Friday, August 7, 2009

Teriyaki Chicken

I'm begging you... PLEASE make this chicken! It's amazing. I wouldn't be exaggerating telling you this was by far the best chicken I've made in the crock pot. Out of all the crock pot recipes I've tried, this would be in my top 2 overall favorites. I cooked it 4 hours on low and it came out perfect. The problem I usually have with the crock pot is overcooking my food, but not this time. The highlight of this dish would definitely be the wonderful sauce. I can't tell you how good it is. My cousin Bethy and I loaded the kids up today and took them to the pool. This was the first time my poor little white legs have saw the sun this summer. Since I'm working all day I'm pale as a ghost. People were staring at my legs because they were being blinded by them! We got home thirty minute before Brad did, so I didn't have time to cook supper. The kids and Brad wanted club sandwiches and I happily ate the leftover teriayki chicken... that made three meals in a row! Enjoy. We did :)

12 boneless skinless chicken thighs (I don't like dark meat so I did 6 thighs and 3 breasts)
3/4 cup sugar (I used Splenda)
3/4 cup soy sauce
6 TBSP cider vinegar
3/4 tsp ground ginger
3/4 tsp minced garlic
1/4 tsp pepper
4-1/2 tsp cornstarch
4-1/2 tsp cold water
Hot cooked rice

Place chicken in a 4-qt. slow cooker. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, ginger, garlic and pepper. Pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until chicken juices run clear. Remove chicken to a serving platter; keep warm. Transfer cooking juices to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Gradually stir into pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with chicken and rice if desired.


Lynda said...

These do sound delicious and making this in the crock pot is a big plus!
Thanks for a great recipe!

Carrie said...

We LOVE teriyaki chicken! It's my sons favorite dinner! I love that you used Splenda, great idea!!

Coleen's Recipes said...

I think I've printed off more of YOUR recipes than any others. This is another one that we will be trying. Hubby loves this type of dinner.

Denise said...

Another good one, Heidi, made even better by the use of the crockpot.

Rachel said...

My husband is especially a fan of teriyaki chicken and I'm a huge fan of the crockpot, so this sounds perfect to me!

Katy ~ said...

Yummm...this does look GOOD! We love teriyaki chicken here so this is going on the must-do list. Delicious post!!

Jillian Livingston said...

Hey there visit from Saturday Sharefest with SITS.

My great friends are visiting next weekend and they are amazing cooks. Cooking for gifted chefs always fills me with high anxiety.

Thanks for your ideas. I will use the crock pot and enjoy my guests instead of being buried in the kitchen!

Stephanie said...

ditto Rachel! ;-)

Willoughby said...

Sounds good! I love crock pot recipes.

Mommy's Kitchen said...

I love teriyaki chicken and its done in the crockpot Cool. Thanks for sharing.

Melody said...

I havn't been in a bathing suit all summer either. But for me, that was the goal!
The sauce over the rice looks so good!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Yet another yummy one my dear! You always give me such wonderful ideas and a lot of dinner recipes on the go ;)

Donna-FFW said...

Sounds like a winner to me. Teriyaki, chicken ,crock pot, all good reasons to try this! Thanks for the idea.

Ingrid said...

ALriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight! Lovin' the crockpot meals! My children ave practice Monday thru Thrusday from 6 until 8:30 everyday so this is PERFECT! Thanks for sharing!

Btw, I don't like dark meat either. ALso, it should work with boneless chicken breast, right?!

Krista said...

This sounds really good! I really like my chicken teriyaki style and I love the idea of doing it in the crock pot.

Amber said...

This is perfect...I always get chicken thighs when they go on sale and haven't yet found an awesome recipe for them...and this is in the crockpot (thats an added bonus).