Allie and I spent our honeymoon in Hawaii. It may’ve been years ago, but I don’t think we’ll ever forget the most peaceful place on the planet. You also just can’t beat the food. Super fresh fish. And the pineapple. Oh, man, the pineapple.
When it comes to cooking, I love adding a Hawaiian flavor to things when I can, which is why I couldn’t wait to dive into the Hawaiian Pork pouch from Campell’s line of Slow Cooker sauces. In case you didn’t know, there are currently six flavors available, including: Tavern Style Pot Roast, Apple Bourbon Pulled Pork, Beef Stew, Southern BBQ, Sweet Korean BBQ, and Hawaiian Pork.
This go around, I didn’t just want to make a simple straight-up meal. Yes, it’s ridiculous how easy it is to make these Campbell’s Sauces. Just add roughly 2 to 3 pounds of chicken, steak or pork to the Crock-Pot, pour on your sauce, and set the temperature to High for four or five hours (or on Low for about six or seven hours).
I took a quick look over at Campbellsauces.com for some inspiration. While I didn’t use the recipe generator, just seeing all the fabulous recipe variations on the site got me thinking.
We don’t really cook pork in our house (Allie’s not a fan), so I decided to cook up some Hawaiian Chicken for the family instead! But I didn’t merely replace the pork with chicken. Uh uh. I even added a few perfect ingredients.
As always, I first started out following the directions.
After piling the chicken up inside the Crock-Pot, I poured on the sauce. A quick turn of the knob to Low, and then it was merely a waiting game of about six hours.
What I did to Hawaiian things up a little bit, though, is add some pineapple chunks (of course!) and some chopped red and green peppers. I waited until there was about an hour left before adding those ingredients in, though, as I didn’t want to chance them totally disintegrating.
With some roasted broccoli and cauliflower on the side, our Hawaiian Chicken was all set for a perfect dinner. I totally forgot my grass skirt, though.
We have loads of leftovers too, so I’m hoping to take advantage of all the fabulous recipes at CampbellSauces.com. With just a little variation, I’m thinking of making a Hawaiian Chicken Pizza, Hawaiian Chicken Sliders or even Hawaiian Chicken Tacos!
It’s amazing how far you can stretch a super-simple-to-make meal thanks to Campbell’s Sauces and a Crock-Pot! I also just noticed on their website, that Campbell’s has added two new flavors to the mix: Beef Stew and my all-time favorite Buffalo Chicken!
If you’re looking for a real easy way to make some good, filling food (that’ll feed a big crowd), you should certainly head to your local grocery store and hunt down these Campbell’s Sauces. Great for a weeknight meal or for those chilly Sundays when the guys are all over for a big Game Day get together.