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Hawaiian Chicken Recipe

Can’t quite wrangle up another way to cook that darn chicken? I reckon it’s easy to get stuck in a chicken fix, but worry not, partner – your trusty slow cooker’s got your back!

Whip up this finger-lickin’ crock pot chicken dish inspired by the sun-kissed flavors of Hawaii. Just grab yerself a can of pineapple chunks, some soy sauce, and a few other pantry staples to rustle up a sweet ‘n savory marinade chock-full of flavor. Let that ol’ chicken simmer low and slow in your crock pot until it’s so tender it falls apart.

This here recipe’s just what you need to shake off them winter doldrums and enjoy a little tropical vacation right in your kitchen!

Go on and serve this slow cooker Hawaiian pineapple chicken over some rice, noodles, or roast veggies for a mighty fine meal. And don’t forget to fancy it up with a sprinkle of green onions and toasted sesame seeds.

Handy Tips and Tweaks:

1- If you can, give that dish a good stir halfway through cookin’ to make sure all the flavors are mixin’ together just right.
2- Feel free to toss in some extra veggies or swap out the ones I used. I’ve been known to add diced carrots, snow peas, or even broccoli. Now, if you’re usin’ snow peas or broccoli, add ’em in about an hour before cookin’ time’s up. These veggies taste best when they still got a little crunch to ’em.
3- Don’t forget to taste test for seasonin’. If you reckon it could use a pinch more salt or pepper, go on and add it to your likin’.
4- If smaller chicken pieces are more your style, you can dice up the tenderloins or use chicken breast or thighs instead.

Keepin’ It Fresh:

Storin’: Once your leftovers have cooled down, pop ’em in an airtight container and store ’em in the fridge for up to five days.

Freezin’: You can freeze this dish for up to three months, too. Just put the leftovers in a freezer-safe bag or container, and they’ll be ready for you in the freezer. When you’re hankerin’ for some Hawaiian chicken, thaw it out overnight in the fridge before heatin’ it up.

Warmin’ It Up: To reheat your slow cooker Hawaiian chicken, either heat it on the stovetop over low heat ’til it’s nice and warm, or zap it in the microwave usin’ 30-second intervals. If you’ve got frozen and thawed chicken, you can also reheat it in the crock pot on LOW for about an hour.

Crock Pot Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken

This here Crock Pot Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken is bound to be a crowd-pleaser, y’all! Juicy chicken simmers away in a sweet ‘n salty marinade with a delightful pineapple kick, addin’ that tropical flair we all love. Serve it over a bed of rice for a scrumptious, well-rounded meal you’ll find yourself cookin’ up time and time again.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4


  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs (cut into 1″ pieces)
  • 1 20 oz can pineapple chunks with juice (don’t drain)
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped into 1″ pieces
  • 1 yellow onion chopped into 1″ pieces
  • 1 yellow bell pepper chopped into 1″ pieces
  • 2 tsp garlic
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • ¼ cup water


  • Start by addin’ the chopped chicken thighs to your trusty Crock-Pot. Next, toss in the pineapple chunks with their juice, brown sugar, orange juice, red and yellow bell peppers, onion, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, and ketchup. Give it all a good mixin’ ’til everything’s well combined.
  • Cover it up and let it cook on LOW for 7-8 hours or, if you’re in a hurry, on HIGH for 3-4 hours.
  • When you’ve got about 30 minutes left on the timer, whisk together the water and cornstarch in a small bowl ’til there ain’t a lump in sight. Pour it into the Crock-Pot, stir it in, and let it keep cookin’ for those last 30 minutes.
  • Serve this mouthwaterin’ dish over rice and garnish with some diced green onion for a lil’ extra flair.


  1. Glenda Gutierrez

    Recipes sound so yummy

  2. Janene D Jones

    The complete recipe and instructions were not reachable!

    • Sue

      Instructions :
      Combine all together, cook on low in Crock-pot 6-8 hours…that’s it! Done!
      Preparation: 5 min
      Cook: 8 hours
      Ready in: 8 hours 5 min
      This Hawaiian Crockpot

    • Patti

      I just looked up another recipe for the same thing….you just put everything in a crockpot on low and leave it for 6-8 hours

    • Terry Scalera

      Sweet Hawiain chicken recipe please.

      • Diane Horne

        gluten free recipes please! Or what to substitute any recipe with! Thanks

        • Jacquie

          The only think not gluten free in this recipe is the soy sauce and you can usually find GF soy sauce in most grocery stores. LaChoy soy sauce is Gluten free also.

    • Do

      Click on black ⭕ with arrow to continue

    • Sharon L Whatley

      Instructions :
      Combine all together, cook on low in Crock-pot 6-8 hours…that’s it! Done!
      Preparation: 5 min
      Cook: 8 hours
      Ready in: 8 hours 5 min

  3. Sherry Bartels

    Would like more of Hawaiian crockpot chicken recipe…..no next page visible!!

  4. LILLIE Watson

    Nice receipe

  5. Susanne

    It turned out like soup so im going to put them in the oven with a bit more Brown sugar. I don’t think the whole recipe was posted.

    • Lisa

      Mine is the same way! Thinking flour to thicken it up?

      • Barb

        If you need to thicken it, mix a little cornstarch or flour with some of the liquid in a cup, then pour in & stir, like you would to thicken a stew or soup or sauce…
        I’m adding some chunk pineapple, chopped onion pieces, & sweet pepper for extra flavor, color & texture. Almost like but not quite sweet & sour chicken. Serving with rice…

    • elvira

      mine was the same to soupy need more of the recipe

  6. Cloetta miller

    Did not find instructions so Thank you to the ones that add them to your comment

  7. elvira

    mine was the same to soupy need more of the recipe

  8. sue

    sounds so easy and wonderful – can’t wait to try it – love my chicken

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  10. Kim Franklin

    I’m using pineapple chunks instead of the juice since so many people say it turns out too soupy.

  11. Jane L Parker

    I made these and they were very tasty but I expected them to be covered in the glace but it was very watery. I would make them again and add a little cornstarch to thicken the sauce. We loved the flavor though.

  12. Wally

    Love your recipes keep them coming

  13. Andre'a

    I wish I had read more of the comments before I cooked it just now… But hey we’ll see.. I was thinking to hook on high for 3-4hrs then low to maybe thicken more

  14. Sue Charlton McEndree

    Are the chicken chunks breaded or unbreaded?

  15. Marilyn Bondurant

    My favorite chicken recipe, fast and easy,

  16. Judi

    Mine came out very dry and doesn’t look like the picture at all. Yikes

    • MJ

      The last time I made this I swear it looked like beef chunks when it was done. I will try to edit the recipe so it doesn’t happen again – and if it does, I won’t be making it again.

  17. Dana

    Did anyone have any luck thickening theirs? The flavor was great but it was watery outside and dry inside. Looked nothing like the picture.

  18. Jane Doolin

    Looked good, tried it, very good and easy Thanks

  19. barbara grzeszak

    could not get the next page that told how to fix it

  20. Shirley


  21. Melodi

    Absolutely horrible!!! Will not make this ever again. It’s like a soup and thickening did not work. What a waste! Tastes like plain ass chicken.

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