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Sunday, November 10, 2013

FOOD-Sweet Hawaiian Crockpot Chicken

Crockpot Hawaiian Chicken - I would add pineapple chunks next time.  Be sure not to over cook.  My crock cooks hot.
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I saw this on Facebook the other day and it looked really good and really easy! When I searched it on Pinterest, I found many negative comments about it. They said that it was really gross, the sauce never caramelized, the picture must be fake, etc. I was nervous to try it, so I halved the recipe thinking if it bombed I wouldn't be out much.

I wish I would have made the full batch!! It was AMAZING! It turned out just like the chicken that I always fill my plate up with at a chinese buffet (sweet and sour, or General Tso?)! I loved it! 

*I used frozen, breaded "popcorn chicken", and used crushed pineapples instead of just pineapple juice (I scooped half crushed pineapple and half drained juice). I needed more sauce than called for since I was only doing half of the recipe. It hardly covered the bottom of my crockpot. The more sauce, the better (then you can let it sink into your rice more).  

I'm so excited to make this as often as I can. It isn't very healthy, so it'll have to be a treat every once in a while! 

I wouldn't cook it the full 6-8 hours. After 2-3, it tasted great (I snuck a piece to make sure I didn't need to intervene). I left it in 4+ hours and got a little sticky and harder to chew (but still delicious). I think maybe 3 hours would be perfect (not sure when working with uncooked chicken, but I'm sure it would be done by then).  

Experiment and leave a comment with what worked for you! 


20 comments:

  1. It looks great! I made a Beef and broccoli in my crock pot for dinner today and it said to cook it 8 hours...I cooked it less than two...it was perfect! I have made a couple of crock pot recipes lately and one said if I wanted more gravy I needed to double the liquid part of the recipe...you may want to do that. I did and I'm so glad...

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    1. Great idea! I felt like I almost doubled the sauce and it was still barely enough! Maybe I just really like the sauce! Thanks for reading!

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  2. I am actually making it now and it smells so good, and I found a lot of negatives Nancy's out there about it but it looks very good ;-)

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    1. I LOVE it! I make it probably once a month. One time it didn't turn out well, but the other times it was delicious! How did yours turn out?

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  3. Making this today for the family gathering. Crossing fingers it turns out as good as it looks!!

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    1. I hope you come back and update how it turned out! I think I only had one bad batch out of about 5 times I've tried it. Good Luck!

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  4. I have it sitting in an oval crock pot as we speak, but not to optimistic considering all the negative write up's. But we shall see, I also addedd bell pepper and onion to the mix. I may have to add a slurry to thicken it up about depending on how much juice is left.

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    1. Interesting. Did you use breaded chicken or regular? I bet that changes how much of the sauce is absorbed.

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  5. I am planning on making this, but need to know how much of each ingredient you use. I have 4 men that i am feeding and am wondering if i should double the recipe. I would like to try it with the breaded chicken.

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    1. If you have 2 bags of the breaded popcorn chicken (not sure the actual size), that might be enough for 4 men. Doubled would be 2 cups of pineapple juice, 1 cup brown sugar, and 2/3 cups light soy sauce. It is kind of hit or miss with me, so I really hope it works! It was delicious most of the times I have tried it! Hope it works!

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  6. Thank you. I will let you know how it turns out.

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  7. I made this tonight, I doubled it (family of 6), used Purdue breaded popcorn chicken, it is not caramelizing,no gravy, it soaked every bit of juice up, tastes ok, but it is not crisping :(

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    1. Sorry it didn't turn out quite right! I think the recipe needs much more sauce than it calls for.

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    2. Yea I made it tonight & its a mushy mess.

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    3. Aww man! It is such a hit and miss for me! One time my husband liked it, the other times he didn't like it at all. Sorry! I'm also wondering if I'm just really not picky at all so I thought it was good even if it was mushy and weird.

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  8. Frozen and pre-breaded chicken on an exercise and eating plan? How healthy is that? Doesn't prebreaded food contain hydrolyzed aka unhealthy oils?

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  9. This looks like a great dish and seems easy enough to prepare. I'm always trying to find crockpot recipes. Thanks for sharing.

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