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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

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  • 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”

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  1. This looks amazing and easy! Love fresh ginger!

  2. Wow these look great! I remember the first time I found your blog was when I was looking for a new cupcake recipe last summer and found your Honey Lemon Cupcake recipe- they turned out great by the way :) Thanks for sharing all these recipes with us, and your pictures always make my mouth water ahhh. I don’t own a Crock-Pot but I have friends who make absolutely heavenly dishes with theirs so hopefully I’ll get lucky!

  3. This looks so delicious. Can’t wait to try it!

  4. Nice, I love using the slow cooker but the one I have is small and ancient. I’d love to use this for butter chicken.

  5. I don’t have a favorite recipe yet bc I frontage a crock pot!:)

  6. This looks amazing – can’t wait to try it!

  7. A self-stirring crock pot? Magical!

  8. Hey Ali, I had to let you know that you have a new subscriber! My Son made this recipe yesterday and wanted to know if anyone could sign up and I said “sure” so he is all excited to learn new recipes to make when he is home. He is a single Dad so he does all the cooking at his house. We live about 300 miles from each other so he can’t come over and borrow my recipes. I have sent him a few magazines and a cookbook now but he really liked the Teriyaki Chicken in MY old crockpot that he seemed to need more than me years ago. Maybe I will win this one!! YEAH!!!

  9. This looks wonderful. I make a similar recipe with boneless chicken thighs. Thanks for the giveaway Ali.

  10. I think I need to get me one of these slow cookers. So many delicious recipes for them.

  11. Just found your website…recipes look awesome!

  12. I’ve tried something similar to make slow cooker buffalo chicken sliders. Can’t wait to try this too!

  13. Looks yummy! Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Looks awesome!

  15. Of all the crock pot meals I have made, I have one that always turns out, and that is kalua pork. I haven’t always had success with my current crock pot, so I would love to win this amazing stirring crock pot! Here’s hoping! :)

  16. Just learned of one tonight~how to do chicken in the crock-pot

  17. This teriyaki chicken recipe looks dreamy. I can’t wait to try it out!

  18. Can’t wait to try this one out! My fave thing to make in my crock pot is chili!

  19. That looks delicious!

  20. One of my favorite crock pot recipes is the Campbell’s cream of mushroom with pork chops. All you need is:

    1 1/2 lbs boneless pork loin chops
    1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
    1 (10 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
    1 teaspoon minced garlic
    salt and pepper

  21. Would be such a help to get some healthy meals in my kids.

  22. This recipe looks delicious and easy. I’m going to have to try it.

  23. Thank you for the GREAT recipe! I plan to try it TODAY!

  24. Dr. Pepper beef or pork BBQ

  25. My favorite recipe to make in a crockpot is Cincinnati style chili!

  26. I never thought I would enjoy crockpot lasagne

  27. I have a pork roast in the freezer now all I need is a crockpot to put it in! I would love to do the pulled pork instead of the chicken and see how that turns out. I should never have let my son take mine, but as a Mother what you gonna do? We are push!

  28. I would love to try a good chicken recipe

  29. Chili in a crockpot is great!

  30. I found this just in time; I’ve been looking for an easy Chicken Teriyaki recipe for this weekend. Thanks!

  31. My chicken came out very dry. I checked it at 3 hours to shred and tasted it and was already dry. :(

  32. My absolute favorite slow cooker recipe is homemade chicken and dumplings. Never fails and is so easy. Just throw everything in and give it a good stir once in a while.

  33. Rice pudding

  34. Just made it. FANTASTIC!

  35. Just found your recipe for crockpot teriyaki chicken gonna make it for the family tomorrow can’t wait

  36. can’;t wait to try this. So easy!

  37. Loved the recipe til I got to 1/2 cup of honey! That stopped me in my tracks! As a diabetic, honey is just…as sweet as it is & I love it…but it’s a no -no! Do you have any listings that are diabetic friendly? Hope so.

    Thanks for yummy recipes. Check out Dreamfield”s pasta. Each serving is only 5 grams of digestible grams of carbs. Any other brand is 41 grams per servings. Dreamsfields is the only pasta I can eat! Ck it out! It’s a little higher in price but it makes having Italian food & lots of other foods made with pasta Available for me.

    Just a thought! Thanks looking forward to your recipes.

  38. I was wondering if rice vinegar is the same thing as rice wine vinegar and if it would make a big difference in the taste? Thanks Ali! :)

  39. Just cooked this for the first time and WOW! This recipe extremely easy and even more delicious. I substituted apple cider vinegar for the rice wine vinegar (couldn’t find any) as well as substituted all purpose flour (about 1.5x the amount listed) for the cornstarch. It turned out amazing! Thank you for this wonderful recipe.

  40. Will make this dish this weekend. Sound so GOOD

  41. Delicious, but way too much cornstarch. I used 2T, and it was still way too thick so had to add water.

  42. Hi Ali,
    Thanks for this recipe. My slow cooker lets me customize the length of cooking time and temperature. What temperature should I set my slow cooker to for the teriyaki chicken recipe?


    • Hmmm, not sure. My slow cooker just has low and high options. The internet tells me that low = 200 and high = 300, but I do not know that to be verified.

  43. I going to buy all of the ingredients tomorrow to make this. I love trying new recipes. Thanks!

  44. I used this recipe and my husband loved it! The only thing I would change is to add more veggies for more of a stir-fry type meal to serve over rice to make it more substantial- so it can really be a one-pot dinner. The seasonings were spot on!

  45. We made this two weeks ago and it was absolutely fabulous! Flipping Easy peasy! We did change out the breast for thighs because that is what i had on hand. This recipe is definitely a keeper. i have also tweaked it for my other chinese dishes! So yummy! My son and I wished for lots more left overs.. it will be made at least twice a month!

  46. Hi, do you think it be ok if I used frozen chicken breasts?

    • Yes, that will work. They may just require slightly more cooking time if you cook on high heat, but keep an eye on them.

  47. Great recipe, thank you! Ate it on top of Quinoa, great combo.

  48. Hi~ Thanks for the great recipe! Just wanted to clarify~ is the chicken breast thawed when you put it in the crockpot to cook?

  49. Just made this with Mahi- it is so good!

  50. I can’t wait to try this recipe! We’re going in our fifth wheel and I’m always looking for easy meals. Think I found some amazing ones on this site! Thank you!