Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken

Jump to Recipe

A flavorful sweet and savory delight – Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken is so simple to put together. This dish is a very easy dump-style slow cooker meal. You basically put the ingredient into the crock and let the low and slow cooking take over. On busy winter days – or if you happen to be in the middle of a kitchen remodel – like my home – this is a perfect dish. It takes minutes to put together and then it can just be left to it’s own devices.

It’s important that you get pineapple chunks in their own juices – not in syrup. You want the natural sweetness of the pineapple but not all the added sugars for syrup. And you want to add the whole contents of the cans into the mix. You need all the liquid to help the chicken stay moist while cooking.

Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken

I made some simple white rice to go with this Pineapple Chicken. I also sprinkled a little bit of crispy wonton over the top to add some texture. You could certainly serve it with rice noodles, over chow mein or maybe over an Asian Salad.

Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken

Now Let’s Get Cookin’!


Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken

A sweet and savory simple chicken dish that is full of flavor.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Asian
Keyword Chicken, Garlic, ginger, pineapple, slow cooker
Prep Time 5 minutes
Slow Cooker Time 6 hours
Servings 6


  • 1 Slow Cooker at least 6 quarts


  • 10 Chicken Thighs bone-in, skinless
  • 4 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Ginger grated
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire Sauce
  • ¼ cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 2 20oz can Pineapple Chunks (with juice)
  • ½ Red Onion thinly sliced


  • Place chicken in bottom of slow cooker.
  • Combine garlic, ginger, Worcestershire, brown sugar, salt and pepper. Pour over top of chicken. Secure lid and cook on low for 6 hours.
  • Serve with drizzle of juices from slow cooker over top and several pieces of red onion.

Estelle Forrest’s self-published first cookbook – Homemade on a Weeknight: A Family Cookbook – was created after a lot of playing around in the kitchen. You can purchase your own copy here:


Estelle self-published a second cookbook – Burgers on a Weeknight – recently. It has over 60 delicious burger creations! You can purchase your own copy here:


Don’t miss new recipes from Homemade on a Weeknight – subscribe and get an email with every new post!

Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

5 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken

  1. Thanks so much for linking up at the Unlimited Link Party 66. Pinned!

  2. I love the recipe for this delicious slow cooker meal. Your awesome post is featured this week on Full Plate Thursday, 573. Thanks so much for sharing with us and hope you will come back soon!
    Miz Helen

Leave a Reply Cancel reply

You have successfully subscribed to the newsletter

There was an error while trying to send your request. Please try again.

Homemade on a Weeknight will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.