I received a crock pot for Christmas, and I absolutely love it! It's wonderful to have an almost finished meal ready and waiting for us when I get home at the end of the day. I've never had a slow cooker before, so I am planning on trying at least one new recipe with it every week (last week I made a chuck roast - it was so tender it literally fell apart when I tried to pick it up). This week's recipe is Teriyaki Chicken.
I based my recipe on this one from Lake Lure Cottage Chicken (there are lots of other mouth watering recipes on this blog too - check it out!). I made a small batch, since it was just the two of us last night, but you could easily double it (or even triple if you have a big enough crock pot).
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup ponzu*
3 tbs red wine vinegar
1 tbs Sriracha hot sauce (rooster sauce)
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp ground ginger
2 cloves minced garlic (approximately 1 tsp)
1 tbs cornstarch
1 tbs cold water
2 cups steamed broccoli (optional)
1) Trim the chicken & cut into bite size pieces. Put it in the crock pot.
2) Mix together the sugar, soy, ponzu, vinegar, sriracha, pepper, ginger, & garlic. Add mixture to the chicken, & turn crock pot onto low.
3) Go do something else for 3-4 hours.
4) When the chicken is tender & thoroughly cooked, remove it from the sauce & set aside. Pour the remaining liquid into a saucepan, and bring to a boil on the stove top.
5) Mix together the cornstarch and the cold water (make sure there are no lumps), then slowly pour into the boiling liquid, stirring constantly. Continue cooking and stirring until sauce thickens (about 1 minute).
6) Serve chicken and broccoli over rice with the sauce drizzled over the top.