Recipe Review: Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken

Today’s recipe review came from my first attempt at a Pinterest recipe from Lake Lure Cottage Kitchen’s blog. This recipe had rave reviews and looked simple to make so I gave it a whirl.

I was working from home today and at lunchtime I realized I didn’t have anything in mind for dinner. So I pulled out about 1.5 pounds of chicken thighs I had frozen. I halved the recipe as Penny had and cooked the frozen chicken in the slow cooker on low for 4 hours and high for the last 30 minutes just to make sure it was done and boy was it good!

Family Yumminess Rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was a very simple recipe to make, 15 minutes of prep time with ingredients I already had in my freezer and pantry. No chopping involved, it doesn’t get any easier than this.
Ease of Prep Rating: 5 of 5 stars

I served it with white rice and microwaved the pre-washed and trimmed green beans. Normally I make a sesame sauce which is slightly sweet for the green beans. However, since the teriyaki sauce was so delicious, I just drizzled
I will be coming back to Lake Lure Cottage Kitchen’s blog many, many times. I drool over her gorgeous photography of the tantalizing food and her beautiful rustic kitchen.

On a side note: Do you know what Lake Lure, NC is famous for? Well, I had one famous pop culture movie in mind but then found more info on Lake Lure here. Warning: I clicked on the lake lure ghost pictures inadvertently and it kind of freaked me out!

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  1. just popping over from the CreativeKids Bloggers Brags Link Party. I really enjoyed looking over your site, and the crock pot recipe is fabulously easy! My sister in law battles RA and all the associated problems. I feel for you, and admire your fortitude to go ahead with life. I have pinned, liked and tweeted, and g+-ed. I would love it if you would drop by my site at http://www.kneadedcreations.com for a short visit! I will look forward to seeing you there! Deb @ Kneaded Creations

    1. Thanks so much Deb. I am sorry your sister in law has RA. It’s not a commonly known disease but the family members are the ones who experience its difficulties firsthand. Sometimes I am glad I am the one who has to deal with RA and not someone I love. But I also can imagine that as a loved one, it’s difficult for them to watch me battle RA’s difficulties without being able to stop it. It destroys me when I hear my kids say that I can’t do something because of my hands or feet but I hope if anything they are learning empathy. I do try to keep a positive attitude and some days are harder than others. I appreciate you sharing my recipe review on social media, it is one of my favorites!

  2. I love your review of this recipes. I find chicken thighs always produce the best chicken recipes, no doubt that holds true for this one.

    I find the slow cooker is one of the “wonder” appliances in the kitchen. Check out some of my slow cooker recipes at: Amazing One Pot Meals They are real time savers.


    1. Thanks Lisa for stopping by. I gotta agree with you that the thighs are more tender. I have also found in my slow cooker that if using chicken breast, frozen actually cooks better/more tender than fresh. I will be sure to stop by your blog, I have a serious addiction to collecting recipes!

  3. Tanya, Thanks for the kind words and glad you liked the chicken. Lake Lure is indeed beautiful and the spot where Dirty Dancking was filmed. Chimney Rock, just up the road was the backdrop for the movie Last of the Mohicans. I am enjoying your blog.

    1. Thanks Penny for visiting, your tupelo honey chicken chicken salad looks amazing! I have been trying to substitute honey for white sugar wherever I can and I love chicken salad, sounds like a great combination! Hope you will return to my blog soon!

    1. Let me know how it turns out. It’s definitely a family favorite around here. I appreciate you stopping by!

    1. It was delicious, stay tuned, I gotta post the recipes I found and made for Cinco de Mayo…salsa verde chicken in the slow cooker, arroz con gandules and cilantro-lime dressing for the salad. Thanks for stopping by! Hope you visit again soon, Tanya

    2. Let me know how you like it. It was very simple to make, and chicken was very tender. So many slow cooker recipes dry out the chicken, but this one was fantastic! Thanks for visiting!

    1. Thanks for your support Blond Duck! It was very tasty and my picture doesn’t do it justice. When my middle child, Superstar, asks for the leftovers, I know it’s gotta be good! He doesn’t normally do leftovers. Let me know if you try it.

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