Um yum!! Gotta love the crock pot meal :) Want to thank P-Ron for this recipe!! This was really good and both the boys liked it as well!! Huge hit in the Sodahl fam!! I omitted my bun so I didn't use a carb on the meal :)
Makes 6 servings - 1 red, 1 purple, 1 green, 1 yellow (if you use bun)
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)
1 cored fresh pineapple, cut into chunks
(16-oz) package crinkle-cut carrots (or use baby carrots)
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.