Monday, May 28, 2012

Hawaiian Chicken

As we commemorate Memorial Day, I want to thank all the brave men and women who have served our country!

The Memorial Day weekend kicks off the unofficial start of summer.  And with summer comes vacation planning!

I don't know about you, but I'd love to go to Hawaii!  Unfortunately, with two kids in braces, that won't be happening any time soon. However, I can always dream, and this Hawaiian Chicken recipe makes me feel like I'm there--okay, not really, but it sure tastes good!

Hope you enjoy it, too! It's a crock pot recipe and only takes minutes to assemble, but you will need to set aside up to five hours for it to cook. It's delicious over rice!

This recipe is from my General Electric Slow Cooker Recipe Book.

Hawaiian Chicken

3 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts, halved (I use thighs)
1 16 ounce can pineapple slices, drained (I use chunks)
1 15 ounce can mandarin oranges, drained
1/4 cup corn starch
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground ginger

Combine all ingredients in the crock. Stir well. Cover and cook on:
Low - 4 to 5 hours
High- 2 to 3 hours

Where will yo be vacationing this summer? Have you ever been to Hawaii?

Thanks for visiting! By the way, if you're looking for a summer read, give my novel The Governor's Sons a try!


Old Kitty said...

I always wanted to go to Hawaii! That was until I discovered Bora Bora island!! Now I want to go there too! Yay! Take care

Norma Beishir said...

Yes!!! I've been missing your crock pot recipes! I still can't cook without one!

William Kendall said...

Oh, that sounds delicious!

shelly said...

I use the crockpot to cook for Sir Poops. Your recipe sounds delish.

As for summer vacation, not taking one. Too many family issues and doggie health stuff to deal with this summer.

Jennette Marie Powell said...

That Hawaiin chicken sounds good - I'll have to suggest it to my husband. Never been there, but I can't complain, because I'm going to France for a week with my daughter's choir!

Maria McKenzie said...

@Old Kitty: I'll have to look into Bora Bora. Heard of it, know nothing about it!

@Norma: Hey, I took your cue! You mentioned missing my recipes, so I started adding them again--they get more hits than anything;)! Hope you like this one!

@William: It is! And it's EASY!

@Shelly: Sir Poops sound pretty spoiled! Sorry you're not taking a summer vacation:(. Hope Sir Poops is on the mend.

@Jennette: Wow, I'm jealous! Your daughter's choir is going to France? How nice!!

The Desert Rocks said...

I only have a tiny crockpot and most recipes are for larger servings. That said, I do make something like this in a wok and serve it over rice. My husband loves it. I was married in Hawaii and my debut novel or manuscript or whatever it's politically correct to call it, takes place in the islands.

The Golden Eagle said...

Nope, never been to Hawaii. It would be interesting to visit the state, though.

Thanks for the recipe!