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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Crock Pot - Teriyaki Chicken and Rice

Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken and Rice

This is one of my new favorite meals. The proof is in the picture, the last picture shows an empty bowl. I was so excited to have a delicious lunch for work the next day and it was ALL gone. Next time, I will make more chicken.

My pickiest eater ate it which is always a huge success. She really liked it and even had seconds. It was really easy to make, I thought 12 chicken thighs would be enough but next time I will do more because it makes lots of sauce and there just wasn't enough for our hungry family of 5. 

The chicken is SO GOOD cooked in the crock pot. I would stick with chicken thighs though, I don't know how good chicken breasts would be, the thighs just fell apart. I used boneless but there is no reason you can get the ones with bones in the just take off the skin.

 The chopped up green onions and sesame seeds gave it the perfect added flavor.  It really was delicious. 


12 Boneless Chicken Thighs
3/4 cup of sugar
3/4 cup of soy sauce
5 tablespoons Cider Vinegar
3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon of pepper
4 1/2 teaspoons of cornstarch
4 1/2 teaspoons of water
Hot cooked rice


Cook your rice. Place your washed chicken in the crock pot. In a separate bowl mix together the sugar, soy sauce, cider vinegar, ground ginger, minced garlic and the pepper. Pour mixture over the chicken. Cover your crock pot with lid and cook on low for 4 to 5 hours. Remove the chicken and put on a platter. When the chicken cools you can shred it. Skim the fat off the liquid and pour into a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Before it gets to a boil mix together the cornstarch and the water and when it starts to boil gradually add the cornstarch water and cook until thickened. Remove from heat.

Serve over hot rice and top with chopped green onions and sesame seeds. Enjoy! Recipe adapted from Lake Lure Cottage

My family really enjoyed this recipe and I hope you do as well.

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Glad you liked it and love your additions. Thanks for the link back.

  2. why would you cook the rice first and then put the ingredients in the crock pot for 4-6 hours? Did I miss something?

  3. I cook the rice in a pan on the stove exactly as the bag says. I cook the chicken in the crock pot and then put it on the rice.

  4. I see what you are saying, sorry. I need to fix that, I mean do the rice before you start shredding the chicken. You could really do the rice whenever and heat it up.

  5. Did I miss the step about shredding the chicken?

  6. Made this tonight and it was FANTASTIC!!! My husband and I loved it!!! Thank you so much for the recipe!

  7. This has become a family favorite and my go-to recipe when I take a meal to my friends who are ill or just had a baby. Thanks a bunch for posting it, Dori (and yay for pinterest where I found it!) :-)


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