Sweet Hawaiian Crockpot Chicken


It’s a family favourites and so easy to make! I like to serve it with brown rice, but you can put it on anything.

When I was a kid, I can remember loving chicken legs. Even though I wasn’t really picky about chicken, I always liked the leg part. I had this one favorite As a kid, the drumstick was really the most convenient to eat and the juiciest. But now that I’m an adult, my favourite has moved to the thighs. Thighs are simply the best part of chicken for me. And if anyone is arguing, I really stand up for it.

I also love chicken breasts, but only for certain meals. Although they are the best chicken meat for a diet, they tend to dry out; and that’s not what I want in my meals. Chicken thighs are always the perfect accompaniment to my salty dishes.

My family also loves chicken thighs, but I have to admit that I rarely cook them. They’re not really the healthiest, and that’s where the breasts have the advantage. Because I’ ll always look out for my family’s health.

This Recipe Girl’s Hawaiian Crockpot chicken recipe involves breasts, however, I have also tried the thighs with this.


  • 2 lb (0.9 kg) chicken breast pieces
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce


  1. Combine all the ingredients and cook over low heat in a slow cooker for 6 to 8 hours – that’s it! That’s it!

Prep Time: 5 min
Cooking time: 8 hours
Ready in: 8 hours 5 min



  1. Sharon

    Where is the rest of this recipe. Ive been all over this page and can’t find it.

  2. Theresa

    Love your respect..

    • Dolly

      They look delicious. I am definitely going to make this.

    • Melissa Hurst

      I had the same bad results and tried leaving lid off so liquid would cook down some. Still bad and I’m a great cook.this recipe is just bad.

      • Rosie

        I have read the comments after I began making this recipe. The ingredients are good so I am working with it. I did brown my chicken before adding the ingredients, after reading the comments, I added one TBL of Corn Starch and a can of pine apple chunks (dreined.) I placed the crock pot on HIGH and left the lid off and will cook it and watch it and in the last hour, I may add another TBL of Corn Starch and let it thicken to what ever thickness it goes to. I know from tasting it thus far that the flavor is really good and I plan to service over Sticky Rice and it will still be very good. Just need to tweek the recipe a bit.

  3. Michele

    I have this recipe in the crockpot right now and the sauce is still very liquid. Any ideas on how to thicken it up

    • Debra

      Add some cornstarch. A 2 tbs. should do it.

      • Gina Hammock

        I did that too….thickened it up some, but does not look anything like the picture. Just disappointing recipe. I’m going to go buy a Hawaiian sauce to add to it, instead of throwing it all away

        • Cindy

          People are not recommending this recipe they say it does not turn out like picture.CAN YOU CLEAR THIS UP ? I hate to trust a recipe and it turns out bad when I did exact what it said.

        • Lee

          After reading all your comments, I reconstructed the whole recipe, I added carrots, eschallots, garlic, ginger, salt!pepper, and sweet chili sauce, pineapple pieces, and thickened the liquid with arrowroot. I will let you know how it turns out. I will be adding broccoli just at the end and serve it with rice or potato mash, will have to see how it turns out.

    • Lisa

      I’m making it now and the sauce is NOT thick at all. Very liquidy. I’m going to add some corn start his to thicken it.

    • Gina

      Same…..I was very disappointed in this. Not much flavor and the chicken somehow was dry. Sauce was just liquid.

  4. Linda

    I’m cooking it now also and too much liquid. Nothing is sticking to the chicken.
    I’m afraid the chicken will not have any flavor. The liquid looks icky.

    • Amy

      Just made this and mine was also all liquid. I added cornstarch and it did thicken up but nothing really stuck to chicken. In the photo, the chicken almost looks like it has a breading on it, this is not the case. My chicken is a mixture of white and dark chunks of meat depending on if they soaked up soy sauce. I typically don’t have luck with crockpot chicken recipes that use soy sauce ever looking like pictures. Don’t think it’s me as I’m typically a good cook otherwise. I need to just remember to stay away from crockpot and soy sauce recipes.

  5. Bryan Waugh

    I have made this twice following the easy recipe using the exact amounts of the ingredients and does not look anything like the pictures. Both times they just looked like boiled chicken. Anyone else have this problem or am I just a terrible cook! Thanks

    • Tony D

      I made this and I couldn’t figure out what I did wrong. Didn’t look anything like the photo. Very thin liquid.

    • Sue

      I’m making it right now and same thing it’s very liquidy and looks nothing like the picture. I did add @2tb of cornstarch and that helped thicken it up some. Probably won’t make this again.

