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Pantry ingredients makes this Crock Pot Huli Huli Chicken easy to make and full of flavor. Makes this sweet and savory chicken for an simple weeknight meal.

Huli Huli Chicken in the slow cooker
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You are going to love this huli huli chicken crock pot recipe. All the ingredients are added to the slow cooker for a set and forget it weeknight meal.

We love making Crock Pot Recipes and this crockpot Hawaiian Chicken is one of our favorite. The savory sauce keeps the chicken moist and tender. If you love the sweet sauce in this recipe, make Crockpot BBQ Ranch Chicken and Slow Cooker Dr Pepper Chicken Recipe.

What is Huli Huli Chicken?

This classic Hawaiian Chicken Recipe is a popular recipe in Hawaii because of the sweet and savory sauce. Huli means flip which means to traditionally to cook the chicken on the grill over high heat.

Cooking the chicken in the slow cooker allows you to still get the sweet flavor with the simple ingredient glaze.

Ingredients: 

Ingredients for huli huli chicken - chicken breasts, pineapple juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, ketchup, ginger, minced garlic, cornstarch, cold water, green onions, sesame seeds
  • Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts 
  • Unsweetened Pineapple Juice 
  • Soy Sauce 
  • Brown Sugar 
  • Ketchup 
  • Fresh Ginger 
  • Minced Garlic 
  • Cornstarch 
  • Cold Water 

For Serving: 

  • Green Onions (diced) 
  • Sesame Seeds 

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Variations:

  • Change Chicken – Feel free to make this recipe with boneless skinless chicken thighs or chicken tenders.
  • Seasoning – You can also make the sauce mixture with different ingredients. Add in honey, or instead of soy sauce use tamari or apple cider vinegar.
  • Vegetables – Feel free to add in vegetables to cook with the chicken. We love the addition of diced bell peppers.

Step by Step Instructions: 

  • Step 1 – In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the pineapple juice, soy sauce, brown sugar and ketchup. Then add in ground ginger and garlic. 
Combining the sauce ingredients together in a bowl
  • Step 2 – Place the chicken breast in the crock pot.  Pour the sauce on top. 
Place this chicken in the slow cooker with the sauce poured over
  • Step 3 – Cover and cook on low for 5-7 hours or on high for 3 hours. Then remove the slow cooked chicken and shred.
  • Step 4 – Stir together the cornstarch and cold water together in a small bowl.  Stir this mixture and the shredded chicken back into the crock pot.  
  • Step 5 – Serve slow cooker huli huli chicken as is or over rice and enjoy!  

Recipe Tips:

  • Shredding Chicken – We recommend shredding chicken with a hand mixer or stand mixer.
  • Thickening Sauce – To thicken the sauce, add in a cornstarch slurry this makes it delicious when served over rice.
Shredded huli huli chicken over white rice topped with sesame seeds and green onions on a plate

What to Serve with Huli Huli Chicken:

Serve this chicken dish with your favorite side dish. These are some of our favorites.

Shredded huli huli chicken over white rice topped with sesame seeds and green onions on a plate

Frequently Asked Questions:

How to Store Leftovers:

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Can I Freeze?

Store the cooled, cooked chicken in a freezer safe container. This season chicken stays fresh for 3 months.

More Easy Crockpot Chicken Recipes:

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Crock Pot Huli Huli Chicken

5 from 3 votes
Pantry ingredients makes this Crock Pot Huli Huli Chicken easy to make and full of flavor. Makes this sweet and savory chicken for an simple weeknight night meal.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 287

Ingredients

For Serving:

Instructions

  • In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the pineapple juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, ketchup, ground ginger and minced garlic.
  • Place the chicken breast in the crock pot.  Pour the sauce on top.
  • Cover and cook on low for 5-7 hours or on high for 3 hours.
  • Remove the chicken, shred.
  • Stir together the cornstarch and cold water together in a small bowl.  Stir this mixture and the shredded chicken back into the crock pot.
  • Serve as is or over rice and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 287kcal, Carbohydrates 27g, Protein 34g, Fat 4g, Saturated Fat 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat 0.02g, Cholesterol 97mg, Sodium 1262mg, Potassium 682mg, Fiber 0.3g, Sugar 22g, Vitamin A 47IU, Vitamin C 6mg, Calcium 34mg, Iron 1mg

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