Take your dinner on a tropical vacation with this Hawaiian-inspired pineapple chicken, stewed the slow cooker with a homemade brown sugar & honey glaze that tastes just like teriyaki. Plump pineapple chunks and bell pepper caramelize in the tangy sauce until they’re bursting with sweet-and-sour flavor.
The magic of this dish, like all of our dog-eared slow cooker chicken recipes, is that almost all of the effort happens in just 15 minutes of prep in the morning. Then forget about dinner all day while your chicken is slowly tenderizing, and all you have to do is finish up the sauce when you get home. (Say “Mahalo” to us later.)
If you already have chicken breasts in your fridge, they’ll still taste amazing — but we chose chicken thighs because they’re actually better suited to slow cooking. (Compared to breasts, the thighs have more collagen, which converts to gelatin in the crockpot, which equals mouthwateringly moist chicken.)
4 Foster Farms Simply Raised Chicken Thighs (bone-in and skin on) 2 cups pineapple cut into 1″ chunks 1 yellow onion , cut into 1″ chunks 3 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1/2 cup dark brown sugar 1 tablespoon grated ginger 2 garlic cloves , minced 2 teaspoons sesame seeds , optional 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 red bell pepper , cut into 1″ chunks parsley , for garnish
Using a skillet or the cast aluminum slow cooker insert, brown your Foster Farms Simply Raised Chicken Thighs on both sides for 3-5 minutes over high heat then remove them from the slow cooker. Add the pineapple and onion to the bottom of the slow cooker. Mix the honey, soy sauce, brown sugar, grated ginger and garlic into the slow cooker. Carefully add the Foster Farms Simply Raised Chicken Thighs back into the slow cooker. Cook on low for 5 hours or on high for 3 hours Add the cornstarch to a tablespoon of water, mix, and add to the slow cooker with the bell peppers and let it cook an additional 30 minutes while you cook some rice to accompany your meal. Serve with parsley for a garnish if desired.