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.