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5 from 3 votes

Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken

Easy-to-make Chicken Teriyaki takes just minutes to prep and simmers all day in the slow cooker. It's the perfect weeknight dinner!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crock pot teriyaki chicken, easy chicken teriyaki, slow cooker teriyaki chicken
Servings: 8
Calories: 250kcal


  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 tablespoon ginger minced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • sesame seeds for garnish
  • sliced green onions for garnish


  • Place the chicken thighs in a slow cooker.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the garlic, ginger, honey, brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, cornstach,a nd rice vinegar.
  • Pour the soy sauce mixture over the chicken.
  • Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 8 hours.
  • Remove the chicken from the slow cooker and shred with two forks. Place back in slow cooker and toss in the sauce to coat.
  • Serve over rice and top with green onions and sesame seeds if desired.


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 902mg | Potassium: 346mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 27IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 2mg