Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

May 13, 2012

Crock Pot Chicken Teriyaki

Do you love Asian flavored foods as much as I do?

I've been on the hunt for a better tasting easy Chicken Teriyaki recipe (the 1st one I tried wasn't the greatest.)  This recipe certainly did the trick!  It was excellent and got the thumbs up from the entire family, including my picky 7 year old.

What I liked most was that I was able to prepare almost the entire dish in the crock pot.  (Once the chicken is cooked, you will need to thicken the sauce on the stove top.)

One of the best Easy Crock Pot Chicken Teriyaki recipes out there! (the secret is chicken thighs- not breasts...) From www.scatteredthoughtsofacraftymom.com #crockpot #SlowCooker #Chicken #Teriyaki


I won't keep you in suspense any longer (wink)... Here is the recipe:

Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken (adapted from Lake Lure Cottage Kitchen)

Ingredients:
  • 3 to 4 lbs of boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 6 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons cold water
  • Cooked rice (Whatever type you like, I used brown rice.)
Directions:
  1. Place chicken in the slow cooker.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, ginger, garlic and pepper. 
  3. Pour over chicken. 
  4. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 5 hours or until chicken is tender. 
  5. Remove chicken from the slow cooker.
  6. Skim fat from cooking liquid. (Wow, who knew there is so much fat in chicken thighs!  Now I know why they taste so good.  This is another reason I need a fat separator, I just used a spoon to skim the fat...)
  7. Place liquid in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  8. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth, then gradually stir into liquid and stir until sauce is thickened. 
  9. To serve, top rice with chicken and cover with the Teriyaki Sauce.

If you enjoy cooking in your crock pot, you might also like these recipes:

Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken
Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken
Mexican Chicken Chowder
Mexican Chicken Chowder
3 Ingredient Pulled Pork
3 Ingredient Pulled Pork
Overnight Apple Pie Oatmeal
Overnight Apple Pie Oatmeal

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53 comments:

  1. Fantastic recipe! I love that you use a slow cooker. It makes it really great not only for convenience, but also for the summer (heat). Can't wait to try this - thank you for sharing!

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  2. Ohhh, this sounds great! Your picture makes it look exactly like something we would eat. Thanks!

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  4. Wow this looks amazing! Cannot wait to pin it and make it:)
    Thanks for sharing!
    Hugs, Jen @ f5

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  5. This sounds delicious and I'm always looking for great crock pot recipes! Pinned!

    Visiting from Craft-o-Maniac :)

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  6. I love that you actually made a sauce. I see so many of these types of "recipes" where someone literally pours a bottle of store bought sauce over chicken and thinks they discovered something new. And with only a few ingredients, it would not take someone very long to make it from scratch.

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  7. This really does sound good. And...I live in Barranquilla, Colombia with no oven and love new crock pot ideas!

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  8. I love cooking in the crockpot! I can't wait to try this recipe it looks delicious! New follower from tinytots-and-polkadots.blogspot.com! Would love for you to check it out =) Thanks for the recipe!

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  9. This looks so good I have to pin it :)

    xo
    Myric@Petites Passions

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  10. I bet I would love this - sounds yummy!

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  11. That looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing at Pin It and Win It Wednedsay! I'm pinning it!

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  12. I love anything that starts with "Crockpot"! It's a busy mom's best friend! We'd love it if you'd link up with us for Tasty Tuesday over at http://www.aletteredlife.blogspot.com ~ your newest follower, Holley

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  13. I was referred by Jessica from cajunlicious. I just made this and it IS very good. PINNED!

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  14. We love Teriyaki Chicken. Never thought about putting it in the crockpot though! Have a blessed day :)

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  15. This looks fabulous! I might be adding this to my menu for next week. Do you think that veggies could be added in crock pot while the chicken cooked?

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    1. I am afraid the veggies might get really mushy if you add them too soon. Maybe just in the last 30 minutes? If I were to add veggies, I might just microwave them and just add them when mixing everything together. If you try it, let us know what works...
      ~Jamie

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  16. sounds like a great recipe - I will definitely give it a try

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  17. This looks so yummy, I may have to make it for dinner tonight. Pinning right now!

    Found you over at The 36th Avenue and would love for you to link up to my party.

    http://lovingthiscrazylife-melissa.blogspot.com/2012/05/welcome-to-katie-from-quality-cheap.html

    Hope you're having a great week!

    XO, Melissa

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  18. I'm a huge crock pot fan and this sounds so good! Thanks! can't wait to try it =)

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  19. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - - you were featured yesterday!
    --Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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  20. This looks super yummy and you have to love anything that is made in a crock pot!
    Thanks for linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse party! I'll be featuring this tomorrow!

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  21. Thank you so much for linking up your recipe! I've featured your post, so head on over and grab a brag button!
    http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2012/05/tuesday-confessional-features-1.html
    Thanks!
    ~Macy

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  22. This looks AMAZING!!!!! I am pinning this now and can't wait to make it for my boys! Thanks for sharing!

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  23. I will definitely be trying this recipe. It looks delicious and now it's getting colder here in Australia I am ready to bring out my slow cooker! Hope you don't mind if I pin this!

