Teriyaki Chicken Thighs Recipe

4.5 79 88
Teriyaki Chicken Thighs Recipe
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Teriyaki Chicken Thighs Recipe

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4.5 79 88
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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
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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.
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

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, 0 fiber), 33g protein.

  • 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
  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

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Robby1 User ID: 1478802 261636
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2017

"This was very good. I cooked on low for 2 1/2 hours - 3 hours and it came out very moist. Also used brown sugar and served with rice and broccoli. The sauce was perfect."

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Kim User ID: 9041027 259779
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2017

"One of my go-to recipes. Easy to prepare and so good on rice. I can never quite get the cornstarch exactly right to thicken the sauce, so I end up adding more than the recipe calls for to get it thick enough. Really just wind up eyeballing it."

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Danerlea User ID: 875081 259591
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2017

"Made this tonight and my husband and I really liked it. Our two year old daughter even ate the chicken, and she tends to be picky about meat. On the suggestion of some I used brown sugar and liked the way it tasted. I'm not wild about Asian dishes but I would recommend this to anyone."

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Michelle User ID: 9022866 259354
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2017

"Very good! Family enjoyed it but suggest just a tad of heat added and only cook for 3 hours. thanks!"

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Cheyenne User ID: 8996904 258567
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2016

"This is an excellent recipe! I read about a few people ending up with dry chicken, so I cooked 2 1/2 pounds of chicken breast on low for 2 hours. The chicken came out perfect! Also, when I was making the sauce at the end I added 3 tablespoons of brown sugar and increased the corn starch to make the sauce thicker. So good!"

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Psalm127-3 User ID: 7749892 258271
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2016

"sorry but I gotta agree with Kristal/Crystal

sounded good/liked most reviews/love teriyaki sauce...
BUT......this was awful, I'm sorry but very dry over cooked chicken, sweet yes and altho I do love salt, even too much for me.
really appreciate you submitting the recipe, honestly, because I made it liking the looks of it, but just didn't work"

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KristineChayes User ID: 1441542 257044
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2016

"Excellent! I used brown sugar instead of white, upped the garlic to two cloves and the ginger to one teaspoon, and added 1/4 cup chopped shallots. I servd it over brown rice and my family loved it! A definite keeper!"

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Llpenka1 User ID: 8900336 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"

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shawnba User ID: 2581969 249955
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2016

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

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bicktasw User ID: 4201818 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!"

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