Hawaiian BBQ Chicken for Slow Cooker Challenge Week

           

Slow Cooker Challenge Week 2012

I was very nervous to join in the Slow Cooker Challenge week.  I have never really used a slow cooker/crockpot much. I have made chicken with garlic/onions and chili but not for 5 days in row!  I decided to take the plunge and make something that a friend had made via Pinterest-Hawaiian BBQ Chicken.

I went to the store this morning and gathered my items for the weeks challenge as best I could.  The one thing I could not find was the Hawaiian BBQ sauce.  There was one brand of it, but the second ingredient was High Fructose corn syrup, and I just couldn’t buy it. The one recommended in the recipe was the one from Target & Archer Farms, but I wasn’t going to Target.     I decided to try another route and went  with the  Soy Vay Island Teriyaki. Sure, it wasn’t the Hawaiian BBQ sauce, but it had the pineapple effect.   I am being brave here. 

The original recipe was from Six Sisters Stuff and is called Crock Pot Hawaiian BBQ Chicken 

My adapted recipe for Hawaiian Crockpot Chicken

  • 3-4 chicken breasts
  • 20 ounces of Pineapple chunks, drained
  • Soy Vay Island Teriyaki Sauce.
  • cooking spray-I used olive oil spray
  • your favorite crockpot
  • brown rice from Trader Joe’s (frozen)

 

Directions:

  • spray crockpot with olive oil spray
  • pour some of the Island Teriyaki  to cover the bottom of the crockpot
  • place chicken breasts on top of sauce
  • cover with more Island Teriyaki
  • dump pineapple chunks on chicken etc

cook on high 2-3 hours or low for 4 -5 hours.

My crockpot cooks fast so I cooked mine on high for an hour then turned to warm for 2 hours and the pineapple was a golden brown on some of them.  Then I added some brown rice from Trader Joes that is frozen. Totally love it! Quick and easy to fix. 4 minutes in the microwave for yummy brown rice.

Some changes for next time:

  • definitely get the Archer Farms Pineapple BBQ sauce
  • add sugar snap peas to the meal

 

20 oz Pineapple Chunks, Soy Vay Island Teriyaki

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chicken breasts, Pineapple chunks & Soy Vay Island Teriyaki -precooked

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ready to Eat!

 

 

Make sure you check out the links to other’s blogs for their crockpot menus for the week!



Slow Cooker Challenge for the week of February 6, 2012

Welcome to The Slow Cooker Challenge

Here is a great way to kick off Aunnyland! I have  teamed up with The Frugal Navy Wife and several other bloggers to bring you a Monthly Slow Cooker Challenge. This Challenge is to get you to use your Slow Cooker everyday for a whole week, once a month. This will save you time and money. Toss in your food in the morning and have a great meal that night with very little effort!  Since I don’t cook on the weekends. I am doing Monday through Friday and not the weekend.  I feel confident that I will have a bunch of leftovers though for the weekend and I am totally excited for that!

The blogs participating will be posting a menu plan on Monday along with check in posts, pictures and recipes during the week!

This Month the Challenge will run from Monday February 6 – Sunday,February 12, 2012

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Here is the Link Up of all the blogs Participating. Check out their menus and recipes as well. Link up if you wish to join us! Also if you are a Blogger and wish to join use, Join our Facebook Slow Cooker Challenge Blogger Group! This is where all the link up codes and more are!
Here is the link for other awesome menus for the week:


Sneak Peak to some of the recipes I will be trying this week:
Orange Chicken  or this Orange Chicken
Ribs or these Ribs

I hope you join me on my journey of crockpot cooking this week!  I will let you know what worked and didn’t work for me.