    My weekly Say G'Day Saturday Linky Party has just started and I would be honoured if you could join in and link up this fabulous post!

    Best wishes and I hope you have a great weekend!
    Natasha in Oz

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  24. This looks delish!! I love my slowcooker and am always looking for new recipes to try!! :)

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  25. Oh WOW!! The chicken looks like it would melt in your mouth! YUMMY!

    Thanks for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!! I can't wait to see what you link up tomorrow!

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  26. Great recipe and I love that it's made in the slow cooker. I'm always on the lookout for slow cooker recipes. I hope you post more.

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  27. Oh my word - that looks delicious! I am so happy you shared this recipe - I will definitely have to try this sometime!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  28. That sounds delicious! I am going to be trying this soon! Thanks so much for sharing this as well at Thursday's Temptation.
    Jill

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  29. I made this tonight. DELICIOUS! I was too lazy to thicken the sauce (and also didn't want another dish to wash) so I added the cornstarch mixture straight to the crock pot after removing the chicken. I shredded the chicken and put it back in and let it all heat up. The mixture didn't thicken, but the rice soaked it up and it was sooooo good.

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  31. Sounds delicious!! I will definitely have to give this one a try. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday! I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

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  32. What a lovely recipe. I love cooking in my crocpot (or slow cooker as we call it in South Africa). Go and have a look on my blog for a recipe for lovely soup. It's winter here in SA and got a pot going right now..... junebugsa.blogspot.com
    Happy cooking and I absoloutely love your blog!!!!

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  33. This just looks amazing. I featured your post as well and I know my followers are going to love it. www.richestoragsbydori.blogspot.com Please let me know if you are ok with that. Thanks! Nice job!

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  34. Haven't posted it yet but will soon so you won't see it yet.

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  35. Yum! I am trying this tonight. Just put it all in the slow cooker and it already smells good :)

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  36. Just made this tonight - it was REALLY GOOD! My 2 yr old and 4 yr old both asked for seconds. Thanks for
    Posting!!!

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  37. Gosh!
    You should get arrested for making us hungry, LOL
    The Crock Pot Teriyaki look so fresh on the pancake.

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  38. I made this the other night and it was awesome!! Thanks :)

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  39. I put in a can of crushed pineapple w/ the juice and left out the sugar. It wasn't sweet enough but the pineapple was a nice addition. Will definitely try this again. Quick and easy.

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  40. I'm making this tonight. I used honey instead of sugar :)

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  41. I tried making this today and when I opened the crockpot to get the chicken out, there was a black layer on the bottom of the breasts. Not sure if I burned the sugar or what? I used a crockpot liner (one of those plastic bag kind...do you think THAT could make a difference? Well now I have been smelling it all day and Im sad... Panda Express will have to do for tonight. I WILL be trying this again... Any advice you can give me would be awesome.

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    1. That bites, I'm sorry... I used a crock pot liner too, all I can think is maybe it is because you used breasts instead of thighs and breasts don't have as much fat in them. Also, the recipe call for you to cook them on low for 4 to 5 hours and any more than that might cause them to burn. I am no expert though...
      ~Jamie

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  42. Alright... We are gonna chalk this one up to mom brain... I was even thinking as I prepped my chicken "I bet this would be etter with thighs". Thing is I re-read the recipe more than once and every time I saw "breasts"... Oh the joys of a busy life... I can't wait to try it again... As for now, I sit here grumpily eating Chick-Fil-A because Panda Express was voted down... Blah... ;-)

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  43. I am usually a bit doubtful whenever I try a new recipe - it rarely turns out exactly as it says. However, I was very pleasantly surprised with this one! I doubled the recipe since my family includes a teen with an insatiable appetite. It turned out exactly as described and the cornstarch "slurry" did its job perfectly. This recipe is definitely a keeper! Thank you!

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  44. I've had this multiple times now, love it! Way better then the store bought sauce :)

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  45. We tried this tonight. Must have goofed with cooking it on high instead of low. Despite adding more and more cornstarch, the sauce never thickened. We sampled a few bites and are now waiting on pizza.

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    1. You have to put the sauce in a separate sauce pan. I wont thicken in the crock pot.

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  46. Awesome! We've been looking for a good crock pot chicken teriyaki recipe!

    Ironically, even though other commenters have reported bad luck in getting the sauce to thicken in the crock pot, when I turn mine on high it will start to boil and I can get cornstarch to thicken a sauce that way. It's how I thicken up the gravy on my crock pot pot roast.

    I know there is a HUGE difference between crock pots, though, because if you go searching for the numerous crock pot candy recipes that are out there they warn you not to try the recipe if you have a high heat crock pot. You will end up with burnt sugar instead of delicious candy. :\

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  47. I made this with chicken breasts to cut down on the fat. I did it on high for 2.5 hours in my West Bend Slow Cooker. It came out well and my boys ate it up! I served it with a side of shrimp fried rice.

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  48. This looks so yummy! Always looking for new crock pot recipes and my kids will love this one.

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  49. Made this for dinner tonight and I loved it. It's definitely on my list of make again. Thanks for sharing the wonderful recipe.

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