Today’s recipe for Slow Cooking Monday comes from my sister Evie. Evie has shared some great recipes with my readers over the last few years and this looks like another delicious one. Thanks Evie.
I plan my meals ahead of time and I try to follow my menu plan, I really do. Overall, it saves me time and makes cooking dinner go a whole lot smoother. However, with two small kids and husband who frequently works on-call, all too often my dinners don’t go according to the plan.
I first made this recipe on a day when the menu plan said “Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Sandwiches,” Mid-way through the morning I realized that grilled chicken just wasn’t going to happen for dinner. I had already thawed out frozen chicken breasts, so those needed cooked. I wanted to make something that I could prepare mostly ahead of time and wouldn’t require very much effort at dinner time. I decided a crockpot recipe was my best bet.
I decided to stick with a teriyaki type theme and started searching around online. I didn’t find anything that I had all of the ingredients for, so I decided to come up with my own version of Hawaiian chicken. It was easy, had simple ingredients which I almost always have on hand, and best of all it turned out delicious. It has become one of our family’s favorite dinners.
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 small sweet onion, diced
- 1 20 oz can crushed pineapple
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 bell peppers, diced (I used red and yellow, because that was what I had)
- Cooked rice for serving
- Place chicken breasts in crockpot, top with onions.
- In a small bowl, stir together pineapple, brown sugar, soy sauce, and water.
- Pour sauce over chicken.
- Cook on low for 5 hours.
- Add bell peppers and cook another 1-2 hours, or until chicken is done.
- Serve over rice.
If you are gluten free be sure to read labels to make sure your ingredients are gluten free.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 317Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 575mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 2gSugar: 32gProtein: 28g
Nutritional values are approximate and aren't always accurate.