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Crockpot Chicken Teriyaki, Quinoa, and Veggies - ALL thrown in the crockpot and dinner is ready!

{Slow Cooker} Teriyaki Chicken, Quinoa, and Veggies

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6
Author Chelsea

Ingredients

  • 1 pounds and 1/2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups beef or chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons soy sauce low sodium
  • 4 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • teaspoon Heaping 1/4 ground ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 large peppers I used green and red
  • 1 ounces can pineapple chunks 20
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch + 1 tablespoon water optional

Instructions

  1. Remove the fat from the boneless skinless chicken breasts and cut into large pieces (I had 7 pieces of chicken in my crockpot)
  2. Add in the quinoa (rinse first to remove the bitter tasting saponin coating) and beef or chicken broth.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, white sugar, soy sauce, rice vinegar, ground ginger, minced garlic, and pepper until well combined.
  4. Pour over everything.
  5. Chop the peppers and stir in. If desired, add in a chopped onion or half of an onion in here now too. See the second paragraph of the post for other ideas on vegetable additions.
  6. Put on high for 2 and 1/2 - 3 and 1/2 hours depending on your slow cooker. Mine took exactly 3 hours, but watch carefully because all slow cookers will cook differently.
  7. Shred the chicken (it will absorb a great deal of the liquid) and pour in the drained pineapple chunks.
  8. In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and water until smooth. Pour in the crockpot and give everything a good stir. This is optional just for thickness.
  9. Serve with sesame seeds and a chopped green onion if desired.

Recipe Notes

Feel free to increase the ginger and garlic to personal preferences - you can use fresh of both just make sure to scale the amount (dried requires far less than fresh)