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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. Can this be frozen? I am trying to come up with some ideas for quick and easy lunches. I realize that I won’t be able to freeze the cole slaw, HaHa, but was hoping that the chicken mixture could be prepared ahead of time.

    1. Hi Donna,
      I haven’t ever tried to freeze this, but my thoughts are that it wouldn’t work super well. Often sauces that been thickened with flour or cornstarch don’t often freeze well. The sauce gets kind of grainy and not as smooth. Hope this helps and best of luck to you!

  2. This was a huge hit! I did use 1/2 cup of ketchup and 1/4 cup of bbq sauce (just to experiment) and I only added 1/2 cup of brown sugar as we’re not big on really sweet foods. I also used thighs since I needed to use them up. This recipe is definitely going into my family cookbook!!