Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken

Sweet, tangy chicken made right in your crockpot! And the pineapples are so juicy and flavorful with all that slow cooking!

Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken - Sweet, tangy chicken made right in your crockpot! And the pineapples are so juicy and flavorful with all that slow cooking!

I’m still shopping for a new oven due to measurement issues at the new house, but thankfully, my trusted crockpot came to the rescue.

Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken - Sweet, tangy chicken made right in your crockpot! And the pineapples are so juicy and flavorful with all that slow cooking!

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. 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.

Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken - Sweet, tangy chicken made right in your crockpot! And the pineapples are so juicy and flavorful with all that slow cooking!

It’s sweet, tangy and savory in every bite. And those juicy, flavor-soaked pineapple chunks are E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G.

Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken

Sweet, tangy chicken made right in your crockpot! And the pineapples are so juicy and flavorful with all that slow cooking!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 3 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 12 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 1 (20-ounce) can pineapple chunks, juices reserved*
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine pineapple juice, chicken broth, brown sugar, soy sauce, honey, garlic and ginger.
  2. Place chicken thighs into a 6-qt slow cooker. Stir in pineapple juice mixture. Top with pineapple chunks and reserved juices.
  3. Cover and cook on low heat for 5-6 hours or high for 2-3 hours, basting every few hours.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together 1/4 cup water and cornstarch. Stir in mixture into the slow cooker. Cover and cook on high heat for an additional 30 minutes, or until sauce is thickened.
  5. OPTIONAL: Preheat oven to broil. Place chicken thighs onto a baking sheet, skin side up, and broil until crisp, about 3-4 minutes.
  6. Serve chicken immediately, garnished with sesame seeds and parsley, if desired.

*Fresh pineapple can be substituted.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 464.2 Calories from Fat 218.7
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24.3g 37%
Saturated Fat 6.8g 34%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 122.7mg 41%
Sodium 388.1mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 33.2g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1.5g 6%
Sugars 26.8g
Protein 28.2g 56%

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