Clean Eating Hawaiian Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 lb skinless bone-in chicken breasts
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce (or coconut aminos)
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch (or arrowroot powder)
  • 6 whole-grain hamburger buns (I like the Alvarado Street Bakery brand


Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat; add chicken.
Brown chicken 3 to 4 minutes; place in a 5- or 6-quart slow cooker.
Top chicken with onion.

Whisk together pineapple juice, tomato paste, soy sauce and vinegar; pour over chicken.
Cover and cook on Low 5 to 6 hours; remove chicken from slow cooker and shred with 2 forks.
Stir cornstarch into sauce in slow cooker; increase slow cooker heat to High and cook, uncovered, 30 minutes or until sauce thickens slightly.

Spoon chicken onto buns; top with sauce.

Serve pineapple chunks and carrots with sandwiches if using.


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Meagan Hinson

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