Crock Pot Hawaiian Lemon Chicken

"The creamy French salad dressing really compliments this dish. A very nice touch to the chicken. Try easy and a wonderful flavor. Serve this with brown rice....DELICIOUS!!!"
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Ready In:
6hrs 20mins




  • Place the chicken in crock pot.
  • In a bowl, combine the pineapple juice, salad dressing, onion soup mix and lemon peel.
  • Pour over the chicken.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours or on high for 3 to 4 hours.
  • Twenty minutes before serving, arrange pineapple slices and green pepper strips over chicken to heat through.
  • Arrange chicken, pineapple and green pepper on large serving platter.
  • If desired, thicken juices with 1 tablespoon cornstarch dissolved in 1 tablespoon water.
  • Stir slowly into juices until thickened slightly.
  • Pour over chicken.

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  1. Miss Kitty
    I have a house full of picky eaters, but this recipe still earned an overall 4 star rating from them!!! I cooked the chicken (used 4 thighs) in an electric roaster because my crockpot was too small for the job. I also added 1/3 cup brown sugar, and cooked at 325* for about 1 1/2 hours. Next time I will let the chicken marinate since the roaster cooks more quickly. Lots of flavor and easy to make. When I asked "should I make this again?", I got a unanimous "YES"! Definite keeper!
  2. DividedBlue_EyedSky
    This was delicious if you like food on the sweeter side. This is a slam dunk. Thanks for the recipe!
  3. Martini Guy
    Very good and easy to prepare. I used Kraft Catalina with Honey dressing. Was a big hit on New Years day! Thanks Merlot.
  4. Amber
    So delicious and easy to prepare!
  5. sunkist100
    I thought this recipe was pretty good. Personally, it was a little too sweet for my taste but I liked it enough that I will make it agian. I found that there was a ton of sauce and you really dont need alot of it since it is so flavorful. My husband called it a "Creative meal" (because he couldnt figure out what the orange sauce was) and took leftovers for lunch today. He was shocked when i told him the main sauce ingredient was French dressing. So if you are wondering about using such an odd sauce ingredient, dont worry.


  1.  Pamela
    This recipe is fast, easy and delicious! I have always loved crockpot meals and now that I'm returning to school, they are a great way to ensure that supper gets on the table instead of opting to eat at a restaurant. With recipes like this--who needs to eat out? I did leave out the lemon rind as my husband finds most recipes with it too bitter, so I added 1 tsp of lemon juice instead. Thanks for posting, this will be made again soon!
  2. Capncrunch
    This is very easy and so tasty!!! I used 1 tbsp of lemon juice in place of the lemon rind. I also used catalina dressing instead of french dressing, and added 2 tbsp of honey. My family asked for seconds so I should have double the recipe.


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