Ever have those times where you have a little of a lot of random stuff in your kitchen? That’s how I was the other day. I had a little of this, a little of that, but luckily they were all flavors that complemented each other. I had a handful of pineapple, a few spring onions, and a few last slices of Orange Marinated Red Pepper. I felt that all these flavors would go well together as a Pineapple Chicken in the crockpot.
Can I just say that I have fallen in love with the crockpot? I have never been a big crockpot cooker but lately I’ve been trying recipes and it’s just amazing. I can throw everything into a crockpot in the morning and when I come home from work, dinner is 75% ready! It’s amazing! Not only that but it makes your house smell sooooooo amazing! I get a little giddy everytime I’m unlocking my door whenever I have something in the crockpot; I can’t wait to smell it! It makes me feel bad for my dogs, though, to sit there all day smelling it…all. day. long. Luckily, none of them have counter-surfed to get at the crock pot yet.
I threw pineapple, garlic, spring onion, orange marinated red pepper, a splash of the orange marinade, a couple splashes of soy sauce, and 1 jalapeno into the crock pot. I place frozen chicken thighs over the mixture and turned the crock pot on low.
I also love that you can throw a piece of frozen meat in a crock pot. I *never* remember to thaw a cut of meat until I want to use it *at that time*. It’s very annoying. You don’t lose much quality by cooking the meat from frozen. Mind you that the meat will not be as tender cooking it from frozen but it’s still very good.
Another note on this dish: I added a jalapeno for kick and soy sauce for flavor. Whenever I add a hot pepper to a dish, I hardly ever add black pepper. Hot peppers add that peppery flavor and sometimes black pepper add too much spiciness over that. Soy sauce has a lot of salt, so if I use it in a recipe, I *never* add salt. It will cause the dish to be *too* salty.
Crockpot Pineapple Chicken
About 1 cup Pineapple
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 spring onion, sliced
A few slices of Orange Marinated Red Pepper, diced
A splash of orange juice from Orange Marinated Red Pepper
A couple splashes of Soy Sauce
1 jalapeno, diced
Chicken thighs, frozen
- Add pineapple, garlic, spring onion, Orange Marinate Red Pepper, and jalapeno to the bottom of a crock pot. Mix well.
- Add a splash of orange juice from the Orange Marinated Red Pepper and a couple splashes of jalapeno.
- Lay frozen chicken thighs over the pineapple mixture.
- Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours.
- Serve with a vegetable and a grain…I served it with white rice.