Sweet, tangy and juicy with a touch of kick, this Pineapple Orange BBQ Chicken takes less than 10 minutes of prep time and the slow cooker does the rest.
This dish features a fun interplay of flavors that compete for attention just long enough to be noticed and then blend together in unity as they mesmerize your palate.
This slow cooker dish also makes plenty of sauce so it lends itself perfectly to serving with rice or mashed potatoes. Just add a veggie and you’re all set.
Hands-off and fuss-free, it’s the perfect kind of meal for a busy weekday or a lazy weekend – come pull up a chair!
Let’s get started!
Place all the sauce ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine.
Place the chicken in the slow cooker and pour the sauce over.
Cook on LOW for 4-6 hours or HIGH for 3-4 hours.
Carefully pour the liquid from the slow cooker into a saucepan and bring it to a simmer. Pour in the cornstarch slurry, whisking continually until the sauce is thickened. Add salt to taste.
Return the sauce to the chicken.
Serve and enjoy!
Slow Cooker Pineapple Orange BBQ Chicken
- 4 pounds bone-in chicken pieces, skin removed
- For the Pineapple Orange Barbecue Sauce:
- 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
- 2 large cloves garlic, minced
- 3/4 cup natural ketchup
- 1/2 cup orange marmalade (lower calories, use sugar-free)
- 1/2 cup crushed pineapple
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 1/2 tablespoons brown mustard
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 2 teaspoons sriracha sauce, optional, for additional heat
- To Thicken the Sauce:
- 1/4 cup cornstarch dissolved in 1/4 cup water
- Place the sauce ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine. Place the chicken in the slow cooker and pour the sauce over. Cook on LOW for 4-6 hours or HIGH for 3-4 hours.
- Carefully pour the liquid from the slow cooker into a saucepan and bring it to a simmer. Pour in the cornstarch slurry, whisking continually until the sauce is thickened. Pour the sauce back over the chicken. Serve with rice or mashed potatoes and your choice of veggies.
RuthAnn Harmsen says
I had cooked chicken breasts which were very dry. I saw this recipe, &made this awesome sauce. I cut-the chicken into small pieces and simmers it for a while. Love the pineapple and I added mandarin oranges, too. Served over rice. Teenage grandsons lived it.
Kimberly Killebrew says
Fantastic, RuthAnn, I’m glad it was a hit – thank you for the feedback!