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Crock Pot Chicken Teriyaki

posted by Julie Evink on October 24, 2017

Crock Pot Chicken Teriyaki ~ Super easy  slow cooker teriyaki chicken recipe served over rice! Throw it in your Crock Pot and Dinner is done!

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Slow Cooker Chicken Teriyaki for an easy dinner recipe!

Does your family always agree on what to have for a meal? Or do you end up feeling like a short order cook?

I’m asking because I’ve been having a conversation with a great friend of mine and her and her husband can not agree on food. Sounds like something that isn’t really major right? When I actually think about it though this becomes a HUGE problem or it would in my life. I can’t imagine my husband not wanting to eat what I make for a meal. Given the fact that sometimes he might turn up his nose if I make him try something “weird”. AKA out of his comfort zone and yes sometimes I just don’t tell him what’s in a dish until after he’s ate it! Surprising him like this is always entertaining.

slow cooker chicken teriyaki recipe for an easy dinner recipe

During this conversation I had to ask her if she made a separate meal for him or what they did. He ends up eating at his mom’s house before he comes home from the farm. She makes her own supper and everything is just peachy. That is it was…until they decided to move and they will be on their own farm and he won’t be at his mom’s during work hours, which means he won’t be eating at mom’s which means what on earth is she going to do? I’m completely stressed over this. She seems not to be and as she reads this I’m sure she’s laughing at me.

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Teriyaki Chicken made in your slow cooker!

The other week I did take pity on that poor husband of mine because I was sticking olives in something and I think I literally heard him gasp at the sight of them. I, on the other hand, eat olives straight out of the jar although I definitely prefer green over black. As I was altering his half of the recipe I thought, “This is for the birds.” There was no way this was becoming a habit!

So I end up usually making something we can agree on and I stretch his tiny little box of meat and potatoes and much as I can. There is nothing wrong with meat and potatoes and I love them dearly but sometimes I want some flavor in my food! Not that they don’t have flavor….you get what I mean right?!

Enter this amazing Crock Pot Chicken Teriyaki into the equation. I knew I would love it because really why wouldn’t you? The hubs on the other hand, I was a bit worried about. I mean teriyaki? Sounds scary right? At least in his mind I’m sure it does! Totally not what he might have grew up with. I served with brown rice which is also out of his box and guess what? He had that bowl almost licked clean in no time at all. I was impressed. If there is a family member that needs to have their box stretched try this amazing Crock Pot Chicken Teriyaki for dinner! And to that dear friend of mine…maybe this will pass the hubs inspection!

Tips for Making Crock Pot Chicken Teriyaki!

  • Chicken Thighs or Breasts ~ You can use chicken thighs or boneless, skinless chicken breasts! The chicken thighs will be more moist where the chicken breasts have a tendency to overcook and dry out easier, so just watch cooking time. Also, keep them whole if you plan on cooking it longer, if you want a quicker cooking time cut them up!
  • Instant Pot Friendly ~ I also have made this in my Instant Pot. Place chicken on the bottom of Instant Pot. Pour teriyaki sauce over the chicken. Cook on meat setting for 10 minutes. Remove chicken, shred. While you are shredding chicken add cornstarch to teriyaki sauce in Instant Pot. Turn on Saute and whisk until thickened. Place chicken back in the Instant Pot and serve over rice.
  • Rice & Noodles ~ Serve over rice or pasta to finish it off!

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Crock Pot Chicken Teriyaki

Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 4 hours Serves 4 servings     adjust servings

Crock Pot Chicken Teriyaki ~ Super easy  slow cooker teriyaki chicken recipe served over rice! Throw it in your Crock Pot and Dinner is done!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken, sliced
  • 1 c. chicken broth
  • 1/2 c. Teriyaki sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1/3 c. brown sugar, packed
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp corn starch

Instructions

  1. Place chicken in bottom of crock pot then in separate bowl whisk together remaining ingredients except cornstarch. Pour over chicken in crock pot.
  2. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low 6-8 hours.
  3. When chicken is cooked through remove crock-pot cover, stir corn starch into chicken and sauce until combined. Let cook until sauce thickens.
  4. Serve over rice.

