These Crock Pot Hawaiian Chicken Bowls are an easy and healthy weeknight dinner that makes everyone happy! Perfect for busy weeknight dinners or to meal prep ahead of time for maximum efficiency in the kitchen!
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Why I love these Crock Pot Hawaiian Chicken Bowls…
There’s a lot to love about these easy chicken bowls–great, unique flavor, sooo easy to make, and super versatile for bowls, salads, wraps!
I love the combination of the sweet pineapple and the umami flavor that comes from the coconut aminos. And I’m very pro garlic everything so of course I can’t resist that hint of garlic!
I love that this crock pot recipe is so simple — very fix it and forget it which is my slow jam! I’m not sure what it is about children, but from the moment they are born the time they need you most and melt into tyrannical dictators and/or impossible divas is riiiight about the time you need to start making dinner.
It never fails.
Which is why I like crockpot dinners. It keeps things simple at that witching hour when I need all of my sanity for child-wrangling.
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Why these Hawaiian Chicken Bowls are good for you…
Okay, so if you weren’t sold already, here are some healthy reasons to get on board with these crock pot Hawaiian chicken bowls.
- No added sugar. What-what! All the sweetness in this dish is from the crushed pineapple! Pineapple may be nature’s sweetest candy!
- Less sodium thanks to using coconut aminos. Coconut aminos is a cooking ingredient I became familiar with during my first whole 30 (incidentally my only whole 30). And I still like to cook with it instead of using soy sauce. You can sub in soy sauce if you don’t already have coconut aminos and don’t want to make a special purchase.
These slow cooker chicken bowls are friendly with lots of diets too — They are Whole 30 compliant, Paleo, Macro-friendly, great for Weight Watchers or iTrackbites or calorie counting.
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To make this recipe you may need:
- Crockpot — This smarty pants crockpot is life changing if you’re a working mom! You can set a timer for cooking time and then it switches to warm. No more burnt or dried out crockpot recipes!
- Crockpot liners — If you hate scrubbing out your crock pot or are known to “leave it to soak” for multiple days these are going to change your life. You can also use these and some foil to cook two different things at once in your crockpot! Genius!
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Can I freeze this recipe?
Yes! The best way to make this recipe freezer friendly is to place all the ingredients in a large freezer bag (these stands make it super-easy). Remove all the air. You can lay flat to freeze. Defrost overnight in the refrigerator and then cook in the crockpot for four hours.
Keep this recipe for Crock Pot Hawaiian Chicken Bowls handy for a quick and flavorful weeknight dinner!
Healthy Crock Pot Hawaiian Chicken Bowl Recipe
Crock Pot Hawaiian Chicken
- Slow cooker
- 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts *if preferred boneless skinless chicken thighs can be used
- 1 T minced garlic
- 1 T dried onion flakes
- 1 cup crushed pineapple
- 1/3 cup coconut aminos
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1/2 tsp ginger
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
- 6 cups cooked rice
- Put chicken breasts in bottom of crock pot.
- Combine garlic, minced onion, pineapple, coconut aminos, red pepper flakes, ginger, salt and pepper in small bowl. Gently pour over chicken and spread so it covers chicken completely.
- Cook in crock pot on low for 5-6 hours or on high for 3-4 hours. Shred chicken with two forks or in stand mixer. Return to crockpot to soak up juices.
- Serve over cooked rice topped with fresh green onion and pineapple.
Recipe inspired by this Slow Cooker Hawaiian Shredded Chicken
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