Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken

Everyone’s takeout favorite made right in the crockpot! The chicken is SO TENDER and JUICY bursting with so much flavor!

 Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken - Everyone's takeout favorite made right in the crockpot! The chicken is SO TENDER and JUICY bursting with so much flavor!

I’m still shopping for a new oven due to measurement issues at the new house.

MY OTHER RECIPES


Thankfully, my trusted crockpot came to the rescue.

PRAISE.

And yes, the weather is getting warmer and Spring is right around the corner.

But let’s keep these slow cookers out of the garage and dust-free.

They should really be utilized all year long, not just for the Winter months.

Plus, this pineapple chicken needs to be made on the daily, guys.

It’s sweet, tangy and savory in every bite.

And those juicy, flavor-soaked pineapple chunks and veggies are E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G.

Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken

Everyone’s takeout favorite made right in the crockpot! The chicken is SO TENDER and JUICY bursting with so much flavor!

Ingredients:

  • 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 3 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha, optional
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 (8-ounce) can pineapple chunks, juices reserved
  • 1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, juices reserved
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

Directions:

  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper, to taste.
  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken, skin-side down, and sear both sides until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side; drain excess fat and set chicken aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine pineapple juice, chicken broth, brown sugar, soy sauce, honey, vinegar, Sriracha, garlic and ginger.
  4. Place chicken thighs into a 6-qt slow cooker. Stir in pineapple juice mixture. Top with pineapple chunks, crushed pineapple and reserved juices.
  5. Cover and cook on low heat for 5-6 hours or high for 2-3 hours, basting every few hours.
  6. In a small bowl, whisk together 1/4 cup water and cornstarch. Stir in cornstarch mixture, bell pepper and onion into the slow cooker. Cover and cook on high heat for an additional 30-60 minutes, or until sauce is thickened.
  7. Serve chicken immediately, garnished with sesame seeds and parsley, if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 277.4 Calories from Fat 106.2
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.8g 18%
Saturated Fat 4.3g 22%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 138.3mg 46%
Sodium 338.9mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 41.8g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2.5g 10%
Sugars 24.0g
Protein 23.3g 47%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.