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4.8 from 5 votes

Slow Cooker Huli Huli Chicken

This Slow Cooker Huli Huli Chicken is the ultimate set it and forget it recipe. The flavour is so intense that it's hard to believe how easy this is to make. This will become your family's favourite chicken recipe!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Slow Cooker
Author: Kim Beaulieu


  • 1 package of pre-cooked grilled chicken breasts 20 oz/1.25 lb/566 g
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup Italian dressing
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 can crushed pineapple 398 ml/14 fl oz
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Optional if making sandwiches with the meat:
  • 1 cup reserved juices from slow cooker
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch


  • Place all your ingredients in the slow cooker and turn it on the low setting. Cook for about 6 to 8 hours, depending on how tender you want your chicken.
  • Remove meat from slow cooker.
  • Serve solo or on sandwich or slider buns.
  • If you want to take this up a notch and have an extra 5 minutes I highly recommend finishing this in a skillet to thicken it slightly for sandwiches. Follow instructions below:
  • Transfer the meat to a bowl and drain off excess liquid, reserving 1/2 to 1 cup of liquid.
  • Pour about 1/4 of the liquid in a small jar and add corn starch to it to make a slurry. Shake the jar until combined.
  • Pour remaining liquid into skillet and heat over medium-high heat for about a minute. Shake jar of slurry again, and add that to the skillet. Cook until thickened then add meat. Stir until well coated.
  • Pile it on sandwich or slider buns.
  • Serve with a big old Huli Huli Chicken loving smile!


Recipe adapted from Huli Huli Chicken from Cooking in Stilettos
You can cook this on low for 6 to 8 hours OR high for 3 to 4 hours. Time varies depending on your slow cooker.
This recipe can easily be doubled.
This recipe also freezes perfectly.