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How to Make Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken

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Slow cooker teriyaki chicken is a delicious dinner that includes chicken breasts cooked to perfection with ginger, garlic, honey, and soy sauce. The chicken is then shredded and drizzled in dazzling sauce before being served over a bed of rice, making yet another successful and easy crockpot dinner!

It is yours truly, and this time I am back with three words for you — slow cooker chicken. Slower cooker and chicken recipes are all the rage right now, and I receive many requests about these in emails and surveys. So, today I will cover a healthy version of slow cooker teriyaki chicken!

This healthy version still has the sweet and savory teriyaki flavor profile you have come to know and love, except that it is naturally sweetened using honey instead of refined sugar! The great thing with all slow cooker recipes is the short prep time involved, and this one is no different.

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How to Make the Homemade Sauce for Crockpot Teriyaki Chicken

Forget bottled teriyaki sauce, this homemade version is simple, easy, and only requires six common ingredients: soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, brown sugar, garlic, and ginger. All you need to do is stir these six ingredients together, put the chicken into your crockpot, then pour your yummy homemade sauce over it!

What Goes Good with Teriyaki Chicken?

  • Personally, I love to pair my favorite brown rice with this dish. If you want more of a flair, check out my friend Sommer’s homemade lo mein noodles.
  • If you want a meal that is a little more filling or nutritious, you can turn this great recipe into slow cooker teriyaki chicken and vegetables by either steaming or sautéing some fresh broccoli or pairing it with a thawed bag of frozen mixed stir-fry vegetables. All you need to do is combine it with the chicken and sauce before you serve the dish.

Now, this recipe is an exciting one for me because I am a big teriyaki chicken fan. I love ordering it at my local Japanese restaurant. Not only is this slow cooker recipe simple and quick, but you will also capture the same delicious flavors found in the restaurant version.

I love using crockpot recipes because they save time and energy. They are very convenient, especially when you have a busy day ahead. This slow cooker teriyaki chicken has quickly become a favorite not only of mine, but of my family! I love being able to put something on and not have to worry about it for a while.

Just How Nutritious is Chicken Teriyaki?

Believe it or not, chicken teriyaki utilizes a lot of healthy ingredients. However, soy sauce may contain a bit too much sodium, so consider replacing it with a low-sodium soy sauce for this recipe.

What About My Rice? Can I Cook it in the Crockpot?

Absolutely. In fact, most things can be cooked in a crockpot, although you will need to cook it separately from the teriyaki chicken. Also, it does take longer than cooking it on the stove, but it can still be done.

What if I Want to Add Vegetables to My Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken?

This is not a problem. In fact, it is very common to add vegetables, including asparagus, broccoli, bell peppers, and snap peas to stir-fry dishes. Just keep in mind that the majority of vegetables must be added later on in the cooking process to prevent them from becoming soggy.

There is no need to dread weeknight dinners anymore! This slow cooker recipe is one of many that is simple, easy, and still quite nutritious.

Recipe Ingredients:

For this recipe, you will need 2 lbs. skinless boneless chicken breast 

Go ahead and get 1 bottle teriyaki marinade (if you didn’t make your own)

You will need to get 1 head of fresh broccoli, trimmed to florets 

Carefully measure out ½ cup of carrots, shredded/matchstick 

You will need to make cooked rice for serving 

Instructions for Preparation:

FIRST STEP:

You will need to put ¼ cup of marinade in the bottom of the slow cooker 

SECOND STEP:

Go ahead and proceed to lay the chicken on top of the marinade

THIRD STEP:

Carefully proceed to pour the remaining sauce over the chicken 

FOURTH STEP:

You will need to cook it on a low heat setting for 4-6 hours until the chicken is tender 

FIFTH STEP:

Within the last 30 minutes, proceed to add the broccoli and carrots on top of the chicken, then continue cooking it until it is tender 

Congratulations! Simply serve it over cooked rice and enjoy your meal!  

How to Make Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken

How to Make Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • For this recipe, you will need 2 lbs. skinless boneless chicken breast 
  • Go ahead and get 1 bottle teriyaki marinade (if you didn’t make your own)
  • You will need to get 1 head of fresh broccoli, trimmed to florets 
  • Carefully measure out ½ cup of carrots, shredded/matchstick 
  • You will need to make cooked rice for serving

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

You will need to put ¼ cup of marinade in the bottom of the slow cooker 

SECOND STEP:

Go ahead and proceed to lay the chicken on top of the marinade

THIRD STEP:

Carefully proceed to pour the remaining sauce over the chicken 

FOURTH STEP:

You will need to cook it on a low heat setting for 4-6 hours until the chicken is tender 

FIFTH STEP:

Within the last 30 minutes, proceed to add the broccoli and carrots on top of the chicken, then continue cooking it until it is tender 

Congratulations! Simply serve it over cooked rice and enjoy your meal!  

Nutrition Information
Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 120Total Fat 22gSaturated Fat 12gTrans Fat 10gCholesterol 120mgSodium 44mgCarbohydrates 340gSugar 20gProtein 18g

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