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Crockpot Hawaiian Chicken Tacos

These Crockpot Hawaiian Chicken Tacos will shake up your taco night! Tender, juicy chicken is cooked in the crockpot then topped with a delicious chipotle slaw. Fresh pineapple adds the perfect amount of sweetness! This recipe will be in your weekly dinner rotation for sure!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 15 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, Crockpot
Servings: 6
Author: Casey Rooney


For the chicken

  • 3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (or about 1.25 lbs)
  • 2-3 cups fresh pineapple, diced and divided
  • 1 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 tbsp lime juice (or juice from 2 limes)
  • corn or flour tortillas

For the slaw

  • 4 cups cabbage or cole slaw mix
  • 2 tbsp cilantro, chopped optional
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1-2 tbsp lime juice (or juice from one lime)
  • 1 chipotle in adobo, chopped plus 1 tbsp of adobo sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin


  • To the crockpot, add chicken, onion, teriyaki sauce, cumin, smoked paprika, garlic powder , lime juice and 2 cups of the pineapple (reserve one cup for serving). Give everything a big stir and cook on HIGH for 3 1/2 to 4 hours or on LOW for 6-7 hours.
  • While chicken is cooking, make the slaw dressing. Whisk together sour cream, milk, chipotle, adobo sauce, salt, cumin and lime juice. Taste and add more salt to your liking. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • When chicken is done cooking, carefully remove it from crockpot. With two forks, shred chicken then return it to crockpot. Give it a stir and coat chicken in all the delicious juices!
  • When you are ready to serve, heat tortillas. I like to wrap 2-3 in a clean dish towel and heat them in the microwave for 15-30 seconds.
  • Toss together coleslaw mix, cilantro (if using) and about 1/2 of the dressing. Reserve the other half of the dressing for drizzling on top of the tacos!
  • To assemble tacos: top tortillas with chicken mixture, reserved pineapple, slaw and more of the slaw dressing, if desired! Add a squeeze of lime and enjoy!
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