Exciting things happening if you enjoy cooking, and if you are a little fruity like me and like to cook with fruit… 😉
This is a recipe I created based on about 4 or 5 that sounded good…I’m all about using my slow cooker (aka crock-pot) especially when the summer months hit because our kitchen gets a full onslaught of the hot summer sun in the afternoon – just in time for dinner making. So I have been experimenting and putting together as many recipes as possible to utilize during the summer time, and thereby reducing me getting overheated in the kitchen. 😉

Sassy Tropical Slow Cooker Chicken



Boneless/skinless chicken breasts

1 tsp.


1 can (20 oz.)

Dole pineapple chunks or slices, drained (reserve juice).

1 clove

Garlic (minced)

1 tbsp.


2 tsp.

Worcestershire sauce

2 tsp.


2 tsp.

Lemon juice

2 tsp.

Lime juice

1 tsp.

Red pepper flakes (optional)

1 tsp.



Brown chicken breasts in a skillet until lightly browned. (I usually eliminate this step and just put the chicken breasts directly into the crock-pot).

Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Combine juice with garlic, cornstarch, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, rosemary, lemon juice, lime juice and red pepper flakes (optional) in a small bowl. Pour over chicken in the crock-pot.

Cover, and cook 6-8 hours on Low (make sure to check the chicken periodically – cooking times do vary depending on your crock-pot).

Serve with Jasmine Rice or Coconut Rice and a side of vegetables. You can either stir pineapple chunks into the sauce in the crock-pot before serving, or use them as garnish after the food has been plated. If you’re using pineapple slices, use them as garnish rather than adding them to the sauce.

Note: I added a Coconut Rice Recipe here. 🙂

Now here’s where the ‘fun’ part comes in… DOLE is offering one of my readers enough coupons to refill your pantry with DOLE Canned Fruit ($25 value). What do you need to do to enter to win? It’s very simple – head over here www.DoleMakeMeAChef.com and check out the wonderful recipes by celeb chef Ben Ford. Then come back here to this post and leave in the comments what your most favorite recipe is. That’s it! That’s all there is to it. No jumping through hoops or doing any extra grunt work – just leaving a comment on your favorite recipe will get you an entry to win.

If you want extra entries, you can enter an essay of your own at www.DoleMakeMeAChef.com, then be sure to come back here and post that same essay/entry in the comments here. You’ll get 5 additional entries for doing that. Not to mention by entering an essay over at DOLE, you’ll even have a chance at being a winner at DOLE, too! The contest ends at midnight EST on May 8th. Looking forward to reading your favorites and possibly your essays! 🙂

Want to enjoy some great recipes or have a recipe you would like to share? Hop on over to Anissa’s place – she’s hosting this great event and anyone is welcome to participate. I always love to try new recipes, so this is a great opportunity to find some good ones!

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  1. Congrats on the winnage! I’m suddenly craving ambrosia after seeing the mandarin oranges and pineapple sitting together.

  2. Essay #1
    With us, Dole crushed pineapple is a staple because we can use it in drinks, salads (we love it in a carrot raisin salad)and so much more…

  3. Sounds great can you use it without the pineapple — my litte one can’t have it! Thanks for playing along! TFS

  4. Sweet and sour chicken! that’s really the only dinner food I like with fruit in it. Yum!

    Justine 😮 )

  5. You know what? That looks really really good. I never thought of
    putting chicken in the crockpot. And I didn’t even know they made
    Coconut Rice. Plus, I love pineapple and so does Junior. Thanks for
    the great suggestion.

  6. Being a dessert girl, I am going to have to try the pineapple coffee cake. Sounds as delicious as possible without having chocolate in it.

  7. That recipe sounds great! I’m all about finding new slow cooker recipes!

    I posted one today too!

  8. Your recipe has so many extra touches in it that really sounds yummy. I like the shrimp curry

  9. That does sound wonderful. I too love to cook with fruit. I really like pineapple and apricots. I also like my crockpot. I make chicken, beef and even lasagna.

  10. Ooh – the Asian Mandarin salad sounds really good – even right now!

  11. I love sweet and sour chicken, never thought about making it myself… LOL ok, I’m not much of a cook but eat lots of pineapple. It’s good for cholesterol problems.

  12. Here’s part of my essay:

    “Ever since I was little, my mom made the most amazing pineapple upside down cake. It’s such a popular recipe that it’s always requested at family functions. The main ingredient was, you guessed it, Dole Pineapple Slices…”

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