Hey y’all! It’s been a while since I posted a good recipe, huh? I got really busy last month with the whole series on Going Gluten Free, so now that we’re past that, it’s time to start cranking out some good gluten free recipes that y’all can start cooking! This Pineapple Chili Chicken is made with my best friend; the crockpot. You’re welcome.
I found this recipe and decided it was the perfect meal to make for company. Easy, few ingredients, and simple cleanup. What can be better?
Crockpot Pineapple Chili Chicken
- 2 pounds chicken breast, thawed
- 1 fresh pineapple, cubed (or 2 cans, but I don’t think they have as much flavor)
- 2 10oz bottles of sweet chili sauce (I use Maggi sauce because it has no MSG)
- 1 bag frozen mixed veggies
I put the chicken, pineapple, and 1 bottle of sweet chili sauce in the crockpot. Cook it on low for 3 hours, and then pull the chicken out to shred it. (PS- if you’re not shredding the chicken with your KitchenAid Mixer, you’re wasting time) Seriously, just pop the chicken into the mixer and turn that sucker on! Instant shredded chicken!
Put the chicken back into the crockpot with the remaining bottle of chili sauce and the frozen veggies. Mix it up and put the cover back on & let it cook for one more hour, on high. This will let the sauce get into the chicken, and will cook the veggies enough that they’re not frozen but also not mushy.
If you use frozen chicken, you can cook it for 6-8 hours on low before shredding the chicken. Serve it over rice (or quinoa for paleo), and enjoy! Even our kids liked this, which is a bonus. Because seriously, when do they ever enjoy anything I make?
What’s your favorite crockpot recipe?
Pineapple and chicken go together like pbj. Seriously though, I ALWAYS am cooking them together, and this looks like the next recipe on my list. What an easy dish to throw together, eat with tortilla chips, and enjoy the whole family. Thanks so much for sharing <3
Ooh, eat with tortilla chips! Now you’re thinking! yum!
I love dump and go crock pot recipes. Come home from work and dinner is ready.
Me too! So easy, the crockpot is my favorite.
Looks like I’ll be making a huge pot of this chili this weekend to eat all week long. Thanks for this great recipe.
Hope you enjoy it! 🙂
Christine - The Choosy Mommy says
So how sweet is this? I LOVE sweet dishes but my hubby hates them so we have to meet in the middle.
It’s not super sweet, it’s actually mildly spicy. I think it’s really delicious, and a great compromise between sweet & spicy. You should give it a try!
This sounds delicious. I love using my slow cooker! One of the things I make is pork roast from Costco, I shred the meat for either pulled pork or tacos. Gonna have to try this chicken out in the future! ????
Oh that sounds delish! I rarely use my slow cooker for beef or pork, I’ll have to give those tacos a try!
Susan Croox says
I suck at crock pot. The only thing I really make is chili – and my husband has added that to the long list of food he’s tired of already. But this recipe looks simple and yummy. Definitely need to try it.
It’s so simple, and pretty much guaranteed to be a hit 😉 Hope you love it!
My crock pot is always going, especially when Fall hits! This looks so yummy – adding it to my list!
Yes! Fall is the perfect time for crockpot meals! Hope you love the recipe 🙂
I am seriously going to try this! It sounds so yummy and I LOVE crockpot cooking!
It is delicious! Crockpot cooking is my favorite, it’s so easy!
We love any type of Stir Fry or Chinese and this is a huge bonus that it’s made in the slow cooker. But there is one thing I have to disagree with. The slow cooker can’t be your best friend, she’s my best friend. LOL I’ll share!
My favorite Slow Cooker items are soup in the winter, it makes the house smell so good, and I love the flavor of soup cooked all day. In the summer we make blueberry cobbler in the slow cooker, just throw in a few items and a few hours later you have dessert! All you have to do is grab the ice cream, everyone loves this, even me!
Ooooh, I need that blueberry cobbler recipe! I don’t think I’ve ever made a crockpot dessert, I need to get on that 🙂