Does it get any easier than tossing chicken in the slow cooker with some barbecue sauce? It’s a classic and a family favorite. This recipe is really more of a twist on serving the barbecue chicken. You start with those same two ingredients, but the sandwiches get bumped up a notch with the addition of pineapple slices and cheese.
I had intended to make another recipe I have for Hawaiian BBQ Sandwiches. That recipe uses grilled chicken and ham. It’s not hard, but I was feeling super lazy. Plus, I’m loving using the slow cooker lately!
So I cooked the chicken with our favorite barbecue sauce in the slow cooker. At dinner time, I shredded the chicken and served it on toasted buns, topped with sliced pineapple and provolone. A quick turn under the broiler and they were ready to eat.
Oh my goodness! The pineapple and provolone really set these sandwiches apart from plain bbq chicken sandwiches. It added so much flavor to the meal and it’s an easy step.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Slow Cooker Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Sandwiches – an easy twist on an old favorite!
- 2 - 2.5 lbs. boneless chicken breast
- 1-2 cups barbecue sauce
- hoagie buns
- pineapple slices
- provolone cheese slices
- Put the chicken and bbq sauce in the slow cooker.
- Cook on high for 5-6 hours or low for 7-8 hours.
- Shred meat with a fork.
- Toast buns.
- Place meat on buns. Top with pineapple and cheese.
- Broil until cheese melts.
Laurie @PassionatePennyPincher.com says
These look delicious Tiffany ~ love that you came up with a new way to use simple crockpot barbecue chicken!
Did you have the sandwiches open or closed when you broiled them?
I broiled them open. If the top bun is looking too toasty, just take it off the baking sheet before you broil the sandwiches.
The Better Baker says
OH.MY.GOODNESS Tiffany! This sammy looks absolutely heavenly. My hubs is not wild about BBQ, but I am and will have to try these soon. Thank you so much for sharing. YUUUMMMM!
Melissa @ My Recent Favorite books says
Your sandwich recipe sounds so delicious!! =)
I love using my crockpot, and this recipe sounds easy!
I made this recipe today with just a small twist in that I made my own B-B-Q sauce. It was spiced up a bit and I rolled the pulled BBQ chicken into corn tortillas and fried them in Avacado oil. Top with chopped lettuce, onion, and fresh tomato, and you choice of taco sauce. It was SUPER!
The Better Baker says
I’m making these today…can’t wait for dinnertime! YUMMM!!
When do i add the pineapple????
You just use the pineapple as topping for the sandwiches. Add it when you assemble them.
Use Sweet Baby Ray’s “Honey Chipolte” BBQ Sauce. My favorite esp with chicken or pork in the Crock Pot!
I’ll have to try that!
Maybe a situpid question- but is this recipe time For frozen or thawed chicken breasts? Thanks in advance!
I’ve done it either way. If I’m using frozen, I start the crockpot on high.
These are outstanding! We never eat plain bbq chicken sandwiches anymore!
Robin Conradi says
I am gone for 12 hours on workdays, is that too long to leave it in the slow cooker, on low?
That will work great for this recipe. Just be sure your crock is pretty full, otherwise it will cook too hot.
What do you think about adding bell peppers to the chicken and bbq sauce? Sounds yummy in my mind 🙂
That sounds fantastic to me!
Laurie Butts says
Looks delicious and seems so easy! Also love the touch of Polish Pottery as your serving piece, nice touch!
How long do you cook if your chicken is fresh, not frozen?