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So, I’m not usually a fan of fruit with my poultry…  It’s always seemed so weird…

Once, I made a traditional German dish that consisted of pork chops, apples and raisins, and that totally blew my mind and made me actually like pork chops.  So when I found several various recipes for “Hawaiian chicken” yesterday, I decided to give it a go!

I’m currently crockpotting this delicious smelling dish at my office, so if I end up not liking it, there are like 7 other people I can pawn it off on.  They like it when I feed them.

INGREDIENTS:
4 pounds of chicken
(Aldi had some gorgeous boneless, skinless thighs, so I got that)
20oz crushed pineapple (canned is fine)
1 teaspoon-ish of cinnamon
1/3 cup-ish of honey

I prefer to use the crockpot liners (I know, Rebecca….you hate cooking in plastic), but I was out and Aldi was out so I just sprayed some of Z&K’s Pam into a ziploc bag when I went to check on their dogs during my lunch break.  I also dumped some of her honey and cinnamon into another ziploc bag….but figured I needed some more honey and picked up a jar of it at Aldi when I went for the pineapple and chicken.

So, line your crockpot OR grease it up….whatever you prefer, dump the chicken in (cut up if you prefer) and top it with the entire can of pineapples, cinnamon and honey!  I ended up going a little nuts here with the honey…  Remember how I said I didn’t think I put enough in the bag at Z&K’s?   Yeah, I ended up getting caught up in conversation with some of my coworkers and squeezed about half of the brand new jar of honey over the chicken…oops…  Anyone need Diabetes?

INSTRUCTIONS:
Cook on high for 2-4 hours or low for 6-8 hours.
(Time varies depending on how frozen the chicken is.)
((Speaking of freezing, this could totally be frozen ahead of time!))

I used my pink handled office scissors to cut up the chicken, and while it meant I only had to wash them and my hands, it took longer to cut the partially frozen chicken thighs with the scissors than it would if I would have just cut it.  “But you’re at work!  Certainly you don’t have alternative means!”  Yeah, actually, I keep a knife and a cutting board here in the office, but was feeling pretty lazy.

The aroma is divine right now and it’s been cooking on high for about two hours.

Hopefully, it’s good.  Otherwise, I just spent <$12 to stay in the good graces of my coworkers.

Alright, ya’ll.  I finally did it.  I have amazing friends who support my gluten intolerance and encouraged me to make a gumbo.  I did some research, compared different recipes, but ultimately relied on what I remember of my family’s recipe.  It was delicious and they all raved about it, so I figured I’d do the world a favor and share the recipe.  😉  (Mainly because the loan officer I’m working with asked me to send it to her and once I realized how much work it took to type it all out, I figured I’d post it here for my future reference…lol)

So, you’re welcome.

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