What’s For Dinner? Crock Pot Hawaiian Chicken

Looking for a quick and easy meal you can prepare the night before? Or even a couple weeks in advance and stick in the freezer? This is the recipe for you! Combine the ingredients ahead of time and pull them out when you’re ready for them. Simple, quick, and easy!


The “in-bag” ingredients should be added to a gallon freezer bag, then pop in the freezer! Stick the bag in the refrigerator the night before you want it, then drop the contents of the bag in the crock pot in the a.m. This will take you all of one minute!

Hawaiian ChickenIn-Bag Ingredients: 

  • 1-1.5 pounds of chicken breast or chicken breast tenders
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2-3 tbs soy sauce
  • 1/2 can of large pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cup of pineapple juice (from can)
  • 2 chopped bell peppers


Add in-bag ingredients to the crock pot.  Cook on low for 6-7 hours.  Remove about 1 cup of the liquid, add to saucepan with a tablespoon of corn starch, and bring to a boil while stirring.  Add additional sugar if it isn’t sweet enough for you! Put “gravy” back into crock pot and stir well.  Shred and serve over rice.

*This week we’re answering the age-old question….what’s for dinner? Whether you work from home or outside the home, it always seems to be a conundrum when 5:00 rolls around. So our team has put together a few of our favorite weeknight dinners in order to help make meal planning a little easier!! Be sure to check the blog each day, pin the recipes so you have them whenever you need them, make your grocery list, and get to cooking!! Happy Dinnertime!!

**Looking for more dinner ideas? Be sure to check out some of ICMB’s favorite recipes!

Lana Criswell is a born and bred Hawkeye fan who has lived in Iowa City for almost ten years! She came for college and never looked back. Lana has been married to her husband, Tom, for two years and is momma to Jessa (3.5 months) and Charlie, the dog. She finished graduate school nearly four years ago in speech-language pathology and works at Children’s Center for Therapy in Iowa City. She is excited to be able to work 80% time now and have some “girl time” with Jessa each week. Lana loves spending time with family and friends, cooking/baking, going to Hawkeye games, going on walks around the neighborhood with the dog, and reading.


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