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Crockpot Hawaiian BBQ chicken is a delicious blend of sweet and savory. With just 3 ingredients, this meal is perfect for busy weeknights. Serve over rice or on buns and dinner is complete! 

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Hawaiian BBQ Chicken over rice in a white bowl

If you want a fabulous dinner then this is the crock pot hawaiian bbq chicken recipe for you! I am IN LOVE! Not only does it tastes like you have been cooking all day, but it is also VERY frugal friendly.

Once you learn how to make this Hawaiian BBQ Chicken, you will see why it is a family favorite. You are going to absolutely love how easy this meal is to make in the crock pot.

Hawaiian BBQ Chicken in a black crock pot

Let’s get started!

Ingredient to make Hawaiian BBQ Chicken: Chicken, BBQ Sauce and Pineapple


  • Chicken Breasts
  • Barbecue Sauce – Try this easy homemade barbecue sauce or we also love Stubb’s bbq sauce if we are using store bought.
  • Pineapple Chunks
Raw ingredients in a crock pot

How to make Crock pot Hawaiian BBQ chicken:

  • First, place chicken and onions in the crockpot.
  • Second, place the pineapple and the juice on top of the chicken. Add the BBQ sauce and that is it!
  • Finally, cook on low. It normally takes about 8 to 10 hours.
  • Once the chicken is finished cooking, shred and stir back into the sauce.
  • Note- You can cook on high if you prefer for 3-4 hours.
Hawaiian BBQ Chicken over Rice in a white bowl on a black countertop with a striped linen next to it

How to serve:

  • The chicken and sauce is so delicious over rice. I could literally eat the amazing sauce by the spoonful. Try white rice or brown rice.
  • Make sandwiches! You can use hamburger buns, rolls or anything you like.
  • Try sliders. Use smaller rolls to make sliders for kids or parties. This smaller portion is perfect for little hands or when you need something for a party.

How to freeze:

I love to make a double recipe and freeze it for later. It is so handy having this in the freezer for a quick meal.

Simply place it in a freezer bag. I like to use bags because they lay flat and take up less room in the freezer.

Once you are ready to eat, let it thaw in the fridge overnight and reheat in a pan. It is so easy!

The best Hawaiian chicken recipe!

You are going to love this super simple dinner idea! I promise. It is packed with flavor without much work at all.

Pineapple chicken is easy to prepare. I really love the combination of BBQ sauce and pineapple together. It is amazing and I’m not kidding when I say the sauce is the best!

I could eat this chicken alone because it is that yummy and flavorful.

Hawaiian BBQ Chicken in a Black Crock Pot with a Wooden Spoon in it

Frugal Friendly?

With only 3 ingredients, you can make this without much expense. It tastes like there is more involved but really it is so easy and budget friendly.


  • Substitute chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts. You can also mix them together. This is a great way to save money and use what is on sale or you already have.
  • Freeze rice to make this meal even easier during the week. I love to cook a bunch of rice in advance in the slow cooker. Divide into equal portions and freeze for later. Dinner just got even easier!
  • Any pineapple will work! We used pineapple chunks but rings, crushed or whatever you have will work.
  • Frozen chicken breasts are fine to use. I have literally taken this from freezer to crockpot and walked out the door for the day.

Give it a try!

I promise, this is one recipe that you want to save and put on your menu this week! Enjoy!

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Hawaiian BBQ Chicken in a Black Crock Pot with a wooden Spoon in the chicken mixture

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Crockpot Hawaiian BBQ Chicken

4.70 from 13 votes
The best hawaiian chicken recipe. You are going to love this quick and easy hawaiian crockpot chicken. Make this crock pot hawaiian bbq chicken recipe today
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 423
Author Eating on a Dime


  • 3 lbs boneless chicken breast (approximately 4-5 Chicken Breasts)
  • 2 cups Barbecue Sauce
  • 1 Can of Pineapple Chunks (20 oz.)


  • Place the chicken, barbecue sauce and pineapple chunks in a 6 quart crock pot.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.
  • Shred the chicken and mix it into the sauce in the crock pot.
  • Serve immediately over rice, topped with diced green onions. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate in an air tight container for up to 5 days.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 423kcal, Carbohydrates 39g, Protein 49g, Fat 6g, Saturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 145mg, Sodium 1242mg, Potassium 1061mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 32g, Vitamin A 282IU, Vitamin C 3mg, Calcium 43mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Made this for dinner tonight. Absolutely delicious and everyone loved it!! Going to use leftovers for nachos!

  2. 5 stars
    Absolutely loved this recipe. It’s delicious. I put it over rice, made sliders, and ate it as is. Ways to serve it are endless. Definitely will be making it often.