Hawaiian Pulled Chicken Sliders Recipe

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Denise Reed Modified: March 22, 2022
Hawaiian Pulled Chicken Sliders Recipe

How To Make Hawaiian Pulled Chicken Sliders

These incredibly flavorful Hawaiian pulled chicken sliders yields a sweet, savory, and tangy lunch meal that’ll have you wanting seconds!

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 5 hours
Total: 5 hours 20 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 2lbschicken breast,halves, boneless, skinless
  • ½cupketchup
  • cuppineapple juice,apple juice could be substituted
  • ¼cupsoy sauce,low sodium
  • ¼cuphoney
  • tspmolasses
  • ¼tspliquid smoke
  • ¼tspcoconut extract
  • ½tspginger,ground
  • ½tsponion powder
  • ½tspgarlic powder
  • freshly-ground black pepper,to taste
  • 1tbspcold water
  • 1tbspcornstarch
  • 2tbsptomato paste
  • onions,green, diced, optional
  • onions,red, grilled

For Glazed Pineapple:

  • 6pineapple rings,fresh, cut about ½-inch thick
  • 4tbspbrown sugar,divided
  • 1tbspbutter,divided

Instructions

  1. Place the chicken in a 6 or 7-quart slow cooker. In a mixing bowl, whisk together ketchup, pineapple juice, low sodium soy sauce, honey, molasses, liquid smoke, coconut extract, ginger, onion powder, garlic powder, and black pepper.

  2. Pour the sauce over chicken in the slow cooker, cover with the lid, and cook on low heat for 5 to 6 hours.

  3. Remove chicken from the slow cooker, shred and set aside.

  4. In a medium saucepan, whisk together cold water and cornstarch, pour in sauce from slow cooker, and add tomato paste.

  5. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Reduce the heat and simmer for 30 seconds, stirring constantly, until thickened.

  6. Return the chicken to the slow cooker, or the mixing bowl, pour the sauce over the chicken and toss to evenly coat.

  7. Serve warm on hamburger buns, along with glazed or grilled pineapple and diced green onions or grilled red onions.

Glazed Pineapple:

  1. Working in 2 separate batches, melt 1 tablespoon butter in a 10-inch non-stick skillet.

  2. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon brown sugar on one side of the pineapple rings, about 1 teaspoon per ring. Add the pineapple to the skillet, brown sugar side down, and saute over medium-high heat for about 3 minutes until golden on the bottom.

  3. Sprinkle another 1 tablespoon over the tops of the pineapple rings in the pan,1 teaspoon per ring, then flip and cook the opposite side for about 3 minutes until lightly browned. Repeat this process with the remaining 3 pineapple rings.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 436.30kcal
  • Fat: 16.14g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.29g
  • Trans Fat: 0.24g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.31g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.12g
  • Carbohydrates: 40.59g
  • Fiber: 1.10g
  • Sugar: 34.29g
  • Protein: 33.28g
  • Cholesterol: 101.85mg
  • Sodium: 907.52mg
  • Calcium: 50.99mg
  • Potassium: 634.13mg
  • Iron: 2.08mg
  • Vitamin A: 62.45µg
  • Vitamin C: 7.13mg
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