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Crock Pot 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 made in a crock pot on a white plate with a side of white rice and broccoli. A tray of teriyaki chicken is in the background.

Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken

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 crock pot teriyaki chicken that are both budget-friendly and healthy always score big points with me!

Years ago my mother in law showed me how easy it was and I’ve never gone back to the other recipe I have – this easy slow cooker teriyaki chicken recipe has become a family favorite!

a white tray of teriyaki chicken made in a slow cooker topped with diced green onions and teriyaki juice lines the bottom of the tray.

How to Make Teriyaki Chicken In A Crock Pot

For this recipe, you simply need a couple boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into cutlet size pieces. You’ll set them in a crock put and cover them with an amazing teriyaki sauce. Let this cook on low all day and by dinner time you’ll be ready to dive in!

We also have an oven recipe (listed below) that is also quick and easy, so choose your method of choice.

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? And not just any marinade. This one, right here:

Yoshidas

Tips For Making Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken

  • 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.)
  • 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.

Now that you know how to make teriyaki chicken, let me show you the simple recipe:

Easy Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

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Easy Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken

The easiest teriyaki chicken recipe you will ever make! Dinner tonight is about to get AMAZING!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword chicken, crock pot, dinner
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 1 chicken breast
Calories 185 kcal

Ingredients

  • boneless skinless chicken breasts- I cut mine into cutlet-sized strips so they cook faster and they soak up more flavor and moisture.
  • Teriyaki marinade
  • 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.

Tools I Used To Make Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken

a plate of teriyaki chicken made with this easy slow cooker recipe with a side of white rice and broccoli

I’ve made this chicken using both of the above methods and they both taste fantastic!

More Easy Crock Pot Chicken Recipes To Try

So if you’re like me and struggling to find a balance between healthy food and budget-friendly food, this slow cooker teriyaki chicken recipe is a delicious one to have on-hand!

Enjoy!

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

 

 

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