Yummy Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken

Hello Darlings!
I swear Pinterest is going to make me fat! Every day I feel like I am constantly repining recipes that look SO good, and aren’t particularly healthy. But that’s ok, my limited baking skills prevent me from actually making (and eating) everything I see.

One of the healthier finds I’ve been fortunate to come across, is this recipe found here: http://pinterest.com/pin/144350318/ which I have adapted and altered just a little bit. 

Here is my version:

Yummy Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken:
·         4 frozen chicken breasts
·         ½ cup or so of your favorite teriyaki sauce
·         ½ cup or so of ginger soy dressing (yes like from the salad dressing section!)
·         1 small container of fresh pineapple (can use canned if you have it on hand)

That’s it! It was super simple! I prepped all the ingredients and tossed them in a Ziploc back and put them back in the freezer for a few nights until I was ready to make this. I opted to use all of the juices in the pineapple to help make more of a flavorful sauce. The original recipe calls for soy sauce instead of ginger dressing. I think the ginger dressing has plenty of sodium in it since it is soy based, but the ginger just brings some more flavor to it.

I literally just dumped the frozen baggie into the crockpot, checked there were enough liquids to at least cover the bottom, and left it on high for about 4 hours. The pineapple breaks down the chicken, which helps you very easily shred it with a fork or two. 

I started it off with it on high, but after the 4 hour marker moved it down to my keep warm setting on my crockpot. The chicken was all ready to go, but the extra two hours it sat on a keep warm setting really helped the flavor develop, as well as some beautiful color!

I just served it over a heap of fresh white rice and some steamed veggies. I wanted to get more pictures but it was flying out quicker than I could set it on the counter long enough to take a good picture. It made the whole house smell soooooo good!

I think next time I may add just a little bit of honey to bring some sweetness to this very savory dish, but otherwise by far one of the EASIEST dinners to cook and clean up, and it tasted amazing! I hope you give it a try. This is so easy to do, you can prepare it far in advanced and leave it in your freezer like I did, or make it right away and both ways will be delicious without a doubt. I’m planning on using whatever leftovers we 
have for some great Hawaiian roll sandwiches I think!

Thanks for looking! I can’t wait to hear how yours turns out!

The Sparkle Queen

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