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Teriyaki chicken on rice in bowl.

Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken

One of the easiest crock pot meals you can make! Chicken thighs or breasts cooked in teriyaki brown sugar sauce and served over rice.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Asian
Keyword crock pot teriyaki chicken, slow cooker teriyaki chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 272kcal
Author Anna


  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs or breasts or mix of both
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 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.


You can use 1/3 cup of honey in place of brown sugar.


Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 845mg | Potassium: 434mg | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1.7mg