Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chicken Meatballs

It is still winter but I am so looking forward to warmer days soon! I was craving some sunny flavors this week big time. I think I was also trying to hold on to the California sun that Marc and I just left. When we were on our trip, we had the most amazing Hawaiian food for dinner one night. I just love how Hawaiian food has its own very distinctive vibe while seamlessly infusing Asian influences into it. So I was inspired to create these amazing and simple slow cooker Hawaiian chicken meatballs! They came together quickly.

The chicken meatballs had a fantastic mixture of garlic, Sriracha, Worcestershire sauce and seasoning for loads of flavor. I lined them up in the bottom of my beloved crock pot.
The chicken meatballs had a fantastic mixture of garlic, Sriracha, Worcestershire sauce and seasoning for loads of flavor. An egg and breadcrumbs held it all together. I lined them up in the bottom of my beloved crock pot.
I added sliced onion and lots of pre-cut pineapple on top of the meatballs. The final touch was the incredible sauce. It was a mixture of hoisin sauce, duck sauce, sesame oil and pineapple juice. I love how Hawaiian food is influenced by Asian cuisine but still has its own very distinctive vibe!
I added sliced onion and lots of pineapple on top of the slow cooker Hawaiian chicken meatballs. I just used the pre-cut pineapple from the fruit salad section of my grocery store. There was juice in it that I reserved for the sauce. The final touch was the incredible sauce. It was a flavorful mixture of hoisin sauce, duck sauce, sesame oil and the reserved pineapple juice.
I let the slow cooker Hawaiian chicken meatballs go low and slow in the crock pot for 4 hours. Slow cooking them like that let them develop deep flavor and become so incredibly tender!
I let the slow cooker Hawaiian chicken meatballs go low and slow in the crock pot for 4 hours. Slow cooking them like that let them develop deep flavor and become so incredibly tender! Let me tell you, the smell in the house as they cooked was simply mouth-watering.

When the slow cooker Hawaiian chicken meatballs were done, I served them immediately! Oh my goodness, there was such a perfect balance of sweet and savory. The pineapple and sweet duck sauce played off of the hoisin and spices beautifully. I served them over quinoa with a side of salad for an amazing, complete meal. So many other ways would have worked too. They could have been served in lettuce wraps, on slider rolls, or with brown rice. I hope you all enjoy this bright, sunny dish as much as we did! xoxo

Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chicken Meatballs
Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chicken Meatballs
5 from 1 vote
Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chicken Meatballs
Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chicken Meatballs
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 15 mins
 

These slow cooker Hawaiian chicken meatballs are so simple and wonderful! They're perfect to leave to cook low and slow for huge, sunny flavor.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Meatballs, Slow Cooker Hawaiian Meatballs
Servings: 4
Calories: 550 kcal
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1 dash Sriracha
  • 1 dash worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 pound pre-diced pineapple juice reserved
  • 1/2 an onion thinly sliced
  • 1 jar hoisin sauce 8 ounce size
  • 1/2 cup duck sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon reserved pineapple juice from the pre-cut pineapple
  • 2 tablespoons water
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl combine the ground chicken, garlic, egg, breadcrumbs, Sriracha, Worcestershire sauce, smoked paprika, salt and pepper. With clean hands, mix it all together well. Form the mixture into tight meatballs roughly the size of the palm of your hand. You should yield around 10. Lay them out in the bottom of the crock pot in a single layer. Evenly distribute the pineapple and sliced onion on top of the meatballs.
  2. In another bowl stir the hoisin sauce, duck sauce, sesame oil and reserved pineapple juice. Pour the sauce all over the ingredients in the crock pot and add the water to have enough liquid in the pot. Seal the crock pot and set it on low for 4 hours. When it is done, serve the meatballs in any way you wish! They are perfect served on quinoa, rice, lettuce wraps or slider rolls.
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chicken Meatballs
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 550 Calories from Fat 149
% Daily Value*
Fat 16.5g25%
Saturated Fat 3.8g24%
Cholesterol 140mg47%
Sodium 1425mg62%
Potassium 844mg24%
Carbohydrates 75.8g25%
Fiber 3.9g16%
Sugar 51.8g58%
Protein 24.6g49%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chicken Meatballs
Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chicken Meatballs

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