Slow Cooker Pineapple Salsa Chicken | Creme de la Crumb
Slow Cooker Pineapple Salsa Chicken (+ video)
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
3 hrs
Total Time
3 hrs 15 mins

Tender, juicy chicken slow cooked in fresh pineapple and roasted tomato salsa with sweet and spicy flavors.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pineapple, salsa, slow cooker
Servings: 4
Author: Tiffany
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded to even thickness (no more than 1 inch)
  • 3 cups chopped pineapple (I recommend fresh but canned would work too)
  • 1/2 medium red onion, diced (about 1/3 cup)
  • 1 medium jalapeno, stem and seeds removed, finely chopped
  • 1 15-ounce can fire roasted tomatoes (not drained)
  • 1/3 cup roughly chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • cooked rice, for serving (optional)
  1. Combine pineapple, onion, jalapeno, tomatoes, cilantro, garlic, salt, and chili powder in a large bowl and stir to combine.

  2. Lightly grease your slow cooker. Place chicken in a single layer (the best you can, it's okay if they overlap a little) in the bottom of the slow cooker.

  3. Pour salsa mixture over chicken.

  4. Cover and cook on low 3-4 hours or on high 2-3 hours. Serve chicken and salsa over rice if desired. (see note for alternate serving option)

Recipe Notes

Another great way to serve this chicken is shredded, in tacos. After cooking, use two forks to pull the chicken apart til shredded and stir to combine salsa and chicken. Serve in flour or corn tortillas.