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.
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)
- 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