SLOW COOKER TERIYAKI CHICKEN

July 25, 2012

Slow Cooker Teriyaki by Rachel Schultz

SLOW COOKER TERIYAKI CHICKEN
Serves 2-3

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup soy sauce
3 tablespoons cider vinegar
3/4 teaspoon garlic, minced
Salt & pepper

Whisk together sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, and garlic. Season chicken breasts with salt & pepper and arrange in basin of slow cooker. Pour sauce over chicken and cook on high for two hours.

Remove chicken from slow cooker and shred with two forks.

Slow Cooker Teriyaki by Rachel Schultz

Serve with vegetables and steamed rice.

Slow Cooker Teriyaki by Rachel Schultz

5.0 from 8 reviews
slow cooker teriyaki chicken
 
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Serves: 2-3
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • ¾ teaspoon garlic, minced
  • Salt & pepper
Instructions
  1. Whisk together sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, and garlic.
  2. Season chicken breasts with salt & pepper and arrange in basin of slow cooker.
  3. Pour sauce over chicken and cook on high for two hours.
  4. Remove chicken from slow cooker and shred with two forks.
  5. Serve with your favorite vegetables and steamed rice.

Adapted from Lake Lure Cottage Kitchen.

Comments

  • Britani

    Why are the comments on your site not viewable??

  • danielle

    I cannotn see the comments

  • Janet

    Made this tonight and LOVED it! Will be making the chicken fried rice this week! Thanks for sharing!

  • Janet

    Do you use apple cider vinegar or regular vinegar?

    • Rachel Schultz

      Apple cider vinegar

  • Michelle

    Made this recently and I have to say it’s the best teriyaki chicken I’ve ever had!
    I set some aside to use in the chicken fried rice recipe and that was also a huge hit!
    I had plenty of leftovers and was able freeze them.

  • Cathy

    I made this recipe in my All American Sun Oven (solar cooking) and it was wonderful! I made the chicken in one pot for 1.5 hours and then added the rice in an additional pot for another hour. My solar oven cooked at about 300° and it was perfect. Thank you! I was going to use the left overs in your fried rice, but we ate the leftovers before any fried rice could be made.

  • your pictures of recipe shows veggies that are not in the recipe, are they added later?? shouldn’ t the\ veggies be added in to the recipe??

  • Diana

    Should it be apple cider vinegar or regular white vinegar?

  • Christopher

    I don’t have a slow cooker. How could I do this in a dutch oven?

  • shon

    You Rock that Cashew Chicken is happening tonight.

    • Rachel Schultz

      Thanks! Enjoy :)

  • Chris

    LOVE this recipe! So easy and delicious – making it for at least the 3rd time tonight!

    • Rachel Schultz

      Cool! Enjoy.

  • I love your recipes! This recipe with the fried rice is requested over and over by everyone in my family! So easy and simple, but best of all YUMMY!! Can’t wait to try more of your recipes!

    • Rachel Schultz

      Thanks Leighann!

  • Thanks Rachel for posting this delicious recipe! I’m newly married and not really a fan of cooking! LOL Your recipe helps me a lot!!!! My husband loved what I cooked and it’s all because of your tips ;-)

    • Rachel Schultz

      That’s really nice, thanks!

  • Melanie

    I judge the quality of everything based on my 7 year old’s reaction: unsolicited positive response=really good, solicited positive=pretty good, wrinkled nose=not good, but I’ll suffer through it, negative response=TERRIBLE! When I made this last night, he put one forkful in his mouth and announced “This is DELICIOUS! Will you please make this again tomorrow?!?!” It’s a hit!

  • Tina

    I love that you do not over cook the chicken. Cooking chicken in the slow cooker for 4 or even 6 hours changes the texture in a way that I do not like.

    I will try the recipe this week with the fried rice one if yours. It looks yummy.

    • Rachel Schultz

      Thanks! I agree.

  • Julie

    Planning on making this with your fried rice recipe. Do you know if I use a dutch oven for the chicken what temp and how long to cook it?

  • Leslie K

    I’m thinking about making this tonight. If I put it on low or medium in my crockpot. Do you think it would be around 4 hours?

    • Rachel Schultz

      Yes! Good luck.

  • Vanessa

    I know this is probably a really dumb question, but because.Ive never really cooked i was wondering would the chicken cook without any oil or water in the slow cooker?

    • Rachel Schultz

      Not dumb at all! Different people have different opinions on this, but I put stuff in the slow cooker with no water all the time.

  • Rick

    Do I need to use cidar vinegar, can I skip this or maybe
    Sub another ingredient

    • Rachel Schultz

      It’s fine if you skip it, although the flavor will be a little different.

  • Veronica

    I love your recipes, however, I have scrolled up and down, down and up and there is no icon for printing your recipes. Do you plan on making your blog a bit more user friendly by providing an option to print your recipes?

    • Rachel Schultz

      The icon is green and gray at the bottom of each post. You must be on an individual post’s page to view it (rather than the home page). It is in the row of icons next to the facebook, twitter etc. logos above the comments section. Thanks for notifying me. If you find that it’s not appearing, I apologize. Please wait a few moments and refresh the page.

