Teriyaki Chicken Thighs Recipe
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Teriyaki Chicken Thighs Recipe

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Here’s a real slow cooker sensation: Asian-style chicken and rice. It always goes over big with my family. —Gigi Miller, Stoughton, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 3 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 4 teaspoons cold water
  • Hot cooked rice, optional

Nutritional Facts

5 ounces cooked chicken with 1/3 cup sauce: 342 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 113mg cholesterol, 958mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 0g fiber), 33g protein .


  1. Place chicken in a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, mix sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, ginger and pepper; pour over chicken. Cook, covered, on low 4-5 hours or until chicken is tender.
  2. Remove chicken to a serving platter; keep warm. Transfer cooking juices to a small saucepan; skim fat. Bring cooking juices to a boil. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and cold water until smooth; stir into cooking juices. Return to a boil; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with chicken and, if desired, rice. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Teriyaki Chicken in Simple & Delicious July/August 2009, p19

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Llpenka1 251805
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2016

"My dh loved this. I did too, but I think 5 hours was too long or where I bought the thighs. I used brown sugar, and after tasting the sauce I thought it missed some brightness. I had an orange that I'm using in a marinade later in the week, so I grated the rind into it. Glad I did. It really made a subtle difference"

shawnba 249955
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2016

"Very tasty, and easy. Love it with steamed rice and broccoli"

bicktasw 248857
Reviewed May. 31, 2016 Edited Jun. 17, 2016

"Oh my goodness!! This is the best "teriyaki" style recipe I have ever made! It's easy and versatile! Sometimes I add sliced water chestnuts during the last 1/2 hour of cooking and garnish with thinly sliced green onion! Just delicious! Made this again (about 3 weeks after this 1st review) and used country style spareribs instead of chicken thighs. It was amazing!! Love this recipe!"

Lanada 248779
Reviewed May. 29, 2016

"Amazing! The last 10 minutes of cooking time, I transferred thighs to a 450 degree oven. Delectable!!"

tlaec929 247191
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2016


drugdoctor 241982
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2016

"So easy to make. Love to serve with rice!"

dschultz01 241875
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2016

"I used boneless chicken breasts for this. Good taste and easy to make, just don't over cook it like I did."

Punkyjoe81 241610
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2016

"So easy and delicious! My kids ADORED this meal!"

justmbeth 232006
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2015

"chicken was very good. Easy to prepare."

Tristym68 231175
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2015

"Tasty , easy to prepare . I added some stir fried celery, onion, bell pepper , and green beans ."

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