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Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken Teriyaki

Take on the takeout with an easy slow cooker recipe for extra-moist pulled chicken teriyaki served over your choice of rice or noodles.
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 10 mins
Servings 4 servings


  • 4 large bone-in, skinless chicken breasts (See Kelly's Note)
  • 1 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons cornstarch


  • 6- quart slow cooker


  • Place the chicken breasts in a single layer in the slow cooker.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, chicken stock, pineapple juice, brown sugar, olive oil, minced garlic and ginger until the sugar is dissolved. Pour the mixture over the chicken breasts, cover the slow cooker and set it to LOW for 4 hours until the chicken is fully cooked.
  • Using tongs, remove the chicken breasts and discard the bones. Using two forks, shred the chicken breasts and place them in a large bowl.
  • Pour half of the remaining sauce from the slow cooker in a medium saucepot and discard the other half. Bring the sauce to a boil.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch with 3 tablespoons water to make a slurry. While the sauce is boiling, whisk in the slurry and continue to boil the sauce until it has thickened and is the consistency of syrup. Pour the sauce over the shredded chicken and toss to combine. Serve the chicken over rice or noodles.

Kelly's Note:

  • Using bone-in chicken breasts, rather than boneless chicken breasts, is key to guaranteeing moist, tender shredded chicken. But if you can't find bone-in chicken breasts, you can still use boneless chicken breasts.
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