Slow Cooker Sweet Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

I was in the student council in elementary school, which mean I had the “privilege” to sell beef jerky in the hallway at lunch.  That is when my love affair with teriyaki started!  I would be sure to bring 50 cents to school everyday so I could buy a piece of that delicious, flavorful jerky.  I have never met a teriyaki recipe I didn’t like, and this one is so sweet and tasty that your family is bound to love it too!

Serves: 8

Slow Cooker Sweet Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

I have never met a teriyaki recipe I didn't like, and this one is so sweet and tasty that your family is bound to love it too!

15 minPrep Time

4 hrCook Time

4 hr, 15 Total Time

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  • 5 boneless skinless chicken breasts (mine were frozen)
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 cup onion (chopped)
  • 4 cups white rice (cooked)


  1. Spray slow cooker with non stick cooking spray.
  2. Place chicken breasts in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  3. In a sauce pan heat soy sauce, sugar, garlic salt, and chopped onion over medium heat until boiling.
  4. Then pour it over the chicken in the slow cooker.
  5. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-8 hours.
  6. Serve over cooked rice.

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24 Responses to “Slow Cooker Sweet Teriyaki Chicken Recipe”

  1. This was very yummy!
    I used frozen chicken thighs because I had them. I only used 1/2 cup of Soy Sauce(I use BRAGG's and it is costly) and 1/2 cup of sugar and dried onion flakes(my kids hate onion but don't mind the dried onion)
    I made some very thin rice noodles, and made some veggie stir fry as well. Placed the noodles with some Teriyaki sauce on a bowl and topped it with the chicken and veggies, everyone at it all up!

    I was also thinking that you could marinate the chicken the night before to intensify the flavors if desired.
  2. I made this tonight for dinner and ... Yumm-mo! "Mom, this is Soooo good". "Mom, can I please have some more.". And the best one was from my daughter that doesn't like ANYthing..."Mom, this chicken tastes kinda weird, weird but GOOD.". I will totally be doing this dinner again! Soooo easy and delicious! Thanks for sharing your deliciousness!
  3. I made this twice and it hasn't turned out well either time, unfortunately. The first time I followed the recipe and it was too salty, acidic, almost bitter/sour in flavor. It was odd. The next time I followed another reviewer's tip and used brown sugar, red pepper flakes and crushed garlic. The result was the same strong, unpleasant flavor. :( The onion and garlic cook down to nothing and the sauce is so thin and runny the chicken doesn't cook well. It was a disappointment both times and I hope your other recipes turn out better for me.
  4. Hi ladies! My husband and I were looking for a good (and easy!) recipe to do that I could easily make gluten free (kikkoman makes a delicious GF soy sauce!) I ran across this recipe on google although I've seen you guys on pinterest plenty- and it was delicious!! My husband and I both enjoyed it immensely. Thanks for this awesome and simple recipe!!

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