When I was little, I remember one of my favorite parts of my birthday was going out to lunch with my parents and then picking what I wanted for dinner. I felt so "Big" and "in control" that I got to pick what ever I wanted to eat that day.
Now that I'm an adult, picking what to eat every day is TORTURE. What I wouldn't give some days for someone else to pick what we are going to eat. I don't mind cooking, I just hate to pick what to eat.
For those days, I like to fall back on my childhood favorite...Hawaiian Chicken. I remember my mom cooking it in the oven and it would make the whole house smell wonderful for the hour it cooked. I don't know if my crock pot version is better or worse now. It's A LOT easier than the oven version since I usually prepare and freeze everything before hand and then just throw it in the pot that morning, but it's a lot worse in that I get to smell the aroma ALL day.
I know this is the UGLIEST picture EVER of a recipe, but I wanted to show it to you to prove that I just throw it directly in the crock pot from the freezer and that it's so yummy that I forgot to take a picture of it done and on my plate. (Maybe next time we have it, I'll update this post with a pretty picture. Then you'll be sorry you asked because it will TOTALLY tempt you into making it!)
Chicken breasts (I usually use about 1 per person.)
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Apple Vinegar
4 TBSP Cornstarch
1 cup Ketchup
2 TBSP Chili Powder
1 small can Crushed Pineapple
Place chicken breast into the crock pot.
Mix all other ingredients together in a separate bowl.
Pour sauce on to the chicken.
Cook for 8 hours on low. Serve over rice with your favorite sides.
If you are looking to freeze this for extra easy preparation, place your chicken into a freezer safe zip top bag and pour the sauce on top. It's a good idea to perhaps freeze it in your pot so that it will fit without you having to saw and hammer at the block of chicken to make it fit in the crock pot. (Not that this has ever happened to me...I'm just saying. )
I hope you enjoy it. And "your welcome" for not having to figure out what to cook for dinner on one of those crazy party, sports, or activity nights!
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