  • Michelle

    Is there a faster way to cook the chicken?

    • Rachel Schultz

      Two hours is pretty fast for a slow cooker!

  • Amy

    What are you thoughts about cooking the vegetables in the crock pot with the chicken and sauce?

    • Rachel Schultz

      Go for it!

  • Sarah

    Delicious! I can’t wait until I have a bit more time to make the fried rice with it! Just curious, have you ever tried something to substitute the sugar? I’d love to try and make it a bit healthier.

    • Rachel Schultz

      I haven’t. Any ideas?

      • Anonymous

        I replaced it with splenda….we will see

  • Angela

    *you’re

  • Angela

    Hi! Probably a stupid question, but are the chicken breasts your using about 4 oz’s each?

    • Rachel Schultz

      Not stupid! Yes, they’re probably about that size.

  • Mig

    Can you use honey insted of sugar?

    • Rachel Schultz

      Yes.

      • I noticed someone mentioned substituting sugar with honey…should there be less honey used than the original amount of sugar considering how potent honey is? Or can it be the same amount? I don’t want to overdo it, but I’m also slightly new to cooking field…

  • Love this recipe! I came across it the other week on Pinterest, posted it to my food board, and then decided to try it out last night. It was beyond delicious and SO easy! I posted about it on my blog today as well and linked it back to your page! Thanks for sharing! I love your blog and all the great recipe posts!

    Vanessa

    • Rachel Schultz

      Great! Thank you.

  • Holly Palmer

    Hi! This looks delicious. I am curious though – and maybe I missed something – what are the chunks in the sauce? They look like apples. Thanks!

    • Francesca

      The chunks in the sauce are the minced garlic I would presume.

      • Rachel Schultz

        Correct.

        • Anonymous

          I agree they do look like apples. It’s definitely more than 3/4 teaspoon. However, I made both this and the fried rice and they were both delicious. Thank you!!

  • Suzanne Boyd

    What would you recommend as a cooking substitute for the slow cooker?

    • Brandy Weaver

      Dutch Oven

  • jessica

    Ok I’m relatively new to cooking, my boyfriend usually does all the cooking. I know right? lol Anywho, I was wondering if I didn’t have the minced garlic on hand could I use powdered garlic instead?

    • Rachel Schultz

      It wouldn’t be exactly the same, but would still work fine.

  • C

    If I didn’t know better, I’d say you had some Filipino genes, or at least some Filipino friends who may have helped you tweak the original recipe. You’ve stumbled upon a very common dish in the Philippines called “chicken adobo” http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=chicken+adobo&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

    Delicious! Happy cooking!

    • Rachel Schultz

      Haha! No Filipino genes that I know of. That’s great to hear, though. Thanks!

  • Trying this tomorrow! Thanks!

    • Rachel Schultz

      Great! Hope it’s to your liking :)
      xo
      rach

  • Elisa

    We just made this for dinner and it was FABULOUS. Followed the recipe exactly and it came out perfectly. I am thrilled! We will be making this again for sure.

    This was the first recipe of yours I made, and I loved how simple it was yet delicious. I will also be following your site closely in the future!

    Thank you and great job!

    Elisa

    • Rachel Schultz

      Thanks, Elisa! Glad to see you around the site :)

      xo
      rach

  • Rachel

    This might be my new go-to meal! I used 2.3 lbs of chicken breasts with the same amount of sauce, though I cut the sugar to 1/2 cup. I shredded the cooked chicken and put atop steamed rice with sautéed veggies to make a rice bowl. SO GOOD.

    • Rachel

      I also put in chunk of ginger, which I pulled out after.

  • *drool* that looks good! So simple too.
    x

  • That sounds and looks delicious and such a simple recipe to do :)

  • Anonymous

    This recipe looks great….I don’t have enough soy sauce to double it but I do have a teriyaki sauce from the same company as the soy sauce…if I use the teriyaki sauce to substitute soy sauce, do I eliminate any other ingredients from the sauce?

  • hannah.ettema

    Looks like a great recipe. Were our chicken breasts frozen when you put them in the slow cooker?

    • They were thawed when I put them in but its possible they would work frozen too. I’m not sure. Let me know if you try it and it works!

      xo
      rach

  • Melissa

    Can I substitute rice vinegar for the cider vinegar? If so, you think I can still use 3 Tbs?

  • If you double this would you double everything including the sauce?

    • I have not made a double portion, but I would think doubling the sauce too would be best. Thanks for reading and your comment!

      Love,
      Rach

  • Jen

    made the chicken tonight…Yum!!
    thanks for sharing

  • What does your average weekly grocery budget end up looking like? It seems like you manage to do a lot of cooking on a fairly tight budget.

    • Thanks! We agree, it DOES seem like we get to eat a lot for not very much! We budget $100 for groceries each week, so $400 for the month. We use meal planning which really helps. I post our weekly meal plans and how much that week cost. It usually turns out to be less than $100. Which is nice :) Thanks for commenting, Laura.

      Love,
      Rach

      • Jackie

        The whole family enjoyed this recipe! Used half low-sodium and half regular, it was great :) Thank you!

        • Rachel Schultz

          Good tip! Thanks.

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