Growing up on the Hawaiian Islands you get to experience some awesome food and I just have to say that they have the best teriyaki chicken on earth.  I especially appreciate the addition of fresh sweet pineapple.  In thinking about Hawaii and making life easier for the everyday cook I thought I would put together a slow cooker recipe that features teriyaki chicken “Hawaiian Style” using my own (now not so secret) teriyaki sauce. 

What I enjoy the most about this recipe besides the chicken itself is that you can multiply this recipe as many times as needed depending on how many people you are feeding.  In Hawaii we get major appetites and feed plenty people so 3 pounds of chicken thighs wont get you very far. So make sure you have one extra large crock pot and triple this hawiian style crock pot teriyaki chicken recipe up. Aloha!

Crockpot Teriyaki Chicken
Serves 6
Yummy and easy crockpot teriyaki chicken
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
4 min
Total Time
4 hr 15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
4 min
Total Time
4 hr 15 min
  1. 3 pound of boneless skinless chicken thighs, excess fat removed
  2. 1 large yellow onion
  3. 2 cups red and orange bell peppers
  4. 2 cups fresh pineapple (about half a pineapple)
  5. 2 cups soy sauce
  6. 1 cup water
  7. 3 tbsp. corn starch
  8. 1/4 cup brown sugar
  9. 1/4 cup mirin (sweet rice wine)
  10. 1 cup granulate sugar
  11. 1 tbsp. grated ginger root
  12. 1 tbsp. minced garlic
  1. For the sauce: Combine the soy sauce, water and cornstarch in a large measuring cup or large bowl and whisk until corn starch is dissolved in liquid. Add sugars, rice wine, garlic and ginger whisk again until sugars are mostly dissolved. Set aside.
  2. Chop onion, bell peppers and pineapple into 1 1/2 - 2 inch pieces, large enough that they will hold up during the slow cooking process but not to large that they can't be easily eaten.
  3. Place half of vegetables and pineapple in the bottom of the slow cooker, arrange the chicken thighs in a slice layer on top of vegetables.
  4. Add the remain vegetables and pineapple on top of chicken and then carefully pour in the sauce. Which should just come to the top of the vegetables.
  5. Cook in slow cooker on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours. Serve teriyaki chicken over steamed jasmine rice.
  1. Ensure your slow cooker is working properly: Test chicken with instant read thermometer to ensure chicken temperature is at least 165 degrees prior to serving.
  2. ***Freezer adaptable*** Just follow the directions for this recipe and stop before you put it all in the crock pot, instead place it in a large freezable container or freezer bag. Freeze and use it at a later time. Just place in refrigerator to thaw over night and stick it in the crock pot in the morning on low. When you get home from work dinner is ready!
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  1. Melissa

    This was delicious!!! I had some red bell peppers and a pineapple I got on ridiculous sale and was looking for something to do with them. I cooked thIs in my pampered chef rockcrok for 27 minutes in the microwave (because this was last minute for me and I didn’t have time for crock pot). I cook a lot and am known for good food, but I even impressed myself tonight!


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