This is the recipe that turned me into a crockpot fan. Before I tried this Hawaiian Chicken recipe, my crockpot was hanging out in the very back of one of my kitchen cabinets. I just didn’t know what to do with it until I happened to come across this recipe. I can’t remember if it was in a magazine, cookbook or online (probably not online since it’s been quite some time). I used to make it quite a bit and it was always a big hit with my husband but somehow I had forgotten about it until it just popped in my head today and I mentioned it in the newsletter. Shortly after someone asked me if I could share the recipe. I dug through files and cookbooks and finally found my handwritten note with “Hawaiian Chicken Recipe – Crockpot” scribbled across the top…. so here it is:
- 2 pounds skinless boneless chicken breast halves
- 1 can pineapple chunks, drained
- 1 can mandarin oranges, drained
- ¼ cup cornstarch
- ¼ cup brown sugar, packed
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- Cut the chicken into large bite-sized chunks. Put everything into your crockpot and stir it around until everything is mixed up. Cover it and cook on high for 3 hours or low for 5 to 6 hours.
I like to serve this Hawaiian chicken over white rice. Fix a simple salad to add on the side and dinner is done.
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