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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


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


  • 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)


  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 use my crockpot all the time. I love one pot meals. Chili is one of my favorites for the crockpot, but I recently did chicken tacos that were amazing. This Teriyaki Chicken is going to be the next thing I try. It looks delicious!

  2. My favorite crockpot recipe is balsamic pork tenderloin.

  3. I LOVE my crockpots and use them 4 or more times per week. I’d love another one!

  4. Ham and beans

  5. Mmmm I love the crockpot! One of my favorite things to make is homemade chicken noodle soup! I’d love to have a programmable version for the days I’m at work!

  6. Cafe Rio bbq pork

  7. My favorite is pulled pork

  8. I love crockpot soup!

  9. I love a good crock pot chili. Especially this time of year!

  10. I love that you post not only tasty but healthy recipes. It’s a plus that they are relatively quick and easy too. Thank you!

  11. My favorite crock pot recipe is the refried beans from Lisa’s 100 Days of Real Food blog!

  12. I love crock pot recipes!

  13. I don’t use my crockpot nearly enough…my favourite though would have to be roast beef for beef dip. This chicken looks amazing!

  14. I have a corn chowder in the crock pot and it is really tasty!

  15. My favorite crock pot recipe is pork loin with carrots and potatoes…easy, simple and hearty!

  16. I have several like BBQ chicken or mac and cheese. However this chicken looks so good I can’t wait to try it!!

  17. I love coconut curry chicken in the Crockpot. A little more time consuming in the prep work, but totally worth it!

  18. love a simple pot roast w/potatoes and veggies.

  19. I like pot roast

  20. i love all crockpot meals- my favorite is to make ribs in there from a recipe i got off of pinterest. the husband loves it and i love coming home to 1) the smell of a cooked meal, and 2) knowing dinner is already taken care of!

  21. I love pork roast in the crock pot,

  22. I am making BQ Pulled Pork today, one of my favorites.

  23. I’d love to win this!

  24. I love that it stirs automatically! That is awesome!

  25. I love making chili in the crock-pot!

  26. Anything with Chicken

  27. I like to make vegetarian chili.

  28. I love making chuck roast!

  29. Love your recipes and that you are a local blogger :)
    Excited for a chance to win.

  30. My Crock Pot corned beef and cabbage is to die for! :)

  31. I make pasta fagioli soup in the crock pot, my favorite.

  32. All I use my crockpot for is to make shredded chicken.

  33. I use my crock pot so much that I really can’t come up with a favorite recipe.

  34. That recipe looks delicious! My favorite crockpot recipe, currently, is chicken & dumpling soup. So tasty!

  35. Hi! I just discovered your blog, and this recipe; definitely adding it to my recipe list and can’t wait to try it!

    I’m new to using a slow cooker, so I haven’t tried a ton of recipes yet, but I did try SkinnyTaste’s Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps and thought they were amazing.

  36. The Ginger Beef looks amazing!

  37. I’d love to surprise my bestie with one of these bad boys!

  38. right now it’s curry chicken. Sooooo tasty. Even my husband who doesn’t like curry liked that one! :)

  39. I love to make Mexican salsa chicken in my crockpot, however, this looks so good! I love that the sauce only uses honey to sweeten it, I’ll definitely be giving this one a try!

  40. pot roast

  41. I love making chili in the crockpot. Thanks for the chance to win!

  42. I love a bean and grain stew that my mom made growing up!

  43. I love cooking chicken breast.

  44. I love the idea of this teriyaki in a sandwich like pulled pork!

  45. My favorite is a chicken and dumplings made in the crockpot!

  46. I make all sorts of chilis in the crockpot. thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  47. Ali, Love this recipe! I need this for busy weeknight meals!