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Hawaiian Slow Cooker Pork Chops Recipe

Indulge in the tropical flavors of this Slow Cooker Hawaiian Pork Chops recipe. This easy-to-make recipe combines the great flavors of tender pork chops, sweet pineapple, and savory seasonings for a mouthwatering meal. 

Slow Cooker Hawaiian Pork Chops

Indulge in the flavors of the tropics with our mouthwatering Hawaiian Pork Chops in the Slow Cooker recipe. Tender and juicy pork chops are infused with a blend of sweet and tangy Hawaiian-inspired ingredients, creating a dish that will transport your taste buds to the tropics. 

This simple yet incredibly delicious recipe is perfect for busy days when you want a satisfying meal without spending hours in the kitchen. Let the slow cooker do all the work while you sit back, relax, and enjoy a taste of paradise.

The secret to the incredible flavor of our Hawaiian Pork Chops lies in the delectable marinade.

A combination of pineapple juice, soy sauce, brown sugar and garlic creates a sweet and savory blend that perfectly complements the juicy pork chops. As the pork cooks low and slow in the slow cooker, it absorbs all the flavors, resulting in a dish that is bursting with tropical goodness.

Using the slow cooker for this recipe ensures that the pork chops turn out tender, juicy, and incredibly flavorful. The long cooking time allows the pork to become fork-tender and helps the flavors to meld together beautifully. Plus, the convenience of the slow cooker means you can set it and forget it, leaving you with more time to relax or attend to other tasks while your meal cooks to perfection.

Our amazing Hawaiian Pork Chops are a family favorite, making them ideal for family dinners, potlucks, or gatherings with friends. Serve the tender Hawaiian pork chops with steamed rice and a side of fresh tropical fruit for a complete and satisfying meal.

slow cooker hawaiian pork chops

How to Make Hawaiian Pork Chop Slow Cooker Recipe 


  • 4 thick cut boneless Pork chops
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup diced fresh pineapple
  • 3/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 3 tablespoons white or rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons corn starch
slow cooker hawaiian pork chops ingredients

Spray the inside of your slow cooker with cooking spray

Before placing the pork chops in the slow cooker, season them with salt and pepper.

In the bottom of your slow cooker, whisk together soy sauce, brown sugar, pineapple juice, ketchup, white vinegar, water, garlic and cornstarch. 

Slow Cooker Hawaiian Pork Chops

Place pork chops and pineapple slices on top of the soy sauce mixture.

pork chops in slow cooker in sauce

Spoon the liquid over the pork chops and set your slow cooker on high for 3-4 hours. 

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Check the internal temperature of the pork chops using a meat thermometer. They should reach an internal temperature of 145°F for safe consumption while remaining juicy and tender.

Once the Hawaiian Pork Chops are ready, transfer them to a serving platter and spoon the remaining sauce over the top. Garnish with pineapple tidbits, chopped fresh cilantro, fresh parsley or sliced green onions for added freshness and color. 

Pineapple Crockpot Pork Chops Side Dishes

When serving Pineapple Pork Chops, consider these side dish options to complete your meal:

  • Prepare a batch of fluffy white rice, brown rice or coconut rice to serve alongside the pork chops and soak up the tangy hawaiian sauce. 
  • Serve a medley of steamed vegetables, such as broccoli, carrots, and snow peas. The fresh and vibrant vegetables provide a refreshing contrast to the rich and tender pork chops.
  • Create a side salad or refreshing tropical salad with a mix of fresh greens, pineapple chunks, sliced mangoes, diced avocado, and toasted coconut. Drizzle with a light citrus or honey-lime dressing for a burst of tropical flavors.
  • Sweet potatoes or Sweet potato fries 
slow cooker hawaiian pork chops

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Hawaiian Crock Pot Pork Chops FAQ

Can I use fresh pineapple instead of canned pineapple?

Absolutely! Fresh pineapple can be used instead of canned pineapple. Just make sure to cut it into chunks or rings and adjust the cooking time as fresh pineapple may take longer to soften compared to canned pineapple.

Can I make this recipe in the oven instead of a slow cooker?

