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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Crock Pot Pineapple Chicken

We have been fortunate this week to have Aaron home with us during the day. First he had a four day weekend, then it rained him out of work part of this week. Needless to say, Bailey has been thrilled to death. She really enjoys having him home during the day, though it is a bit more difficult to get her to go down for a nap.

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

Source: Pinterest

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. 

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