Clean Eating Hawaiian Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches

Clean Eating Hawaiian Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches

Yield 6 servings
Calories 379 kcal
Author The Gracious Pantry


  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 lb. skinless bone-in chicken breasts
  • 1 medium yellow onion (chopped)
  • 1 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 6 oz. canned tomato paste
  • 3 tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce (or coconut aminos)
  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. cornstarch (or arrowroot powder
  • 6 standard whole grain hamburger buns (I like Alvarado Street Bakery buns from Whole Foods)
  • 1 medium cored, fresh pineapple (cut into chunks)
  • 16 oz. package, crinkle-cut carrots (or use baby carrots)
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  1. 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.

  2. Top chicken with onion.

  3. Whisk together pineapple juice, tomato paste, soy sauce and vinegar; pour over chicken.

  4. Cover and cook on Low 5 to 6 hours; remove chicken from slow cooker and shred with 2 forks.

  5. Stir cornstarch into sauce in slow cooker; increase slow cooker heat to High and cook, uncovered, 30 minutes or until sauce thickens slightly.

  6. Spoon chicken onto buns; top with sauce.Serve pineapple chunks and carrots with sandwiches if using.

Recipe Notes

Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition Facts
Clean Eating Hawaiian Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 379 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 145mg 48%
Sodium 740mg 31%
Potassium 1217mg 35%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 8g
Protein 50g 100%
Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 17.2%
Calcium 3.1%
Iron 11.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.