Sunday, March 24, 2013

Sweet Hawailian Crockpot Chicken



 
Sweet Hawaiian Crockpot Chicken:
Ingredients:
1 cup pineapple juice 
1/2 cup packed brown sugar 
1/3 cup light soy sauce
2 pounds chicken breast tenderloins. 

Directions:
Add all ingredients to the crockpot and cook on low 6-8 hrs and they should just fall apart. Enjoy!
With summer coming I am on the look out for fast and delicious food for my family. I need something that can be made in the crock pot, since we spend a lot of time outside. But I also want it to taste good. This recipe was right up my alley. Plus the ingredients are normally in my pantry. So no extra trips to the store. Serve this with rice and you have a complete meal in no time.

Sweet Hawaiian Crock pot Chicken
Ingredients:
1 cup pineapple juice
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup light soy sauce
                                                                                                                                                 2 pounds chicken breast tenderloins.
 
Directions:
Add all ingredients to the crock pot and cook on low 6-8 hrs and they should just fall apart. Enjoy!
 

82 comments:

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    1. Thank you so much . I can't believe I forgot the main ingredients. I added it to the post thanks again.

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    2. I'm making this today, wish me luck cause I've got a lot of tender 's just yesterday.

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    3. Was just starting to make this in cooker. Glad I read the posts first. Will wait and cook on stove tonight.

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    4. My family liked it, but it didn't thicken. What did I do wrong?

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    5. Iam making this chicken today. Followed the directions to the t looks runny and I didn't put all the juice in. Hope it turns out

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    6. If it is thin add a bit of corn starch to the sauce. I lost my recipe from the 1970s which was similar. It mentioned that little hint.

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    7. NOT EVEN CLOSE TO THE WAY IT
      WAS SUPPOSED TO BE. I KNOW
      I DID EVERYTHING RIGHT. BIG BIG DISAPOINTMENT! !!!!!!!!!!

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    8. This was the worst I ever ate. Nothing, nothing like the picture

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    9. You have to batter and fry the chicken. I added some form starch to thicken out the sauce, I also make almost twice the sauce for the 2 pounds of chicken.

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  2. Looks so easy and delicious. But what cuts of chicken do we use?

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    1. You can us the tenderloins or any cut you would like. Just remember you will get more chicken juice in your sauce from the dark meat.

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    2. almost forgot. Make sure it's skinless.

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    3. Don't try it...HUGE disappointment. :(

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  3. That sounds so yummy and easy!! Must try!!

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  4. Now that looks really good. I have been making chicken in my crockpot using a canned mustard sauce this winter. This is definitely one I will try. Yum.

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  5. This sounds so good! I'm going to try it. Thank you for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  6. Did you thicken the juice at all?

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    1. No but if you want it thick you can add a little corn starch.

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  7. Can you serve this right out of the crockpot? Would it be recommended for a pot luck?

    Stephanie

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  8. Did you thicken the juice or place it in the oven as mine does not look like the picture.

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  9. Do you have to cook the chicken first or put it in frozen?

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  10. Either way. If you add it already cook, it will take less time. If your chicken is already cooked you can go ahead and finish it in a skillet. I have made it that way also.

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  11. Can u use regular soy sauce thank you

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    1. yes. the taste of the soy sauce will be a little stronger.

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  12. I just made this and it doesn't look at all like the picture. Did you grill yours?

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  13. This picture is from the original recipe. Forgot to take a picture when I made mine. If you make it in a skillet (mine is metal) it turns out looking just like the picture. I have never tried grilling it. I will have to give it a try. I mainly cook mine in the crock pot.

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    1. Michelle would you add your directions for cooking it in a skillet. Thanks.

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  14. Mine doesn't look like the picture either...been in the crockpot for 6 hours now. Just chicken floating in watery brown liquid. Very unappetizing.

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  15. So how do I get mine to look like the picture? It's been in the crock pot for about 5 hours on low and is just swimming in an unappetizing looking liquid. Not very appetizing looking at all.

