Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken Recipe – one of the easiest crock pot meals you can make! Chicken thighs or breasts cooked in teriyaki sauce and served over rice. A ton of flavor with minimal prep. You will love this dinner idea!
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But back to this teriyaki chicken. This dish saves my busy, no wait, HECTIC days. I love my slow cooker and the fact that I can simply throw ingredients together and let them cook and be ready by dinner is fabulous! The comforting, drool-inducing smell that spreads through the house is a bonus.
For this recipe you can use skinless boneless chicken thighs or breasts. I made it with both as well as a mix of both and they all came out perfect. To make a spicy version, add sriracha while shredding the chicken. A garnish of chopped green onions was my favorite. A pop of color and fresh taste – so good!
I served this teriyaki chicken with steamed veggies (you can get a stir fry veggie mix or chop fresh ones) and rice. If you want to learn how to make a perfect, fluffy rice without the rice cooker, check out our post HERE. I think we should make a video for that too!
- 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs or breasts or mix of both
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar
- 1 Tablespoon fresh chopped ginger OR 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 cup sweet onion chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 3 Tablespoons cornstarch + 1/4 cup cold water
Place chicken in slow cooker.
In a mixing bowl, whisk together honey, soy sauce and vinegar. Add ginger, garlic, onion and pepper. Whisk well. Pour the mixture over chicken. Cover slow cooker. Cook on LOW for 6 hours or on HIGH for 4 hours.
When done, DO NOT turn off the slow cooker. Shred chicken with two forks.
In a small measuring cup, whisk cornstarch with cold water. Add to slow cooker and stir. Let cook for 10 minutes and stir again. The mixture should thicken.
Serve over rice with a side of steamed vegetables.
Recipe adapted from Taste of Home
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