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Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken

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Does dinner stress you out? It doesn’t have to. Recipes like Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken are easy to prepare making dinner time a breeze!

Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken on a white plate with slices of pineapple and garnished with cilantro

Between the hours of 5-6pm, my boys get a little cranky… and a little rowdy… let’s just call it what it is… they get HANGRY.

Do you know what hangry is?

It’s when you get so hungry you get angry… and that is what happens when it gets close to dinner time for my boys!

One of the reasons I love slow cooker meals is because the dinner hour is a lot less stressful with kids when I’m not trying to figure out what to make and preparing it during their “needy” time…. rather I take the lid off the slow cooker, plop dinner on a plate and BAM… Mom of the Year.

Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken in a slow cooker

Ok, so it doesn’t quite make me Mom of the Year, but I tell ya… it sure takes the pressure off when dinner has been cooking all day in a slow cooker!

Slow Cooker meals are quick, easy and usually enough is left that we have food for lunches for 1-2 days which I love because cooking once and eating 2-3x is good meal planning in my opinion!

It doesn’t get much easier, or healthier, than this Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken… and with the additional of pineapple salsa just in time for spring, this recipe is going to be a new favorite at your house. I’m sure of it.

You can do so many different things with this recipe!

  • Make Chicken Tacos
  • Serve over a bed of brown rice
  • Serve with black beans and corn
  • Top with sliced avocado and/or sour cream
  • Serve with Healthy Mexican Cauliflower Rice (my FAVORITE side dish)
  • Serve with grilled pineapple… OH YES. SO yum.
Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken on a white plate garnished with pineapple slices and cilantro

I swear there couldn’t be an easier recipe on the planet than this one… you can thank me later when your family gobbles it up and they have no idea that you literally took frozen chicken breasts and dumped a jar of salsa on it, put it in the slow cooker and cooked on low for a few hours. Fake it till ya make it, Mama πŸ˜‰

We all need a few recipes in our arsenal that we can turn to in a pinch and I hope that this Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken is one you’ll make again and again.

Open jar of Trader Joe's pineapple salsa

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Slow Cooker Pineapple Salsa Chicken

Slow Cooker Pineapple Salsa Chicken is quick, easy and healthy and can be used in so many different recipes! 
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Slow Cooker Pineapple Salsa Chicken is quick, easy and healthy and can be used in so many different recipes! #slowcooker #crockpot #chicken #salsachicken #easymeals #healthyrecipes #pineapple #pineapplesalsa
Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:6 hours
Total Time:6 hours 5 minutes


  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 12 oz pineapple salsa


  • Put chicken in slow cooker and dump in salsa.  (Chicken can be fresh or frozen)
  • Put lid on slow cooker and cook on low for 4-6 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.
  • Once chicken is cooked through, shred with forks and stir.
  • Serve as you wish, and enjoy!


Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 487mg | Potassium: 441mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 295IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 0.5mg
Servings: 6
Calories: 102kcal
Author: Amy Reinecke









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  1. I am one of those who can barely stay calm when hungry so my husband would tease me saying, I am hangry πŸ˜€ The combination of pineapple with chicken is always a win win one!

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