Amazing Hawaiian Chicken Chili

Amazing Hawaiian Chicken Chili

Jessica and Antonia 0

"This is a hearty chicken chili with sweet pineapple and a few subtle kicks of spice that the whole family will enjoy."


2 h 15 m servings 249 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 249 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 4.4 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 32.7g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 19.6 g
  • 39%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 44 mg
  • 15%
  • Sodium:
  • 808 mg
  • 32%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the chicken breasts and barbecue sauce in a gallon-sized zip top bag and allow to marinate for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  2. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a large skillet placed over high heat, and add the chicken. Cook the chicken until it is browned and almost cooked through, about 5 minutes per side. Remove chicken from skillet, chop into 1 inch pieces, and place in the crock of a slow cooker.
  3. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter in the skillet over medium-high heat, add the diced onion, garlic, and roasted red pepper, and cook and stir until the onion is softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste, chili powder, ancho chile powder, ground cumin, ground ginger, vanilla, and sugar. Cook, stirring, until blended, about 2 minutes. Transfer the mixture to the slow cooker.
  4. Drain the canned pineapple and reserve the fruit. Stir the pineapple juice, kidney beans, black beans, tomatoes, and chipotle salsa into the ingredients in the slow cooker and set the heat to High. Allow the chili to cook on High until it begins to bubble, about 20 minutes. Turn the slow cooker to Low and cook for 1 additional hour.
  5. Stir the reserved pineapple into the chili and continue to cook until the pineapple is warm, about 15 minutes. Salt and pepper the chili to taste and serve piping hot.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.
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  1. 43 Ratings


I made this because it sounded different but good at the same time. It was ok but nothing special, It took ALLOT longer to prep and make than what it said. I think brown sugar would give a bet...

I will never for the life of me understand why people insist on labelling food items as Hawaiian just because they have pineapple as an ingredient. This recipe has a lot going on, but very littl...

Alo-HA! great idea! just dumped everything including, frozen raw chicken ,into the slow cooker. used taco sauce instead of bbq sauce; we lllooovvee bbq sauce, but dr.colbert doesn't recommend ...

Based on the other reviews and cost of ingredients for this dish, I was a little leery of trying it but I'm glad I did! The instructions are definitely way too complicated, the point of a slow c...

Just so so. I would not make this chili again. Quite disappointed!

as it sits the recipe is something that is a nice change up - it has a lot of flavors - i have tweeked it and have gotten a lot of thumbs up and requests for the recipe - what i did was take off...

This was fantastic! Had a couple tweaks due to ingredients on hand, and it was a hit for dinner! Definitely making this one again!

I loved this recipe! It is now one of our favorites. I used all chili powder, as I did not have ancho chile powder and used tomato sauce instead of chopped tomotoes. It was delicious. Thanks...

Not very good, honestly. Better in theory than execution. Won't make again.