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Easy Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

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Need a quick dump and go dinner for those busy weeknight meals? Slow Cooker Teriyaki chicken will become your go-to family dinner idea. No need to preplan this super simple dinner just throw it all in the crockpot and you’re done.

This quick, last-minute meal idea is great for busy moms. You can even throw in the frozen chicken breast when you forget to defrost the meat the night before. Which I do a lot (:

Plus I’ll also show you how to make two different meals out of this one dish. Fun teriyaki chicken rice bowls and teriyaki chicken sandwiches. One night of “cooking” and you’ll have two family dinners done.

Check it out and see if this Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken recipe becomes your family favorite too!

Easy Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken Recipe with only 4 ingredients. This quick dump & go crockpot dinner will become your go to weeknight meal. You can make 2 different meals - teriyaki rice bowls or yummy teriyaki chicken sandwiches. Add this to your cooking rotation on nights you don't want to cook. #teriyakichicken #crockpot #slowcooker
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Slow Cooker Recipe for Teriyaki Chicken Ingredients 

Chicken Teriyaki Crockpot Recipe Ingredients
Slow Cooker Ingredients

This recipe is so simple because you only need 4 ingredients to mix and dump into the crockpot.

  • 2-4 chicken breasts (frozen or thawed) 
  • ½ cup of water 
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt 
  • 16 FL oz bottle of Sweet Teriyaki Sauce and Marinade 

How to Make the Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken

Step 1 – 

Spray your slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Then place your chicken breasts at the bottom of the slow cooker. These can be either frozen or thawed chicken breasts. Last, sprinkle your chicken breasts with salt. 

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Step 2 – 

After your chicken is salted, pour a ½ cup of water over the chicken. Next, add the bottle of teriyaki marinade over the top. If you only use two chicken breasts I would adjust it to ¾ of the bottle.

I use the teriyaki marinade because I like that the sauce is a little thicker. If you don’t, you could adjust the type of sauce you use or thin it out by adding more water and less sauce.  

The Best Teriyaki Chicken Crockpot Recipe. So easy to make you need this for your next weekenight dinner. You only need to dump 4 ingredients into the slow cooker and your done. Great meal for kid and parents.

Step 3 –  

Turn your slow cooker to low and cook for 6 hours.  

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Step 4 –  

About a half-hour before serving, shred up your chicken. I find it’s easier for me to take a chicken breast out of the slow cooker and shred with two forks on a plate.

Then I put the shredded chicken back in the slow cooker to soak up all the juices before serving. If you are more talented, you could just shred the chicken up in the slow cooker too.  

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Step 5 – 

It’s all done and time to serve the meal. I have served this chicken dinner in two different ways for variety. It’s also a great way to use as leftovers for a second night’s meal. 

The Best Teriyaki Chicken Crockpot Recipe. So easy to make you need this for your next weekenight dinner. You only need to dump 4 ingredients into the slow cooker and your done. Great meal for kid and parents.

 

Dinner # 1 – Teriyaki Rice Bowls 

After you shred up the chicken, start cooking your rice. While the rice and chicken finish up, slice up some vegetables to sauté quickly with some olive oil.

Some suggested vegetables are zucchini, mushrooms, bell peppers, asparagus, onion, broccoli, pea pods, or carrots.

You can pretty much use whatever is in your refrigerator.  When the rice and vegetables are done cooking, combine on a plate and place your shredded-up teriyaki chicken over the top. 

The Best Teriyaki Chicken Crockpot Recipe. So easy to make you need this for your next weekenight dinner. You only need to dump 4 ingredients into the slow cooker and your done. Great meal for kid and parents.

 

Dinner # 2 – Teriyaki Chicken Sandwiches 

This is a great meal with leftover teriyaki chicken on a night you really don’t have time to cook. Place the warmed-up teriyaki chicken into a bun. Then add some chips and raw vegetables for a quick meal.

If you have a little extra time, add some roasted potatoes or a baked potato.  

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I hope this meal will become one of your busy weeknight meal ideas. I am sure your whole family will enjoy this easy and delicious Slow Cooker Recipe for Teriyaki Chicken Dinner.  

More Slow Cooker Meal Ideas

Do you love slow cooker meals too? Here are two more family favorites to try.

Super Easy Crockpot Turkey Chili Recipe – I’ll show you how to prep it the day ahead to make it a dump and go meal too.

Slow Cooker Italian Meatballs with Hidden Veggies – These meatballs taste amazing and your kids will never know there are hidden veggies.

Yield: 4 Servings

Easy Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

Delicious Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken Recipe. Perfect Dump & Go recipe for those busy weeknight meals. With two yummy ways to serve the teriyaki chicken dinner, it's sure to be a family favorite.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2-4 chicken breasts (frozen or thawed)
  • ½ cup of water
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • 16 FL oz bottle of Sweet Teriyaki Sauce and Marinade

Instructions

  1. Spray your slow cooker with nonstick spray
  2. Place your chicken in the slow cooker and sprinkle with salt.
  3. Pour 1/2 cup of water over the chicken
  4. Pour the entire bottle of teriyaki over the chicken
  5. Turn the slow cooker to low and cook for 6 Hours
  6. A half-hour before serving shred up your chicken and let it soak in the teriyaki sauce.
  7. Serve your teriyaki chicken in rice bowls or as sandwiches

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