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chicken tenders with bbq sauce and pineapple chunks stacked on platter

Slow Cooker Pineapple BBQ Chicken Tenders

Use the slow cooker to make seriously easy, seriously juicy Slow Cooker Pineapple BBQ Chicken Tenders that are perfect for dipping or enjoying all on their own! Pair with ranch, honey mustard, or an extra helping of BBQ sauce - you can’t go wrong with this mouthwatering, flavor-packed chicken!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 333kcal


  • Slow Cooker


  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken tenderloins
  • 1 tablespoon Easy Homemade BBQ Rub
  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce (I used Pineapple BBQ sauce)
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks


  • Sprinkle each tenderloin with BBQ rub
  • Optional: Melt butter in a skillet and lightly brown chicken tenders for 1-2 minutes on each side
  • Place tenders and pineapple chunks in slow cooker
  • Whisk together the BBQ sauce and pineapple juice and pour mix over chicken
  • Cover and cook for 2-3 hours on high or 4-6 hours on low


  • Storage - Store in the fridge for up to 3 days. Seal in an airtight container and freeze (with pineapple chunks) for up to 3 months. Allow to defrost when serving again.
  • Best Way To Reheat Leftovers - Microwave for 30-second increments or on medium heat in a skillet on the stove just until heated through. Don’t forget your extra dipping sauces for leftovers!


Calories: 333kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 448mg | Potassium: 973mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 138IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg