Crockpot Chicken Teriyaki

Crockpot Chicken Teriyaki

Everybody loves a good crockpot meal and let me tell you, THIS is a great crockpot meal. I mean, who doesn’t like Chicken Teriyaki?  My 2-year-old niece loves it, which means any meat-eating person loves it! I had seen various Crockpot Chicken Teriyaki recipes via Pinterest and figured I would give it a go and change up some of the ingredients to make it as healthy as possible. It turned out PERFECT. A lot of recipes on Pinterest say not to add the cornstarch until after it is cooked but I disagree! Go ahead and throw it in there and it thickens the sauce as it cooks! Now, go ahead and try this Crockpot Chicken Teriyaki as soon as you possibly can at home and you can thank us later!

Serving Suggestion: Place over a bed of quinoa, brown rice or even our quinoa fried rice! I also steamed some broccoli which only took 10 minutes and adds some color, crunchiness and nutrients of course! Top it off with toasted sesame seeds and green onions. ENJOY!  Crockpot Chicken Teriyaki


  • 2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup diced yellow onions
  • 1 tbsp. ginger
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup non GMO cornstarch (I found mine at whole foods, it was Repunzel brand)
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • Optional toppings: green onion and toasted sesame seeds


  1. Rinse chicken and pat dry. Place chicken in crock pot.
  2. Combine all remaining ingredients in bowl and stir together.IMG_5615
  3. Place over chicken and set on low for 3-5 hours (mine took 4 hours).IMG_5617
  4. When the chicken is tender and easily falls apart, slice it apart slightly or to desired liking.


Crockpot Chicken Teriyaki


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    March 12, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    How many servings does this make?

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    February 20, 2021 at 1:47 am

    Can I use arrowroot powder or tapioca starch instead of cornstarch?

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      February 21, 2021 at 1:41 pm

      Definitely this recipe is super old

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      March 15, 2021 at 7:11 pm

      Just curious, if you subbed in arrowroot, how much do you sub? Same amount?

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    Cathy Williams
    February 2, 2021 at 6:04 pm

    I just made this and it was delicious!
    Question though—I used fresh ginger. Was I supposed to use dried ginger?

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      February 3, 2021 at 6:04 pm

      Fresh is best!! 🙂

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    February 1, 2021 at 11:51 am

    Can you use coconut aminos instead of soy sauce?

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      February 1, 2021 at 12:52 pm


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        April 2, 2021 at 4:01 pm

        If I use chicken thighs instead of breasts will the cook time be the same? Thank you! Can’t wait to make this.

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          April 6, 2021 at 12:16 am

          yes, thighs will work well!

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    Amy B.
    January 30, 2021 at 4:44 pm

    Can you use regular cornstarch?

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      January 31, 2021 at 8:48 pm


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    December 14, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    Could you make this in the instant pot?

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    July 18, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    Would you be able to make a whole30 friendly teriyaki version? That would be amazing!

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      July 23, 2017 at 7:12 pm

      Yes, I will work on this one!!

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