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Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chicken Sandwiches

There’s a thick, beefy aroma in the air.

Spices and herbs are mingling together in my oven and the smell is seeping out and filling my house.

My husband and I are slow-cooking a 10 pound (!!!) brisket for the first time for Super Bowl Sunday. My husband is a massive KC Chiefs fan and wanted to do something special for their third SB appearance in 5 years, so we bought the smallest brisket we could find at Costco (13 pounds, we trimmed it up a bit though to get it to 10). We’ve never done this before, but I did some light researching to try and figure out how to do a good BBQ brisket without a smoker.

We’re only 2 hours in with cooking it at 300 degrees and we probably have another 8 hours left to go. It already smells incredible and makes me salivate every time I inhale. Fingers crossed it turns out as good as it smells.

Meanwhile, I have another good Super Bowl recipe for anyone who doesn’t want to spend $50 on beef. These crockpot chicken sandwiches are great for entertaining! I love a good set-it-and-forget-it meal, especially on busy days like Super Bowl Sunday.

The chicken in this recipe is versatile. I topped my sandwiches with a quick coleslaw, but these would also be tasty served with broccoli slaw or pepper jack cheese.

I served my Hawaiian chicken on buns, but imagine it served in Hawaiian rolls…YUM.


Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chicken Sandwiches

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: Easy
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An easy crockpot recipe for tasty shredded chicken perfect for sandwiches.


  • 2-3 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 3 TBS. soy sauce
  • 3 TBS. Worcestershire suace
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 cups coleslaw mix
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 TBS. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 TBS. sugar
  • 6 buns, toasted
  • Directions

    1. In a large bowl, whisk together ketchup, pineapple juice, ginger, onion powder, garlic, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper until well combined.
    2. Place chicken breast into a large slow cooker. Pour sauce on top of chicken. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours.
    3. Meanwhile, make a quick coleslaw: toss coleslaw mix with mayonnaise, vinegar, and sugar. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
    4. Once chicken is done, shred with two forks and toss with sauce inside crockpot.
    5. Make the sandwiches: top toasted buns with a spoonful of chicken and a spoonful of coleslaw.

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