Crockpot Chicken Teriyaki

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I’m trying to remember to add my dinner recipes on here as I make them, but it’s hard! Dinnertime is not a “slow” time in many households, especially households with young children, or any children, I’m sure! 🙂 However, I did remember to shoot a few pics of our meal last night (they’re not the best shots, but they give you an idea of what you’ll be making – I’m a huge fan of seeing what the recipe is). This is a super easy recipe and one of my favorites simply because it goes in the crock pot. I use that crock pot way more now that I’m at home, than I did when I worked outside the home. True story!

Ok, so the original recipe can be found here (Yea for Pinterest!) – but I’ve made some revisions based on our taste buds. First off, when I followed her recipe, mine looked nothing like hers and the flavor wasn’t really as great as I would’ve liked (which is common, according to the comments section of her page). So the next time I made it, I used the following recipe and it’s always a huge hit with my husband and son.

*Note – this version serves myself, my husband and our son perfectly. IF there are leftovers, it’s minimal and only enough for possibly myself for lunch the following day.

1 large chicken breast (diced or sliced – your preference)

1 cup low sodium chicken broth

1/2 cup Trader Joe’s soyaki sauce

1/3 cup brown sugar

Minced garlic – as much as your taste buds want! 🙂 My husband LOVES garlic so I am generous here.

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1 – Mix the broth, soyaki, brown sugar and garlic well. Add chicken and toss well.

2 – If time allows, allow the chicken to marinate for a few hours in the refrigerator.

3 – Pour chicken mixture into crock pot and place on low for 2-4 hours (my crock pot never takes more than 2 hours for thawed, diced chicken).

To round out the meal, I steam some rice and veggies and call it a day! This is always a hit, like I said previously. Now, the sauce is still “runny”, but you can thicken it by adding some cornstarch. My husband and I just pour the sauce over our rice, so it doesn’t bother us at all.

Enjoy!!! 🙂

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