Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chicken
Gluten Free Living – 2014
Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chicken is simply amazing. This great chicken recipe can be made in your slow cooker which is super easy. Or, if you need to have the recipe cooked more quickly, you can also bake it the oven for about an hour. (That’s what I did here). I’ve actually had this recipe both ways and both work fine. The sweet and sour sauce is made from crushed pineapple and juice, soy sauce, ketchup, sugar and vinegar. It’s so delicious and makes this chicken sizzle.
In early 2000, we were invited to a friend’s home for lunch one Sunday after church. Our children were close in age together we really wanted an opportunity to get to know this family better. It turned out to be a time of great food, lots of talk and laughter, games and fun. Pam was a wonderful cook and I collected at least two recipes from her that day. This one for a main dish and a luscious Heath Bar Dessert.
Everything she served that day was so incredibly scrumptious. Pam made this recipe in the slow cooker and served it over steamed white rice. My pictures will actually show this baked in the oven because I didn’t have time to make it in the slow cooker the day I was making this. Hawaiian Chicken can be prepared either way with great results.
If you’re looking for a fantastic Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chicken recipe to serve over rice, this one is heavenly. The tangy sweet and sour sauce is superb. This chicken main dish is succulent and delicious as well as being gluten free. It’s really not too difficult to prepare either. Everyone who has ever tasted this recipe has just loved it. I think you will too. 😉
Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chicken is succulent and amazing.
I made one batch with chicken thighs and one batch with chicken breasts. You can also use whole cut-up chicken if you prefer.
Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chicken is best served over a bed of hot cooked brown rice.
This close up shows the texture of the breading on the chicken and the sauce.
Here’s what I did.
The gluten free flour and eggs are used as a breading for the chicken. All the other ingredients are used in making the sauce.
Place sauce ingredients in a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat.
Bring mixture to a boil. Remove from heat and set aside.
Sprinkle both sides of chicken pieces very generously with garlic salt.
Dip chicken pieces in beaten egg mixture.
Now dredge chicken pieces in gluten free flour to coat really well.
Fry in skillets in a little oil until lightly browned. If using cast iron skillets, you can’t be stingy with the oil or the chicken may stick to the pan.
Turn chicken pieces over and fry on remaining side.
Place chicken pieces in a crockpot or a large 10×15″ greased baking dish.
Cover with sauce. If baking in crockpot, cook on low for 6-8 hours or until done. If baking in oven, cover with foil and bake at 350 for about 45-60 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. About 30-40 minutes before chicken is to be done, cook rice.
I baked the chicken about an hour.
Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chicken is made with a tangy and tasty pineapple sauce. It’s absolutely mouthwatering.
I sent out most of the chicken to some friends who recently moved into a new home, but saved a couple of pieces for us for dinner.
Every bite of Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chicken is so delectable.
Here’s the recipe.
SLOW COOKER HAWAIIAN CHICKEN
(Recipe adapted from Pam Ramsay, when we attended Hillcrest Baptist Church, Cedar Hill, TX)
- 2 lbs. boneless chicken breasts, thighs or whole chicken, cut up
- garlic salt
- 2 eggs, well beaten
- 1 cup gluten free all-purpose flour
- 1 ½ cups catsup
- ¾ cup sugar
- ½ cup vinegar
- 1/3 cup crushed pineapple and juice
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. soy sauce
- Wash and drain chicken.
- Sprinkle liberally with garlic salt.
- Let stand 15-30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, combine catsup, sugar, vinegar, pineapple, salt and soy sauce in saucepan and bring to a boil.
- Remove sauce from heat and set aside.
- Dip chicken in beaten egg and then flour.
- Fry chicken in skillet in a little oil until nicely browned.
- Place in baking pan (or toss in crock pot).
- After boiling sauce, cover chicken with sauce.
- Put on low in crockpot 6-8 hours or bake covered at 350° for 45-60 minutes.
Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chicken is not too difficult to make. I used gluten free flour in this recipe, but if you don’t have gluten intolerance, regular flour will work just as well.
Doesn’t Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chicken look marvelous?
Serve Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chicken or hot, cooked rice for a delicious meal your family will really enjoy.