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How to Make the Easiest Slow Cooker Recipes for Teriyaki Chicken

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Do you ever have one of those mornings where you are panicked about dinner that night? You forgot to unfreeze any meat and the kids all have activities that night. This is my life.  So, I came up with a quick, last-minute meal to help out us moms – a super easy slow cooker recipe with frozen chicken breast.  This dump recipe has just four ingredients to throw into the crockpot in the morning and your set. Let me show you how to make an easy family friendly weeknight meal with these Slow Cooker recipes for Teriyaki Chicken.

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Slow Cooker Recipe 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. 

 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 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 breast 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.  

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.  

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 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 nights 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.  

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.

I hope this meal will help you out on a busy weeknight as much as it has helped me. I am sure your whole family will enjoy this easy and delicious Sow Cooker Recipe for Teriyaki Chicken Dinner.  If you loved this easy meal you’ll love my 25 Easy Meal Ideas for Busy Moms and 10 Rotisserie Chicken Recipes Your Kids will love. Need an easy after school snack? Try these Easy No Bake Energy Balls Kids Love

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