The Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken That You’ll Never Stop Eating

With cooler weather approaching, many of us are anticipating even more reasons to utilize our beloved slow cookers!

That’s why I was beyond THRILLED to find this life-changing Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken recipe.

The sweet, tangy chicken compliments the pineapples in a way every tastebud truly deserves to experience.

The pineapples are so juicy and flavorful from all the slow cooking — and the tender chicken gets more savory with each bite. However, my favorite part of this divine dish is still the flavor-soaked pineapple chunks!

Slower Cooker Pineapple Chicken is so delicious and hassle-free, you’ll want to eat it every day. It really is a home cook’s dream come true.

Here’s how to make Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken:


  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 3 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 12 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 1 (20-ounce) can pineapple chunks, juices reserved*
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves


  1. In a large bowl, combine pineapple juice, chicken broth, brown sugar, soy sauce and garlic.
  2. Place chicken thighs into a 6-qt slow cooker. Stir in pineapple juice mixture. Top with pineapple chunks and reserved juices.
  3. Cover and cook on low heat for 5-6 hours or high for 2-3 hours, basting every few hours.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together 1/4 cup water and cornstarch. Stir in mixture into the slow cooker. Cover and cook on high heat for an additional 30 minutes, or until sauce is thickened.
  5. OPTIONAL: Preheat oven to broil. Place chicken thighs onto a baking sheet, skin side up, and broil until crisp, about 3-4 minutes.
  6. Serve chicken immediately, garnished with sesame seeds and parsley, if desired.