Slow Cooker Chicken Teriyaki makes the perfect easy set and forget crock-pot and Instant Pot pressure cooker meal. Best of all, only 10 minutes of prep with a delicious homemade Teriyaki sauce. Sunday meal prep for work lunches and skip the takeout!
And now, we can finally add Teriyaki Chicken to our list. My family is obsessed and the best part about this? It practically takes no time at all to prep and is one of those super easy set and forget slow cooker recipes.
Start off by mixing the homemade teriyaki sauce. Made with easy to find pantry ingredients like ginger, garlic and honey. The low sodium soy sauce, rice wine vinegar and mirin can be found almost everywhere these days. Just check your international section at your local grocery sore.
Everything just gets tossed into the crockpot (or your Instant Pot) and simmers away!
The chicken soaks in all that amazing sweet and savory sauce and stays nice and tender. Just grab two forks and shred them into bite-sized pieces.
You can serve this over your favorite rice, quinoa or noodles. Sprinkle with some sesame seeds and scallions and you’ve got a delicious meal that can easily rival your local take-out restaurant.
These would make great leftovers or if you prep this on your Sunday meal prep, you can have great work or school lunches for the rest of the week.
SOME MEAL PREPPING TIPS FOR THIS SLOW COOKER CHICKEN TERIYAKI:
- Mix the sauce ingredients together the day before and store in an air-tight container in the fridge
- Make the rice or noodles the day before and store in an air-tight container in the fridge
- Weekly meal prep or the leftovers can be packed into lunch containers for the week
- Pack with your favorite vegetables (broccoli & edamame shown her) and carbs – Jasmine rice, brown rice, cauliflower rice or spiralized vegetables – zoodles – I use this lunch container
More lunch bowl ideas:
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