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Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken + Crock-Pot Giveaway

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Hey guess what? I made you a new recipe with your three favorite words in the title — slow cooker chicken.

That’s right. Without fail, requests for slow cooker recipes and chicken recipes seem to far outweigh all other topics in surveys and your emails. So today I’m doing a two-for-one and also introducing a healthier new take on a classic — Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken!

This version includes all of the delicious sweet and savory teriyaki flavors you love. But this easy homemade teriyaki sauce is naturally sweetened with honey instead of refined sugar. And since your slow cooker is going to do most of the work for you, there is very minimal prep time required. I think we can call that a win-win.

Speaking of winning, we’re also giving away not one but two amazing new Crock-Pot slow cookers in a giveaway below. Yep, the winner will receive one to keep and one to give to a friend. How cool is that?! So read on for this tasty recipe and take a minute to enter the giveaway too.

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I mean, really, just look at that chicken drenched in that thick, sweet teriyaki sauce. It’s calling your name.

Here’s how to make it happen.

 

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First we begin by making the teriyaki sauce base. Simply whisk together the ingredients.

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Then lay your chicken breasts out in a single layer in your slow cooker and pour the sauce over them. Cover and cook on high for about 4-5 hours, or until the chicken basically falls apart when shredded with a fork. Get ready, because your home is going to smell a-ma-zing.

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Once the chicken is cooked, remove it with a slotted spoon and shred it on a separate plate or in a bowl.

Then transfer the remaining teriyaki sauce to a small saucepan, and whisk a cornstarch slurry. Bring it to a boil and let it thicken. Then pour the sauce on top of your shredded chicken.

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Gently toss to combine. And then comes the hardest part — deciding how you’re going to enjoy it!

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I actually enjoyed my first serving on a little teriyaki chicken slider. So simple!

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But of course, the classic way would be over rice. Or quinoa. Or even just on its own, with a side of veggies. I’m pretty sure you can’t go wrong any way you choose, especially with that heavenly homemade teriyaki sauce. You’re gonna love it!

Here’s the recipe (and be sure to also check out the giveaway below!)

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Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 250 minutes
  • Total Time: 260 minutes
  • Yield: About 4 cups shredded chicken 1x

Description

This Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken recipe is simple to make, full of great flavor, and made with natural sweeteners.


Ingredients

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  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped white onion
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce (use low-sodium if desired)
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh ginger
  • 1/8 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 3 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • (optional toppings: sliced scallions and toasted sesame seeds)

Instructions

  1. Add the chicken breasts to the bottom of your slow cooker in a single layer.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the garlic, onion, honey, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, ginger, and black pepper until combined. Pour the mixture on top of the chicken breasts. Cover slow cooker, and cook on high for 4-5 hours, or until the chicken is cooked through and shreds easily with a fork. Remove the chicken with a slotted spoon to a separate bowl and shred it using two forks. Transfer the remaining teriyaki sauce from the slow cooker to a medium saucepan.
  3. Meanwhile in a separate bowl, whisk together the cold water and cornstarch until the cornstarch is dissolved and no longer lumpy. Pour the cornstarch slurry into the teriyaki sauce mixture, and whisk to combine. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, and let it boil for about 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat, and pour the sauce on top of the shredded chicken. Toss to combine.
  4. Serve topped with scallions (green onions) and toasted sesame seeds if desired.

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Crock-Pot Giveaway

Giveaway Prize: 

One winner will receive two (2) Crock-Pot® Digital Slow Cookers with iStir Stirring Systems — one for you, and one for you to give to a friend. And get ready, because they are going to knock your socks off! And here’s why:

iStir™ does the stirring for you so you don’t have to. With the slow cooker’s countdown digital timer and automatic stirring, you are provided the convenience of preparing food with perfect results, even if you are not in the kitchen. Simply prepare ingredients, set cook time and attach the motor housing with proper paddle in place. Choose the general purpose paddle for soup and chili or the stew paddle for thick stew and more dense dishes. After an initial 2-hour delay, the stirring self-activates every 30 minutes to ensure thorough mixing and even heating until turned off. Pretty darn cool.

I especially stirring system when making dips and chilis. It’s really handy, especially when just keeping the slow cooker on the “warm” setting while entertaining, to not have to constantly be stirring my recipe. But this Crock-Pot is also a pro at making all of your other favorite slow cooker meals that don’t need stirring. It pretty much does everything. :)

How To Enter: 

Follow the Rafflecopter instructions below.

