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slow cooker chicken teriyaki

Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken

Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken features juicy, shredded meat tossed in a homemade Asian sauce!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Asian, Chinese
Keyword Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 437kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 2 pounds chicken breasts boneless and skinless


  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth


  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch


  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons sliced green onions


  • In a large skillet over medium high heat, add some oil and once hot, brown the chicken breasts on both sides for a few minutes.
  • Place the browned chicken breasts in the slow cooker.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together all the SAUCE ingredients.
  • Pour the SAUCE mixture over the chicken.
  • Cover and cook on HIGH for 4-5 hours or on LOW for 8 hours.
  • Remove the chicken from the slow cooker place it in a large bowl and shred with two forks.
  • Pour the teriyaki sauce from the slow cooker through a strainer into a saucepan and place on the stove over medium-high heat. Bring to a simmer.
  • In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch with the water until dissolved and add the slurry to the saucepan. Bring it to a boil and cook for 1-2 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.
  • Pour the sauce over the shredded chicken and toss to coat.
  • Serve with rice, sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onions.



Calories: 437kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 1386mg | Potassium: 929mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 105IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2mg