Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken

Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken 2Oh how I love when I find a new recipe that is a huge success and becomes a favorite of mine!  I’ve had a recipe for crock pot Teriyaki chicken bookmarked for over a year, but it called for chicken thighs.  The only chicken I cook is chicken breasts (I have a thing about bones in my food, weird I know!) so while you could make this recipe using thighs, I think my way is better (of course!)  I’ve also added some tips and tricks to make this a definite go-to recipe!

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Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken
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Serves: 5
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 6 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • ¾ teaspoon grated ginger
  • ¾ teaspoon minced garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 4½ teaspoons cornstarch
  • 4½ teaspoons cold water
  • Long grain rice
  • Green onion and cilantro to taste
  1. Place chicken in slow cooker.
  2. In a bowl, combine the sugar, soy sauce, cider vinegar, ginger, garlic and pepper. Pour over chicken.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 5 hours or until chicken is tender.
  4. If your slow cooker has a keep-warm setting, switch to that. Otherwise just turn it off for this next part. Using a large serving spoon, remove as much liquid as you can and place in a saucepan. Bring to a boil.
  5. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Gradually stir into liquid and stir until sauce is thickened. Start cooking the liquid on medium heat and after adding the first bit of cornstarch/water mixture, turn it up to high. It should thicken very quickly once it starts to bubble. Remove from heat.
  6. Remove chicken from slow cooker and slice into bite sized pieces. Serve over rice, topped with your thickened teriyaki sauce.
  7. Garnish with green onions and cilantro to taste. if you love cilantro you will absolutely devour this dish with the added flavor it brings! I also serve it with steamed veggies.
Use low-sodium soy sauce if possible - the regular version is just too salty for the amount used in this recipe. Grated ginger is amazing - so much better than dried. Use grated ginger root in this recipe if you can!
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  1. Oh that looks and sounds delicious!

  2. Oh, this looks absolutely yummy! It’s going on my list of new recipes for sure – I’m a hug crock pot lover. Thanks!

  3. Here you are using that crock pot again! I have to get mine out more often. It sure does make dinner time easier.

  4. Oh yum!

  5. Olivia L says:

    That looks so simple! How does it compare to the teriyaki chicken you get at sushi restaurants?

  6. Doris Calvert says:

    We are looking for a great terriyaki sauce that taste’s like Edo Japans so going to try this, thanks for sharing!

  7. I made this on Monday, but the sauce did not turn out well :( I don’t think I should have let me husband do that part because he mixed up the cornstarch and cold water, but put it in a hot pan so it turned into gel! So gross! I managed to savage it somewhat, but the chicken was super yummy!

  8. Wow…that looks good! I find so many recipes for chicken in the crock pot that call for chicken thighs too…but my husband prefers white meat. Would love to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  9. I have to try this.

  10. I made this tonight and it was a HUGE hit. Kids loved it without the green onion and cilantro. We loved it with :).

  11. Teresa Claire says:

    This looks and sound great! I was wondering what to make for dinner using my slow cooker and chicken :)

  12. I am making this…

  13. I’m not a big fan of these types of meals

  14. I’ll bet my family would love this recipe.

  15. Alicia Furlan says:

    I would have to leave out the cilantro but otherwise it looks yummy!

  16. Looks good

  17. wow that looks just so yummy,,,

  18. Chandra Christine O'Connor says:

    slow cooker recipes are the best

  19. Treen Goodwin says:

    This look Delish , i love new chicken recipes , thanks for sharing !!! :)

  20. looks so good, going to try this soon,thanks.

  21. Looks yummy!

  22. Bailey-Eileen Dexter-Parr says:

    Will be trying this one out, always looking for gluten free ones!

  23. Heather Robbins says:

    YUM YUM! I will have to try this weekend! :)

  24. Mmm I really want to try this!!

  25. Definitely going to try this recipe this weekend, sounds very yummy!

  26. Anne Taylor says:

    This would be a big hit in our house! We all love teryaki!

  27. Wow that looks so tasty. And to think it was made in a slowcooker, how easy.

  28. Teresa Claire says:

    I love to find new slow cooker recipes and this one looks amazing! I only cook with boneless/skinless chicken breasts. Sometimes I leave the skin on while cooking to add flavour and keep moist.

  29. Carole Dube says:

    That looks delicious will have to try it.

  30. Looks easy & delicious! Will try soon!

  31. Pinned it… looks YUMMY and easy! Thanks

  32. Oh my gosh I’m drooling, sounds and looks so yummy

  33. Brenda Penton says:

    Pinned this! I need to try it!

  34. Looks so tasty!!

  35. This looks delicious!

  36. This recipe sounds yummy and i love crock pot!

  37. I love teriyaki and this recipes looks easy to make… and delicious

  38. Michelle Newhook says:

    Looks absolutely delicious, going to try it for dinner one night!

  39. Michelle Newhook says:

    Looks absolutely delicious, going to try it for dinner one night!

  40. This looks amazing!

  41. Angela Mitchell says:

    Sounds yummy and pretty easy to make as well which I always like!

  42. If that tastes even a fraction as good as it looks, you have a winner.

  43. I love crockpot recipes! I will give this a try.

  44. angie andrews says:

    this looks good always looking for good slow cooker recipes

  45. Tara Crawford says:

    i love this gotta have hubby make it as he is an awsome chef awesome recipe

  46. Elizabeth Friesen (@emfriesen) says:

    Great recipe!!! Sounds delicious! I’m always looking for ways to get more use out of my Crock Pot. I’ll definitely try this out!!! 😀

  47. Victoria Ess says:

    That picture looks so professional! Thanks for the excuse to use my crock pot more :)

  48. Oh this sounds Yummy!!!

  49. Looks delish!

  50. Yummy! Can’t wait to try this!

  51. Darlene Schuller says:

    oh yummy! I need to move closer to you!

  52. Christina S says:

    looks delicious

  53. Kristy Short says:

    This looks delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

  54. Looks delicious :) I love using the slow cooker – it really does save SO much time!

  55. This is one I’m going to try.

  56. kristen visser says:

    omg i would love to have this right now!!!! looks so tasty

  57. This looks like something my family would enjoy very much. I love the addition of green onion & cilantro – never would have thought of that.

  58. Oh MY !! This made me soo hungry! My husband just broke my crock pot, he said he’d buy me a new one for Christmas.. ??!! no, no, no that doesn’t count as a gift buddy! Im printing this recipe to show him tonight and let him know what he’s missing out on!

  59. Mmmmmm! Mouth watering!!!!!

  60. Luv crockpot recipes

  61. Sounds delicious, slow cooker recipes are the best!

  62. Think I’ll try this tonight!

  63. Looks yummy!

  64. Indeed this sounds like a tasty recipe.
    Thanks for sharing!

  65. sarah j jackson says:

    OH my ! this looks so good ! and very simple really , I love slow cooker cooking

  66. Chandra Christine O'Connor says:

    your presentation of the recipe makes me want to try it. mine never looks nice though on my plate I have no style with food

  67. Tara Crawford says:

    looks yummy cant wait to try

  68. I’m all about the breasts too! I love teriyaki so I’ll definitely give this a try!

  69. Darlene Demell says:

    This looks so good and easy to do also. Thanks for sharing. I needed a new recipe for chicken and this could be it.

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