Monday, April 5, 2010

Pineapple Chicken

Add to the crock pot:

5-6 boneless, skinless, frozen chicken breasts
2 20oz cans of pineapple chunks and juice
1/2 tsp ginger
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp minced garlic
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes if you like some kick (YES!)

Cook on HIGH for 4 hours or LOW for 5-6 hours. 1 hour before it's done cooking, remove the chicken to dice into pieces and then return the pieces to the sauce.

Combine in shaker bottle:

1/4 cup water
5 Tbsp cornstarch

Add to the sauce in the crock pot to thicken the sauce during the last hour of cooking, be sure to stir it in.

Serve over rice, sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds if you like.

Oh yum...we loved this one. A definite repeat recipe. It made a large batch of sauce, you'll want to cook at least 3 cups of raw rice. Enjoy!


  1. sounds yummy! how did it test out with the picky eaters? also, I thought it would be cool if you would add a label category for length of time required to cook it, i.e. 4 hours, 7 hours, etc. That way, when I've procrastinated, I can check to see if I still pull something off... {grins}

  2. The picky eaters were able to easily pick the pineapple chunks out. If they don't like chicken, that might be harder. That's a great idea about the labels for cooking time. I'll work on that. Almost all of my recipes can be done on HIGH in 4-5 hours if you need to speed things up.