Slow Cooker Teriyaki Pulled Chicken


Tender pulled teriyaki chicken, simple to make and perfect with rice and vegetables or in a crusty bun.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 15 mins
8 servings


  • 4 medium skinless, boneless chicken breasts

  • 2 medium skinless, boneless chicken thighs

  • ¼ cup reduced-sodium tamari or low-sodium soy sauce

  • ¼ cup honey

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger root

  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons tapioca flour (starch)

  • 2 tablespoons water


  1. Combine chicken pieces, soy sauce, honey, garlic, ginger, and rice vinegar in a slow cooker.

  2. Cook until chicken is no longer pink in the centers, on Low, 6 to 8 hours, or High for 4 to 6 hours. Remove chicken to a cutting board and shred using 2 forks.

  3. Pour liquid from the slow cooker into a small saucepan and heat over low heat. Mix tapioca flour and water in a small bowl to create a slurry and add to the liquid. Simmer until sauce has thickened to desired consistency, 3 to 5 minutes.

  4. Pour sauce over pulled chicken and mix well.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

298 Calories
13g Fat
11g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 298
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 103mg 34%
Sodium 592mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 19mg 1%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 301mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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