Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken – easy slow cooker dinner that will quickly become a family favorite!
Happy Monday! I was just telling my husband how much I love Mondays. He looked at me like I was a psychopath and told me he hates Mondays, lol!
I think my favorite thing is that my boys don’t have football practice on Mondays, so I’m not driving them back and forth like I am on the other days of the week. Although, if you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw that my oldest (almost 13 year old) broke his elbow in his football game this Saturday.
Yeah, that was crappy. He had a touchdown in the second quarter and then had a 20 yard run to the 1 yard line. Basically, he was doing really well. Playing both offense and defense. Then he went to dive into a player on the other team and landed weird on his arm, hard on his elbow. The medic rushed over and helped him off the field.
Side note: it’s really freaking hard to see your kid in pain.
I met him at half time and talked to him for a minute. He was so tough and told me that he was fine and would be playing the second half. It made me feel a little better but the mom in me knew something wasn’t right.
He ended up taking his helmet off and staying off the field for the rest of the game, with his arm taped up. Right after the game, I took him immediately to the urgent care where we got some xrays and it was confirmed that he broke his elbow. I’m calling the orthopedic surgeon first thing today to get him in. Please cross your fingers and toes that he won’t need surgery!
I’m so proud of him and how tough he is. He has dealt with this whole thing like a champ. I can’t say that I’m bummed to not take him to his daily practices. 🙂
Although, I still have my 10-year old’s football practices to drive to, so of course, quick meals are still a must. One of my favorite dinners to make the boys (and their most requested) is teriyaki chicken. If I can make anything in the crock pot, I will. So I adapted my Chicken Teriyaki Bowls to work in the crock pot and BAM. Crock Pot Chicken Teriyaki.
Best. Dinner. Ever. SO easy and unbelievably tasty. It’s a dinner the family will request over and over again! Winner, winner chicken dinner!
- 5-6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 cup sugar or 1/2 cup truvia baking blend
- 1 cup lite soy sauce
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1-2 garlic cloves minced or put through a garlic press
- 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp. black pepper
- 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
- 2 Tbsp. cold water
- steamed rice for serving
- sesame seeds optional, for serving
- Place chicken in the bottom of a slow cooker. In a bowl, combine sugar (or Truvia), soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, ginger and pepper. Pour over chicken in slow cooker and cover with lid. Cook on low 8 hours or until chicken is tender.
- Take chicken out and set aside. Mix together cornstarch and water in a small bowl with a whisk. Pour into the sauce and stir together. Turn crock pot on high. Let thicken for about 30 minutes.
- Shred chicken and place back in with sauce. Let heat through and then serve over rice. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and enjoy!
Looking for more yummy chicken dinners? Try these recipes too:
Easy Baked Italian Chicken, Potatoes & Green Beans
Pecan Crusted Chicken with Apple Cream Sauce
Jen @ Baked by an Introvert says
I’m sorry to hear about your son. I wish him a speedy recovery!
On a brighter note, this crockpot teriyaki chicken looks wonderful!
Becca from It's Yummi! says
I never realized that there’s so much sugar in teriayki chicken, but that sure explains why I love it so much! Good thing I’ve got Erythritol to use 🙂 This looks awesome!
Ashley | The Recipe Rebel says
So sorry to hear about your son! I can’t even imagine how I would react — I think I’d be a nutcase… This looks amazing though! Thanks for sharing 🙂
I’m so sorry about your son, Jen, and hope he recovers quickly! I’m a huge teriyaki fan, and love this delicious looking meal! Pinning. 🙂
Matt Robinson says
So hard to see your kids in pain, the same happened to our son a while back. So scary. I hope he is feeling better and recovers well. Love this easy meal by the way, perfect for my sons during the week!
Looks delicious. Blessings, Catherine
Jenn @The Art of Better says
Looks amazing! I started it cooking around noonish and about to thicken the sauce. The whole house smells wonderful. Thanks for sharing!
I hope you loved it, Jenn!! It’s my boys favorite meal!
Hi can you put the chicken in frozen? Loving your blog and recipes!! Happy Monday 🙂
Hi Melissa! I’ve never tried putting the chicken in frozen…it would probably be okay but will just need more time to cook. I hope you’ll give it a try! It’s so so good!
Trish - Mom On Timeout says
Teriyaki chicken is seriously one of my most favorite things ever Jen! Your pics are so gorgeous – pinned this one! Hope your son is fully recovered 🙂
I found this recipe on pinterest last month and it’s delicious! While these photos look fantastic, check out how my recreation turned out..yum! https://heyyyymegan.wordpress.com/2015/03/12/crock-pot-chicken-teriyaki/
Kathleen M Smith says
I love this recipe and it is going into my favorites rotation. I subbed fresh ginger for ground and used pure sucralose for sweetener. I used slightly thawed chicken and the cooking time was about the same, although that crock pot seems to cook a bit on the hot side. Thanks for posting a delicious teriyaki recipe with low carbs and low sodium.
It’s so good – thank you for the sweet comment!
So good! Cooked for dinner tonight! Came out better then I thought! Thanks!!
Woohoo! I’m so happy you liked it! It’s one of our faves, too!
Would cooking on high for 4 hours work??
Hi Ann! I haven’t tried it but I’m thinking it would probably be fine!
love this “Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken”, looks so delicious, will definitely gonna try this. thanks for sharing this one.
I love chicken recipes, may fav one and this one seems so unique . Will love to try this one in next weekend. Thanks for sharing.