Monday, March 5, 2012

Crock Pot Hawaiian Chicken

At 25 weeks I'm feeling more tired by the end of the day now than I was during my first trimester. So dinner around here lately has been quite a dud. We've had a lot of YOYO nights (You're On Your Own) and I'm starting to feel a little guilty about it. 

I'm happy eating cereal for dinner but I think my husband is less than thrilled.  "YOYO" has become his least favorite thing to hear me say.  So I've been on the hunt for super simple meals. 

And how else do you get a decent meal on the table with very little work?  The crock pot. 



This Hawaiian Chicken is more than just a decent meal, it's actually a new favorite of ours. What I love most about it is you can leave the chicken breasts whole and serve them over a bed of rice or you can shred the chicken and make Hawaiian Chicken Sandwiches with it. 
 

It's seriously a cinch to throw in the crock pot, a great meal for lazy days or just busy days.

Crock Pot Hawaiian Chicken
Ingredients
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 (20 oz) can pineapple slices, drained and juice reserved
1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
3 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp brown sugar
Juice of one lemon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
2 tbsp corn starch
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
Instructions
Place chicken in the bottom of a crock pot that has been sprayed with non-stick spray. Place pineapple rings and chopped bell pepper on top of the chicken. 
In a small bowl whisk together, pineapple juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, lemon juice, ginger, corn starch, and salt and pepper until brown sugar and corn starch is dissolved.  
Pour the pineapple juice mixture over the top of the chicken.  Cover and cook on high for 2 1/2 to 3 hours or on low for 4-6 hours. 
Serve chicken breasts over rice or shred the chicken, place back in the crock pot and serve on rolls.

adapted from So Tasty So Yummy
Serves 4 

 
  

17 comments:

  1. This looks DELICIOUS!!! You've seriously got some amazing meal ideas on your great blog!
    -Lisa

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  2. I would totally love this, but someone in my house isn't a fan of pineapple with meat. Meh. I'll just have to make it and eat it all myself!

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  3. Love new crock pot recipes. Can't wait to try this.

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  4. Great recipe! Crock pot meals are perfect when you don't have a lot of energy. This is one of my new favorites:
    http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/slow-cooker-beef-stroganoff-60834.aspx

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  5. Looks yummy! And easy...win win!

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  6. I'm sure you know about Stephanie O'Dea's blog? http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/ So many good ideas! I particularly like using crockpot recipes when I'm hosting company for dinner. It just means I'm not in the kitchen prepping and cooking when they arrive and I can actually visit with them!

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  7. Not a big fan of green peppers, do you think it would be as good with red/yellow bell peppers? I think I may try this tonight!

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    1. Yes, definitely, or you can just leave them out altogether.

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  8. Love this and wish I was having some for dinner right now!!

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  9. What kind of rice did you use? It looks yummy! I will definitely have to try this!

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    1. Donna, Costco has these organic brown rice bowls that are amazing! That's what we served it over:) Keeping it simple!

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  10. This sounds amazing! I'm going to be making this really soon!

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  11. I was just going to ask about that rice too. It looks great I cant wait to try it. Thanks.

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  12. Made this tonight with red peppers instead! Delicious! One of my new favorites. Thanks!

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  13. Made this with red peppers instead, it was delicious! A new favorite! Thanks!

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  14. Thank you, this looks great! Just threw it all in the crock pot, can't wait for dinner!

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