Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Hawaiian Chicken

Is it fall? Is it summer? This sweet Hawaiian Chicken from Gooseberry Patch’s “Hometown Harvest” is perfect in your crockpot for this transition weather!

hawaiian chicken

Start with 1 cup of chicken broth in a small bowl (I just used a measuring cup). Stir in 3 Tablespoons of cornstarch and set this aside for a few minutes.

chicken broth and corn starch
In your crockpot, layer 3 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken thighs. I love using chicken thighs in the crockpot instead of chicken breasts – they have a great flavor, and cook up so tender they just fall apart with a fork!

chicken thighs in the crockpot
On top of the chicken, add one 20-ounce can of undrained crushed pineapple.

add crushed pineapple
Then add 1 cup of packed brown sugar and a 1-ounce package of Italian salad dressing mix. (Don’t inhale directly over the crockpot – it made me sneeze for 5 minutes!)

add seasonings
Top it off with 1 diced onion and 1 diced bell pepper. (I used a green pepper because that’s what we had fresh from our garden, but a red pepper would look – and taste – beautiful in here, too!)

peppers and onions
Top it off with 1 Tablespoon of soy sauce and the chicken broth mixture. Stir everything gently. Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours. Serve this sweet, fork-tender chicken over cooked rice. (Just pop some cooked rice out of your freezer for an even faster finish!)

hawaiian chicken

3 Tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup chicken broth
3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
20-ounce can crushed pineapple
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1-ounce package Italian salad dressing mix
1 bell pepper, diced
1 onion, diced
1 Tablespoon soy sauce
Cooked rice

  1. In a small bowl, stir cornstarch into chicken broth and set aside.
  2. Place chicken in a crockpot; top with undrained pineapple and remaining ingredients (except rice). Add broth mixture and stir gently.
  3. Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours. Serve over rice.


Did you like this recipe? Check out more recipes from “Hometown Harvest”!
I’m giving away a copy of “Hometown Harvest” right now! Be sure to leave a comment on this post to enter to win!

{Gooseberry Patch did give me one copy of “Hometown Harvest” to review and one to give away. All thoughts, opinions, and photos are my own. Affiliate links were used in this post.}


  1. When I come visit you should teach me how to cook...haha.

  2. First you need to send me a list of things you are allergic to. That makes things a little bit harder. ;)


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