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4-Ingredient Shredded Hawaiian Chicken Sandwiches

Only four ingredients. Only five minutes of prep! Just say yes to easy dinners!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Hawaiian
Keyword: hawaiian chicken sandwiches
Servings: 8 servings


  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast (or 1 lb. chicken breasts & 1 lb. chicken thighs)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
  • 15 oz can crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 Small red onion, finely chopped
  • 8 8 buns
  • Side dish ideas: fresh fruit, carrot sticks, chips


  • Place the chicken breasts into the base of the slow cooker. Sprinkle a little salt and pepper over the top. Drizzle BBQ sauce over the chicken breasts and then pour the juices around the chicken breasts and the pineapple on top of the chicken. (I like to add the onions raw after the chicken has cooked, but if you'd like to add them in while it all cooks, you can drop them in with the crushed pineapple.) Set on low and cook for 8 hours.
  • Once cooked, pull out the chicken breasts and the pineapple and add to a bowl, then shred with 2 forks. Mix in the chopped red onion, if you didn't add it to the slow cooker.
  • Prepare preferred side dishes to go with the sandwiches.
  • Serve Shredded Hawaiian Chicken Sandwiches with fruit or veggies and some chips. Or whatever you like!