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Disclaimer: This giveaway was sponsored by Crock-Pot. I received a complementary slow cooker to test and review, but was not paid and all opinions are 100% my own as always. Thanks for supporting the brands that make this site — and great giveaways — possible!

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731 comments on “Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken + Crock-Pot Giveaway”

  1. I love all things Crockpot, but my favorite is Indian butter chicken in the crockpot!

  2. Either pulled pork or a crockpot marinara. So good and so easy!

  3. My favorite recipe is Chili

  4. Definitely pulled pork

  5. Teryaki Chicken is one of our very favorite meals. I’d say we probably eat this 2 times a month. I would love to win the crock pot, as I love to do slow cooking meals.

  6. So many to choose from, but probably either Asian Pork with Rice noodles or Jamacian Jerk Pork.

  7. I don’t have a crock pot so I don’t have a favorite, but my favorite recipe EVER is your 1 hour cinnamon rolls. Mmmmm.

  8. I make something like this at least once a month with a hoisen garlic sauce and chicken thighs. It’s the best with a little Cole slaw and some pickled veggies!

  9. my favorite is Chili!

  10. I love making chili’s and soups!

  11. Love using my crockpot — having it stir the food would be awesome! And i will be trying this recipe for sure.

  12. A bone broth. Or, a roast chicken.

  13. This crockpot sounds awesome!

  14. Either pulled pork or beef stew.

  15. I LOVE crockpots and this one sounds great! I love making soup or chx dumplings!

  16. Anything that is healthy, delicious, and can cook while I’m at work, and be ready to eat when I get home. (With little to no extra preparation)

  17. Roast beef with carrots and potatoes

  18. I love to make pulled *almost anything* for sandwiches. Your Teriyaki Chicken looks fabulous!

  19. My favorite is Sauerbraten! I have a great recipe I make every Christmas Eve.

  20. Pulled pork in the crock pot is my favorite!

  21. I love making roast with red potatoes and carrots and whatever else I happen to have on hand!

  22. I love anything made in a Slow Cooker and this Teriyaki Chicken is one I would love to make!

  23. I like Wild Rice Stuffed Crockpot Turkey Breast

  24. I love chili in the crock pot.

  25. cant wait to try this teriyaki chicken…

  26. I like making a beef roast and then turning it into cheesesteak sandwiches.

  27. Chicken and Dumplings or Chili!

  28. Ham & Beans using a leftover ham bone.

  29. I love beef stew in a crockpot.

  30. I think this will be my new favorite crock pot recipe!

  31. Chicken noodle soup!

  32. My favorite thing to cook in the crock pot is a pork roast and then pull it apart and add BBQ for BBQ sandwiches. It’s so easy and good.

  33. Favorite CrockPot recipe is probably Chicken Tortilla Soup or Chicken & Dumplings

  34. Great recipe Ali! Love a stay at home take out meal and how you can use this recipe several different ways!

  35. I’m excited to try this recipe! I made a different Teriyaki Chicken recipe earlier this week and it was disappointing, at best. The recipe called for a bottled teriyaki sauce which pretty much led to the chicken’s demise. I might add fresh pineapple for extra flavor and texture.

  36. My favorite crock pot recipe is beef pot roast with potatoes, onions and carrots!

  37. I really like crockpot chicken salsa. I make some yellow rice with it, Nom

  38. I love a simple salsa chicken in the crockpot!

  39. crockpot chicken tacos!

  40. I love making any sort of soup/stew in my crockpot. Would LOVE to have one that stirs for me! So smart!

  41. Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup!

  42. Potato soup!

  43. Favorite crock pot recipe: Spicy Dr. Pepper pork roast! This looks great Ali, can’t wait to try it!

  44. Any recipe with chicken!

  45. I like doing chicken noodle soup in the crock pot!

  46. Perfect timing! My crockpot insert got dropped and broke! This would be awesome!

  47. My favorite crock pot recipe is anything with chicken or chicken strips in it.

  48. Hope I win! My crock pot just cracked!

  49. My favorite crockpot recipe is chicken with Shealy’s Carolina Pride barbecue sauce. Cook, shred, and serve on buns. Yummy!!!!