It just doesn't get any easier than this Crockpot Teriyaki Chicken. This is an easy way to get your favorite take-out flavors in a home-cooked meal, just using a slow cooker recipe.
The great thing about slow cooker recipes like this teriyaki chicken is that you don't have to do much prep work. Everything comes together easily in the Crockpot.
Crockpot meals are also really nice for meal prep. I can make the rice ahead of time, make the chicken for dinner, and then we have easy leftovers for the whole week. Leftover chicken teriyaki is great in wraps, on salads, and can be served over steamed rice, lo mein noodles, and more!
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What is a dump dinner?
One of my favorite ways to use my crockpot is with “dump” meals like this. Just throw some chicken (breasts, thighs, frozen or thawed) into your slow cooker with a bottle of sauce (prepared or homemade), and cook on low for the afternoon.
Love it! I do this all the time with BBQ Chicken and Salsa Chicken, so we needed a little change of flavors.
Dump dinners are things like this recipe for teriyaki chicken that don't require much maintenance. You can dump them in and go!
With veggies right in the crockpot, you just need some rice or noodles on the side to make a complete (and fast!) meal.
Ingredients needed for a chicken teriyaki dump dinner:
To make this easy slow cooker chicken teriyaki you will need boneless skinless chicken breasts. You could also use boneless skinless thighs, along with minced garlic, brown sugar, oregano, soy sauce, red pepper flakes, minced ginger, cornstarch, water, toasted sesame seeds, and chopped scallions.
You can serve this over rice so you can make that on the side or ahead of time in order to serve this meal up easily and quickly at dinner time.
Make sure you choose a soy sauce or soy sauce substitute that suits your dietary needs. I like coconut aminos in recipes that I need to keep wheat free!
How to make a Crock Pot teriyaki chicken recipe:
This Crockpot chicken teriyaki dump dinner is easy to put together. The slow cooker does al the hard work and you can put this together in the morning or the afternoon and have it ready for dinner time with very little prep work!
Spray the liner of a 6qt slow cooker with cooking spray.
Add chicken breast to the bottom.
In a small bowl, whisk together brown sugar, garlic, soy sauce, oregano, red pepper flakes and ginger.
Pour over chicken breast and cover with lid.
Cook on low for 6 hours.
Let the chicken rest for 10 minutes and then remove chicken to a plate to shred.
Set the slow cooker to high so it comes to a boil.
Mix cornstarch and water in a small cup, then whisk into the sauce until thickened.
Place shredded chicken back into the slow cooker and toss with the sauce.
Serve over a bed of rice and top with scallions.
Can I make Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken with Bottled Sauce Gluten Free?
The nice thing about making your own sauce is that you can control the ingredients. This version of teriyaki chicken uses cornstarch so it's gluten free. Since soy sauce typically uses wheat it's not gluten free and then is not great for a lot of folks.
This Crockpot Teriyaki Chicken can be made gluten-free as long as you check the ingredients in your teriyaki sauce (since soy sauce contains wheat). I like San-J Gluten Free Teriyaki Sauce.
If you are set on making the recipe with bottled sauce you can definitely do that with the San-J Gluten Free sauce and then the recipe is even easier!
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Printable Crockpot Teriyaki Chicken Recipe:
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- 6 cloves minced garlic
- ⅓ cup soy sauce
- ½ teaspoon oregano
- ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 teaspoon minced ginger
- 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 Tablespoons water
- 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
- chopped scallions and rice for serving
- Spray the liner of a 6qt slow cooker with cooking spray.
- Add chicken breast to the bottom.
- In a small bowl, whisk together brown sugar, garlic, soy sauce, oregano, red pepper flakes and ginger.
- Pour over chicken breast and cover with lid.
- Cook on low for 6 hours.
- Let the chicken rest for 10 minutes and then remove chicken to a plate to shred.
- Set the slow cooker to high so it comes to a boil.
- Mix cornstarch and water in a small cup, then whisk into the sauce until thickened.
- Place shredded chicken back into the slow cooker and toss with the sauce.
- Serve over a bed of rice and top with scallions.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 346Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 102mgSodium: 1251mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 41g