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Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken


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Today’s slow cooker recipe is a simple crock pot teriyaki chicken. You make it using chicken thighs. Chicken thighs tend to work better in the slow cooker and have more flavor. However, if you really oppose chicken thighs you can always use breasts.

This is made by placing your chicken in the slow cooker. In a bowl, you then whisk together some sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, ginger, garlic, and pepper together. Pour it over the chicken and cook on low for 4-5 hours until the chicken is fully cooked.

At this point you want to skim off any fat from the cooking liquid. then place the cooking liquid in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. You are gonna mix some cornstarch with a little water to mix in the boiling liquid to thicken and make a sauce.

I served mine over rice and with some steamed vegetables like a rice bowl. Top with the chicken and sauce. You’ll love how easy this crock pot teriyaki chicken is.

Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken | realmomkitchen.com

Here is what you need to make the
Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken

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Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken | realmomkitchen.com

Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken


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  • 12 boneless skinless chicken thighs ( about 3 lbs)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 6 Tbsp cider vinegar
  • 3/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 3/4 tsp minced garlic
  • pepper to taste
  • 5 tsp cornstarch
  • 5 tsp water
  • Hot cooked rice
  • Steamed vegetables (like a stir fry version)


  1. Place chicken in your slow cooker.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, ginger, garlic, and pepper until well combine. Pour over chicken.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours until chicken is tender.
  4. Turn off slow cooker and remove chicken to a plate.
  5. Skim off any fat from the cooking liquid. Place liquid in a sauce pan and bring to a boil.
  6. Place chicken pack in to slow cooker to keep warm.
  7. In another bowl, combine the cornstarch and water until smooth.
  8. Slowly whisk the cornstarch mixture into the boiling liquid. Cook until thickened.
  9. To serve, place some rice in a bowl or plate. The top with vegetables followed by chicken and some of the sauce. Serves 6.
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Recipe adapted from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom.

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Jeff Moshibata December 31, 2013 - 12:19 pm

Hello, great website. Just an FYI – Teriyaki anything isn’t Chinese. Supposedly Japanese, but not really even Japanese.

Joanne M Arroyo November 18, 2013 - 4:37 pm

This is a great opportunity, for us all. Lets do tbis…

Emily M. November 14, 2013 - 3:09 pm

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Diane November 14, 2013 - 1:01 pm

I have made this before, and it is really easy to make and so good that even my picky-eater son eats it (even the leftovers) with gusto!

My recommendation is to use low-sodium soy sauce.