Try Slow Cooker Chicken Teriyaki on a long work day and come home to delicious dinner!

Can we all just admit that the slow-cooker is a Mom’s best friend in the kitchen. Throw a bunch of stuff in before work and then come home to a delectable smell in the air and dinner already done. The only thing that would be better if you replaced the slow cooker with a spouse cooking dinner. Since convincing the spouse to cook might be hard, slow cooker it is. The nice thing is this Slow Cooker Chicken Teriyaki is easy, healthy, and appetizing. Throw all the ingredients in the cooker before leaving for work and come home to Chicken Teriyaki.

Slow Cooker Chicken Teriyaki
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Ingredients
  1. 3 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
  2. 3/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  3. 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  4. 1/3 cup packed light-brown sugar
  5. 1/4 cup honey
  6. 3 Tbsp orange marmalade
  7. 1 tbsp finely grated fresh ginger
  8. 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  9. 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  10. 1 1/2 Tbsp cold water
  11. 1 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch
  12. Cooked long grain white rice, for serving
  13. Sesame seeds, for garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. Place chicken in a slow cooker, set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, light-brown sugar, honey, orange marmalade, ginger, garlic and pepper.
  3. Pour mixture over chicken in slow cooker, cover with lid and cook on low heat 4 - 5 hours.
  4. Remove chicken from slow cooker and shred.
  5. Strain sauce from slow cooker through a fine mesh strainer into a medium saucepan.
  6. In a small mixing bowl whisk together 1 1/2 Tbsp cold water and cornstarch. Pour cornstarch mixture into liquid in saucepan and heat mixture over medium high heat, stirring constantly, until mixture begins to gently boil. Allow mixture to gently boil about 20 seconds until thickened.
  7. Return chicken to slow cooker and pour teriyaki sauce from saucepan over chicken. Toss mixture gently to evenly coat. Serve warm over cooked rice garnished with optional sesame seeds and serve with diced fresh pineapple if desired.
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