Easy Crockpot Pineapple Chicken

6 servings
4 hr 15 min

This easy Crockpot Pineapple Chicken is family friendly, simple to make, and preps well if you need to make it in advance. This is one slow cooker dinner recipe that you will want to have on hand year round!

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Easy dinner recipes are a great asset when you have busy kids or a tough work schedule. The crockpot makes life so much easier, family friendly meals especially.

The “dump it all in and forget about it until dinner time” mentality really speaks to me during those busy days and nights. This is one slow cooker dinner recipe that the whole family will love and almost anyone can make it, so you can get your kids into the kitchen to help out with dinner!

Can I cook this recipe in an Instant Pot?

Yes! I have made this exact recipe in my pressure cooker, and it comes out great. I sliced chicken breasts into pieces that were similar thickness and cooked on High for 12 minutes.

Then, I followed the other directions exactly the same–removing the chicken to add the cornstarch slurry, etc. It turned out great!

Easy Crockpot Pineapple Chicken
Recipe details
  • 6  servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 4 Hours Total time: 4 hr 15 min
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  • 2 ½ lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 20 oz can crushed pineapple
  • ⅓ cup packed brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 Tablespoons water

In your slow cooker, add chicken, brown sugar, soy sauce, crushed pineapple, spices, salt and pepper.
Mix everything together well.
Set slow cooker on high and allow to cook for 4 hours.
Turn off the slow cooker and allow everything to cool for a few minutes.
Take out chicken and set aside.
Make a slurry by whisking cornstarch and water together in a bowl.
Add the slurry slowly to the slow cooker and whisk to combine. (If you want your sauce thicker, add more by combining equal parts water and cornstarch, a little at a time.)
Return chicken to slow cooker.
Serve and enjoy!
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