Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Maui Crockpot Chicken

I'm at that point in my grocery budget where I have to use what we have on hand as we wait for payday and a regular grocery run. These leaner weeks always inspire me to look for new recipes. In the freezer are two packages of individually frozen chicken breasts, so crockpot chicken breast recipes are the current topic of my searches.
And I found some intriguing ones this week! How does Maui Chicken sound? We found it delicious.

Let me first say that the experts will tell you not to put frozen chicken breasts in your crockpot, due to the risk of bacteria growing while they thaw and then heat up again.

However, I do it frequently and we're still alive. Miraculous, isn't it? Maybe it depends on your crockpot? Mine tends to boil broth on low, so it probably runs at a higher temp. than normal.

Most chicken breast recipes for the crockpot indicate a 5 to 6 hour cook time on low, and 4 hours on high. In my crockpot frozen chicken breasts are cooked thoroughly in two hours, therefore, I suggest you check them frequently after two hours.

Maui Chicken


Brown 6 chicken breasts and transfer into slow cooker. Combine remaining ingredients and pour over chicken. Cook on high 4-6 hours (again, this is too long in my opinion...at least for my crockpot. I cook frozen breasts 2 - 2 1/2 hours on high).

Combine the following and pour over your 6 chicken breasts:

1 can chicken broth
1 can pineapple chunks with juice
1/4 cup vinegar
2 T packed brown sugar
2 tsp. low sodium soy sauce
1 clove garlic, minced
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
3 T. cornstarch
1/4 cup water

I served this with plain brown rice. Enjoy!

source ckkitchen.com

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1 comment:

The Mom said...

I am always looking for new crockpot recipes. Thanks!