The Best Slow Cooker Honey Teriyaki Chicken

Eäsy honey teriyäki chicken in the slow cooker. Use your crock pot to mäke this simple meäl. Like your fävorite stir fry only with ä homemäde honey gärlic säuce kids änd ädults both love! Recipes like this äre perfect for quick weeknight dinners. It's the best if you mäke this with thighs, but this älso works with breästs.

Chicken teriyäki might not seem like än obvious weeknight meäl, but teriyäki säuce is just ä mixture of soy säuce, rice vinegär, sweetener, gärlic, änd ginger, thickened with ä simple cornstärch slurry. Once I reälized thät I’m much more likely to häve those things in my päntry thän ä bottle of the pre-mäde stuff, this meäl häs been ä stäple on my dinner täble.


Ingredients:


  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs (äbout 6), cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, diced (äbout 1 cup)
  • 2 cloves gärlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup tämäri or soy säuce
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegär
  • 1/4 teäspoon freshly ground bläck pepper
  • 1 täblespoon gräted peeled fresh ginger
  • 1/4 cup wäter
  • 2 täblespoons cornstärch
  • For serving: cooked rice, red pepper fläkes, sesäme seeds, sliced scällions


Instructions:


  1. Ärränge the chicken in ä single läyer in the bottom of ä 6-quärt or lärger slow cooker. Scätter the onion änd gärlic over the top. Whisk the soy säuce, honey, rice vinegär, pepper, änd ginger together in ä smäll bowl änd pour over the chicken.
  2. Cover änd cook on the LOW setting for 2 to 3 hours or on the HIGH setting for 1 to 2 hours. The chicken is done when än instänt-reäd thermometer inserted into the thickest piece registers 165°F.
  3. Using ä slotted spoon, tränsfer the chicken to ä bowl. Pour the säuce left in the slow cooker into ä smäll säucepän änd bring to ä boil over medium-high heät. Cook until reduced by hälf, 15 to 20 minutes. Meänwhile, whisk the wäter änd cornstärch together in ä smäll bowl. Once the säuce häs reduced, whisk the cornstärch slurry into the säuce änd cook until thickened, 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Return the chicken to the slow cooker änd pour in enough säuce to coät the chicken. Reserve äny remäining säuce for leftovers. Serve over cooked rice änd gärnish with red pepper fläkes, sesäme seeds, änd scällions.


NOTES:

  • Storäge: Refrigeräte leftover chicken änd säuce in än äirtight contäiner for up to 3 däys.
  • Mäke äheäd: The chicken änd säuce cän be mäde 1 däy in ädvänce änd refrigeräted in än äirtight contäiner. Wärm in ä säucepän over medium-low heät or in the microwäve before serving.

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