Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken

The idea for this delicious and easy dish came from my author friend Susan Sweet. I modified her recipe a bit by adding vegetables, but that’s an option. Her recipe calls for pineapple juice. I didn’t have any, but I always have crushed pineapple in my pantry. I prefer the added fiber.

Prep time for this meal is about ten minutes. Then plug in your slow cooker and forget about it for five or six hours. I put this on Sunday morning and it’s ready by the time we return home from church.


Serves 4


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 20 oz can crushed pineapple (include juice)
  • 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 ribs celery, coarsely chopped
  • 1 onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, seeded and coarsely chopped
  • (optional) 1 Tbsp. corn starch if you prefer thicker sauce
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice



What you need to make slow cooker pineapple chicken










  • Empty contents of crushed pineapple into slow cooker pot. Stir in soy sauce, brown sugar, and (optional) corn starch.
  • Add celery, onion, and bell pepper pieces.
  • Cut chicken into one inch cubes and add to the pot.
  • Cover and set slow cooker to Low. Cook for at least five hours.
  • Serve over 1/2 cup cooked rice per person.

Cut chicken into 1″ size pieces


Cook on lower setting for 5 or 6 hours


Serve over cooked brown rice


Filed under chicken, Healthful Eating, Recipes

3 responses to “Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken

  1. Nice recipe. Although I don’t have a slow cooker, my daughter does so I’ll pass this recipe on to her.

    • Hey, Nancy, you don’t have to do this in a slow cooker. Just use a Dutch oven either stovetop over low heat or in the oven at about 325° for an hour. The slow cooker is what I use, but adapt the recipe however you like. As I said, my friend Sue makes this with only pineapple juice, brown sugar, soy sauce, and chicken. It’s hard to mess up and easily modified. 🙂

  2. Sandhya

    Hi Cheryl,
    This looks so yummy!

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