Crock Pot Hawaiian Chicken Sandwiches

Crock Pot Hawaiian Chicken Sandwiches

I have a wonderfully easy and fabulous tasting crock pot recipe for you all today! These sandwiches are seriously super delicious. The chicken is slow cooked in a wonderful sweet and sour, Hawaiian sauce. Shredded and placed on a bun, the chicken is topped with a terrific coleslaw that gives the sandwich both great texture and flavor.

Hope some of you get a chance to try them. They are perfect for summer (when you don’t want to turn on your oven!)


Crock Pot Pineapple Chicken Sandwiches

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 6 hours, 30 minutes

Total Time: 6 hours, 45 minutes

Yield: 6-8 servings


1 medium onion, chopped
2 Tb butter
1/4 C flour
2 C pineapple juice
1 C brown sugar
4 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 C ketchup
1 Tb soy sauce
1 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp ground ginger
3 pounds chicken breasts
1 1/3 C mayonnaise (I used Best Foods Light)
1/4 C apple cider vinegar
1/3 C sugar
1/2 tsp ground mustard
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 (14 ounce) bag of coleslaw salad mix
6-8 rolls


1. In a large deep skillet, melt the butter. Add the onions and cook until translucent.
2. In a separate bowl whisk together the pineapple juice, brown sugar, garlic, ketchup, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, onion powder and ginger.
3. To the skillet, add the flour and stir it in. It will look kind of pasty.
4. Add the pineapple juice mixture to the skillet and stir. Allow it to come to a simmer while stirring and cook it for 5 minutes. It will start to thicken up for you.
5. Place the chicken in a 3-4 quart crock pot. Pour the sauce over the top. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
6. Remove the chicken from the crock pot and shred with two forks. Add it back to the crock pot and allow it to cook for another 30 minutes.
7. Top make the coleslaw, stir together the mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, ground mustard, onion powder, salt and pepper. Pour it over the the top of the coleslaw mix and stir to combine.
8. Serve the chicken, topped with coleslaw on a nice roll.

Recipe adapted from The Lemon Tree Dwelling 

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  1. 1
    May 31, 2017 at 9:46 am

    Sounds easy and delicious, Jamie — 2 things that are near and dear to my heart. So I am definitely going to give it a try in the next couple of days and will let you know what we thought of it. Thanks for passing this along to us, and have a very nice day!

  2. 2
    June 6, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    Hi Jamie, I made your delicious recipe for Crockpot Hawaiian Chicken sandwiches, and it was so tasty. My husband (a very picky eater), and I really liked it and gave it a big thumbs-up, so I’d recommend it to everyone. Thanks again for the great recipes, Jamie.

  3. 3
    Dat Boi Haramber
    June 20, 2017 at 7:09 pm


  4. 4
    June 20, 2018 at 1:29 am

    Tried this for a community party and it was a huge success.

  5. 5
    July 11, 2018 at 11:26 am

    Hi Jamie, these look incredible! I’m hoping to make this recipe for a family dinner this weekend, but my mother is allergic to tropical fruits and won’t do well with the pineapple juice- do you have any suggestions for a substitute? Would orange juice alter the flavor too much?

  6. 6
    October 7, 2018 at 4:56 am

    pineapple chicken sandwich i love to eat in breakfast.

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  7. 7
    July 18, 2020 at 12:58 pm

    It seems like a lot of liquid for 1/4 cup flour? 2 cups pineapple juice and 1 cup brown sugar? Is this very sweet?

    • 8
      February 28, 2021 at 4:04 pm

      I have made this a few times and is really good. I’m not a sweet person so cut the brown sugar I’m half and love it.

  8. 9
    December 13, 2020 at 12:59 pm

    Love this recipe! I always use 20 oz of crushed pineapple instead of juice!

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