Slow-Cooker Pineapple Chicken

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Slow-Cooker Pineapple Chicken

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp black pepper, to taste
  • 20 oz can pineapple chunks (or part canned, part fresh/frozen)
  • 2 tbsp mustard (I use Gulden’s Zesty)
  • 2 tbsp Tamari (soy sauce)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • Red pepper flakes to taste


Arrange chicken in bottom of crockpot. Sprinkle with pepper, turmeric and paprika. In small bowl, combine pineapple, chopped green pepper, mustard, garlic and soy sauce. Pour over chicken. Sprinkle on red pepper flakes. Cover and cook on LOW 6-8 hours or HIGH 3-4 hours.

Garnish with cilantro, avocado and hot sauce and serve with brown rice.

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After 4 hours on high:

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{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jessica @ The Process of Healing January 24, 2010 at 8:07 pm

That looks so good, must try it!!!


2 amber January 24, 2010 at 9:07 pm

awesome I have all of this on hand, making it for dinner tomorrow!


3 Penny (Blonde Bibliophile) January 25, 2010 at 12:17 am

Wow. Really great recipe. Thanks.


4 Kelli January 25, 2010 at 12:52 am

I am going to try this recipe this week! I bought a pineapple yesterday, and I imagine by the end of the week there will be some left that will be perfect for this!


5 Jason Sandeman January 25, 2010 at 8:36 am

Kath, I really like this recipe. I will substitute chicken thighs because I find they have a bit more flavor. Plus the wife really likes them as well. All in all, it looks good!


6 Jessie January 26, 2010 at 2:23 pm

Yummy! Did you drain the pineapple or use the juice too? Thanks!


7 Kath January 26, 2010 at 8:47 pm

I used an 8 oz can and did not drain it. I thought I needed the liquid!


8 amber January 27, 2010 at 4:23 pm

Kath I made it and the husband loved it! I made myself a veggie version:
Another go to crock pot recipe, thank you!


9 Molly March 2, 2010 at 8:08 pm

This was wonderful! My 21month old ate some of it- but I think it was a bit spicy for him. I also used all the pineapple juice and the brown rice soaked it right up. Thanks for the recipe!


10 Katy April 22, 2010 at 4:28 pm

I made this last night! YUM!! My husband loved it too!
I found that that 6hrs on Low was too long for my crockpot.

Did you put the chicken in frozen?

thank you for sharing this recipe!


11 Kath April 22, 2010 at 6:07 pm


Chicken was thawed


12 Mishalyn May 14, 2010 at 12:46 pm

My husband cant eat peppers is there something i can substitute the green pepper and red peppers with?


13 Jenifer January 12, 2011 at 10:43 am

I made this yesterday, only to find I had no chicken, but I did have pork loin chops. YUMM! It was awesome. Didn’t have turmeric but substituted curry. Can’t wait to try it again!!


14 Karen Dronen March 10, 2011 at 7:06 pm

I have everything on hand for this! I’m going to make this recipe this weekend for sure!


15 Karen Dronen March 31, 2011 at 9:21 pm

Made the pineapple chicken today. So quick and easy. I will definitely make this again. I think I will bulk it up some more with chopped onions, because I like onions! This is a keeper for all seasons.


16 Brandy April 13, 2011 at 7:58 pm

I just made this! Have had my eye on this recipe for-EV and got around to making it. Yum! Served it over quinoa and spinach :-)


17 Lisa May 31, 2011 at 9:01 pm

Just made this tonight and will be making it again. Fast and easy. Real hit here!


18 Cindy August 10, 2011 at 6:28 pm

Just made this and YUM! I didn’t read the comments section before I made it, so I did drain the pineapples…it turned out perfect! The chicken was so tender, it literally fell apart. And the spices mixed so well with the sweetness of the pineapple! Thank you for this recipe


19 Byrdie November 4, 2011 at 12:36 pm

I just threw everything in the crock pot, but my chicken is frozen, will 8 hours on low be sufficient?


20 Connie J. February 7, 2013 at 12:55 pm

We made this to celebrate 2nd Christmas – Jan. 1st – and the entire family is still raving about it. I added chopped onion and more pineapple. Next time (today) I’ll add more red pepper flakes. Thank you for providing a delicious & versatile recipe.


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