Dinner Ideas: Crock-Pot Hawaiian BBQ Chicken

With all of us so sick here lately I’ve been keeping the cooking as simple as possible. We have gotten a little bored with the same ole stuff all the time so I decided to try and find something new to try. I came across a few ideas on Pinterest and finally found one that would work for us with a few changes.

The original recipe calls for a Hawaiian style BBQ sauce that is available at Target. Well, since Target is a pretty decent drive and I didn’t feel like getting out in the storms I substituted with Sweet Baby Ray’s which I discovered has pineapple juice concentrate in it when I read the ingredients (yes, I always read the ingredients…gotta make sure my daughter can enjoy it) so it actually ended up working perfectly. This was my first time to use Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce and I’m glad I decided to give it a chance.

The recipe is Hawaiian BBQ Chicken in the crock-pot and it is super easy to make. Not only do you put the chicken in frozen but there are only 3 ingredients! Yep, absolutely perfect for my lazy (sick) day! It ended up being a huge hit with hubby and has now found a permanent spot in my cookbook.

Hawaiian BBQ Chicken

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3-6 hours depending on setting
Serves: 2-4


  • 4-6 Frozen Boneless Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Bottle of Sweet Baby Ray’s Original BBQ Sauce
  • 1 20oz can of Pineapple Chunks, drained


  • Place the frozen chicken breasts in the crock-pot,
  • Add entire bottle of BBQ sauce, covering the chicken,
  • Add drained can of Pineapple Chunks on top,
  • Cover and cook: 2-3 hours on HIGH or 4-6 hours on LOW
Serve whole breasts with favorite side dish and enjoy!

I chose corn on the cob and green beans (for Abby) just to keep things simple. Works great with rice as well, just depends on what you like. We were quite happy with the sauce I chose and I loved how simple this was. Another huge hit with the family and now a new family favorite πŸ™‚
If you try it out let me know what you think! πŸ™‚Β 
Thanks to Six Sister’s Stuff for the recipe idea

Speak Your Mind



  1. the older I get the less I like to cook and the closer my crock pot are becoming as ‘good friends’
    Love this one.

  2. I love Crock pot recipes because they are so easy!

  3. This one belongs in the Cheater’s Kitchen hall of fame for sure! How crazy easy! I’m totally stealing this one and claiming all the fame πŸ™‚

  4. This is awesome! I love how it’s a total meal in one step. I’ve been using my crockpot a ton for easy meals during recent chaos and I love it so much – I’ve never tried cooking raw meat in it but that’s next on the list! πŸ™‚

  5. This looks really good! I’m moving out next month and I will definitely be buying a crock pot so I could use this recipe.

  6. I can’t wait to try this, thanks for the recipe

  7. Oh my gosh, I was surprised to see only three ingredients. Love it! Will be trying it real soon. Sweet Baby Ray’s is the only bbq sauce I buy. It is not because it is the creation of a chef in the town I live in. It’s the best!

  8. Looks good! I love slow cooker recipes!

  9. I love pineapple and chicken! Crock pots are so nice to have and use. I don’t like cooking, all that much, and they come in handy for me. I will add this recipe to my collection, thank you!

  10. Sounds delicious! I am going to try this recipe

  11. Trying this tommorow night

  12. Making this for dinner tonight. We’re excited to see how it turns out! πŸ™‚

  13. In my crockpot right now! thanks!

  14. cooking it for dinner tonight, sick as can be, but when your a mom, your not allowed to slow down, and still need to take care of the family… So Hawaiian Chicken it is!!

  15. We’re using this on cauliflower pizza crusts to make Hawaiian bbq chicken pizzas. Love it! Shred the chicken up, I putt the pineapple juice in the bbq bottle to get all of it out, throw a little sauce on the crust then the chicken and top with cheese. Throw it in the oven to melt the cheese and bam! Awesome pizza! Thanks for the chicken recipe.

  16. What kind of barbecue sauce did it originally call for out of curiosity? It sounds great, I may have to try it out. (:

  17. I love how easy this sounds! And my daughter wants a Hawaiian theme birthday party so I think I’ll be making this! Should be a hit with all the grown ups!

  18. What size bottle of BBQ sauce did you use?

  19. What size bottle of BBQ sauce did you use?

  20. Kittie I zoomed in on the pic….it says 18oz.

  21. It will be done very soon ,hopefully its as good as it smells πŸ™‚

  22. I made this tonight for dinner, and wow it was a hit! I Put it on high for 6 hours and then finished it on low for about an hour, and it turned out perfectly! I don’t see that anyone else has said this, so if you want to have it a new and interesting way, do what I did. I served it with linguine and stir fry vegies. I know it sounds kind of odd, but believe me it was DELICIOUS πŸ™‚

  23. Leslie Travers says:

    Does the chicken breasts have to be frozen

    • no, they don’t have to be frozen. Just adjust the cook time πŸ™‚ I’m just terrible about forgetting to thaw things out.

      • Curious how long to cook if chicken is thawed out.

        • Since I’m still learning to cook, I did some searching online to answer your question. Everything I found said to cook thawed chicken breasts for 4-6 hours up to 8-10 hours on low. According to the recipe I posted, which I did get from another site (linked to), that is the same cook time. From my experience, I actually cook my chicken longer when frozen. When cooking on low, I actually let my chicken cook 6-8 hours when I put them in frozen. Now that I have a little more experience cooking I’m going to change up this recipe from the original.

  24. I would try this with teryaki sauce!

    • I hadn’t thought of using teryaki sauce! That sounds like it might be good πŸ™‚ will definitely be giving it a try.

  25. cant wait to try this!

  26. Amy Tolley says:

    i made this recipe wonderful….thanks so much for sharing this with us..my family loved it…

  27. Trying this tonight!

  28. I have all the ingredients in my house….I’m making this today!!

  29. Larita Merritt says:

    I am going to try this today!

  30. In my crockpot right now πŸ™‚

  31. Made this recipe but also added brown sugar and teriyaki sauce. Lets see how it goes!

  32. Rachael says:

    I really enjoyed this recipe and my family also loved it! Very yummy and sooo simple after a long day of work.

    • So glad your family enjoyed it! I’ve been meaning to add this one back to our menu, your comment helped remind me πŸ™‚

  33. I have decided to try it but I decided to bake buttered asparagus and baked beans as my sides. I’m sure it will all taste great together.

    • Oh that sounds yummy! I know I’ve paired it with baked beans before but never buttered asparagus, might have to sneak that onto the menu and see what my daughter does with it πŸ™‚

  34. I’m making this tonight! Thanks for sharing

  35. OMG! I LOVE THIS! Do you have any more quick and easy crock pot recipes?

  36. This will be dinner tomorrow


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