Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken

I LOVE chicken and I LOVE Chinese food, so it’s probably no surprise that I absolutely loved the Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken my mom tried out a few weeks ago. We’ve tried a few Teriyaki Chicken recipes {adapted from HERE} and all were pretty good, but this one has been my favorite, by far. Even the hubby who doesn’t like Asian food liked this one {which is saying A LOT!}

And what’s great about this is it’s all made in the Crock Pot, which means – EASY!! I’m all about easy and yummy recipes, and this one is one of those.

What’s not to love?

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I was especially happy that the kids liked this recipe too. I’m really trying to find more of these kinds of recipes (the ones that the whole family will eat).

Hope you like it…

4.3 from 3 reviews
Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken
  • 3-4 pounds boneless chicken thighs
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 6 TB apple cider Vinegar
  • ¾ tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 4 tsp. corn starch
  • 4 tsp. cold water
  • cooked rice
  1. Place chicken in crock pot on lowheat.
  2. Combine sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, ginger, garlic and pepper in a separate bowl. Mix and pour over the chicken.
  3. Cook on low for 4-5 hours until chicken is tender. Remove chicken and take the fat out of the reserve liquid in the crock pot.
  4. Place liquid in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  5. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth and gradually stir into saucepan until it is thick.
  6. Pour chicken over cooked rice and cover with your sauce. ENJOY!

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  1. 1

    Well, you know that if the hubby likes something than it’s a for sure hit. What a great recipe!
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  2. 2

    I love Asian food…sure have to try this!

  3. 3

    Mmmm…looks SO good! Is it shameful to say that I’ve never tried cooking my own teriyaki sauce?? It always intimidates me. But, this one looks relatively simple compared to some of the weird ones out there, and looks absolutely delicious. I’m going to have to try it! (great photos, too!)

    • 4

      Teriyaki chicken is a really, really basic thing in Japan (it isnt Chinese). The “weird ones” are westerners who don’t know anything about Japanese cuisine thinking that putting their messy fingerprints all over everything will make it better. This isn’t teriyaki sauce, either. The essential ingredients are soy sauce, sake, and mirin and you can add brown sugar, honey, ginger, and/or garlic if you want. But without sake and mirin, it isn’t teriyaki.

  4. 5

    We love chinese food! I can’t wait to try this!! Love that it is a crock pot recipe. Thanks for the recipe!!

  5. 6

    This looks so yum! Pinning it :)
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  6. 7

    This looks great! I love crop pot recipes and this has such a simple list of ingredients! Pinned!
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  7. 8

    This looks amazing! I love Teriyaki; definitely have to try this when I have the time.

  8. 9

    Teriyaki is Japanese NOT Chinese.

  9. 10

    Love this kind of thing. Something I can let it cook all afternoon. But we don’t like rice so what else would you used to put this over top of.

  10. 12

    Do you do step 3 before step 2 (does the sauce go into the slow cooker with the chicken)? I’m also confused about the liquid that goes into step 4 and how you get that.

  11. 14

    Could you substitute the apple cider vinegar for something else? Say white vinegar?

  12. 15

    Would that be regular granulated sugar…not brown sugar? Can’t wait to try it tomorrow!! YUMMM!

  13. 17

    Can I start with frozen chicken?

  14. 18

    Just made this and it came out AMAZING!! I subbed refined sugar for organic coconut sugar, and added a can of “La Choy Fancy Mixed Chinese Vegetables” about an hour before serving. I served it over brown rice and topped with La Choy crunchy chinese noodles, and it was better than any takeout I’ve had!! Thanks for the great recipe!!

  15. 20
    David Kearsley :

    Looks like a yummy recipe. Just thought I’d point out that Teriyaki is Japanese not Chinese.

  16. 21

    Made this for dinner tonight and it was awesome!! The only thing I did different was that I used bone-in chicken thighs. It made it really flavorful and the chicken fell right off the bone once it was done! Served this with broccoli mixed in and sauce poured overtop. Yum!

  17. 23

    Just put it all in the slow cooker now. Doesn’t look a lot though. How many servings should this make please?

    • 24

      We were able to feed about 6-8 adults with it. Hope that helps. :)

      • 25

        Recipe looks delicious!! I am making this tonight for dinner but had a quick question…. I opted to use boneless/skinless chicken breasts vs. thighs, so I am wondering if I should still cook on low for 4-5 hours? or if I should bump crock pot to High? Thanks!

  18. 26

    Can the thighs be frozen? or will that double the cooking time?

  19. 28

    If I use boneless skinless breasts does the cooking time and level change? If so, how?
    Do you think it will still be as good w breasts??

  20. 30

    oh em gee, I added cornstartch into the crock with all the ingredients. It is still cooking, but I hope I didnt mess it up. ughh…..

  21. 31

    I have a child who is allergic to garlic. Do you have a suggestion for a substitution or do you think I could just leave it out?

  22. 34

    I’m guessing the TB stands for tablespoon??

  23. 37
    Barbara Lewis :

    I just made this recipe and used 1/2 the amount of chicken the recipe called for and it was way too dry. Next time I will double the sauce recipe….. very disappointed.

    • 38

      Hi Barbara. I’m sorry you didn’t like it. We’ve made it several times and it’s turned out perfect. If you like more sauce I definitely recommend doubling the sauce recipe. 😉

  24. 39

    I’m cooking it now! Can’t wait to try it. How long should I coke it for if I do it on High? Thanks

  25. 40

    Try it tonight with bone in thighs and everybody loved it. I will be making this again. Thanks!!!

  26. 41

    This was delicious! My whole very picky family liked this one, so I’ll definitely be making it again. I think next time, though, I’ll double the sauce, since we like a lot of it on our rice. I might also add some broccoli.

    • 42

      I’ll have to double the sauce too because my kids LOVE it and sometimes just want the sauce with rice. Adding broccoli would be great too – will have to try that myself. Thanks for stopping by. 😉

  27. 43

    I’ve made this twice and both times were so good!! I used frozen chicken breasts and cooked them on low for 5 hours and they turned out great!

  28. 44

    I made this for my family’s dinner tonight. Now the chicken was absolutely very tender. But the taste itself was really really sweet. It smelt delicious but a little too on the sweet side for my family. Idk maybe lessen the sugar amount if you plan to make this. Good luck.
    BTW I said 2 stars my phone won’t let me undo

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