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Island Barbecue Chicken

This subtly spicy recipe is sure to impress. After browning the chicken, all you have to do is put it in your slow cooker, and you’re done!
Serves: 6
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 4 hours


6 skinless chicken drumsticks
6 bone-in, skinless chicken thighs
¼ cup whole wheat flour
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 can canned diced tomatoes
2 cups red onion(s), diced
2 cups red pepper(s), diced
2 cups pineapple, fresh, diced
¼ cup demerara brown sugar
2 tbsp cider vinegar
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
½ tsp hot pepper sauce
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp garlic powder
4 slices pineapple, fresh, quartered
4 sprigs parsley, fresh

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.


  1. Add chicken and flour to bag and shake to coat evenly. Discard any excess flour.

  2. Heat olive oil in non-stick skillet. Add chicken pieces and brown on both sides. This step can be skipped but it is worth the extra time as it adds colour and flavour to the dish.

  3. Puree a can of diced tomatoes and add to slow cooker. Finely dice onion, red pepper and fresh pineapple. Stir into tomatoes with remaining sauce ingredients. Top with browned chicken pieces, meaty side up, and cover with sauce. Cover and cook on low heat 4-6 hours (High 2-3 hours).

  4. Serve over your choice of cooked whole grain and pass the extra sauce. Garnish with fresh quartered pineapple slices and sprigs of parsley.

Helpful Tip

Easy barbecue chicken with an island twist. Good on the grill too! Just cook the sauce and baste chicken as it grills. Use leftovers in wraps for tomorrow’s lunch.

Nutrition Info

Per 475 g serving Amount
Protein25 g
Fat8 g
Saturated Fat2 g
Carbohydrate40 g
Fibre5 g
Sugar26 g
Cholesterol90 mg
Sodium500 mg
Per 475 g serving % Daily Value
Vitamin A60
Vitamin C210
Vitamin B639
Vitamin B1220