Slow Cooker Pineapple & Salsa Verde Chicken
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours in slow cooker
This chicken has the perfect combination of sweet and spicy flavor.

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 4 - small boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 - cup(s) salsa verde sauce
  • 1 - 8 oz. can(s) crushed pineapple
  • 1 - Tbsp minced onion
  • 1 - tsp minced garlic
  • - Salt and pepper
  • Garnish: - jalapeño(s)**
  • Garnish: - chopped cilantro**
  • Side: - rice**
  • Side: - salad**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Open the can of crushed pineapple.
  2. Place the chicken breasts in the base of the slow cooker and pour the salsa verde and crushed pineapple over and around the chicken. Sprinkle in the minced onion and minced garlic. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Set on low and cook for 8 hours. Once cooked, shred the chicken with 2 forks. Strain and serve.
  4. Cook the rice as directed.
  5. Prepare the salad.
  6. Serve Slow Cooker Pineapple & Salsa Verde Chicken with chopped jalapeno and chopped cilantro garnish, over rice with a side salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Open 2 cans of crushed pineapple.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • 4 small boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup salsa verde
  • 1 - 8 oz. can crushed pineapple
  • 1 Tbsp minced onion
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • Salt and pepper

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the slow cooker and cooking on low for 8 hours. Shred the chicken and strain before serving.

Special notes

Serve with cauliflower rice for Paleo meal.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Slow Cooker Pineapple & Salsa Verde Chicken

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and slow cook on low for 8 hours. Once cooked, shred the chicken and strain before serving with chopped jalapeno and cilantro garnish.
Serve over rice with salad.

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