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Slow Cooker Tropical Chicken

Slow Cooker Tropical Chicken is a tender and flavorful recipe that is slow-cooked to perfection. This Tropical Chicken has some of the best flavors you will ever have by using ingredients like pineapple, apricot, lemon, and more and the slow cooker will do most of the work for you!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time4 hours
Total Time4 hours 20 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Tropical Chicken
Servings: 4 people
Author: Jill


  • 2-3 lbs. Chicken Thighs boneless-skinless
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • ½ Medium Yellow Onion
  • 1 20oz Can Pineapple Chunks drained
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper roughly chopped
  • 1 Cup Apricot Preserves
  • 2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Teriyaki Sauce
  • 1 Tsp Lemon Freshly Grated
  • ¼ Cup Water Cold
  • 2 Tbsp Cornstarch
  • Rice for serving


  • Heat oil in a large skillet then browns chicken on each side for 2-3 minutes.
  • Transfer chicken to a 5-quart crockpot and top with onions, pineapple, and bell pepper.
  • In a small bowl combine apricot preserves, soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, and grated lemon, mix well.
  • Spoon apricot mixture over chicken and veggies/pineapple.
  • Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 4-6 hours.
  • 30 minutes prior to serving remove chicken from crockpot. Combine cold water and cornstarch to make a slurry and pour into a crockpot. Stir well.
  • Return chicken to crockpot cover and cook on high for 30 minutes or until sauce has thickened.
  • Serve hot over rice. Enjoy!