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Recipe Notes

*I also have made this in my Instant Pot. Place chicken on the bottom of Instant Pot. Pour teriyaki sauce over the chicken. Cook on meat setting for 10 minutes. Remove chicken, shred. While you are shredding chicken add cornstarch to teriyaki sauce in Instant Pot. Turn on Saute and whisk until thickened. Place chicken back in the Instant Pot and serve over rice.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 387kcal Calories from fat 171
% Daily Value
Total Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 87mg29%
Sodium 1552mg65%
Carbohydrate 28g9%
Dietary Fiber 0g0%
Sugars 24g
Protein 25g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories2000
Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g

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    Comments

  • Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)


    I simply MUST try this! It looks absolutely delicious!

  • Cate @ Chez CateyLou


    This looks so good! I love teriyaki, and this would definitely be a crowd pleaser!

  • Danielle


    LMAO, I thought the recipe looked good so I clicked through and am laughing my butt off. 😉 The hilarious part is that my husband discovered he liked Chinese food after our last trip to the cities. My fam all wanted to order Pizza Hut and I refused because my rule is that when I am somewhere where I can get something different than what’s available in Morris, I must do so. My sister and I got Chinese and he turned his nose up and said it looked disgusting. Later I got him to actually try some and he LOVED it! Lol Now he asks me to make Chinese food!!! So needless to say I’ll be making this! 🙂

  • Layla @ Brunch Time Baker


    This is such a great recipe! I love crockpot recipes because they are super easy and family friendly!

    • Julie Evink


      I’m all for easiness Layla!

  • Cathy@LemonTreeDwelling


    I definitely only make ONE dinner….I try to make it something I know the fam will like but I refuse to be a short order cook!! This looks like a FABULOUS recipe – pinning to try soon, Julie!

  • Julie @ This Gal Cooks


    Julie, this looks so darn good! I could eat a whole bowl of this right now. :). Pinned. Thanks so much for sharing at Marvelous Mondays!

  • Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes


    Hey Julie, I included your Crock Pot Chicken Teriyaki in my Valentine’s Day Recipe Roundup!

  • Danielle


    Made this for the hubs last week and I really liked it. He says it “wasn’t bad”. That is a win Julie! lol

  • Katie


    In excited to try this! What kind of teriyaki sauce do you use?

  • My Recipe Magic/Six Sisters


    Found this delicious Teriyaki Chicken on MyRecipeMagic.com. Making it for Sunday dinner today!!! So excited to have it all done by the time we get home from church! Thanks for the great recipe.
    Cyd (mom of the Six Sisters)

  • Simone


    I made this dish tonight and was disappointed in the texture of the chicken. I used chicken breasts and the texture came out grainy and soggy and just plain weird. In reading other recipes for Chicken Teriyaki it seems it might have had a better result had I used Chicken thighs…wish this recipe would have mentioned this, for us cooking novices out there. I’m going to give it anther shot though, with thigh meat…thanks!!

  • Christianna


    How long does it take for the sauce to thicken?

    • Julie Evink


      It’s going to depend on the stove and pan but a good 5-10 minutes!

  • İstanbul Su Kaçağı Tespiti


    I made this dish tonight and was disappointed in the texture of the chicken. I used chicken breasts and the texture came out grainy and soggy and just plain weird. In reading other recipes for Chicken Teriyaki it seems it might have had a better result had I used Chicken thighs

  • Victoria+Eaves


    Made this! And it came out perfect!!! Every single one of us loved it! Another recipe from you added to family favorites 🙂

    • Julie Evink


      So glad you enjoyed it Victoria!

  • Lindsay


    I made this for dinner tonight and it was great! I will probably use a little less sugar next time. I also added chopped green onions as a garnish at the end. Turned out fantastic!

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