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Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken

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5 from 2 reviews

  • Total Time: 0 hours
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings 1x


Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken is flavorful, delicious and so easy to throw together. Drenched in a thick sweet sauce and delicious served over rice. It’s minimal preparation but will taste like you slaved all day. 


Units Scale
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, optional
  • 2 tablespoons sliced green onions, optional


  1. Place the chicken breasts in a slow cooker.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the garlic, ginger, honey, brown sugar, soy sauce sesame oil, rice vinegar and pepper. Pour mixture over the chicken.
  3. Cover and cook on high for 2 to 3 hours or low for 4 to 5 hours, or until chicken is cooked and tender.
  4. Remove the chicken from the slow cooker and shred with two forks.
  5. Pour the teriyaki sauce from the slow cooker through a strainer into a saucepan. Place the saucepan on the stove over medium high heat and bring to a simmer.
  6. In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch with the water until dissolved. Pour the cornstarch into the pan and bring a boil. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until sauce has just thickened.
  7. Pour the sauce over the shredded chicken and toss to coat. Garnish with sesame seeds and green onions, if desired. Serve over rice (I highly suggest my coconut rice)
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 4 to 5 hours