Pineapple Chicken



5 min


4-6 servings

* PLUS Cook time: 4-6 hours
Pineapple Chicken

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.