Instant Pot Hawaiian Chicken is the most simple and flavorful dish. Want a fun and flavorful mealtime solution that the whole family will love, than this is it!
Minimal ingredients, less than 30 minutes and multiple ways to serve! How can you say no to that.
We adore our instant pot. Our of all the kitchen gadgets that we have purchased the instant pot 100% has been one that we use on a regular basis.
There are so many different types of meals that you can make in there that the possibilities are endless. We call it our "meals in minutes" option because when we don't feel like spending more time on dinner we always turn to our instant pot. We absolutely love Bourbon Chicken that we make in the Instant Pot!
Hawaiian Chicken in the instant pot is one of our weeknight go to dinners, and recommend that everyone make! The flavors of the bbq sauce and pineapple really play well and it doesn't have any weird ingredients in there so the kids won't shy away from this dish either which is a huge plus in our house.
This Hawaiian chicken recipe is the perfect solution for when you area an on the go mom like me and you have so many activities that you have to get to in the summertime and generally all year around.
We cant get enough of recipes that have 5 ingredients, are less than 30 minutes and feed a crowd!
The best part of this recipe!
Want to know the best thing about this Instant Pot Hawaiian Chicken recipe? It can be served multiple ways! We traditionally just serve it in whole breasts over rice but some other options include:
- Shredded over rice or on sandwiches
- Diced or shredded in a rice bowl
- Shredded in a wrap or burrito
Those are just some of the other easy ways that we have used this recipe, it really leaves you with a creative twist as this is really a base recipe to whatever you want to create with this amazing chicken recipe.
How do you make Hawaiian chicken?
Literally when I say that this recipe is simple, it is simple. All you need is 2 cups of your favorite bbq sauce, 1 heaping cup of crushed pineapple in its juice, chicken breasts, water and cornstarch.
Place your chicken breasts in the bottom of your instant pot and cover with bbq sauce and then crushed pineapple.
You then manually cook it for 15 minutes and do a quick release. Remove you chicken from the instant pot and place on a plate.
In a small bowl whisk together your water and cornstarch and turn your pot onto saute mode and whisk in your cornstarch mix and keep whisking until it thickens.
This is where you can get creative. You can spoon the sauce over the chicken, shred your chicken and toss it in the sauce, you get where I'm going here!
This recipe is an easy and essential one to have in your recipe book, never disappoints, is loved by everyone and so versatile!
You cannot go wrong with this Instant Pot Hawaiian Chicken!
Instant Pot Hawaiian Chicken
- 2 cups bbq sauce your favorite
- 1 heaping cup crushed pineapple in juice
- 1/2 cup water
- 3-4 chicken breasts thawed
- 2 tablespoons cold water
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- Place your chicken breasts in the bottom of instant pot.
- Pour your bbq sauce, 1/2 cup water and crushed pineapple over the chicken and seal lid.
- Manual cook for 15 minutes and then do a quick release.
- Remove chicken from instant pot and press saute.
- In small bowl whisk together cold water and cornstarch and add to your instant pot.
- Whisk mixture until sauce thickens.
- Serve over rice and drizzle with sauce.
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Dorothy is a blogger over at CrazyforCrust.com, where she's been sharing recipes with a slice of life for almost 10 years. She's married to Mel, the other half of Easy Good Ideas, and together they are raising a teenager and dog in Northern California.