Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Over Rice

I’ve made this hawaiian bbq chicken before. It’s delicious, and easy, and it’s got just the perfect combination of sweet and tangy flavors.

hawaiian bbq chicken over rice

I edited the recipe ever so slightly from last time, with the same ingredients, but there are slightly different amounts and they are added at slightly different times now to keep the chicken mixture from being too watery.

hawaiian bbq chicken over rice

This is the perfect weeknight meal because its easy, quick, healthy and delicious!

hawaiian bbq chicken over rice

Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Over Rice
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  • 3-4 large chicken breasts
  • ¾ cup bbq sauce, divided
  • ¾ cup teriyaki sauce, divided
  • 12 oz can pinneapple, divided
  1. Put chicken breasts, ½ cup bbq sauce, ½ cup teriyaki sauce and half the can of pineapple (with juice) into your crockpot.
  2. Cook on low for about 5 hours, or on high for 3 until chicken is cooked and shreddable.
  3. Drain most of the liquid out of the crockpot.
  4. Shred the chicken with 2 forks, add additional bbq sauce, teriyaki sauce and pineapple to the crockpot and mix together. Continue cooking on low.
  5. Cook rice according to package directions.
  6. Serve rice topped with chicken mixture and lots of sauce.

Enjoy this easy dish for a great weekday or weekend night dinner!

hawaiian bbq chicken over rice


  1. Hi there Aimee! I made this yesterday…it smelled great while it was cooking, and it was just awesome!!! I just had leftovers for tonight’s supper. Thank so much for such a great recipe. Have a great week!

  2. Thanks Aimee! I’m looking forward to trying this…maybe this weekend! :)

  3. I just came across this recipe on Pinterest, and it looks wonderful. I have one question though: After you shred the chicken, and the rest of the remaining ingredients, how much longer does it need to cook? Unless I’m simply missing it, the recipe says to continue cooking on low, but not for how long. Thanks!

    1. Thanks Dawn, the chicken will be cooked by then – I just leave it in the crock pot to stay warm and soak up more of the sauce. Just leave it for about 30 minutes or so while you’re rice is cooking!

  4. What kind of teriyaki sauce do you use?

    1. I have used a couple different brands of teriyaki sauce for this recipe. Most recently-, Lawry’s

  5. shelly brown · · Reply

    I made a variation of this a couple weeks ago – Just BBQ sauce, no teriyaki. Drained the pineapple. It wasn’t watery at all. (Used a big bottle of bbq sauce.) It was super easy!!

    1. Sounds delicious with just the pineapple and bbq. Glad you liked it too!

  6. Lisa Reid · · Reply

    Sounds amazing! Step #6 says “lots of sauce”. Do you recommend topping with BBQ or Teriyaki? Or is there enough in the crockpot and that’s what you use??

    1. You drain the juices from the crockpot cause its very watery, but then you add BBQ and teriyaki back in with the chicken and there should be a lot to go over the rice too!

  7. Are you calling for boneless breasts or bone in? This sounds delicious and I only need to add the teriyaki sauce to the grocery list to add to the menu to make.

    1. Boneless chicken breasts, though really if you prefer bone in I’m sure it would cook fine, just might be harder to shred

      1. I figured it was boneless but wanted to be sure. And bone in are not hard to shred either.

  8. Question on step 5: where you shred the chicken and add additional BBQ sauce, teriyaki sauce and pineapple to the crockpot. Do you jus use the Juice from what was left in the crockpot.

    1. In step 4 I drained most of the liquid out of the crock pot. The reason I don’t use that juice is because it is very watery and not very flavorful after cooking for so many hours!

  9. huntfortheverybest · · Reply

    it sounds yummy!

  10. Mmmm. That looks so delicious, I am definitely going to have to work this into my weekly meal planning for next week!

  11. I love easy meals like this!

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