Crockpot: Hawaiian Chicken

Crockpot Hawaiian Chicken

I have a passion for finding new ways to create a spin on traditional crockpot recipes that are a little more healthy than just opening a can of “cream of” soup. And I have definitely found a winning combination for my new crockpot Hawaiian chicken recipe!

Don’t get me wrong, although those are delicious, and you will find many in my repertoire,  I also like to add in new and unique recipes that are more focused on healthy living and your waistline!

I have heard such amazing things about Trader Joe’s Island Soyaki Sauce and thought it would be great to try it out as a simmer sauce in the crockpot and it did not disappoint. This light and not too thick sauce is packed with a sweet and savory flavor.DSC_0698Trader Joes - Island Soyaki - Hawaiian Chicken - Recipe - Food - Marinade - Crockpot 4

I used a few pre-made chicken and steak veggie skewers, but you can also use chicken breasts, steak or even a pork loin. Add a bag of stir fry vegetables or your own medley of vegetables of choice: a green pepper, red pepper, carrots, broccoli, onion or mushrooms. Put them in the slow cooker and voila!

This recipe can also be adapted for the grill or stovetop. Just use the sauce as a marinade for your meats to throw on the grill or add 1 cup into your stir-fry for a quick stovetop meal using the same ingredients below.

However you choose to use this flavorful sauce, it will make a delicious Hawaiian inspired dish that is perfect for a summer night, or even a winter’s night when we are longing for warmer weather!

Hawaiian Chicken Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Servings 4-6


4-6 pre-made chicken or steak skewers removed from the skewer OR 4 chicken breasts OR 1-2 lbs. Sirloin or Round Steak OR a 1-2 lb. pork tenderloin

1 bottle of  Trader Joe’s Island Soyaki Sauce

Fresh vegetables of your choice OR 1 bag of frozen stir fry vegetables

1 to 2 cups of fresh pineapple chunks OR 1 can of pineapple chunks, drained

1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional


Spray crockpot with non-stick spray. Add meat, vegetables and pineapple to crockpot and pour the bottle of Island Soyaki on top. Place pineapple on top. Cook on low 6-8 hours or high 4-6. Serve over a bed of rice.


You can also throw all of the ingredients into a large bowl and then place ingredients into a large freezer bag or container. When ready to use, put in refrigerator and thaw overnight and the next morning fill the crockpot and cook on low for 6-8 hours.

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    September 19, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    I’m thinking of doing this on the stove tonight. I am not a big fan of pineapple chunks and don’t have any anyway. Do you think I can leave this out and it will still taste good? I’ve never used the Island Soyaki.

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