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Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken – this recipe is the perfect set and forget meal with a delicious homemade teriyaki sauce. Best of all, just 10 minutes of prep made in your Instant Pot pressure cooker and so much easier and better than the local Japanese takeout restaurant. There is also have a slow cooker version on the site. Great for school or work lunchboxes and Sunday meal prep. #teriyaki #takeoutfakeout #chicken #japanese #instantpot #pressurecooker #takeout #betterthantakeout #mealprep

Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken

Slow Cooker Chicken Teriyaki makes the perfect easy set and forget crock-pot meal. Best of all, only 10 minutes of prep with a delicious homemade Teriyaki sauce. Skip the takeout!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword easy slow cooker asian recipe, Instant Pot chicken recipe, slow cooker chicken, slow cooker weeknight meal
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 5 hours 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 265 kcal
Author Kelly

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts or chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce can use tamari or coconut aminos for gluten free or paleo
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 rice wine vinegar apple cider vinegar for paleo
  • 1 tablespoon Mirin dry sherry (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated or minced ginger
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch arrowroot/tapioca starch for paleo
  • 3 tablespoon cold water

Garnish (optional):

For Lunch Bowls:

  • For lunch bowls:
  • cooked rice, quinoa, or noodles
  • cooked edamame shelled
  • roasted or stir-fried broccoli or other vegetable of your choice
  • lunch containers

Instructions

For Slow Cooker Method:

  1. Place the chicken in the bottom of your slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, honey, vinegar, mirin, sesame oil, garlic and ginger and pour over chicken. Cover and cook on LOW for 3-4 hours or HIGH for 2-3 hours.
  2. To thicken the sauce, combine the cornstarch with water and stir into the slow cooker. Cook on HIGH for another 30-40 minutes, or until sauce has bubbled and thickened up. Shred chicken into pieces with two forks and serve with any remaining sauce along with your favorite rice, quinoa or noodles.

For Instant Pot Method:

  1. Place the chicken in the Instant Pot.
  2. In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, honey, vinegar, mirin, sesame oil, garlic and ginger and pour over chicken.
  3. Close and seal Instant Pot.
  4. Press MANUAL (old models) or PRESSURE COOK (new models) on high for 5 minutes. After it's cooked for 5 minutes and beeps, let naturally release for 15 minutes.
  5. Open the lid and remove chicken from Instant Pot and shred with two forks.
  6. Press the SAUTE button on the Instant Pot. Combine the cornstarch with water and stir into the Instant Pot. Allow the sauce to bubble and thicken up. Add the chicken back into the Instant Pot and combine with sauce and heat until hot. Serve with any remaining sauce along with your favorite rice, quinoa or noodles.
  7. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, green onions and serve over rice, quinoa or zoodles, if desired.

For meal prep / lunch bowls:

  1. Make rice and vegetables and divide evenly among lunch containers. Add chicken and drizzle on remaining sauce. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, if desired.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 serving (chicken only))
Calories 265 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 1228mg 51%
Potassium 491mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 32g 11%
Sugars 24g
Protein 25g 50%
Vitamin A 0.7%
Vitamin C 2.2%
Calcium 1.4%
Iron 6.6%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.