Hawaiian Pulled Chicken

This Hawaiian Pulled Chicken is easily made right in your crock pot! Perfect for meal prepping during the week or serving a crowd at parties!

Man, do we love easy slow cooker dinner recipes like this pulled chicken! Also be sure to check out our Perfect Pulled Pork – no sauce just perfectly seasoned and super juicy. Or this Chipotle Creamy Salsa Chicken for a fun and tasty taco night!

slow cooker chicken on a bun with potato chips

Hawaiian Pulled Chicken

This slow cooker chicken recipe is definitely going to be on your permanent dinner rotation! So easy to make and unbelievably delicious, everyone will be asking for seconds.

Pile this shredded chicken onto rolls, stuff into a baked potato or eat as is with rice on the side. Our boys love these chicken sandwiches with tons of french fries on the side and we’ll add a nice Caesar Salad just to get in our greens.

How To Make This Slow Cooker Chicken Recipe

Truly a dump and go crock pot recipe, this Hawaiian Pulled Chicken couldn’t be easier to make!

  1. Add chicken breasts, bbq sauce, brown sugar, crushed pineapple, teriyaki glaze, sliced bell peppers, soy sauce, salt and garlic powder to a 6 quart slow cooker. Cook on low for 4 hours.
  2. Remove the chicken breasts from the slow cooker and place on a board. Cool slightly and shred with two forks and cover to keep warm.
  3. Turn the slow cooker on high. Whisk together water and cornstarch in a small bowl and then pour into the slow cooker. Whisk to combine with the sauce, add the chicken back to the slow cooker. Cover and cook for 30 minutes to an hour to thicken the sauce.
  4. Serve on buns or in a bowl with rice on the side.

pulled chicken in sauce in a slow cooker

How To Serve This Crock Pot Chicken

Like we mentioned before, you can serve this chicken recipe on buns or sub rolls, we like to use the Hawaiian sweet rolls, or even in a sandwich wrap or tortilla. Other ways to serve this shredded chicken are in a baked potato with cheese and sour cream, as a topping for BBQ Chicken Pizza, or a bowl with rice on the side.

If you drain some of the sauce from this chicken you can even use this as a topping for nachos and even as a filling in tacos. There’s really a lot of way to use this easy chicken recipe, so get creative and think outside the bun!

Hawaiian Pulled Chicken sandwich on a plate with chips

What Sides Can I Serve With Hawaiian Pulled Chicken?

French fries are definitely a go to, as we have already mentioned but there’s tons of sided dishes that go awesome with this pulled chicken, especially if you’re serving it for a party!

sweet pulled chicken on a roll with chips on the side

Can I Make This Chicken Recipe Ahead Of Time?

Absolutely! This chicken only gets better as it sits, so make it a day or two ahead of time and you’re good to go. Just reheat in the microwave for individual servings or reheat in the oven if you’re warming up the whole recipe for dinner or a party.

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sweet pulled chicken on a roll with chips on the side

Hawaiian Pulled Chicken

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 hours
  • Total Time: 5 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x

This addicting, sweet pulled chicken is one of our favorites for serving a crowd at parties, or for meal prepping during the week. This bbq chicken practically cooks itself, making for an easy, delicious meal!

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Ingredients

  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 1/2 cups honey BBQ sauce (18 ounce bottle)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1/4 cup teriyaki glaze
  • 1/2 medium sized red onion, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced bell peppers
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 6 sub rolls or Hawaiian Rolls for serving

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients except for cornstarch and water to a 4-6 quart slow cooker. Cook on low for 4 hours.
  2. Remove the chicken breasts from the slow cooker and place on a board. Cool slightly and shred with two forks and cover to keep warm.
  3. Turn the slow cooker on high. Whisk the water and cornstarch together in a small bowl and then pour into the slow cooker. Whisk to combine with the sauce, add the chicken back to the slow cooker. Cover and cook for 30 minutes to an hour to thicken the sauce.
  4. Serve on buns or in a bowl with rice on the side.
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: slow cooker recipes, crock pot recipes, easy chicken recipes, chicken recipes, shredded chicken, slow cooker chicken

 

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