Crockpot Chicken and Broccoli Teriyaki

Every so often, my husband takes classes to stay up to date with fire information (he’s a firefighter). It is such a blessing that the college is right down the road from our house, so he can come home at lunch. It’s nice because the kids get to see their daddy, and I get to see my handsome hubby.

Crockpot Chicken and Broccoli Teriyaki

The last time he came home for lunch, he brought four other guys with him. I needed a meal that would satisfy the bellies of five big guys, a toddler and me.

Thank goodness I had advance notice, so I could just throw this chicken teriyaki  in the crockpot. It was especially helpful, since that morning, both kiddos were extra fussy. That makes is REALLY hard to get anything done in the kitchen (anyone else know what I’m talking about?).

Crockpot Chicken and Broccoli Teriyaki

This was a hit. The guys each had many servings and I was very surprised to see that there was just a little bit of the Crockpot Chicken and Broccoli Teriyaki
leftover. (The picture is about 1/4 of what I made.)

If you need an easy, throw-it-in-the-crockpot-and-forget-it meal, this is a great one!

Crockpot Chicken and Broccoli Teriyaki

  Crockpot Chicken and Broccoli Teriyaki

Crock Pot Chicken and Broccoli Teriyaki


  • 2 Chicken Breasts
  • 2 cups of broccoli, cut up
  • 1 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup soy sauce (I use reduced sodium soy sauce)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup diced onion
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 cup water mixed with 3 tablespoons of cornstarch


  1. Combine broth, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, onion and ginger and mix.
  2. Put chicken and broccoli in crockpot and pour the mix over the chicken
  3. Cook on low for 4 hours, until the chicken is done
  4. When the chicken is cooked, take it and the broccoli, out of the crockpot.
  5. Add the water and cornstarch mixture to the sauce in the crockpot and let it simmer and thicken.
  6. Meanwhile, shred the chicken with a fork.
  7. When the sauce is at your desired thickness, take it out and pour it over the chicken and broccoli.

Some people like to put the chicken teriyaki over a bed of rice. Others may prefer to have the rice separate. It is up to your preference.
Crockpot Chicken and Broccoli Teriyaki

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    • Beauty for ashes says:

      Thank you, it is so yummy! Have you tried it yet? I am thinking tonight maybe time to have this again!

  1. Carrie Lynn Ingles Groneman says:

    This is a wonderful recipe and using the slow cooker is the best! Thanks for linking up at Wonderful Wed Blog Hop. Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

  2. Heather says:

    This chicken and broccoli looks delicious!! I am always looking for good crock-pot dishes to make evenings a little easier!

  3. Connie says:

    I used to have a similar microwave version of this recipe and lost it. This looks so good, easy and a great substitute for my missing recipe…yay! Thank you!

  4. Nancy says:

    This looks like a delicious and easy slow cooker meal. I think it would also be good if you replaced the broccoli with a bag of frozen Asian stir-fry veggies: broccoli, carrots, water chestnuts, bell peppers, onion, mini corns, etc.

    • Tales of Beauty for Ashes says:

      I have, actually! For my family, we don’t need to adjust the cooking time, since even the frozen broccoli isn’t completely cooked. My family likes their broccoli a little mushy. I think you need to adapt it for your family’s taste.

  5. Melissa @ The Neeley Grange says:

    We had this last night over fried rice…. It was so good! And super easy to make. I found we didn’t even need extra sauce to pour on top, because the chicken and broccoli had so much flavor already. 🙂 thanks for the recipe!

  6. Barb says:

    Made this tonight. I’m sorry but I wasn’t impressed at all. How did you get your broccoli to stay green? Mine turned brown from the soy sauce. Not to appetizing at all. I followed the recipe to a tee. Ended up finishing the sauce on the stove. Chicken is tasty tho!

  7. Judy says:

    I made this tonight and was disappointed. Flavor is okay, I suggest cutting. Ack on the garlic. Don’t cook the broccoli in the slow cooker; it turns brown, is rubbery and is visually not appealing. I tossed the broccoli and fortunately had enough broccoli to cook more in a sauce pan for 5 minutes, so it was bright green and looked appealing. The sauce did not thicken; I poured it into a sauce pan and tried to thicken it that way, it was just okay. I would try another recipe. I’ve been cooking for over 50 years and this was a real disappointment. Sorry!

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