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Slow Cooker Chicken Teryaki

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I don't know about you, but I'm ready for another slow cooker recipe. 

2018 was going well for me, until I caught a cold approximately 8 days into the new year.  I know things could be worse, but for some reason I was a big baby with this one.  I'm on the mend now, but I definitely need to make a slow cooker recipe.  I need something that allows me to put everything into one pot, then sit back and relax for a few hours until dinner is DONE.

Today, we're making Chicken Teriyaki!  I do enjoy chicken teriyaki, but I've never made it myself before.  This looked to be the perfect opportunity to try it out.  I don't think I've ever had a slow cooker recipe that has gone wrong.  I'm sure I'm jinxing myself for future endeavors, but I'll take that chance.

Here, we have an easy combination of salty-sweet flavors.  We do a very, very slight bit of prep on the stove beforehand, but I'll allow that.  We then let the flavors marinate and cook with the chicken breasts for a few hours.  Then, just like magic!  We have our chicken teriyaki ready to be served up over some rice.  It can't get much easier than this.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Teriyaki

Print Recipe

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon room temperature water
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup vinegar (could be white wine, rice wine or apple cider vinegar)
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (1.5 - 2 lbs total)
  • sesame seeds and chopped scallion (optional for serving)

1) In a small bowl, stir together the cornstarch and the water until combined.  Add the mixture to a medium saucepan, over low-medium heat.

2) Pour in the brown sugar, honey, soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, and ginger.  Bring the mixture to a simmer while whisking occasionally.  Allow to come to a boil for 1 minute, then remove from heat.

3) Place the chicken and the onions in the slow cooker.  Pour the teriyaki sauce on top.  Place the slow cooker on high for 3 hours, or on low for 5 hours.

4) Once the time is done, remove the chicken from the slow cooker and shred the meat with 2 forks.  Add the meat back into the slow cooker and stir everything to combine.

5) Cook the chicken for another 1 hour on low, stirring occasionally.

6) Serve the chicken over rice or with vegetables on the side.  Drizzle extra sauce over the chicken if desired.

--from Sally's Baking Addiction

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