Slow Cooker Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken

Having family meals is a priority of mine but with our crazy work schedules it can be challenging to pull it off. A few years ago my mom gave us a Crock Pot & it changed my life. Most meals from the slow cooker are by no means gourmet but they can be healthy and the finished product and be used to make "fancier" dishes. I definitely like the slow cooker for making soups, stews, chicken dishes, & pulled pork.

Two years ago, I partnered with a friend to introduce a Freezer Meals workshop at our local YCA, we appropriately called it the Busy Ladies' Freezer Meals Workshop. Every month we prepare 10 meals that can be stored in the freezer and made a later date in the slow cooker. So every month I test various recipes, source ingredients, and plan the meals. I used to fill up 2 carts at Costco buying the food but once the popularity grew, I was able to open my own account with a food distributor and am able to order in bulk & have it delivered- yippee!!

February 2014- getting ready for our 4th workshop

February 2014- getting ready for our 4th workshop

I have tested a lot of slow cooker meals, I am always looking to include a protein and veggies into a dish so that I know I can pull a bag out of my freezer and throw it in the crock pot and it will be nutritious and delicious. This recipe is my husband's absolute favorite so I thought it would be great to share during this busy time of year where it can be a struggle to get a healthy meal on the table. I suggest

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Slow Cooker Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken

  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup mild chunky salsa
  • 2 tablespoons - Franks Buffalo Hot WINGS
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 cups pineapple chunks (drained)
  • 1 cup black beans (drained)
  • 2 cup sweet corn
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Place all items in the slow cooker and cook on low for 6 hours. Remove Chicken and shred with 2 forks. Put Chicken back in and stir to combine.

Optional
Make a Bowl layering cooked rice, Cooked Chicken recipe, Shredded Lettuce, Shredded Cheese, Sliced Avocado, Sour Cream and crushed tortilla chips.