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Teriyaki Chicken

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Using only 2 ingredients, this is the easiest crock pot teriyaki chicken recipe you will ever make! Dinner will smell amazing all day and taste delicious tonight!

Serve up this delicious slow cooker recipe with a side of Roasted Vegetables, Mashed Potatoes and a warm batch of Homemade Dinner Rolls for a perfect family dinner.

slices of teriyaki chicken with rice and broccoli

An Easy Chicken Recipe

As a mom of 5 young kids, I try my best to find meals that are healthy for my family. The problem I seem to run into quite often is that eating healthy can also be quite expensive. So meals, like this teriyaki chicken, that are both budget-friendly and healthy always score big points with me!

Also, I use the term “recipe” very lightly for this dish because you only need 2 ingredients; chicken and store-bought teriyaki chicken marinade. Is that simple enough?

My husband has been eating this meal for almost his entire life. Years ago my mother-in-law showed me how easy it was and I’ve never gone back to the other recipe I have. You can quickly and easily make this teriyaki chicken it in a crock pot or the oven. I love how simple the recipe is and we all love how delicious it is. Needless to say, it’s become a family favorite.

Things I Used To Make It

  • I used my favorite 8 quart crock pot
  • This Yoshida teriyaki sauce is the absolute best and you can get a big bottle at Costco
  • I love these stainless steel knives for cutting the chicken breasts into smaller pieces

baked teriyaki chicken breasts

How to Make Teriyaki Chicken

Chicken Prep – For this recipe, you simply need a couple boneless skinless chicken breasts. Cut each chicken breast into cutlet size pieces.

In The Oven

Oven Prep – Lay slices of chicken in a single layer in the baking pan. Pour enough of the teriyaki marinade into the pan so the chicken is about 2/3 of the way covered.

Bake – Cook the chicken for about 3-45 minutes at 350 degrees F. Make sure the chicken is no longer pink inside and the internal temperature has reached 165 degrees F.

In The Crock Pot

Slow Cooker Prep – You’ll set the chicken breasts in a crock put and cover them with the delicious teriyaki sauce.

Cook – Let the teriyaki chicken cook on low all day for about 6-8 hours. Your house will smell amazing all day and by dinner time you’ll be ready to dive in!

Tips For Making Teriyaki Chicken

  • The Best Teriyaki Marinade – I have tried PLENTY of other sauces and they are too salty, too bland, or too runny. This is the secret to a great tasting teriyaki chicken! It is actually a marinade, so it is thicker, sweeter, and just completely delicious. And I am not getting compensated in any way to say this. (Though I probably should get paid, right?)  Trust me on this – Yoshida’s is the only one you want. (Just wait ’til you taste it- you’ll never spend another minute mixing flavors to come up with your own teriyaki sauce ever again. I promise.)

a bottle of Yoshidas teriyaki sauce

  • Serving – I like to serve a small cup of the teriyaki sauce from the pan right next to each plate so guests can dip their chicken if they want to.
  • Size Matters A Little – You can use full chicken breasts for this recipe if you want. However, I like to cut mine into cutlet-sized strips so they cook faster and they soak up more flavor and moisture.

slices of teriyaki chicken

More Easy Chicken Recipes

So if you’re like me and struggling to find a balance between healthy food and budget-friendly food, this teriyaki chicken recipe is a delicious one to have on-hand! I’ve made this chicken using both of the above methods and they both taste fantastic!

slices of teriyaki chicken with rice and broccoli
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Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

The easiest teriyaki chicken recipe you will ever make! Dinner tonight is about to get AMAZING!
Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword crock pot
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 167 kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 24 oz Teriyaki marinade
  • 2 sliced green onions for garnish *optional

Instructions

Crock-Pot Method -

  1. Place chicken in crock pot.
  2. Pour sauce on top so that the chicken sits in a nice pool of sauce.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  4. Put chicken on serving tray, drizzle with sauce from the pot, and sprinkle with green onions before serving.

Oven Method -

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Place chicken in a baking dish, side by side in a single layer.
  3. Pour sauce on top so that the chicken sits in a nice pool of sauce.
  4. Cover pan with foil and bake for 30-45 minutes or until no longer pink.
  5. Put chicken on serving tray, drizzle with sauce from the pan, and sprinkle with green onions before serving.

Recipe Notes

I like to serve a small cup of the teriyaki sauce from the pan right next to each plate so guests can dip their chicken if they want to.

Nutrition Facts
Teriyaki Chicken Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 167 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 4413mg192%
Potassium 475mg14%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 57IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

a serving dish of teriyaki chicken made with the easiest crock pot recipe

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