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Slow Cooker Luau Chicken Recipe
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Slow Cooker Luau Chicken Recipe

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As long as you’re cooking bacon for breakfast, save some for the slow cooker. In four hours, you’ll be saying aloha to lunch. —Cindy Lund, Valley Center, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 bacon strips, divided
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple, drained
  • 3/4 cup barbecue sauce

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken thigh with about 2 tablespoons sauce equals 375 calories, 17 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 135 mg cholesterol, 637 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 39 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cut three bacon strips in half; cook until partially cooked but not crisp. Drain on paper towels.
  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper; place in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Top each thigh with a half piece of bacon. Top with onion, pineapple and barbecue sauce.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until chicken is tender. Cook remaining bacon until crisp; drain and crumble. Sprinkle over each serving. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Slow Cooker Luau Chicken in Simple & Delicious February/March 2012, p23

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken thigh with about 2 tablespoons sauce equals 375 calories, 17 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 135 mg cholesterol, 637 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 39 g protein.

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Reviewed May. 24, 2015

"This was great! Fall apart tenderness! I did add the mushrooms to this, because my daughter loves mushrooms. No leftovers! I made with mashed potatoes and brussel sprouts, since my husband doesn't care for rice. Awesome! Next time I will add more bbq sauce, to make a gravy, since there wasn't much gravy after cooking. Thanks! Oh! And I did also add a pinch of crushed red peppers."

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Reviewed Apr. 15, 2015

"Not much flavor."

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Reviewed Mar. 24, 2015

"I made this chicken with red peppers added to the recipe. My husband really enjoyed it over rice. I liked the flavor, but I think the sauce could be thicker. I will definitely make it again. Thanks for the simple recipe!"

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Reviewed Feb. 8, 2015

"I thought this was really good, however I did omit the bacon, forgot to drain the pineapple and used more bbq sauce and pineapple than called for. The "sauce" was going to be too juicy so I added some cornstarch mixed with water to thicken it and my family all really enjoyed it. My husband suggested adding peppers, onions and mushrooms next time. Served over white rice, i will definitely be making this again with the added suggestions of hubby!"

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Reviewed Jan. 27, 2015

"This recipe was easy for a work night that is a plus. The chicken was juicy. It was a nice sweet bbq chicken. I love things I can make in the crock pot!"

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