Pineapple Chicken


  • Prep Time5 mins
  • Total Time6 hrs 5 mins
  • Makes4-6 servings
Pineapple Chicken

Photo: Erik Putz

Serve this sweet, sticky dish over rice and pair it with a fresh chopped salad or a tray of roasted broccoli.


  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger

  • ⅔ cup packed brown sugar

  • 2 tbsp cornstarch

  • 398-mL can pineapple chunks, drained

  • 3 tbsp soy sauce

  • 4 to 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts


  • Combine garlic, ginger, brown sugar, cornstarch, pineapple, soy sauce and lemon juice in a 4- to 6-quart slow cooker. Add chicken and turn a few times to ensure it is fully coated. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 6 hr or until chicken is no longer pink inside.


Be careful not to overcook the chicken breasts—they will dry out if you leave them in too long. Substitute 1½ lb chicken thighs to reduce the risk.

Originally published in the Today’s Parent March +April 2017 issue. Photo by Erik Putz.

This article was originally published on Nov 01, 2017

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