Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken

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I love my crockpot.  How nice is it to throw everything in your crockpot in the morning, run all of your errands, hang out with the kids, and dinner is ready at 5?  The smell of this teriyaki sauce cooking filled my house and I already knew it would be a hit.  But here is the best part.  My 4 year old ate it and loved it!  I should base all of my ratings  on him because he won’t eat anything!  And the teriyaki sauce was so amazing and perfect!  I honestly couldn’t stop eating it!  This is definitely one we will be making again and again!

Rating: 5 stars Difficulty of Recipe: 2 stars
How I changed it:  The last time that I made it, the sauce wasn’t as thick.  It called for 4 1/2 tsp cornstarch.  I added the 4 1/2 then kept stirring it and adding tsp by tsp.  I ended up adding about 3 more.  The sauce turned out AMAZING this time!!
Things I will do differently next time:  Nothing
Will I make it again?  Yes!
Recipe from: Lake Lure Cottage Kitchen


12 boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 3 pounds) (I used 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts)
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup soy sauce
6 tablespoons 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
Hot cooked long grain rice

1.Place chicken in a 4 qt. slow cooker.  
2. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, soy sauce, cider vinegar, ginger, garlic and pepper.  Pour over chicken.  
3. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 5 hours or until chicken is tender.  
4. Remove chicken to a serving platter; keep warm.  
5. Skim fat from cooking liquid.  Place liquid in a saucepan and bring to a boil.  Combine cornstarch and water until smooth.  Gradually stir into liquid and stir until sauce is thickend.  Serve with chicken and rice.

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  1. Suzanne says

    The picture shows green onions but they aren’t listed in the ingredients. When are they added and how much?

    • Alyssa says

      I just used them for garnish. If you choose to use them then just chop up about 2 Tbs and sprinkle on the top! :)

  2. Reci says

    Made this today, and I agree that it needs the extra corn starch to thicken up. Now that being said, Oh wow! That is some tasty teriyaki! Family devoured it! No kidding, thank goodness I’m the cook, and I taste as I go, because I ended up with less than half serving to my plate. This recipe is a keeper! Thank you!

  3. Shaelyn says

    I made this yesterday for my family. I must say…. This was the absolute best teriyaki chicken I’ve ever had!

  4. Claudette says

    Wondering if I got the sauce ingredients correct? 3/4 cup soy sauce seemed like a lot but that’s what I used. My sauce came out looking nothing like the photo – it was almost black as was the chicken from being cooked in it. Any feedback would be appreciated.

  5. Maggie says

    This recipe turned out amazing! The sauce was so easy to make and so flavorful. I followed your advice and added more cornstarch until my sauce was just thick enough. I also cooked some stir fry veggies in coconut oil and sprinkled hemp seeds on top to add with the rice and chicken. This recipe was perfect! Thanks Alyssa! Another great recipe for a busy college student :)


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