This Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken recipe is always a family favorite. Serve it with rice or quinoa and enjoy an easy to make, homemade meal that your family will absolutely love.
Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken
When I am in the mood for some sweet and sour food, I like to make this dish. It is really easy to make and my whole family loves it. Who doesn’t like the taste of a good Teriyaki chicken? A little sweet, a little salty, and full of delicious flavors. The best part about this recipe is you can add different veggies. Will be really up to you and your personal taste. After trying this idea and seeing how easy it is to make, you won’t order take out anymore!
Just look how juicy and tasty this recipe look. Colorful, tasty and most importantly, super easy to make. Adding vegetables to your meals is always a great idea. Try to use fresh veggies and stay away from cans and frozen vegetables. Fresh is always better and more nutritious! Eating more vegetables Promotes long-term maintenance of a healthy body weight. It also provides essential vitamins and minerals that your body needs to function every day. Vegetables give you the fiber you need to digest your food better and it also protects you from chronic diseases.
Chicken Teriyaki With Lots Of Veggies
I always try to include at least a vegetable with every meal. It also helps teach my kids good healthy habits and to eat more variety. This Chicken Teriyaki recipe is a great example of how easy it is to incorporate veggies to your weekly meals. The delicious homemade sauce will make your chicken and veggies taste even more amazing.
You can cook your chicken teriyaki in a regular pan or skillet but using a slow cooker is fantastic. A crock pot or slow cooker will make things easier because all you have to do is place the ingredients and set the time. Come back later and there you go! Your meal is ready to serve.
The chicken comes out super moist and the vegetables extra tender. I make my crock pot recipes with my Cuisinart MSC-600 and I highly recommend it. It will inspire you to make more variety and incorporate new ingredients. I use my crock pot a lot at home and it is one of my favorite kitchen tools. Seriously, it is perfect for family dinners.Print
An easy to make, healthy, and delicious family meal. Sweet and sour flavors with chicken and lots of veggies.
- 1 pound skinless and boneless chicken breasts
- 1 green pepper
- 1 red pepper
- 1 cup baby corn
- For the sauce
- 1/3 cup soy sauce (I like reduced sodium)
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 5 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon grated ginger (*optional for more flavor)
Cut the chicken in squares, season with a little salt and pepper and set aside.
Then cut the green and red peppers into strips.
In a small pot whisk soy sauce, water, and honey or maple syrup together until smooth. You can add grated ginger, minced garlic (1-2 cloves), and also a couple of tablespoons of pineapple juice if you want to add more flavor to the sauce. Those are totally optional.
Cook chicken with the sauce for about 5 hours in low in the crock pot and then add the veggies. Let it cook for 45 additional minutes still in low.
Finally, to thicken the sauce, first mix 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of cold water in a small glass or container. When completely dissolved, put it in the crock pot and turn it to high for 15 minutes so it simmers and thickens. This is the last step if you want the sauce to thicken and should be done at the end (last 15 mins).
Serve with rice or quinoa.
You can add your veggies at the same time as the chicken but they will come out extra tender and soft (if you like that texture).
Add other veggies according to your taste. Carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, and snap peas all work really well for this recipe.
If you want to buy the teriyaki sauce, I like the one from Whole Foods Market. Just add 1 1/2 cups to the crock pot.
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Slow Cooker
- Cuisine: Japanese
Keywords: teriyaki, crock pot, chicken, homemade, easy recipe, dinner