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Slow Cooker Huli Huli Chicken

Yields1 ServingPrep Time20 minsCook Time6 hrsTotal Time6 hrs 20 mins

A Hawaiian classic made in the crockpot! Slow Cooker Huli Huli Chicken is cooked in a sweet and sour pineapple sauce and is so tender and delicious!

 ⅔ cup pineapple juice
 ½ cup packed brown sugar
 ½ cup ketchup
 ¼ cup fresh lime juice, about 2 limes
 ¼ cup soy sauce
 6 garlic cloves, minced
 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, grated or minced
 salt and pepper
 vegetable oil spray
 4 pounds bone-in, skin-on chicken (breasts, thighs, and/or drumsticks)

Simmer pineapple juice, brown sugar, ketchup, lime juice, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger in a medium saucepan until thickened and measures about 1 ½ cups, about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


Spray slow cooker with vegetable oil spray. Transfer ½ cup of the sauce to the slow cooker; reserve remaining sauce separately.


Season chicken with salt and pepper, add to slow cooker, and coat evenly with sauce. Cover and cook until chicken is tender, 4 to 6 hours on low.


Preheat oven to 450F. Transfer chicken, skin side up, to an aluminum foil lined baking sheet; discard braising liquid.


Brush chicken with some reserved sauce and baking, brushing with more sauce every few minutes, until it has a deep, mahogany color, 20 to 30 minutes. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 225
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g14%

Saturated Fat 2g10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 53mg18%
Sodium 656mg28%
Total Carbohydrate 22g8%

Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Sugars 17g
Protein 15g30%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.