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These delicious and fall apart tender Hawaiian Pork Chops are made right in the slow cooker for an easy dinner. Thick-cut boneless pork cooks with sliced pineapple in a tangy Hawaiian sauce with pineapple juice in the crockpot. This easy recipe is perfect for busy weeknights!

Be sure and also try my Crockpot Cream of Mushroom Pork Chops and these Crockpot Pork Chops and Gravy – both super easy slow cooker pork chop recipes that are sure to be a hit!

A pork chop sliced on top of white rice.

Amazing Hawaiian Pork Chops Made In The Slow Cooker

Hawaiian pork chops made in the slow cooker is the best way to enjoy pork! These tender pork chops is something the whole family will love and makes for an easy, set-it-and-forget dinner tonight. 

This easy pork chop recipe has the sweetness of pineapple with tender fall-apart pork chops, and it cooks in an easy sweet and sour sauce right in the crockpot. 

Inside of the slow cooker with pork and pineapple.

Simple Ingredients Needed For Easy Hawaiian Pork Chops

  1. Thick Boneless Pork Chops
  2. Canned Pineapple With Juice : Pineapple chunks, pineapple slices, or pineapple tidbits can all be used in this recipe. 
  3. Soy Sauce : I recommend using full salt soy sauce as the longer crockpot cook time tends to soften the flavors overtime. The extra salt in the soy sauce is necessary. 
  4. Light Brown Sugar : Use closer to 1/3 cup for a sweeter Hawaiian sauce. 
  5. Rice Vinegar
  6. Tomato Paste : Ketchup is a substitute for tomato paste. It is sweeter so it will make the tangy sauce a bit sweeter. 
  7. Garlic Cloves : Use fresh garlic cloves that have been minced or pressed, use chopped garlic from a jar, or garlic paste. 
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How To Make Hawaiian Pineapple Pork Chops In The Crockpot (Printable Recipe Card)

Place pork chops into the bottom of your slow cooker. Pour the pineapple slices and juice (just dump the entire can in) over top the pork. 

Add the soy sauce, light brown sugar, rice vinegar, tomato paste, and garlic cloves in the slow cooker. Give it a good stir and then arrange the pineapple slices over top of the pork. 

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Cover with the lid and cook on LOW heat for 6-8 hours. 

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Serve a pork chop over top some white rice (or rice of choice), drizzle some extra sauce over top the pork chop and add some of the pineapple slices from the crockpot.

Serving Suggestions For This Slow Cooker Hawaiian Pork Chops Recipe

These delicious pork chops are best served over white rice or brown rice. We love making my Rice Cooker Coconut Rice for a tropical coconut-pineapple twist!

Garnish each serving with some extra sauce from the crockpot and some of the pineapple from the crockpot as well. Other garnish ideas include green onions, chopped fresh cilantro, finely diced red onion, and fresh pineapple chunks. 

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What Type of Canned Pineapple Is Best To Use?

The recipe photos show canned pineapple slices being used because they are larger pieces and hold up better to the longer cook time. However, you can easily substitute pineapple chunks or pineapple tidbits if wanted. 

Recipe Tips

  • Pork Chops : You will find thin pork chops and thick pork chops at the grocery store. Either one can be used it just depends on preference. The thick cut pork chops will hold up better to the longer cook time without drying out. However, thin-cut pork chops tend to get ultra soft and tender in the slow cooker because they are thinner. 
  • Seasoned Pork Chops : If wanted, sprinkle on some extra dried seasonings on the pork chops before placing them inside the slow cooker. Garlic powder, kosher salt, red pepper chili flakes, or onion powder are all great options for some extra flavor. 
  • Make It Spicy! : Add some red pepper flakes or hot sauce in with the other ingredients. 
  • How To Store Leftovers : Keep any leftover Hawaiian pork chops inside an airtight container, in the fridge, for up to 4 days. I suggest storing the rice in a separate container from the pork. 
Overhead shot if the pork chops served on top of rice.

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A pork chop sliced on top of white rice.
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Slow Cooker Hawaiian Pork Chops


Author Jessica – Together as Family
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6
These delicious and fall apart tender Hawaiian Pork Chops are made right in the slow cooker for an easy dinner. Thick-cut boneless pork cooks with sliced pineapple in a tangy Hawaiian sauce with pineapple juice in the crockpot. This easy recipe is perfect for busy weeknights!

Ingredients
  

  • 6 boneless pork chops
  • 1 can (20 oz) pineapple slices with juice
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced or pressed)

Instructions

  • Place pork chops into the bottom of your slow cooker. Pour the pineapple slices and juice (just dump the entire can in) over top the pork. 
    6 boneless pork chops, 1 can (20 oz) pineapple slices with juice
  • Add the soy sauce, light brown sugar, rice vinegar, tomato paste, and garlic cloves in the slow cooker. Give it a good stir and then arrange the pineapple slices over top of the pork. 
    1/2 cup soy sauce, 1/4 cup light brown sugar, 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar, 1 tablespoon tomato paste, 4 cloves garlic
  • Cover with the lid and cook on LOW heat for 6-8 hours
  • Serve a pork chop over top some white rice (or rice of choice), drizzle some extra sauce over top the pork chop and add some of the pineapple slices from the crockpot. Enjoy!

Notes

Soy Sauce : Use full salted soy sauce or reduced-sodium soy sauce depending on dietary needs or preference. The longer cook time in the slow cooker tends to mute flavors over time so I use full salt soy sauce OR I Use half soy sauce + half reduced-sodium soy sauce. Lots of options here! If you use all reduced-sodium soy sauce I would recommend adding some extra dried seasonings to the pork (kosher salt, black pepper, garlic powder, etc).
Pork Chops : You will find thin pork chops and thick pork chops at the grocery store. Either one can be used it just depends on preference. The thick cut pork chops will hold up better to the longer cook time without losing their shape as in fall-apart tender (like what is pictured above in the post). However, thin-cut pork chops tend to get ultra soft and tender in the slow cooker because they are thinner. 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 1169mg | Potassium: 705mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 93IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2mg

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