Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken and Rice

Saucy chicken, rice and veggies come together so easily right in the crockpot. Sure to be a weeknight staple!

Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken and Rice - Saucy chicken, rice and veggies come together so easily right in the crockpot. Sure to be a weeknight staple!

I’m having a complete love affair with my slow cooker this winter season. Seriously. I have been using it almost daily.

Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken and Rice - Saucy chicken, rice and veggies come together so easily right in the crockpot. Sure to be a weeknight staple!

Because at the end of the day, you can really make anything right in your crockpot, like this teriyaki chicken and rice.

Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken and Rice - Saucy chicken, rice and veggies come together so easily right in the crockpot. Sure to be a weeknight staple!

Now this is a great way to use up those lingering veggies and/or the leftover rice from the night before, although you can even sub cooked brown rice or quinoa here.

Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken and Rice - Saucy chicken, rice and veggies come together so easily right in the crockpot. Sure to be a weeknight staple!

Just throw it right into your slow cooker and let the veggies soak up that homemade teriyaki sauce for a few hours. That’s it. It’s just way easier/quicker/healthier than takeout – duh!

Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken and Rice

Saucy chicken, rice and veggies come together so easily right in the crockpot. Sure to be a weeknight staple!

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds ground chicken
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 (8-ounce) can diced water chestnuts, drained
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 3/4 cup teriyaki sauce, homemade or store-bought
  • 2 heads butter lettuce
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds

Directions:

  1. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium high heat. Add ground chicken and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the chicken as it cooks; drain excess fat.
  2. Place ground chicken, bell peppers, onion, water chestnuts and rice into a 6-qt slow cooker. Stir in teriyaki sauce.
  3. Cover and cook on low heat for 3-4 hours or high heat for 1-2 hours.
  4. To serve, spoon several tablespoons of the chicken mixture into the center of a lettuce leaf, taco-style, garnished with green onions and sesame seeds, if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 320.0 Calories from Fat 172.8
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19.2g 30%
Saturated Fat 4.9g 25%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 97.5mg 33%
Sodium 1114.8mg 46%
Total Carbohydrate 27.2g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2.6g 10%
Sugars 7.7g
Protein 23.9g 48%

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