Today, I had a Saturday to myself, and I was feeling tropical. I decided to make crock pot pineapple chicken. I honestly think this was one of the most delicious meals I have made!
I found the recipe on damndelicions.net. Click here for the original recipe.
I used chicken breasts instead of thighs (because that’s what I had in my freezer), and I used teriyaki sauce instead of soy sauce. I didn’t have any chicken broth, brown sugar, honey or pineapple juice on hand. Thus, for the sauce, I mixed teriyaki sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, minced garlic, black pepper, ground ginger and sriracha. I only used one chicken breast, so the amount of sauce I had was sufficient. You could give this dish a Hawaiian and/or an Asian spin. I kind of did a mix of both. I would also recommend putting a seasoning on the chicken. I used a Famous Dave’s poultry seasoning, but I’m sure cajun would have been tasty as well. I didn’t fry the chicken in the pan first; I just put it in the crock pot.
This is something I definitely want to make again in the future! Although, I think carving the pineapple into an artsy dish in which to put the meal (as seen in the photo) was way more work than it needed to be.
Have a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day!