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  16. Did you use chicken breast tenders? If you used other chicken it may have gave off to much liquid.Plus if the chicken has it skin and bones you get a lot of liquid. The chicken cook in the crock pot does have a little more liquid. But it shouldn't be floating in it. Give it a taste. If it taste good add a little corn starch and turn it into a gravy. You can serve it over rice. Another trick you can try is take the chicken out of the crock pot. Spray a skillet with cooking spray and grill it a little bit. That should dry it out a bit. Plus the sugar will give the chicken a good char.

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    1. The sauce is basically a Teriyaki sauce so it will be a little brown. I called my friend ( It's her recipe) to ask her what might be wrong. The only thing she can think of is that the chicken may of had a lot of fat in it.

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  17. If you use the corn starch .Whisk a table spoon of corn starch into a little cool water. This stops you from having lumps. Add to liquid. Let thicken up. I don't know how much liquid you have. If you need it thicker add about a teaspoon at a time.

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  18. I have a question about the vanilla extract. Do you strain it after it has set for months? So I remove all the vanilla beans at that time as well? Just wondering. Thanks.

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    1. You can strain it if you like. I don't strain mine because the beans add even more flavor to my dish. I do remove the beans before using. If I am giving it as a gift I will leave the beans in. It looks so pretty in the gift bottles. It's like fine wine the longer it sits the better it gets. I have some I just gave away that was 8 months old. It smelled so good.

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  19. What is good to serve with the chicken? Is it some sort of stir-fry?

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  20. You can turn it into a stir-fry if you want.I serve rice, but it's up to you what you want to serve with it.

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  22. The picture is of grilled chicken nut aside from that, I am making this today. The sauce isn't much diffrrent from my sweet and sour pork recipe (dijon, ketvhup and vinegar are the difference). I added a large sweet onion, snap peas and bell peppers....so far so good. I will be thickening the sauce before serving but again...no different from my pork recipe. This should be great over rice.

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  24. Hey i dont have my crock pot right now . Is it okay to use in oven? And at what temp? Thank you

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  25. the chicken looks nothing like the picture...thought it would look a little more orangy.

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  26. I tried this tonight and it just looked like slush and wasn't very appealing. Nothing like the picture at all. Might try cooking it in a skillet next time.

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  27. I tried this tonight and it just looked like slush and wasn't very appealing. Nothing like the picture at all. Might try cooking it in a skillet next time.

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  28. I tried it also, looked like chicken floating in liquid when done, and i used the tenderlions..tasted good but not what i was expecting.

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  29. You should not enter a picture of something cooked in a skillet and then give a recipe for using the crock-pot. The chicken was white, watery, and unappetizing. I took mine out, put it in a casserole dish, and put it in the oven.

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  30. What's missing from this, us the fact that you need to take half of your sauce and set it aside. After about 7 hours of cooking on low in crock, transfer the chicken to a large skillet, and cook on medium-medium high heat to get a nice, glazed finished product. I'm doing it, as we speak.

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  31. Oh yeah, cook it with that other half of the sauce you set aside! Lol

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  32. Actually, only cook it in the crock for about 3 hours if thawed.

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  33. Thank you anonymous! I want to make this tomorrow cuz it looks so good, now I know the tricks to it... any tips on sides? I was thinking coconut rice, but I need a veggie to go with...hmmm, please share any ideas!!

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    1. Zuchinni is in season. Roasted is awesome! Little olive oil, salt, pepper. Wonderful. 350 until done,

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  34. I cooked this today, I used the recipe above and then took the chicken out, grilled on a inside grill pan, put the liquid in a frying pan, reduced it and then added the chicken. Turned out great. The crckpot is more like using a warm marinade and then you need to grill, and reduce sause.

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  35. It does not look anything like the picture. Too much liquid. Very disappointed. What a waste of food.

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  36. I would think, that you are going to have to remove the juice from the crock-pot and place it in a skillet and reduce the liquid.. reducing it will thicken it because the sugar will carmelize.. don't burn it, but a slow rolling boil.. and it should also thicken up some after it is removed from the heat.

