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April 20, 2015

Slow-Cooker Tropical Chicken

Bring the Island flavors to your dinner table with this no-fuss Slow-Cooker Tropical Chicken - perfect dinner on busy days

I am a huge fan of my Slow-Cookers, but do not use them nearly as often as I could. This Slow-Cooker Tropical Chicken is such a delicious meal, and perfect for Summer or during Winter.

Summer time, all that's needed is rice, mashed potatoes or pasta, and on chillier days, I usually add a side or two of vegetables as well.

This dish needs the minimum attention, a little browning of the Chicken, heat through the Sauce, which will also thicken a little, and then it is plain sailing from there on.... dump, stir, set the Slow-Cooker and go shopping ---or whatever you need to do.

For those of you who prefer a saucier dish, double the Sauce ingredients, but do make sure it is well heated through before adding to the Chicken, otherwise the cooking time might take a little longer.

This Tropical Chicken is just that, it tastes like you are on a tropical island,with a strong Coconut flavor, and bites of Pineapple in between. You can always add more (or fresh) Pineapple, depending on how much you like Pineapple in a meal.

If I only have cans, I add one can, and same goes for fresh Pineapple, I cube and use the whole Pineapple, no measuring needed.

Prepping should take you no longer than 15 minutes and after that the Slow-Cooker does all the work, which makes this the perfect meal when you need to go out for a while and will only be back around dinner time.

Slow-Cooker Tropical Chicken

Serves: 6


2 TB Olive Oil
750g Chicken Fillets, cubed (about 1 1/2 pounds)
Salt and Black Pepper, to taste

1 cup Coconut Cream
1/3 cup Lime Juice, freshly squeezed
1 TB Soy Sauce
1 TB Cornflour

1 Green Bell Pepper, cubed
1 can Pineapple Pieces, drained (or fresh)
1 Onion, cut into wedges

Fresh Coriander, to serve


1.) Heat the Oil in a medium pan over high heat - Season the Chicken to taste, brown and place in the Slow-Cooker.
2.) Using the same pan as used for the Chicken, bring to the boil the Coconut Cream, Lime Juice and Soy Sauce - add a little of the mixture to the Cornflour in a small bowl - just enough to make a paste - stir into the Coconut mixture and heat through.
3.) Meanwhile, add the Bell Pepper, Pineapple and Onion to the Chicken in the Slow-Cooker - pour over the Coconut mixture - gently stir through - cook on LOW for 4 hours or until the Chicken is done.

Serve, topped with Coriander, over rice, mashed potatoes or pasta.

Bring the Island flavors to your dinner table with this no-fuss Slow-Cooker Tropical Chicken - perfect dinner on busy days


Bring the Island flavors to your dinner table with this no-fuss Slow-Cooker Tropical Chicken - perfect dinner on busy days


  1. Yum! I just went shopping and have a ton of chicken, but no recipes. I think I know what we'll be having for dinner tonight! Can't wait to give it a shot :)

  2. Linda,
    My kids would be all over the flavors of this chicken! We've been grilling fresh pineapple because we have a new grill, but I've still got a couple of cans in the cupboard, along with coconut, that would be lovely.

  3. We eat a lot of chicken at our house and I am always looking for new ways to cook it. I also don't use my slow cooker enough - saving this to try soon!

  4. Yum! I've just started using my slow cooker again now that it;s getting cooler here! This chicken dish sounds amazing!

  5. I am always on the lookout for slow cooker recipes and this tropical chicken looks delish!!

  6. Pinned--I can never have enough slow cooker recipes.

  7. This looks so awesome, perfect for summer!

  8. Love this recipe, Linda! It looks so good...I definitely need to try it!


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