When we lived in Oregon there was a little Teriyaki restaurant called Yang’s, and we miss it so much! I have since tried to figure out how to make it, and this is the closest I have come and it’s pretty dang good.

The best part is throwing it all in your crockpot and having dinner ready when you get home.

Make a sauce with soy sauce, sugar, vinegar and seasonings and just whisk it together.

Place 3 pounds of chicken in the crockpot. I really like to use thighs for this recipe. You can buy frozen skinless, boneless thighs in a 3 pound bag in the freezer section and just dump them into the crockpot still frozen. Just add on a little cooking time.

    Pour sauce over the chicken and mix well.


Turn the chicken halfway through so that it gets that rich, carmel-y color all over. BTW, this is a recipe I would rather over-cook than under-cook.


  Shred the meat with a couple of forks and stir with the sauce.


Serve over rice and top with chili flakes or sliced green pepper.



Crockpot Teriyaki Chicken

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Course Main Course


  • 3 pounds chicken thighs, boneless and skinless **can replace with chicken breasts
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup water
  • 6 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar **white vinegar is fine
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • ¾ teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • hot cooked rice **I prefer basmati


  • Put chicken thighs into crockpot.
  • Mix together everything except for rice.
  • Pour over chicken and mix well.
  • Cover and cook on low for about 4 hours. Turn chicken pieces halfway through cooking.
  • Shred meat with two forks. Serve over rice.
  • Top with chili flakes or sliced green onion.


**Instant Pot Instructions - Place the chicken thighs in the pot then pour the sauce over the top. Place the lid on and manually set to pressure cook for 15 minutes. Make sure the vent is closed. When the timer goes off, release the steam. When it is done venting remove the lid. Shred the chicken and serve over rice. 
Keyword chicken, crockpot, teriyaki