Teriyaki Chicken

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Sweet and tangy; we loved our first recipe, Teriyaki Chicken. It was the perfect meal to serve over a bed of rice, but we wish we would have added some broccoli in the mix! We thought this was such a great meal because the kids ate it up with no fuss, and the adults enjoyed it also! Pair a yummy, crowd-pleasing meal with the simplicity of slow cooking, and you have yourself a stress-free meal.

Used 6-quart slow cooker

Ingredients

  • 1 Package Baby Carrots
  • 1 Can Chunked Pineapple, drained
  • 1/2 Large Red Onion, cut in chunks
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 4 Chicken Breasts or Thighs
  • 1/2 Cup Teriyaki Sauce
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Step One

    Layer vegetables/fruit/garlic first, then add the chicken on top.

  2. Step Two

    Drizzle teriyaki sauce over the chicken and add salt and pepper to taste.

  3. Step Three

    Cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours.

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  1. Stephanie

    I was really looking forward to making this recipe because my husband loves anything teriyaki. I did everything the recipe called for and even watch the video. It was very very bland. It just didn’t have a nice teriyaki flavor that we were looking for. I probably will not be making this again.

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  2. Aimee A.

    Delicious! After reading reviews, I added about 1/2C brown sugar to 3/4-1C of the Teriyaki Sauce (expecting it to be bland). It was not!! I used boneless chicken breasts and bone-in thighs and I will definitely make again with bone-in chicken it was much more moist and tender. Served it over brown rice… yummy!!

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  3. BELINDA M.

    Huge hit in my house! Chicken was juicy, lots of flavor! Served with side of yellow rice. Recipe is a keeper for sure!!

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  4. Collette

    Bland. It wasn’t bad by any means but it wasn’t something I would make again due to very little flavor. Maybe adding some additional seasoning and more sauce would have improved it? Not sure I’ll make this one again.

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  5. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    LOW for 6-8 hours, Kaci :))

  6. Kaci Lane

    How long does this cook?

  7. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    Christine, we used a 5qt for this recipe. General rule of thumb ~ fill your crock 1/2 to 3/4 full. If you use a 7qt you may need to double the recipe. If you have a 4qt I would try crockin’ with it with that one.

  8. Christine

    What size crock pot should I use? I have a 3/4 qt or a 7qt

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  9. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    Stacey,
    Maybe you can serve it with a side of mashed potatoes or seasoned roasted potatoes.

  10. Stacey C.

    My hubby is more of a “meat and tators” kind of guy. What do you girls think of adding cubed potatoes to this recipe, or even substitue them for the carrots?

  11. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    Sorry your chicken didn’t turn out well, Barbara. We specify “drained” pineapple in the video, but you’re right, it needs to be specified on the ingredients list. I’ll make that change now. Sorry :/ It really is yummy…hope you try it again.

  12. Barbara W.

    I could not wait to try this recipe. Additional ingredients I used were chopped celery and sliced water chestnuts for some crunch. The recipe does not say to drain the pineapple, so I didn’t. What a waste of ingredients! Very little taste, overly watery, just plain blah. Tomorrow it goes in the dumpster.

  13. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    Thanks Tella! You cRock!

  14. Tella K.

    I love all the comments. These comments have helped me make the meal more flavor oriented to my family. Ok here is what I did! I did all the above as the recipe called for whith the exception of a whole onion,and my homemade teriyaki sauce. I also used whole chicken thighs, cut up a green pepper, added some cracked black pepper and used one of those 60 second plain rice pouches and added that and frozen broccoli an hour before end cooking time. It was like a stir fry and was SUPER AWESOME!! Thanks Ladies and gentleman for all your comments!

  15. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    YAY Betty!! You cROCK! SO what did you do to get perfect rice in the crock? We’re still experimenting with this one… :)

  16. Betty H.

    I’m doing a lot of experimenting these days with my crockpot. I’ve made perfect rice (by itself). Am thinking I’ll try this out with this one: make the rice as I normally do but prepare the teriyaki an aluminum foil wrap and put it in surrounded by the rice! I’ll let you know how it works out.

  17. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    I’d be afraid the rice would get mushy. You can always do one of those microwave rice pouches for something quick.

  18. Betty H.

    Could rice be added to this recipe for an all-in-one complete meal? I am looking for recipes that are strictly one-step mix, go and serve.

  19. Tammy R.

    I tried this and we all liked it…but next time I will make it without th onions all together…thanks for the neat recipe….:) happy crockin

  20. Rachel P.

    Cannot wait to try this!!!

  21. Natalena P.

    Sounds yummy! I cannot wait to try it!

  22. Bob T.

    I’m going to give this recipe a shot tomorrow. I’ll be sure to let you know how it turns out.

