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Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chicken

Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chicken is made with tender chicken tights soaked in a sweet and savory sauce that is bursting with pineapple flavors.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 766kcal
Author Catalina Castravet

Ingredients

Slow Cook:

  • 2 lbs chicken thighs boneless and skinless - cut into 1-2 inch pieces, or chicken breasts
  • 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 20 oz can pineapple chunks do NOT drain
  • 1 red bell pepper cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 yellow bell pepper cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger grated
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes optional

Cornstarch Slurry:

  • 4 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

Garnish:

  • 4 green onions sliced
  • Sesame seeds
  • Slivered almonds

Instructions

  • Place a large skillet over high-heat and add some oil, once hot, sear the chicken pieces until browned.
  • Place the thighs in the crockpot.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients on top.
  • Cover with the lid on the slow cooker, and cook on LOW for 7-8 hours, or HIGH for 3-4 hours.
  • During the last 30 minutes of cooking, add the cornstarch slurry. Close the lid and let it cook for 30 more minutes.
  • Serve it warm over some white rice and veggies on the side.

Nutrition

Calories: 766kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 49g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 223mg | Sodium: 1273mg | Potassium: 973mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 50g | Vitamin A: 1575IU | Vitamin C: 128mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 3mg