Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken with Broccoli is an easy slow cooker recipe with chicken, bottled teriyaki sauce and fresh broccoli. This easy dinner is a family favorite on busy weeknights!
This slow cooker teriyaki chicken recipe is one of my favorite dinners on busy weeknights. It's made with only 3 ingredients and requires very little prep time. It is such an easy recipe!
Best of all, my whole family loves this homemade teriyaki chicken, and it's much cheaper than takeout!
It's not hard to make your own teriyaki sauce. Basically, the sauce ingredients are a mixture of soy sauce, garlic, fresh ginger, mirin or rice wine vinegar and brown sugar.
But, I love making slow cooker teriyaki chicken with bottled sauce. It's quick, easy and budget friendly and a great option if you can't find ingredients for homemade sauce.
You only need 3 simple ingredients for this crock pot teriyaki chicken recipe. You can find everything you need in your grocery store.
- Boneless skinless chicken breasts -- about 2 pounds here
- Teriyaki sauce -- I love Soy Vey teriyaki sauce or Kikkomen takumi teriyaki sauce. Use low sodium if you can.
- Fresh broccoli
How to Make Easy Crockpot Teriyaki Chicken with Broccoli
First, spray the sides and bottom of the slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray, or coat it with olive oil. You can use a crock pot liner if you like.
Place chicken breasts in the crockpot. Then, pour a cup of teriyaki sauce, about half a 20-ounce bottle over the chicken.
While the chicken is cooking, you can wash and cut the broccoli. You don't want to add the broccoli right away since it will be overcooked by the time the chicken is done.
Place the lid on the slow cooker, and cook on low for 4-5 hours or high for 2-3 hours. Chicken should be 165 degrees f internally, according to a meat thermometer.
All slow cookers are different. You may need to adjust the cooking time based upon the brand and model of slow cooker you use.
Shred the chicken with 2 forks, or use a handheld mixer. You can shred the chicken in a bowl or right in the crock pot!
Add more teriyaki sauce after you shred the chicken or after you add the broccoli.
Add the chopped broccoli florets 1 hour before you plan to eat. Place them on top of the chicken. When the broccoli is fork tender, you can serve this easy dinner!
What to Serve with Teriyaki Chicken
You can also make ramen in the microwave and frozen egg rolls in the air fryer. Super easy!
If you want some side dishes to go along with this crock pot chicken teriyaki recipe, just serve your favorite vegetables! Snap peas and bean sprouts pair perfectly.
You may want to top off this slow cooker cooker chicken teriyaki recipe with some green onions and sesame seeds when serving -- they really complete the dish!
How to Store and Reheat
Store leftover chicken and broccoli in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. You can freeze the chicken for up to 3 months for best quality.
Reheat leftover chicken in the microwave.
All bottled sauces are different, but If you want a sweeter sauce, add a tablespoon of brown sugar or honey. For extra flavor, add garlic and ginger -- either fresh or ground. Pineapple tidbits add natural sweetness, and sriracha sauce adds a little heat.
If your sauce is too runny, make a cornstarch slurry. Mix 1 teaspoon corn starch with 1 teaspoon cold water. Then, pour it into the bubbling sauce. The sauce will thicken as it cooks.
Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken and Broccoli
- 4 chicken breasts boneless skinless, about 2 pounds
- 2 cups low sodium teriyaki sauce from a 20 ounce bottle
- 2 cups broccoli florets
- Spray a 6-7 quart slow cooker with non stick spray
- Place chicken into bottom of slow cooker
- Pour 1 cup teriyaki sauce over chicken
- Cover and cook on high for 2 to 3 hours or low for 4 to 6 hours or until chicken is 165 degrees internally, according to meat thermometer
- Shred chicken, add another cup teriyaki sauce and broccoli florets
- Cook for another hour 30 to 60 minutes or until broccoli is fork tender. Serve with additional teriyaki sauce if needed
Nutrition information is estimated. Please do your own calculation to fit special diets.
I hope you love this crockpot teriyaki chicken recipe as much as we do. It's a great recipe for busy nights, and is super easy to meal prep with!
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