sides you could have with this recipe include dishes such as fried greens, cauliflower rice, zucchini noodles and so much more.
One thing to be aware of with slow cooker chicken recipes is that the chicken does tend to be on the dry side of things by the end of cooking. If you love moist succulent chicken then you may be disappointed cooking chicken in a slow cooker. With that said, I haven’t really had much issue with “dry” chicken, especially if I’m using thigh chicken meat.
If you love to see things done visually then be sure to check out the video above. It will take you through all the steps to making this delicious slow cooker recipe.
Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chicken Recipe
1 onion, cut into chunks
1 red bell pepper, cut into chunks
1 tsp. garlic, crushed
1 tsp. ginger, crushed
1 (500g/17 oz.) can pineapple chunks (not drained)
2 Tbsp. honey
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
2 Tbsp. ketchup
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp. water
Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
15 minutes before you go to serve, mix the cornstarch with the water.
Remove the chicken from the slow cooker. Pour the cornstarch paste into the slow cooker and mix in.
Return the chicken to the slow cooker.
Allow to cook for 15 minutes or until nice and thick.
Serve & Enjoy
Tomato paste or sauce can be used instead of the ketchup. This is the perfect replacement if you’re not a fan of store bought ketchup.
You can add more vegetables to this recipe or on the flip side remove the ones in it so you’re left with just chicken and pineapple.
The chicken thigh can be swapped for any cut of chicken such as chicken breast, drumsticks and so on. For the best results I recommend using chicken thigh.
There are plenty more cooking tips for the slow cooker that might help improve your next meal. It’s amazing what a few tweaks can do to the end result of a dish.
The nutritional information for this slow cooker Hawaiian chicken can be found right below, keep in mind that the information was calculated with an online tool so it may not be completely accurate.
If you love sweet chicken dishes like this one then I highly recommend checking out the sweet and sour chicken. It too goes perfectly with some rice and is really easy to make.
I really hope that you and your family/friends enjoy this slow cooker Hawaiian chicken as much as I did. I am always open to feedback, tips and variations so if you have any be sure to leave a comment right below.