Emily Tucker

Teriyaki Crockpot

Emily Tucker2 Comments

I was going to post this yesterday for Mel's Crock-tober link-up but life got in the way but here it is. I will be posting the recipe I planned to post today, later on today.

Before I got married I was completely against the whole idea of a crock pot/slow cooker. I assumed that only things like cocktail meatballs came out of crock pots. Yes, those are tasty but not exactly what this 20-something planned on cooking for her husband or friends. Then I kept running into recipes I wanted to try that of course called for a slow cooker. Plus my fave Super Bowl snack - Velveeta chili cheese dip - is so much easier in a crock pot. 

So one day I got so fed up with not being able to try out the recipes I ran down to Target and made my crock pot purchase. I have this one, I never knew it had such bad reviews. I think it works pretty good but it does get pretty hot on the outside. 

There are 2 ways to make this recipe: 
1. With store bought teriyaki sauce and 2. Homemade teriyaki sauce
I will leave that decision up to you. 

Ingredients for Crockpot Teriyaki

As many frozen boneless, skinless chicken breasts as you want (thighs work as well)2 packages broccolini/ chinese broccoli1- 16 oz bag of frozen stir fry veggies
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 Tb canola oil
teriyaki sauce to taste
1/2 cup of water per chicken breast (or thigh)

Ingredients for Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

1 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1/2 Tb sesame oil
1/3 cup of dark brown sugar
1 T honey
1 t garlic powder
dash of red pepper flakes
ground pepper to taste
optional: 1 T of cornstarch (mixed with water to activate)

Directions

Add all Teriyaki sauce ingredients together and stir
Then add all ingredients listed in order into Crockpot 
Stir until everything is coated in Teriyaki sauce
Set Crockpot on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours
Stir occasionally if desired to check that chicken is coated in sauce
Serve over rice when done 

Check out all the other delicious Crockpot recipes, you won't be disappointed.