Recipe: Slow Cooker Honey Teriyaki Chicken
Slow Cooker Honey Teriyaki Chicken | Kitchn
- 2 poundsboneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 6), cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
- 1/2medium yellow onion, diced (about 1 cup)
- 2 clovesgarlic, minced
- 1/2 cuptamari or soy sauce
- 1/2 cuphoney
- 1/4 cuprice vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoonfreshly ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoongrated peeled fresh ginger
- 1/4 cupwater
- 2 tablespoonscornstarch
- For serving: cooked rice, red pepper flakes, sesame seeds, sliced scallions
Arrange the chicken in a single layer in the bottom of a 6-quart or larger slow cooker. Scatter the onion and garlic over the top. Whisk the soy sauce, honey, rice vinegar, pepper, and ginger together in a small bowl and pour over the chicken.
Cover and cook on the LOW setting for 2 to 3 hours or on the HIGH setting for 1 to 2 hours. The chicken is done when an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest piece registers 165°F.
Using a slotted spoon, transfer the chicken to a bowl. Pour the sauce left in the slow cooker into a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook until reduced by half, 15 to 20 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk the water and cornstarch together in a small bowl. Once the sauce has reduced, whisk the cornstarch slurry into the sauce and cook until thickened, 1 to 2 minutes.
Return the chicken to the slow cooker and pour in enough sauce to coat the chicken. Reserve any remaining sauce for leftovers. Serve over cooked rice and garnish with red pepper flakes, sesame seeds, and scallions.
Storage: Refrigerate leftover chicken and sauce in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Make ahead: The chicken and sauce can be made 1 day in advance and refrigerated in an airtight container. Warm in a saucepan over medium-low heat or in the microwave before serving.