This Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken is a recipe I’ve been using for years! This is my all time favorite way to make it because the chicken is so tender and the homemade teriyaki sauce practically soaks through the chicken for an intense teriyaki flavor!
If you follow me on Facebook, you may or may not have seen a recent LIVE video I did, where I showed my favorite tips to grilling chicken.
You guys, don’t watch it.
UGH! Why is live video so hard!?
In the video, which is LIVE, I thought it would be fun to go through a recipe Rachel Ray style. You know, grab some ingredients out of the fridge and pantry and go through it with you.. LIVE.
Well, I guess I didn’t realize how looooong it was going to take from start to finish. It was a total of 29 minutes. Gulp. I swear to you that I thought I was only taping for 15 minutes. I guess I was just having too much fun.
And then there was the time I touched raw chicken and mentally thought to myself, I need to go wash my hands, but I also need to talk to the camera, cause, you know… LIVE video.
My brain left me and I just kept powering through. But don’t worry, lots of you guys pointed out my mistake.
I also touched my hair, and probably every surface of the kitchen… which I wiped down infinity times afterwards with Clorox wipes.
Yeah, not my finest moment on LIVE video.
Just in case you were wondering, No. None of us have died from salmonella. 😉
But since that was my very first experience with LIVE video, I’m going to chalk it up to nerves and make it a learning experience. Next time you see me on video I’ll be wearing gloves and a hair net. Because, you know, that’s how we all cook in our home kitchens, right?
Speaking of chicken… this Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken is seriously one of my faves!!
The homemade sauce is sweet and sticky. How does it get sticky in the crock pot?
With this super simple recipe, the chicken is cooked in the sauce slowly for hours, penetrating the chicken with flavor. Then, just before you are ready to eat, take the chicken out of the crock pot, place it on a baking sheet and pour the sauce from the crock pot into a small pot. You’ll add just a bit of cornstarch to thicken the sauce and baste the chicken with it.
A minute or two under the broiler of your oven and you’re left with finger-lickin’ good teriyaki chicken.
But please, for the love of Pete, just make sure you wash your hands after handling raw chicken!! 😉