Crockpot Hawaiian BBQ Chicken - Delicious and easy to make in the crock pot, this Hawaiian BBQ Chicken combines the rich flavor of barbecue sauce with sweet pineapple! A simple, family favorite, weeknight dinner.
Woohoo you GUYS we made it to Friday!
Did this feel like the longest week ever for anyone else?
I swear it's the nice, warm, sunshiney, weather - literally makes me motivated to do absolutely nothing except go to the swimming pool!
In other news - new crockpot recipe for you today!
I like putting a new, really easy, slow cooker recipe out on Friday.
It makes me feel like I'm helping y'all out with your dinner plans for next week.
Taking some of the foot work out of it for you?
CHECK OUT OUR VIDEO FOR THIS RECIPE BELOW!
So, this recipe is pretty much as easy as it sounds a looks.
Only five ingredients - but man oh man it produces some amazing sweet and tangy flavor!
I like to use Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce - the honey BBQ flavor, feel free to use your favorite.
The chicken comes out tender and easy to shred and honestly this is good enough to eat by itself, but we usually make it a full meal and serve with some rice.
Leftovers (if you have any) are great on mixed greens for a light lunch the next day!
I'd call this "finger lickin' good" because that's what BBQ always makes me think of - BUT, I imagine you're a civilized person and will eat your chicken with a fork.
If not, no judgement from this girl.
While I love this for it simplicity year round, it's really a summer dinner winner for me.
Those flavors of tangy barbecue sauce and sweet pineapple just scream SUMMER at me!
It's also the fact that it's all done in the crockpot and I don't have to be hot and miserable while whipping up some dinner for my family.
Hawaiian BBQ Chicken
- 1 ½ Pounds Chicken Breasts
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- 1 ½ Cups BBQ Sauce
- 1 Teaspoon Soy Sauce
- 1 Teaspoon Garlic Minced
- 1-2 Cans Pineapple Chunks, I like to use a full can in the crockpot and another can for serving
- Rice for serving, Optional
- Place the chicken breasts in the bottom of your slow cooker. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. In a small bowl, whisk together the bbq sauce, soy sauce, and garlic. Pour sauce over chicken. Pour 1 can of pineapple chunks over the chicken.
- Cover the crockpot and cook the chicken on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4-6 hours.
- When chicken is done cooking, shred and serve over rice and topped with more pineapple and green onion if desired.
Pamela Lain says
Can I substitute anything for the soy sauce like washyersister sauce...lol
I made this recipe and put it over potatoes. We were out of rice lol. My family loved it! Thank you for your delicious recipe and I will make it again!
Do you put the pineapple juice in also or just the pineapple chunks?
Delicious - I used frozen chicken breasts, added sriracha, red paper flakes and onion powder to the sauce.
Jennifer McNorton says
Throw in some peppers and onions...POW! Delicious. I've made this a bunch of times. Pro tip - use the shredded chicken for sloppy sliders!
Pat Conner says
A can crushed pineapple be used?
Can I cook in high fir 4-5 hours instead??
When you cook this, does it become watery towards the end of cooking?
I haven't had that problem, no
How much is the serving size for this?
anslie bass says
can I use fresh pineapples?
How long would I cook this in my instant pot
Ben Lee says
I’m interested in that myself. I’d rather do this in an instant pot.
Katie Jo says
I'm guessing about 5 minutes, since that is how long it takes for the chicken to cook.
Anastasia Frazier says
Can you use left over cooked bbq chicken? If so do i just cut the time in half?
Yes you can use leftover cooked chicken. I'd say just put it on low until it's heated through 🙂
I love it your recipe. Especially in my pressure cooker!!
Nicole L Desrochers says
Have you tried Chicken thighs instead of breasts?
I haven't, but I think it would work just fine without any other changes 🙂
Hi! This looks delicious! What size can of pineapple do you use?
I use a 20 ounce can of pineapple chunks. Hope you enjoy it 🙂
Do you use frozen chicken or fresh?
I use fresh chicken.
Carol Gray says
Do you drain the pineapple??
Instead of pineapple can I do potatoes? I'm allergic to pineapple.
Hi Veronica, you can definitely use potatoes instead! I would make sure you cut your potatoes into chunks, or baby potatoes in half. You can also ad some additional BBQ sauce if you'd like to make sure there is enough liquid.
It looks like from the video above that you pour whole can of pineapple in, juice and all.
I drain most of the juice from my pineapple before I pour the can in. But, the recipe works out just fine if you prefer to leave the juice as well!
I can't tell if your supposed to drain the pineapple before putting over chicken
Hi Liz! I do drain the juice before, but it can be left in as well if you want the dish to be a little sweeter.
A Hobbs says
No do not drain