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Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken with Pineapple Recipe

An easy healthy and delicious dinner, this slow cooker teriyaki chicken with pineapple was a big hit at our house. Be sure to use a high quality teriyaki sauce for best results.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 15 mins
Servings: 8
Calories: 240
Author: Martha McKinnon | Simple Nourished Living


  • 2-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs (8 thighs, 5-ounces each)
  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple tidbits or chunks, drained
  • 3/4 cup teriyaki sauce (I like Soy-Bay and Kikkoman Takumi brands)
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion (scallion)
  • 2 tablespoons minute tapioca (for thickening)


  • Ideal Slow Cooker Size: 4-Quart.
  • Coat the slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Place the chicken thighs in the slow cooker.
  • In a bowl, stir together the pineapple, teriyaki sauce, green onion and tapioca. Pour the mixture over the chicken.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours or on HIGH for 3 to 4 hours, or until the chicken is fork tender.

Recipe Notes

The quality of your teriyaki sauce will make a big difference here. I like Soy-Vay and Kikkoman Takumi brands.
Possible additions: 1 teaspoon minced garlic, 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
Serving size: 1 chicken thigh + scant 1/2 cup sauce
4 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
4 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
4 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
6 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken with Pineapple Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 chicken thigh + scant 1/2 cup sauce)
Calories 240 Calories from Fat 51
% Daily Value*
Fat 5.7g9%
Carbohydrates 16.9g6%
Fiber 0.8g3%
Protein 29.5g59%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: asian slow cooker chicken, crock pot teriyaki chicken, easy pineapple chicken