Sweet Hawaiian Crockpot Chicken Recipe

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Madie Modified: December 24, 2021
Sweet Hawaiian Crockpot Chicken Recipe


How To Make Sweet Hawaiian Crockpot Chicken

This sweet Hawaiian crockpot chicken recipe offers tender and flavorful bites, made with chicken thighs in a rich, dark pineapple sauce.

Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 3 hrs 30 mins
Total: 4 hrs


  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup soy sauce, or gluten free alternative
  • ½ cup hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • ½ tbsp ginger, minced
  • 2 lbs chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • rice, cooked, for serving
  • green onions, for garnish
  • sesame seeds, for garnish
  • red pepper flakes, for garnish


  1. Grease a 6-quart crockpot with cooking spray, then set aside.

  2. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together pineapple juice, brown sugar, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, minced garlic, and minced ginger.
  3. Pour ½ of the sauce into the prepared crockpot, top with chicken thighs and peppers, then pour on the remaining sauce.

  4. Cover and cook on Low for 7 to 8 hours or High for 3 to 4 hours.

  5. Remove chicken and set aside.
  6. In a small bowl, whisk orange juice and cornstarch together until smooth, then slowly whisk into the sauce until well combined.
  7. Cut the chicken into large chunks and stir back into crockpot.
  8. Cover and cook on High for an additional 30 minutes.

  9. Taste and re-season, if desired, then serve over rice with optional garnishes and enjoy!


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