Slow Cooker Chicken on a plate.

Slow Cooker Pineapple Salsa Chicken

Slow Cooker Pineapple Salsa Chicken - a five ingredient slow cooker dish that's gluten-free and kid-approved!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword slow cooker
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Servings 4 people
Calories 247 kcal
Author Anna


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple with juice not syrup (see note)
  • 1/2 cup crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch optional - see note
  • 1/4 cup water
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  1. Place the chicken thighs in a slow cooker.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mix together pineapple with juice, crushed tomatoes, salsa and soy sauce.
  3. Pour the mixture over the chicken.
  4. Cook on low setting for 6 hours or on high setting for 4 hours.
  5. When done, pull the chicken into smaller pieces (according to your liking) or serve a whole thigh per person.
  6. Serve over rice or quinoa.

Recipe Notes

I used pineapple chunks in juice so you can get a nice chunk of the fruit. You can use crushed pineapple or pineapple bites. For a thicker option: mix cornstarch with cold water and add to the slow cooker after the chicken is done. Stir in. The mixture will thicken instantly.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Pineapple Salsa Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 247 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 107mg36%
Sodium 539mg23%
Potassium 633mg18%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 320IU6%
Vitamin C 16.7mg20%
Calcium 53mg5%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.