Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken

This Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken is an easy recipe perfect for busy weeknights! Serve with stir-fried veggies and you have a delicious and healthy dinner! 
Course Main Course
Cuisine asian
Keyword healthy chicken recipe, Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken, teriyaki chicken recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 216.7kcal
Author Laura


  • 3 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts

To thicken:


  • Grease the container of your large slow cooker.
  • Add all the sauce ingredients in the order listed into the prepared container of your slow cooker and whisk to combine. DO NOT ADD the cornstarch and water mixture!
  • Place chicken breasts into the slow cooker/sauce mixture and spoon sauce over them.
  • Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours or until chicken is easily shred with a fork.
  • Remove chicken from the crockpot and place into a medium serving dish. DO NOT DISCARD THE SAUCE.
  • Shred the chicken with two forks. Cover and set aside.
  • Set a fine mesh strainer over 4-quart saucepan and carefully pour sauce through the strainer into the saucepan.
  • Mix cornstarch in water and add to the sauce, stir or whisk until fully incorporated.
  • Bring sauce to a boil over medium-high heat and cook, stirring constantly, until sauce is thickened.
  • Mix some of the sauce into the shredded chicken, and save some so each person can pour some onto their dish individually!
  • Serve with rice, stir-fried veggies or your favorite Asian salad!


*To make this recipe gluten-free, be sure to choose a gluten-free soy sauce!
To make this recipe Paleo, use coconut aminos! 


Calories: 216.7kcal | Carbohydrates: 23.6g | Protein: 39.1g | Fat: 6.6g | Saturated Fat: 2.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3.2g | Cholesterol: 97.5mg | Sodium: 960mg | Potassium: 14.2mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 20.7g