Take-out Tuesday, Slow Cooker Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Sliders

Want a super easy and super delicious meal

that you can prep in 5 minutes?

Do you want to fill your house with a wonderful aroma?

How about something you can serve your family

or share with friends watching football?

These 4 ingredient Hawaiian Chicken Sliders

will soon become one of your go to favorites!

Boneless chicken, crushed pineapple and BBQ sauce,

a combo sent from heaven!

I had buttermilk marinated boneless chicken tenders in my freezer

which I defrosted and cut into chunks

Into the slow cooker they went,

seasoned with salt and pepper

and topped with well drained pineapple tidbits

Next, it was topped with BBQ sauce

That’s it, now all you have to do is turn it on!

3-4 hours on high and dinner is ready

We had this on lightly toasted slider rolls,

The King’s Hawaiian brand rolls are so soft

they literally absorb the flavorful chicken and pineapple

The soft rolls full of sweet and savory chicken make for delightful bites!

All you need is a nice green salad or tasty slaw on the side

Slow Cooker Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Sliders

This versatile recipe only takes 5 minutes to prep, cooks in a slow cooker in 3-4 hours and can be served as a main dish or party fare. It's a crowd pleaser, perfect for families and tailgating too
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Course Appetizer, Main Course, slow cooker
Cuisine American


  • 1 can 20 oz, crushed pineapple
  • 1 bottle 18 oz., BBQ Sauce
  • 8 large boneless chicken tenders or 4 boneless breasts or thighs
  • 12 Hawaiian rolls or slider rolls
  • salt and pepper


  • Cut chicken into 1 inch chunks
  • Drain pineapple in a colander, pressing with the back of a spoon to force out excess moisture
  • Put chicken into a sprayed slow cooker, season with salt and pepper and top with drained pineapple
  • Pour BBQ sauce over all. Cover and cook on high heat for 3-4 hours
  • Serve with toasted buns. Makes about 12 sliders
Keyword BBQ chicken, chicken and pineapple sliders, easy chicken dinner, slow cooker chicken


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38 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Slow Cooker Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Sliders”
  1. Mary says:

    So quick and easy and perfect for football snacking Jenna! Those King’s Hawaiian Rolls are irresistible too. ♥

  2. BERNADETTE says:

    Super easy and delicious idea. Do you put the chicken breast in the freezer with the buttermilk?

    • I had marinated them to use in another recipe and realized I had more than I needed, so I drained the milk off and wrapped them to freeze for a future recipe. So when I thawed them out to make this recipe they had already soaked in buttermilk overnight. But the buttermilk soak is optional, I just try to do it when I have time. Thanks Bernadette~

  3. lghiggins says:

    Looks delicious and I think slaw would be the perfect side.

  4. Time to break out the slow cooker!

  5. Quick and easy and perfect for a football Saturday! I love the King’s Hawaiian rolls a little too much😉 Happy Tuesday, Jenna!

  6. Julie says:

    I love easy recipes like this Jenna. These chicken sliders sound perfect for a week night dinner or holiday entertaining. Thanks for this crock pot recipe.

  7. Woo!! I love these. Those little rolls are so good and almost sweet.

  8. Pineapple and chicken are such a classic and yummy combo. Serving it between the soft tender bun instead of rice is a genius idea, Jenna.

  9. Nancy says:

    Another one of your delicious and easy meals! Thank you Jenna! Enjoy this last Tuesday in October!

  10. Shelia says:

    I so agree with Dorothy-“time to break out the slow cooker.” I have an Instant Pot, but the idea of the slow cooker wafting the BBQ sauce smell through the house sounds wonderful! This dish could lead to addiction.

  11. These look so good! Those Hawaiian rolls are my downfall. Have a wonderful week, Jenna.

  12. Making my mouth water and tummy growl! YUM!!! It’s meatloaf here today at Conner’s pond but I might just need to make some of these yummy sliders. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  13. I could snarf down one (or three) right now! Sounds like a great sandwich:@)

  14. Ricki Treleaven says:

    This is a great idea, Jenna. I can make this for the World Series one night!

  15. thefrenchhutch says:

    Oh this has me hungry now for your sliders. This is such a great recipe Jenna, delicious and easy. I’ll be pinning this recipe……..

  16. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, I don’t know what I would do without your yummy recipes! I know my family is going to love this one. It’s perfect for college football Saturday. Wishing you a most happy week ahead!

  17. Cyndi Raines says:

    Pinned this one too Jenna. Sound delish! Made the acorn squash, breakfast sausage and stuffing dish tonight for supper and it was so very good. I was so hungry that I had a good heaping cup of the stuffing mixture while the stuffed acorn squash was doing the last 30 minutes in the oven, hehe. Boy, that was tasty too. Thank you for these great recipes!

  18. Kitty says:

    YES please! These sound perfect for a great, easy and flavorful meal. You always provide tasty recipes, Jenna!

  19. Miz Helen says:

    We loved your Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Sliders. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us it has been featured on Full Plate Thursday,561!
    Miz Helen

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