Hawaiian chicken is great served not only for a quick dinner after a busy day at work but if you cut the pieces (or use chicken finger sized chicken) it makes a great appetizer or brunch recipe as well.
I came up with this recipe because I had some chicken in my refrigerator and I was tired of the "same old chicken recipes". I didn't have the ingredients to make my traditional pizza chicken recipe but I did have ingredients to make a "Hawaiian pizza" chicken. Therefore....Hawaiian chicken was born at our house! You can use any type of pineapple that you have on hand. I only had crushed pineapple and I love it because you get a little bit of pineapple in every bite. You can use pineapple rings for a more elegant presentation. You can also make extra chicken and freeze them for future use on a night that you are really busy. You can cook the pineapple and chicken in the crockpot for convenience and then just add the ham and cheese just before serving.
Hawaiian Chicken Recipe:
- 4-6 chicken breasts
- 4-6 slices of ham (you can use gluten free deli ham or sliced ham like I did today or for true Hawaiian style you can use thinly sliced SPAM)
- 1 can pineapple (I used a 15 oz can and let the extra cook in the bottom of pan for extra juice and flavor)
- 4-6 slices of cheese (any type will work. If you only have shredded cheese that will work too!)
|Prior to covering with foil and baking in 375 degree oven for 30-45 minutes|
|This is the gluten free sliced ham I used for today's recipe|
|Any type of sliced or shredded cheese will work with this recipe|
|Ready to eat! Extra Cheesy!|
|Up close view of the Hawaiian Chicken. See the layers?|
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