    • Misty

      Same here. Very liquid. Nothing like the pic

    • Elizabeth

      Bryan, you are so right. I followed the recipe exactly and it did look like boiled chicken. The flavor was good but it was not as advertised. You pretty much can only get something looking like their photo by thickening the sauce and baking. They obviously posted a photo of something that is NOT made with this recipe. I had my doubts before trying it. So unfair when they post pictures that certainly didn’t come from this recipe. Either they just reposted this without making the recipe or they purposely deceived us!

      • Dianna

        Since your comments are so current I do appreciate them. Just saw this recipe today and Was considering making it but changed my mind. Thanks

  6. Debbie

    Made the recipe and it looked like boiled chicken. Didn’t smell well either. Added cornstarch with no results. Had to throw it all out!!

  7. Tammy

    I have made this twice because I thought that I had made a mistake in the instructions the first time.
    It sure didn’t look like the picture of the recipe shown!
    I will definitely not be wasting my time with this again!

  8. franklin harrelson

    Looks so good

  9. Ken

    I read all of the negative comments about this recipe about it not looking like the picture so I took a look at the picture real close and I tweaked the recipe I coated the chicken in flour and salt and pepper then I browned it for a few minutes and it turned out pretty much like the picture

  10. Janelle Hinrichs

    Made it today. Family loved it. Liquid wasn’t thick at all and didn’t have the time to thicken it. Will try that next time because we will be having it again. Maybe will try and dredge the chicken in flour before cooking. Maybe that will work. The chicken was full of flavor.

  11. Misty

    It does tase good but adding cornstarch to thicken juices… nothing like the pic

  12. Maureen Hogan

    Why can’t I print these off?

  13. David Imhof

    Try adding a can of undrained pineapple chunks and only 1/4 cup on juice. Yum!

  14. D. A.

    After reading the comments, I was thinking that maybe it has to cook down to get rid of most of the moisture. All of the ingredients would have to be transferred to a large fry pan. I would add a little butter or oil to keep it from sticking to the pan. Worth a try?

  15. Virginia Greene

    The recipes look great. I am going to try two of them.

  16. Elisha

    I made this yesterday and was disappointed it’s a teriyaki sauce

  17. Mandi

    My mother made this today and was excited about how easy it looked to be.

    She didn’t read any reviews on it, and that was a big mistake.

    This is just an awful recipe, and the photo is very much NOT what you’ll get.

    You may as well just boil chicken in water because that’s what it looks like and there is no flavor.

    Whoever runs this website is a fraud and should be ashamed of themselves.

  18. Ruth Snyder

    Maybe use pineapple chunks instead of juice. Going to try that.

  19. Melissa Hurst

    I had the same bad results and tried leaving lid off so liquid would cook down some. Still bad and I’m a great cook.this recipe is just bad.

  20. Ash

    This recipe is definitely not what is pictured. The chicken looks fried, and using just those ingredients in a slow cooker will not thicken the sauce, and the sauce won’t stick to the chicken like that. You need to get the sauce to boil in a sauce pan then add corn starch, its really hard to get a thick sauce in a crock pot, and would dry out the chicken. I make chicken dishes like this all the time. I use orange marmalade instead of pineapple juice too, helps thicken it up, and tastes just like orange chicken.

  21. Rosie Gonzalez

    I have read all the comments, and yes the recipe could be written better, however, I knew that it would come out good because the ingredients used are good. I did tweak the recipe
    1. I browned my Chicken
    2. I added all the ingredients including a Can of Pineapple Chunks and 1 Tabl of Corn Starch and began the slow cook process on High UNCOVERED and Stirred as needed.r
    3. After a few hours, I added another TBL of Corn starch, stirred and continued the slow cook process on high, UNCOVERED.
    It came out real well and almost like the picture showed.
    I have a picture, but I do not know how to post it here.
    I am going to service it over Sticky White Rice.

  22. Barbara

    I saw this recipe so I decided to make it for my family. After reading the reviews I took my chicken out and put it in flour and fried it than put it back in the sauce. I hope it turns out. I never read reviews but for some reason I read this one. Will keep you updated

  23. Perry

    I flour and brown chicken first.
    Put brown sugar soy sauce and pineapple juice in sauce pan until hot .
    Add chicken and sauce to crockpot.
    Add pineapple chunks and water chestnuts.
    Cook in crockpot for 6 hours put in cake pan and put in broiler for 10 minutes

  24. Toni

    Made this last night, it was terrible! Definitely would not recommend this.

  25. Judy

    Ihave in crock pot now I used breaded chicken hope it is ok

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