Slow Cooker Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken with crispy chicken thighs, fresh pineapple chunks, onions and bell pepper takes 15 minutes of prep!
Slow Cooker Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken is a quick and easy meal that you can make on a weeknight that will transport you to the Hawaiian Islands.
The first time I make Slow Cooker Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken it was because we were looking for a healthier option to replace Sweet and Sour Chicken, which is one of our favorite takeout meals. As in the past this post is generously sponsored by Foster Farms, who I use exclusively for chicken and have since I was a kid growing up in California.
The tangy and sweet sauce with the pineapples, onions and bell peppers is a flavor we weren’t looking to lose, but the deep fried chunks of chicken had to go.
Foster Farms is a player in the “New Comfort Food” movement which looks to take recipes out of the box, use local, fresh and high quality products (which by the way are antibiotic free) and change the way you think of comfort food.
4 Foster Farms Simply Raised Chicken Thighs (bone-in and skin on) 2 cups pineapple cut into 1″ chunks 1 yellow onion , cut into 1″ chunks 3 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons soy sauce
4 Foster Farms Simply Raised Chicken Thighs (bone-in and skin on) 2 cups pineapple cut into 1″ chunks 1 yellow onion , cut into 1″ chunks 3 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1/2 cup dark brown sugar 1 tablespoon grated ginger 2 garlic cloves , minced 2 teaspoons sesame seeds , optional 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 red bell pepper , cut into 1″ chunks parsley , for garnish
Using a skillet or the cast aluminum slow cooker insert, brown your Foster Farms Simply Raised Chicken Thighs on both sides for 3-5 minutes over high heat then remove them from the slow cooker. Add the pineapple and onion to the bottom of the slow cooker. Mix the honey, soy sauce, brown sugar, grated ginger and garlic into the slow cooker. Carefully add the Foster Farms Simply Raised Chicken Thighs back into the slow cooker. Cook on low for 5 hours or on high for 3 hours Add the cornstarch to a tablespoon of water, mix, and add to the slow cooker with the bell peppers and let it cook an additional 30 minutes while you cook some rice to accompany your meal. Serve with parsley for a garnish if desired.
Source : allrecipes.com