Yum, Crock-Pot Barbecue Pineapple Chicken! Sounds like a perfect meal. Busy people appreciate the convenience of slow or crock pot cooking. The fact that you can prepare the meal go out and do whatever needs to and just leave it for a few hours without worry is such a time saver and make meal planning easy on busy days.
The recipe we are featuring today is a pretty straight forward one, so you will appreciate its simplicity.
Let's talk a little bit about crock pot cooking. These slow cooking devices consist of a ceramic pot that fits into an electric cooker. It can take from 4-12 hours to cook something in, depending on the recipe and the setting you have it at, so that makes for easy meal planning. There are a few things you can do to assure a successful meal.
One question or concern that is raised when cooking meat is that is won't get brown in the slow cooker. The way around this is to use a skillet and brown the meat first. This way you braise the outside, searing in the flavor, and you will still get to have that texture you would achieve without using a slow cooker. Be sure to glaze your searing pan and use that tasty liquid in the slow cooker.
Pasta does not work in a slow cooker; you will just end up with a starch, mucky heap of pasta. If you have a meal calling for pasta to go along with whatever you are doing in the slow cooker, boil it on its own at mealtime.
Rice works in a slow cooker, so go ahead and add it raw.
If you want your vegetables to cook at the same time, cut them all in similar sizes.
The recipe for Crock-Pot Barbecue Pineapple Chicken will taste as great as it sounds. Please go to the 'Sweet Little Bluebird' website below to learn the ingredients and instructions for this dish.