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Hawaiian Chicken and Bacon Slow Cooker Sandwich

These Hawaiian Chicken Slow Cooker Sandwiches are tangy, savory and perfectly sweet!

Course Entree
Cuisine American, American/Asian Fusion
Keyword Chicken, Sandwich
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 464 kcal
Author Holly Sander

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil (or olive oil)
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup Signature Kitchens® apple juice
  • 1/2 cup Signature Kitchens mustard
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2/3 cup Signature Kitchens ketchup
  • 1/3 cup Signature SELECT™ maple syrup (or brown sugar)
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple chopped into ½ inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons Signature Kitchens soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon ginger powder
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 8 strips Signature Farms Hickory Smoked sliced bacon
  • 8 Signature Kitchens (reduced calorie) sandwich buns
  • 8 ½-inch thick slices of fresh pineapple, center core removed

Instructions

  1. Add 1 tablespoon of oil to a large saucepan and bring to medium heat.  Add chopped onion and garlic and sauté for 5 minutes.

  2. Add all remaining ingredients except the chicken, pineapple rings, bacon, and the buns, then bring to a simmer. Pour mixture into the slow cooker and turn slow cooker to low heat.

  3. Add chicken to slow-cooker, and cover. Cook for 4 hours.
  4. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375° F. Place bacon on a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil, then bake for 12-15 minutes. Remove bacon and place on paper towels to absorb bacon grease.  Once cooled, cut each strip in half.

  5. Switch oven to high broil, or heat grill to high heat. Brush fresh pineapple rings with oil (or use your favorite cooking spray) and broil for 2-3 minutes per side. If grilling, grill on high heat for about 5 minutes, until rings are nicely charred.

  6. Remove chicken from slow-cooker and pull the meat using two forks on a cutting board.
  7. Add pulled chicken back to slow cooker, then fold together with the sauce.
  8. To assemble the sandwiches layer the pulled chicken, then bacon, then pineapple on a sandwhcih bun or slider role. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

• If you prefer less sauce on your chicken, remove some of the BBQ sauce from the slow cooker to serve on the side, then fold the pulled chicken into the remaining sauce.