Slow Cooker Shredded Hawaiian Chicken Sandwiches
Yield: 8 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours on low
This is definitely a family favorite in our home! We love the sweet and tangy mix of flavors.

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 2 - lb(s) boneless chicken breasts
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 - cup(s) BBQ sauce
  • 2 - 8 oz. can(s) crushed pineapple
  • 1 - small red onion(s)
  • 8 - hamburger buns**
  • Side: - chips**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Place the chicken breasts into the base of the slow cooker. Sprinkle a little salt and pepper over the top. Drizzle BBQ sauce over the chicken breasts and then pour the pineapple juices around the chicken breasts and the pineapple on top of the chicken.
  2. (I like to add the onions raw after the chicken has cooked, but if you’d like to add them in while it all cooks, you can drop them in with the crushed pineapple.)
  3. Set on low and cook for 8 hours.
  4. Once cooked, pull out the chicken breasts and the pineapple and add to a bowl, then shred with 2 forks. Mix in the chopped red onion, if you didn’t add it to the slow cooker.
  5. Prepare fruit, as needed.
  6. Serve Shredded Hawaiian Chicken Sandwiches with fruit and chips.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Finely chop 1 small red onions.
  2. Open 2 cans of crushed pineapple. Do not drain.

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

  • 1 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper
  • About 1/4 cup BBQ sauce
  • Half of the canned pineapple, undrained
  • Half of the finely chopped onion

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.

Special notes

Use 1 lb. chicken breasts & 1 lb. chicken thighs, if you prefer a deeper flavor from the dark meat. Extra cooked, shredded chicken can be frozen to use in future meals.

Dairy-Free Modifications

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

Gluten-Free Modifications

Serve over rice instead of on buns, and serve with gluten-free chips.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Slow Cooker Shredded Hawaiian Chicken Sandwiches

Printable Label Instructions

Add the contents of the freezer baggie to the slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours. Once cooked, shred chicken with fork.
Serve on sandwich buns with fruit and chips.

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