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Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken

Slow cooker teriyaki chicken is chicken breasts cooked with garlic, ginger, soy sauce and honey, then shredded and drizzled with sauce. Serve over rice for an easy yet satisfying crock pot dinner!

I always order teriyaki chicken when I go to my local Japanese restaurant. This slow cooker recipe is SO simple to make at home and has all the same great flavors of the restaurant version.

Being able to throw a meal into my crock pot for dinner is something I have always been extremely thankful for. This slow cooker teriyaki chicken is one of my go-to dinner ideas because it’s quick and the entire family loves it. Plus, because it utilizes the slow cooker I can throw dinner on earlier in the day and forget about it.

Thankfully, this teriyaki chicken is as easy as tossing all your ingredients in a crock pot and leaving it to cook. Chicken breasts are cooked with garlic, ginger, soy sauce, and honey, then shredded before being drizzled with sauce. Serve your crock pot teriyaki chicken over rice and you’ve got a satisfying dinner!

Serve this Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken over rice, you don’t want any of that delicious, sticky sauce going to waste. And because we are all trying to be healthier this time of year make sure to serve lots of fresh stir fried vegetables on the side.

Prep Time : 10 minutes
Cook Time : 5 hours
Total Time : 5 hours 10 minutes


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2 lbs boneless chicken breasts (or leg quarters)
1/4 cup brown sugar
½ cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
½ teaspoon ground ginger
1 clove minced garlic
⅛ teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 teaspoons water


Place chicken in the crockpot.
In a medium bowl combine sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, ginger, garlic, and pepper. Pour over chicken and cook on low 4-5 hours.
Remove chicken from slow cooker, chop into cubes, and set aside.
Strain the cooking liquid into a skillet and bring to a boil.
In a small bowl whisk cornstarch and water until combined.
Slowly add cornstarch mixture to boiling liquid and reduce to a simmer. Allow sauce to thicken for 2-3 minutes then toss the chicken back in.
Coat chicken with sauce and let heat through.

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