Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken Teriyaki

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When you are looking for a dinner that can suit both adults and children, sometimes the best place to find inspiration is in the take-out classics. This slow cooker pulled chicken teriyaki recipe provides an easy meal without the fuss of multiple dishes while including a sweet and savory sauce that everyone will love. The word ‘teriyaki’ refers to the cooking technique of broiling or grilling, but lately, has become synonymous of the sauce the meat typically is marinated in. Teryiaki recipes in Japan can include any variety of meat, but will more often involve various fish, like salmon, yellowtail or trout. While this teriyaki chicken recipe is prepared in the slow cooker, it includes the taste of soy sauce that is so recognizable in Japanese teriyaki.

Chicken is often a hit or miss ingredient when it comes to crock pot recipes because it doesn’t need very long to cook and can dry out quickly. Since this chicken dish uses breasts rather than thighs or legs, this fact is increased tenfold, because chicken breasts dry out even faster. Due to this fact, Kelly, the creator of this chicken recipe, recommends you use bone-in chicken breasts, which helps keep the chicken juicy. Of course, you could use regular chicken breasts instead, but you may have to keep a watchful eye over them as they cook, so they don’t become over dry. Once you have tried this dish with chicken, you could even experiment with some longer braising meats, like beef, for a new take on the crock pot recipe.

The comfort meal is so warming from the additions of ginger and garlic. Although you may be tempted to use ground ginger and garlic, rather than fresh, always use fresh for the best flavor. Fresh ginger root is so fragrant and spicy but is also incredibly nutritious. Ginger root includes very high amounts of zinc and very high levels of magnesium, iron, manganese, potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin B6. Ginger is often touted as a flu preventative and remedy because both zinc and vitamin C enable the immune system to function at its best. Garlic is high in vitamin C, vitamin B6 and manganese, which also makes it an excellent food to consume for immune system health. One method of getting the most taste out of these two aromatic ingredients is to mince them finely because that helps release the oils into the food more so that chopping them into small pieces. An easy way of finely mincing ginger and garlic for any dinner recipe is to use a Microplane, although if you don’t own one, the fine side of a box grater should work fine.

Nutrition Facts for: Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken Teriyaki from Just A Taste

Ingredients: Chicken, water, chicken broth, carrot, onion, celery, salt, pepper, flour, baking soda, shortening, buttermilk, parsley.

* The entire recipe has been calculated for 4 servings.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet

* Per Serving:Calories 362, Calories from Fat 122, Total Fat 13.6g 21%, Saturated Fat 2.8g 14%, Cholesterol 76mg 25%, Sodium 3817mg 159%, Potassium 437mg 12%, Carbohydrates 31.2g 10%, Dietary Fiber 0.8g 3%, Sugars 22.0g, Protein 29.1g, Vitamin A 1% · Vitamin C 7%, Calcium 5%, Iron 15%

If you want chicken crock pot recipes, but are tired of chicken stews and soups, this dish will provide you with something new and appealing. Moreover, this chicken recipe involves just nine ingredients and several that are common household items, which you may have everything you need already. Thanks to Kelly, the author of ‘Just a Taste’ recipe blog, for sharing her slow cooker pulled chicken teriyaki recipe with us.

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