YIELD: Serves 4 to 6

A sticky-sweet chicken teriyaki slowly cooked in a crockpot. So good this will make your mouth water and will keep you asking for more!


2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 6), cut into 1 1/2″ pieces

1/2 medium yellow onion, diced (about 1 c)

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 c tamari or soy sauce

1/2 c honey

1/4 c rice vinegar

1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

1 tbsp grated peeled fresh ginger

1/4 c water

2 tbsp cornstarch

For serving: cooked rice, red pepper flakes, sesame seeds, sliced scallions

How to make Slow Cooker Honey Teriyaki Chicken

Step 1: In a single layer, arrange the chicken in the bottom of a 6-quart or larger slow cooker.

Step 2: Sprinkle the onion and garlic on top of the chicken.

Step 3: In a small bowl, whisk the soy sauce, honey, rice vinegar, pepper, and ginger. Pour this on top of the chicken.

Step 4: Cook for 2 to 3 hours on low or 1 to 2 hours on high, covered until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the chicken reads 165 degrees F.

Step 5: With a slotted spoon, transfer the chicken to a bowl.

Step 6: In a small saucepan, pour the rest of the sauce left in the slow cooker. Bring the sauce to a boil over medium-high heat and cook for about 15 to 20 minutes until the mixture is reduced by half.

Step 7: In the meantime, mix the cornstarch with water in a small bowl.

Step 8: Whisk in the slurry into the reduced sauce and continue to cook for a minute or two until thickened.

Step 9: Add the chicken back into the slow cooker and pour on top enough sauce to coat the chicken.

Step 10: Reserving the rest of the sauce for leftovers.

Step 11: Garnish with red pepper flakes, sesame seeds, and scallions and serve with cooked rice.


Place the leftover chicken in an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Make this a day ahead. Place in an airtight container and store in the fridge. Before serving, warm in a saucepan over medium-low heat or microwave until heated through.

Nutrition Facts:

Per serving, based on 6 servings. (% daily value): Calories304, Fat6.4 g (9.8%), Saturated1.7 g (8.4%), Carbs29.6 g (9.9%), Fiber0.7 g (2.9%), Sugars24.3 g, Protein31.9 g (63.8%), Sodium1314.1 mg (54.8%)