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Slow cooker teriyaki chicken with shredded chicken breasts, homemade teriyaki sauce, sesame seeds and green onions.

Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken

Slow cooker teriyaki chicken is chicken breasts cooked with garlic, ginger, soy sauce and honey, then shredded and drizzled with sauce. Serve over rice for an easy yet satisfying crock pot dinner!
Course Main
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 227kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 teaspoons garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons ginger minced
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons sliced green onions


  • Place the chicken breasts in a slow cooker.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the garlic, ginger, honey, brown sugar, soy sauce sesame oil and rice vinegar.
  • Pour the soy sauce mixture over the chicken.
  • Cover and cook on HIGH for 4-5 hours or LOW for 8 hours.
  • Remove the chicken from the slow cooker and shred with two forks.
  • Pour the teriyaki sauce from the slow cooker through a strainer into a saucepan.
  • Place the saucepan on the stove over medium high heat and bring to a simmer.
  • In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch with the water until dissolved.
  • Pour the cornstarch into the pan and bring a boil. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until sauce has just thickened.
  • Pour the sauce over the shredded chicken and toss to coat the chicken. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onions, then serve.



Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 542mg | Potassium: 479mg | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1.2mg