Kid Friendly Recipe – Teriyaki Chicken

Recently my mom made us some crock pot meals for the freezer. It is so nice to be able to grab a dinner and have it cooked and ready to go when we get in the door. We have been having trouble getting our 13 month old to eat lots of veggies so we were super surprised when she ate all the pieces of carrot before we could blink! She also loved the pineapple in this (so sweet!) but it was even easy for her to eat the chicken that was so soft and tender even though she still only has 4 teeth.

Roughly, here is the recipe although this seems to be one of those great ones that has many variations and is hard to mess up. The veggies would be easy to substitute out or change the quantity depending on what your family likes. I think it would be great with some green bell peppers!

Teriyaki Chicken for Slow Cooker

  • 1/2 bag of baby carrots or large carrots cut up
  • 1/2 onion cut up
  • (1) 20oz can pineapple in each bag (pieces seemed to work best)
  • (1) Garlic Cloves chopped
  • (2) Chicken Breasts (not cooked)
  • 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce

Before cooking you are supposed to add 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce to the mixture. However, we didn’t have teriyaki sauce so we used our own version which is basically low-sodium soy sauce with a bit of brown sugar. We took it straight from the freezer, ran it under some warm water so we could get it out of the gallon bag and put it in our slow cooker/crock pot. We cooked this on HIGH for 4 hours but you can also cook on LOW for 8 hours.

We served it over white rice that we cooked separately. There was plenty of teriyaki juice to use to cover the rice.

As you can see below, she loved it!



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