So my friend told me that she makes this amazing teriyaki chicken in her crock-pot and the recipe she gave me was simple enough that I thought I would give it a try. The original recipe just called for 4 chicken breasts and 1 to 1 1/2 cups of bottled teriyaki sauce, cook till done and serve over rice. Sounded easy, yet I admit sort of bland. So I decided to take the recipe and play with it a little.
I added in some extra seasonings like ginger and garlic, a little brown sugar, pineapple and mixed in some steamed stir fry veggies before serving, and the results? Meh…not my favorite and definitely not something I would call “amazing”.
For me, it was a little too salty, and the chicken was dry. The kids however liked it well enough. I think this one might be worth trying one more time, maybe adjusting the amount of teriyaki sauce, or the type used (I used Kikkoman brand), and I think using chicken thighs might make for a moister meat. Here is the recipe I used, let me know if you try it and what you think, or if you fiddle with it some to make it tastier.
4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, Cut Into Bite Sized Pieces
1 (8 Oz.) Can Of Pineapple Tidbits In Juice
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Ginger
2 Tablespoons Light Brown Sugar
1 Teaspoon Minced Garlic
2 (12 Oz.) Bags Of Steam In The Bag Stir-Fry Vegetables
Open can of pineapple tidbits and pour just the juice into the crock-pot, reserving pineapple for later.
Add teriyaki sauce, ginger, brown sugar, and garlic to crock-pot and stir to combine.
Add chicken pieces and mix to coat chicken with sauce.
Cover and cook 4-5 hours on low till chicken is done, stirring half way through cooking time to break up chicken.
About 30 minutes before chicken is to be done cooking, start your rice in a rice cooker, or on the stove top.
Cook the vegetables in the microwave according to package directions.
Open bags of vegetables and toss in crock-pot and mix into chicken and sauce.
Serve over rice.
We served this over steamed jasmine rice, however any white or brown rice or even noodles would be good too. To make this recipe gluten-free be sure to use a gluten-free teriyaki sauce such as those made by San-J or Seal Sama.
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