We love to try new things to eat in our home. I'm usually the one who cooks the fancier meals in our home because it has been anonymously decided that I'm the better cook in our home. I have been getting these whole chickens from the grocery store because they are cheaper to get to feed our family of five. I typically cook them a different way than this, but Crystal requested that I make these two with brown sugar and pineapple.
I decided to go ahead and try it and it turned out completely delicious. As a result, I'm eager to share with you this new recipe that will be one I'm confident you'll want to add to your menu plans often. These two simple sweet pineapple whole chickens lasted us through two meals with homemade mashed potatoes, rolls, and vegetables.
- 2 Chickens, whole
- 1 can Pineapple chunks
- 1 Whole bag Brown sugar, light
- 4 1/2 sticks Butter
- Aluminum foil
- Preheated oven at 300 degrees
- Big roasting pan
Place the whole chickens in the pans in the aluminum foil covered pans. Put two sticks of butter in each whole chicken and then divide the 1/2 stick up between each chicken on top of them. Mix together the pineapple juice and brown sugar together really well, and then spread it across both chickens. Then take the pineapple chunks and place them on top of the chickens.
Cook in the oven until chicken falls off the bone. (About 5-6 hours)
I hope your family likes this Simple Sweet Pineapple Whole Chicken Recipe as much as ours does. It has quickly become a family favorite. It's nice knowing that I can feed all of my family young and old alike with a meal that they all savor.
Please note: If you don't have a roasting pan, you can cook this in your slow cooker/crockpot as well.
What is your favorite whole chicken recipe?