Slow Cooker Luau Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours


6 servings

Updated: Dec. 08, 2022
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
Slow Cooker Luau Chicken Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  1. Cut 3 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.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 375 calories, 17g fat (5g saturated fat), 135mg cholesterol, 637mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 39g protein.