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Slow cooker honey teriyaki chicken is a family favorite dinner. Only a few ingredients for a homemade honey teriyaki sauce and some chicken is all you need! The chicken is so tender thanks to the long cook time in the slow cooker. Serve over cooked rice and drizzle with additional teriyaki sauce.
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Slow Cooker Honey Teriyaki Chicken

Slow cooker honey teriyaki chicken is a family favorite dinner. Only a few ingredients for a homemade honey teriyaki sauce and some chicken is all you need! The chicken is so tender thanks to the long cook time in the slow cooker. Serve over cooked rice and drizzle with additional teriyaki sauce.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast (about 2-3 lbs)
  • cups water
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced, pressed, from a jar, or garlic paste)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water

Instructions

  • Spray slow cooker with cooking spray and place chicken breasts into the bottom.
  • In a mixing bowl combine water, brown sugar, honey, soy sauce, garlic, and sesame oil. Whisk together to combine. Pour over the chicken.
  • Cook on low heat for 5-7 hours.
  • 30 minutes before serving take out the chicken and place on a plate and shred with two forks.
  • Mix cornstarch and cold water in small bowl and pour into the teriyaki sauce in the slow cooker. Whisk to combine. Add the shredded chicken back in and let cook on low for the remaining 30 minutes of cook time.
  • Serve over hot cooked rice and garnish with green onions and sesame seeds, if desired.

Notes

The recipe as is produces a thinner teriyaki sauce. It is supposed to be this way so that there is plenty to drizzle over each serving as well as keep the chicken moist. If you prepare a thicker teriyaki sauce use less water; like maybe 1 cup of water.