Saturday, February 2, 2013

Crockpot Pineapple Chicken

Crockpot Pineapple Chicken

Last night I went on a Pinterest pinning spree. I spent maybe an hour pinning anything that looked delicious or fabulous. In my endeavors, I came across this crockpot pineapple chicken recipe. The picture looked fabulous so I pinned it to my Foods board.

This morning afternoon when I got up I said to myself, "Self, you have all the ingredients to make this dish. Why don't you try it?" So I pulled myself out of bed and got my Kindle Fire and Pinterest App fired up. I clicked on the pin to go to the source website and that was when I learned that the pin doesn't actually lead anywhere! All the directions that you're ever going to get are contained in the pin text itself. Those ingredients are as follows verbatim:

"Crockpot! 1 cup pineapple juice 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/3 cup light soy sauce 2 pounds chicken breast tenderloins. Cook on low 6-8 hrs and they should just fall apart."

Simple enough. I whisked all my ingredients together, put my chickens in the crockpot, and poured my homemade marinade over the chicken. I set my crockpot to high because I'm inpatient and I proceeded to wait. I did flip my chickens at the halfway point since I had put them in frozen and I wanted to get maximum marinade coverage. 

This is what I had after approximately 5 hours on high:

It looked more like barbecue than the lovely glistening pieces of chicken presented in the pin. I was dubious. I cut myself off a piece and tasted it. Delicious! I scooped some rice in my bowl and nommed it in record time. 

It is my opinion that the chicken pictured in the pin is from chicken that was grilled or cooked on a stove top. It's possible you can get a similar look if you do cook it on low in the crockpot, but I highly doubt it. Either way, this was a pretty good meal and fairly easy to prepare. This is also a good replacement for any store bought pineapple teriyaki marinade. 

1 comment:

  1. I have that same recipe and am going to make it. Glad I saw this first so I would know in advance that it doesn't look like the picture at all. Thanks for the info. Sounds yummy.