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    1. the soy sauce will also reduce and thicken :)

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  37. can you also use the pineapples not just the juice or will it be to watery i will be making this for a church function please respond quickly

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  38. Not a good recipe. Nothing had ever came out of the crockpot looking charred like this. Just like everyone else. I got light brown chicken floating in a watery liquid. I knew after two hours, this photo didn't come from this recipe. No way. I took mine out the crockpot and drained it and added a little extra brown sugar and put it on broil in the oven to brown it...still nothing like the photo. Id like THAT recipe though!

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  39. Doesn't come out anything like the recipe

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  40. I tried it and was very disappointed because it doesn't come out anything like the picture.

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  41. I tried this today and it looks nothing like the picture! Flavor was okay. Smelled up my house nice, but sauce is runny and chicken is a little dry/chewy. Most of the reviews online say the same thing. Wish I would have read them before trying this recipe. Oh well.

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  42. Horrible, horrible, horrible. Not at all impressed.

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  43. Someone posted this on Facebook but used a different picture. A few of us at work followed the recipe exactly as it says and, just like most of the previous comments here, it was more juice than anything. I didn't want to waste the meal so I added an onion, bell pepper and pineapple chunks to make it Pineapple Chicken. The chicken was still a little dry but next time I'll know to let it cook for only 3-4 hours.
    Apparently something is missing in this recipe. I don't think corn starch is usually used to make Hawaiian or any Asian sauces.

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  44. I tried this recipe twice. I used chicken thighs the second time. Both times it came out watery. After reading the other post I know why. Why would you put a picture of a recipe that wasn't cooked in a crock pot. Very disappointed.

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  45. If doing this in the crockpot, cook your chicken alone first for 3 hours on high and then drain it! Then add the other ingredients and let cook until done about 30 minutes.

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  46. Good idea Peggy ann... mines been in 2.5 hours and its just brown juice w floating chicken .. looks yucky.. maybe I will drain that juice and add ingredients again to see what happens?

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  47. I can't get the "pin" to work -- it says I need a picture.

    I believe I made this recipe a while back -- I found 8 hours in the crockpot on low to be too long -- it got dried out. (Maybe my crockpot is too big for this amount of food.)

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  48. Mine came out great! Chicken was browned and I drizzled hot terriyaki on the top. I also added pineapple at the end. Yum.

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    1. It does come out soupy you have to dress it up..

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    2. Lisa, did you, by chance, take a picture of your dish?

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  49. I made this in a wok instead of crock pot mainly because I used chicken breast chunks and they don't work well in the crock pot. I used tapioca to help thicken the sauce and I also added a bag of frozen stir-fry vegetables (I love snow peas!). I made double the amount of sauce - it's really good!

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  50. When you cook with a crock pot a lot of liquid is made from steam. Open the cover about 1/2 inch when the food becomes watery and the juices will evaporate rather quickly. Close the cover if food becomes dry.

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  51. I put this in the crockpot today but I used Teriyaki sauce instead of soy sauce. I hope it turns out ok.

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  52. You know, if you are going to BRAG to the world how great you are by placing a recipe on the inter webs, at least get it right. Missing ingredients, missing instructions.... Just another house frau with too much time on her hands...

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    1. Agreed. Did not look anything like the picture. Tastes ok, but missing the caramelizing texture and flavor.

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  53. After reading these post, I don't feel so bad. I made this tonight and mine did not look like the picture. Seems like none of yours did either. My husband liked it and went back for seconds. I thought it was just okay. I was expecting something more like the picture. Wasn't impressed.

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  54. I cooked mine the same way but added some pineapple and onion to the mix it was great

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  55. I cooked mine the same way but added some pineapple and onion to the mix it was great

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  56. This was a horrible recipe. Unfortunately I didn't read the reviews in time to save the time it took to put it in the crock pot. Where in the world did the photo come from??? Nothing more than watered down chicken!

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  57. What side dishes can you make to go with this?

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