Yes, you can adapt this recipe for the oven. Preheat the oven to 350°F and place the seasoned pork chops and sauce in a baking dish. Cover the dish with foil and bake for about 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until the pork chops are tender and cooked through.

Can I freeze the leftovers?

Yes, you can freeze any leftover Hawaiian Crock Pot Pork Chops. Allow the dish to cool completely, then transfer it to an airtight container or freezer bags. Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.

Can I use a different cut of pork instead of chops?

Yes, you can use other cuts of pork, such as pork tenderloin or pork shoulder, for this recipe. Keep in mind that the cooking time may vary depending on the cut used. Adjust the cooking time accordingly to ensure the pork is cooked through and tender.

Can I add vegetables to the slow cooker with the pork chops?

Absolutely! Feel free to add vegetables like green bell peppers, onions, or carrots to the slow cooker along with the pork chops for added flavor and texture. Just ensure they are cut into chunks or slices and adjust the cooking time as needed.

Can I make this recipe spicy?

If you prefer a spicier version, you can add some red pepper flakes or a dash of hot sauce to the sauce mixture. Adjust the amount to suit your taste preferences. Remember to start with a small amount and taste as you go to avoid making the dish overly spicy.

Can I cook this slow cooker meal on high? 

Cooking the pork chops on low heat for a longer duration allows them to become tender and allows the flavors to meld together. Avoid cooking on high heat, as it may result in tougher meat.

Hawaiian Slow Cooker Pork Chops

Hawaiian Slow Cooker Pork Chops

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
It's easy to see why these tasty Hawaiian Slow Cooker Pork Chops are so popular. The sweet and tangy flavors will have your taste buds so excited! This great recipe will make you forget about those take-out menus and rack up some points with your whole family!


  • 4 thick cut Pork chops
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup diced fresh pineapple
  • 1 6 oz can pineapple juice
  • 3 tablespoons vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons corn starch


  1. Spray the inside of your slow cooker with cooking spray.
  2. Dice 1 cup of pineapple.
  3. In your slow cooker, whisk together soy sauce, brown sugar, ketchup, pineapple juice, vinegar, water, garlic and corn starch.
  4. Add in diced pineapple and pork chops.
  5. Spoon liquid over pork chops.
  6. Cook slow cooker hawaiian pork chops on high 3-4 hours on high or 8 hours on low.


What kind of side dish can I serve with Pineapple Pork Chops?

Once it's ready, serve your family these delicious Hawaiian pork chops with a side salad, Hawaiian rolls, sweet potatoes, white rice,brown rice or cauliflower rice. The remaining sauce becomes thick thanks to corn starch and forms a tangy hawaiian sauce that you can use as a yummy dipping sauce or gravy.

Can I make these Hawaiian Slow Cooker Pork Chops in advance?

Yes! How? Well, in a resealable freezer bag, combine all of your ingredients. Put it in the freezer until you are ready to enjoy! Place in the fridge to dethaw before putting in your crockpot.

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Tuesday 22nd of August 2023

How much sodium is in this recipe, I don’t see the nutritional per serving on this recipe. I am on a renal diet and need to know this information. Thanks

momma lew

Wednesday 23rd of August 2023

I apologize, but since I am not a nutritionist I don't like to add it. I am sure you can figure it out by googling the sodium in the items or putting them into another website. Sorry for the inconvenience!


Tuesday 1st of August 2023

The meat was very tender, but the sauce was way too sweet for my liking. Maybe I’ll try cutting back on the brown sugar.


Saturday 1st of July 2023

For vinegar what kind

momma lew

Sunday 2nd of July 2023

white or apple cider


Thursday 3rd of March 2022

Hi - I am making this recipe right now. My question is, can I stir the mixture like halfway through the cooking time? I’ve seen other slow cooker recipes that say you can do that but I just am not sure. Please let me know today if possible. I will let you know how they turn out. Thanks so much! Lynn


Thursday 3rd of March 2022

@momma lew,

Thank you very much!

momma lew

Thursday 3rd of March 2022

Hello! Honestly when it comes to slow cooker, you really aren't supposed to open up the lid during cooking.

Susan Jimenez

Friday 11th of February 2022

Can this dish be mDe in the oven?

momma lew

Tuesday 15th of February 2022

I don't see why not

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