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Slow Cooker Pineapple Barbecue Chicken

Slow Cooker Pineapple Barbecue Chicken

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword slow-cooker-pineapple-barbecue-chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 5 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Author Melissa


  • 1 medium sweet onion diced
  • 1 20 oz pineapple chunks drained (Or 2 cups fresh)
  • ½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes more or less to taste
  • 2-3 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • ¼ cup BBQ seasoning i.e. Barbecue Magic, Smokehouse Maple
  • 2 Tbsp teriyaki sauce
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • garlic salt
  • 1 ½ cups Sweet & Spicy Barbecue Sauce i.e. Sweet Baby Rays or your favorite plus additional for serving
  • 2-4 Tbsp tomato paste


  • Spray the bottom and sides of a 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.
  • Arrange the chopped onion and pineapple chunks over the bottom. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes.
  • Rub the chicken pieces on all sides with BBQ seasoning. Arrange over the pineapple. 
  • Drizzle with Teriyaki sauce, olive oil and season with garlic salt.
  • Drizzle with barbecue sauce. Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours or on low for 4-6.  (Cooking time may vary depending on thickness of chicken pieces)
  • Uncover and use a slotted spoon to remove the chicken pieces to a platter. Thicken the sauce using 2 Tbsp tomato paste. Adjust using more if needed to thicken to your taste.  
  • Serve over cooked rice, drizzled with sauce.


For the best results use a thick barbecue sauce.