Dinners have been easy. Tacos on Tuesday, pizza on Wednesday, and tonight...
Well, tonight was a wonderful crock pot meal. I started the chicken before we ate lunch and at dinner time all I had to do was cook some rice and steam some veggies. It's been nice to get to spend some extra time with my family rather than in the kitchen cooking.
This meal was a Pinterest find. The link to the original blog no longer works, but the pin had instructions in the description section so those are the instructions I used.
Crock Pot Pineapple Chicken
2 lbs chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 cup pineapple juice
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup lite soy sauce
1-2 cups pineapple chunks
Note: I used the juice from the large can of pineapple chunks rather than buying plain pineapple juice.
Drain the juice from the pineapple chunks if necessary. Set the pineapple aside. Combine the juice, brown sugar, soy sauce, and chicken in the crock pot. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4-6 hours.
About an hour before dinner (while you're making your sides, ours was rice and steamed broccoli, carrots, and sugar snap peas) add the pineapple chunks into the crock pot and stir everything up.
Serve hot over rice with veggies. I spooned some of the sauce over the vegetables instead of seasoning them.