Take The Night Off Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Take The Night Off Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken Recipe
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Take The Night Off Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken

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"Served with brown rice and steamed broccoli, it makes a nice Asian-style meal. It's a nice, mild dish."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    7 hrs

    7 hrs 10 mins


  1. Place chicken breasts into the bottom of a slow cooker. Pour pineapple chunks with juice over chicken. Drizzle with honey and soy sauce and sprinkle with brown sugar and ginger. Set cooker on High and cook for 1 hour. Reduce setting to Low and cook until chicken is cooked through, moist, and tender, about 6 more hours.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • You could also bake in a 9x13-inch foil-lined pan at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 1/2 hours or until internal temperature reaches 180 degrees F (80 degrees C).
  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 11, 2013

I made this recipe just as instructed and it came out pretty good, but I'm going to make a few changes next time. I will mix the pineapple juice and with the rest of the seasonings first, then pour the whole thing over the chicken. I got little "pockets" of ginger seasoning on the pineapple chunks from sprinkling it on top last time, and it was overwhelming. I will also cook it a little less; I did my slow cooker on high for 1 hour and then low for 6 hours, but I could have done and hour or two less.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 16, 2013

Very good but it was just a little too sweet. Next time I'll but half the amount of brown sugar.

Apr 30, 2013

So excited to be the first to review this! I loved how easy this recipe is. The sauce was really good and the pineapple come out so yummy. I used two large full bone-in chicken breasts to serve three of us. The only thing I found is that the chicken was dry. I would suspect my crockpot runs hot. It didn't matter to me though, because of the lucious juice that I soaked my chicken in. I did not thicken the sauce, but I suppose some might want to. I served with a 5-grain rice blend and no leftovers. Chicken was all gone. Thanks nanny. Next time I will just be aware my slow cooker is a tad warm and cook less time.

May 12, 2013

I ended up cooking this on the stove top instead and used skinless boneless chicken thighs. I love the blend of sweetness coupled with a tinge of saltiness and the ginger was just right. Great tasting but easy dish indeed.

Feb 18, 2014

Ok, I have made this recipe twice; once as written and second with my changes. This is a great recipe. I prefer my substitutions: frozen pineapple and agave nectar (sub for canned pineapple), chicken thighs (I personally prefer thighs), molasses (sub for brown sugar), fresh sliced ginger (plus ground ginger as per recipe) and a few shakes of red pepper flakes. I also added sweet mini peppers and red onions to the slow cooker; both items caramelize in the delicious broth, plus add wonderful flavor to the chicken. Try this recipe! The original recipe as-is is a solid 4 star recipe, but my additions make it 5 star (IMO). Bon appetit!

May 10, 2013

Made this tonight for dinner with a couple of minor changes. I added about half an onion cut into big chunks and 1/2 a red bell pepper cut into strips. I used 6 chicken breasts. I also cooked brown rice and when it was almost done stirred it into the crock pot about 2 hours before I was going to serve it. I always find that brown rice needs to cook a little longer than the directions state, but I didn't want it too mushy. Overall it was good, but next time I'll add more red bell pepper and a green bell pepper (I didn't have one in the house today and was too busy to run to the store). I'll also cut back on the Brown Sugar and/or honey. This was a little too sweet. I'll either add a little more soy sauce or some chicken broth. All in all it was very easy and a good meal.

May 06, 2013

Another delicious use for the slow cooker. I started the crockpot before leaving for school, within one hour you could smell the mixture – yummy. As soon as I got home my DH said “Wow, don’t know what you have in the crockpot, but the whole house smells wonderful”. Nanny this dinner was a hit with all 4 of us. I used two breast halves and two thigh quarters. The dark meat was moister (as expected) than the white meat, although the white meat was still wonderful. I served this over white rice and served ‘Ken Shoe Green Beans’ on the side. I strained the juice to get out the little pieces of bone that came off the chicken while cooking, and we poured the juice over the chicken and rice. This is a winner, nanny. Thanks so much for sharing!

Jul 21, 2013

Good flavors, but could use some more spices. I did add about twice the soy sauce because we use low sodium soy sauce. I used boneless chicken thighs, which kept the meat moist. Does not need to cook as long as the recipe says. Next time I'll add some garlic & salt & pepper, and cook on the low setting for only 2-3 hrs.


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  • Calories
  • 377 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.2 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 128 mg
  • 43%
  • Fat
  • 11.9 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 45.6 g
  • 91%
  • Sodium
  • 224 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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