Teriyaki Chicken Thighs
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours
- 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
- 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.
Nutrition Facts5 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.
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Jan 2, 2019
I used brown sugar and reduced it to 1/2 cup based on other people's reviews. I used frozen thighs, and they took 4.5 hours to cook. I have a baked chicken recipe that I like better and will use in the future.
Jul 11, 2018
Apr 15, 2018
My very picky family is already asking when I will make this again. I did tweak the recipe, in part because of personal preference but also because I used what I had on hand. I used about 4lbs of boneless skinless thighs. Following the advice of other reviewers, I used brown sugar instead of white. I also added honey and grated some ginger into the mixture. I substituted rice vinegar for apple cider vinegar and cooked on low in the crockpot for just under 3 hours. Also, I found that I needed to double the cornstarch mixture at the end to get a good thickness. Served over quinoa and steamed broccoli and it was a big hit.
Apr 2, 2018
4-5 hrs was way to long. But I knew that and cooked for 2 hrs and 15 min. Like many I used brown sugar and added a couple more pieces of garlic. It turned out really well but as written it would have been like eating shoe leather. Most crock-pots heat differently so pull out a piece at 2 hrs and see if the internal temp is reaching 160 degrees. if so, they are ready to eat.
Sep 5, 2017
I had some left over fresh pineapple, green pepper so added it to the chicken poured the sause and let it cook in the slow cooker. Tasted great but will use brown sugar next time as the white is a little to sweet.
May 16, 2017
This recipe has potential but some flaws that keep it from being 5 stars. First as for taste, it is good but for my family possibly too sweet. For clarity, I did take the advice of other reviewers and use light brown sugar instead of white which I think is essential if you want a true teriyaki flavor. However, the sugar definitely needs to be adjusted and cut down. Second, I also had the same problem as other reviewers in not being able to get the sauce to properly thicken as expected. There was just too much of if and I used a little over three pounds of chicken thighs. I served it with rice and there was PLENTY of sauce to go round and then some! Finally, the cook time is way off. Luckily I had read the reviews and noted this issue. My chicken was done at 3 hours so I moved the crock-pot setting over to warm. If you cook this the full time stated in the recipe you will get over-done dry chicken. As I mentioned, this recipe as potential but could use some tweaking.
May 11, 2017
Delicious! I didn't use my crockpot because it over cooks the chicken. I browned the chicken in a little olive oil, then I drained the grease and cooked the chicken in the sauce until done. Then I put the chicken on a plate and added the cornstarch/water mixture to the pan and heated until thick. Then added the chicken back to the pan. Chicken was tender and not over cooked.
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.
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.
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.