  23. tony l.

    (*) You know, some of these questions are hillarious. Like, how many servings will it make? Hahaha. That depends on how much you eat. Like ”me”, a jethro bowl is one serving.. And, my broccoli got soggy, how do i fix this. Personally, i like mine well cooked, but if it was too done for you, ”she” said you have to experiment. Put it in the last hour, because it is not one to be cooked long anyway. Im ”not” being a wise cracker. Its just funny, thats all. I mean a carrot needs to cook a while, but broccoli, just a bit. I love it. It taste like heaven. Thanks for the idea… (*)

  24. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    Susan, that is one of many things on our to-do list. A lot of these recipes are from recipe swappin’ with friends and family and that kind of info isn’t usually included with the recipe. If a recipe calls for 4-6 chicken breast like this one does, I estimate that it will feed about 6-8 people. Glad you’re crockin with us!

  25. Susan K.

    why don’t you put how many swerving each recipe makes?

  26. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    Great tips, Kristen! We dumped the whole can of pineapples and juice in the crock. We didn’t drain. And seasonings can make all the difference in a recipe. For this one you could add a little of any of these spices to give it a little kick: onion powder, garlic powder, pepper, ground or red pepper flakes. cRockin’ Roll!

  27. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    Kathy Parker ~ slow cooker recipes, just like any other, need to be tweaked to your personal tastes. Definitely play around with the seasonings. I often have to replace spicy seasonings with something a little more mild.

    As far as answering the posts, we’re starting to make that part of our routine. All this Crockin’ has just BLOWN UP and we’re trying our best to cover all the bases. Thanks for crockin’ with us and keep in touch!

  28. Kathy P.

    I have to admit it was a little bland for my taste. My 15 year old loved it though. I used a yellow onion because that’s all I had. I added broccoli after 2 hours, but it was too soon as they were overcooked. I left the juice from the pineapples but probably should have only used 1/2 maybe. I was hoping that it was going to be sweeter. Maybe if I do it again I will add more teriyaki sauce. I did have 6 breasts cooking at once so I cooked it on high for 3 hours and then low for 3 more. I probably could have cooked it for an hour less. I also added one coarsely chopped Green bell pepper at the beginning, but should have added it 1/2 way through instead…. On another note, I’m wondering why no one responds to these posts? There were some very good questions on here that I would have liked to know the answers to prior to starting this recipe. Thanks ! =)

  29. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    Kristin! That sounds delicious!

  30. Lisa R.

    I have cooked this on low before and high , comes out great!

  31. Donna W.

    *If you add broccoli would you use frozen or fresh? How would you keep it from ending up being soggy?

  32. Kathleen Q.

    I’m new to the crockpot world. Do I have to defrost the chicken first or can I just place the chicken breasts in frozen?

  33. Elena R.

    I cooked this on high for 6 hours. I drained the pineapple and added extra garlic, red and green peppers, and broccoli. I also used World Harbors Maui Mountain Teriyaki. It turned out great!!

    I would suggest putting in the broccoli maybe half way through so it doesn’t get to soggy.

  34. LILLY C.

    Cook on low for 8hrs. This is my fave ;)

  35. Anie E.

    *I’m with Nancy… how long and at what temp do you cook this?

  36. Anie E.

    *I’m with Nancy… how long and at what temp do you cook this?

  37. Kari C.

    I loved this dish! I left the juice in the pineapple and used a whole onion.

  38. Kristin M.

    I find that using “Veri Veri Teriyaki” sauce makes any teriyaki dish delicious (though its a wee bit pricey). It has sesame seeds in it and also pairs great with a little bit of pineapple. Sometimes when I have more time to spare, I like to take the teriyaki sauce and maybe even steam it with vegetables, then I pour out the vegetables, and cook down the teriyaki sauce (with the juices left over from the steamed vegetables) until it thickens up a bit, sometimes I even add a little sugar to the mix, while I’m reducing the sauce. Then I take that drizzle and pour it over everything. Comes out great every time! Veggies like broccoli, baby carrots, peppers are all great to use and the juices give the sauce that extra bang!

  39. Nancy H.

    Am I missing something here? How long do you cook this for and on Hi or Low?

  40. Dawn R.

    I made this for my family & I have to say it was VERY bland. I drained the pineapple. I also added a bag of frozen broccoli to give it more veggies. It needs something…I am going to experiment with it – first pouring in all of the pineapple – juice & all. It’s a great recipe…easy to make, and my family loves asian style food, but like I said – it just needs something else to boost the flavor.

  41. Anita R.

    I don’t use bags of baby carrots, if I use real carrots how many and should I cut them bigger?

  42. Lisa K.

    Do you drain the canned pineapple?

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