Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours in slow cooker
Delicious fake-out take-out, easily made in your slow cooker!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 3 - large boneless chicken breasts
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 12 - oz. julienned carrots
  • 2 - cup(s) teriyaki sauce
  • 1 - Tbsp cornstarch**
  • Side: - rice**
  • Side: - veggies**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Add 1 cup of water to the base of the slow cooker. Place chicken breasts into the base of the slow cooker and season with salt and pepper. Add the shredded carrots over the top, then pour the teriyaki sauce over the chicken and carrots. Set on low and cook for 8 hours.
  2. With 30 minutes left in the cooking cycle, remove the chicken breasts and most of the shredded carrots. Place on plate or bowl to shred or slice. Stir 1 Tbsp of cornstarch in small bowl with 2 tsp water. Stir the water-cornstarch mixture into the sauce in the slow cooker and let the cooking cycle finish and the sauce will thicken.
  3. Cook rice, as directed.
  4. Prepare veggies.
  5. Serve Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken over rice with veggies.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

    To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

    • 3 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
    • Salt and pepper
    • 12 oz. julienned carrots or “matchstick” carrots
    • 2 cups teriyaki sauce
    • Note: Do NOT add cornstarch to the freezer bag.

    Remove as much as air as possible and seal.

    Freeze & Thaw Instructions

    Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the slow cooker with 1 cup of water and cooking on low for 8 hours. Thicken sauce after cooking, as directed.

    Special notes

    You might need to add more cornstarch depending on how much sauce is left in the slow cooker.

    Dairy-Free Modifications

    Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

    Gluten-Free Modifications

    Use gluten-free teriyaki sauce for gluten-free meal.

    Printable Label Recipe Title

    Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken

    Printable Label Instructions

    Add the contents of the freezer baggie to the slow cooker with 1 cup of water and cook on low for 8 hours. At the end of cooking, thicken sauce with 1 Tbsp cornstarch.
    Serve with rice and veggies.

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