While in Hawaii I ate a pineapple each day – not the entire pineapple (or maybe I did). As the week progressed I began to think of ways to use this amazing fruit to enhance my meals.
First, pineapple is a natural meat tenderizer. When the pineapple marinates with the chicken in the sauce for three hours while cooking in the crockpot – the chicken is moist and melts in your mouth. It was one of the best meals I have had.
Watch my How-to Video to see how easy it is to make:
- Chicken thighs – I used boneless
- Hawaiian barbecue sauce
- White or yellow onion
- Red pepper (green or yellow is fine too)
- Pineapple – fresh is best but canned pineapple cubes are fine. Use the juice too.
I made the meal using the high-setting on my crockpot. If you will be going out for more then 5 hours you can use the low-setting or set the crockpot timer.
I made a batch of rice to go along with the meal.
This will become a favorite recipe for you and your family.
Hints: Cook chicken thighs in olive oil before placing in crock pot. I cooked about 3 minutes on each side to seal in the juices of the chicken.
Place the sauce, pineapple and onions in the crockpot prior to adding the chicken on top.
When it is all done, plate over a bed of rice or more steamed vegetables. Delicious!