Slow Cooker Chicken Teriyaki

The easiest slow cooker teriyaki chicken! It's deliciously tender and packed with flavor. A recipe the whole family can agree.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours 20 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 35 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Jaclyn

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 3/4 cup low sodium soy sauce*
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 Tbsp orange marmalade
  • 1 tbsp finely grated fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic , finely minced
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp cold water
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • Cooked long grain white rice , for serving
  • Sesame seeds , for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place chicken in a slow cooker, set aside. In a mixing bowl, whisk together soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, light-brown sugar, honey, orange marmalade, ginger, garlic and pepper. Pour mixture over chicken in slow cooker, cover with lid and cook on low heat 4 - 5 hours. 
  2. Remove chicken from slow cooker and shred. Strain sauce from slow cooker through a fine mesh strainer into a medium saucepan. In a small mixing bowl whisk together 1 1/2 Tbsp cold water and cornstarch. Pour cornstarch mixture into liquid in saucepan and heat mixture over medium high heat, stirring constantly, until mixture begins to gently boil. 
  3. Allow mixture to gently boil about 20 seconds until thickened. Return chicken to slow cooker and pour teriyaki sauce from saucepan over chicken. Toss mixture gently to evenly coat. Serve warm over cooked rice garnished with optional sesame seeds and serve with diced fresh pineapple if desired.
  4. Recipe Source: slightly adapted from Lake Lure Cottage Kitchen

Recipe Notes

*Adjust soy sauce to taste, sub unsalted chicken stock for soy sauce to reach desired level of saltiness.