Put down the takeout menu and grab your crockpot instead – today we’re making delicious Teriyaki Chicken in a slow cooker. Featuring tender shredded chicken in a rich homemade teriyaki sauce with fluffy grains, pineapple chunks, smoky roasted red peppers, creamy avocado and nutty sesame seeds. Easy, delicious and nutritious, this slow cooker chicken teriyaki is a dinner the whole family is sure to love!
Update: This article was originally published in September 2016. I made edits to the post below to include more information about this recipe teriyaki chicken in the slow cooker. Plus, now there’s a step-by-step video showing you how just how easy this chicken recipe is to make at home!
About this teriyaki chicken in slow cooker
Picture this: tender and juicy slow cooker chicken teriyaki piled high on fluffy quinoa topped with diced pineapple, smoky red pepper, creamy avocado, crunchy cashews, and crisp scallions. Sounds pretty legit, right? These teriyaki bowls are about to add some serious flavor to your dinner table.
And if you aren’t sold on just the pure deliciousness of this Asian chicken, a.) what?!?, and b.) if you’re worried about time, don’t worry, because these bowls could NOT be easier to whip together.
Simply prep your toppings and set them aside, plop some chicken into the slow cooker, and dump on the sauce. Turn the slow cooker on and live your life for 2-3 hours. Do the laundry, mow the yard, have a party in the USA, I dunno, you do you.
Meanwhile, your house will start to smell intoxicating. Come back and shred the chicken, then stir in the cornstarch slurry. Cover and cook for an additional 20-30 minutes, or until the sauce is thickened. Assemble the teriyaki chicken bowls and CHOW DOWN.
Why you’ll love this crockpot teriyaki recipe
Want the low-down on this delicious teriyaki recipe? Here’s the deal. This recipe for slow cooker chicken teriyaki is:
- Ridiculously Easy – You only need about 15 minutes of active prep time in the kitchen, then you can let the crockpot do all the heavy lifting.
- Made With 9 Base Ingredients that you can then jazz up to your heart’s content. Once the chicken is made, feel free to simply serve it over rice, or go nuts and turn it into a bodacious bowl of yummy goodness — I’ll show you how. 😉
- Budget-Friendly. Rather than spending a silly markup amount (plus tax and tip) to get your teriyaki fix from a restaurant, make it at home. You can feed the whole family for what you’d pay for a single entrée portion. I’m no math major, but that seems like a pretty sweet deal to me!
Ingredients for slow cooker chicken teriyaki
You only need a few special ingredients and some pantry staples to make this slow cooker teriyaki chicken. Here’s your list:
- Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts – Among the lightest protein options out there, boneless skinless chicken breasts are the best for shredding.
- Substitution: You’re welcome to use boneless skinless chicken thighs if you prefer dark meat, but the nutrition information will be different. In addition, I don’t suggest trying to shred thighs. Instead, just chop them into bite-sized cubes.
- Garlic & Ginger – These aromatics are the base of any good teriyaki recipe. I suggest using fresh for the brightest flavor, but those frozen Dorot cubes are an excellent stand-in. A slightly less optimal option is using jarred minced garlic and ginger paste from a tube.
- Mirin & Sake – I like to use both types of Japanese rice wine for making my teriyaki sauce. Mirin is sweeter and less alcoholic than sake and isn’t intended as drinking wine. You can often find it in the international section of regular grocery stores. Sake, on the other hand, is definitely intended for drinking, but also gives a lovely flavor to the teriyaki sauce. While you’re welcome to use just one or the other, the combination is what makes my slow-cooked teriyaki chicken extra special.
- Low-Sodium Soy Sauce – I generally find that low-sodium soy sauce is still quite salty. If you only have regular soy sauce on hand, simply dilute it in a 2:1 soy-to-water ratio.
- Substitutions: You’re also welcome to use light soy sauce, Indonesian kecap manis (sweet soy sauce), tamari, coconut aminos, or Bragg’s liquid aminos.
- Honey – For a slightly complex sweetness.
- Substitutions: Feel free to swap in agave nectar, maple syrup, or date syrup if needed.
- Light Brown Sugar – For caramelly sweetness.
- Substitution: You can also use dark brown sugar for a more pronounced molasses flavor. Other options include muscovado sugar or grated piloncillo or jaggery.
- Cornstarch – Perfect for thickening the sauce into a coat-your-spoon consistency.
- Substitution: You can swap in an equal amount of potato starch or use twice as much tapioca starch to make your slurry.
Teriyaki pineapple chicken bowls
To turn your yummy slow-cooked teriyaki chicken into my delightfully colorful teriyaki quinoa bowls, you’ll also need a few extra ingredients — namely, grains and veggies. While you’re welcome to wing it and use whatever you have on hand, these are the garnishes I typically add to mine:
- Cooked Quinoa – I love this slightly nutty, protein-rich grain. Feel free to use white, red, black, or tri-color quinoa depending on what you have.
- Substitutions: You can also swap in other types of grains like steamed white or brown rice.
- Avocado – For creamy richness.
- Roasted Red Pepper – For color, sweetness, and a touch of smoky flavor.
- Pineapple – For irresistible sweetness and acidity. Honestly, the only thing better than teriyaki chicken is teriyaki chicken with pineapple.
- Scallions – For gentle allium flavor and some pretty color in the bowl.
- Substitutions: You can also swap in shallots or pickled red onions.
- Sesame Seeds – For color, flavor, and crunch. Feel free to use white, black, or both!
- Cashews – For sweet nuttiness and crunch.
- Substitution: Chopped roasted peanuts are also lovely here.
- Red Pepper Flakes – Optional, but delicious if you like a little heat like we do. You’re also welcome to swap in sriracha or sambal oelek to get your chili pepper fix in sauce form.
While my family loves this teriyaki chicken crock pot recipe as written, there’s always room for you to make adjustments to fit your dietary needs and preferences. Here are a few of the common variations I get asked about:
- Gluten-Free Teriyaki – Swap in Tamari or coconut aminos for soy sauce.
- Soy-Free Teriyaki – Swap in coconut aminos (GF) or Bragg’s liquid aminos (not GF) for soy sauce.
- Spicy Teriyaki – Add some crushed red pepper flakes to the crockpot while your chicken cooks to add a yummy spicy flavor. You can also always top off your bowls with hot sauces like Sriracha or sambal oelek.
- Corn-Free Teriyaki – If you want a nice thick sauce, but can’t do corn, try swapping in an equal amount of potato starch, or use twice as much tapioca starch instead.
How to make slow cooker teriyaki chicken
Making this slow cooker teriyaki pineapple chicken is a snap. Here’s how it’s done:
- Homemade teriyaki sauce: In a medium bowl or 2-cup glass measure, combine the ingredients for the teriyaki sauce. Use a whisk and stir to thoroughly combine. Set aside.
- Season chicken: Place the chicken breasts on a clean work surface and season both sides generously with salt and pepper. Transfer the chicken breasts to the insert of a slow cooker or crockpot, making sure to arrange the chicken in a single layer.
- Add teriyaki sauce: Pour the teriyaki over the chicken in the crock pot.
- Slow cook: Cover the slow cooker and cook the chicken on LOW for 4 hours, or until the chicken is cooked through.
- Remove chicken: Uncover the crockpot and remove the chicken breasts to a clean work surface. Set aside until cool enough to handle. Then, use two forks to pull the chicken breasts apart into long shreds..
- Meanwhile, thicken the teriyaki sauce: In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch with the water to make a slurry. Pour the cornstarch mixture into the slow cooker and whisk to thoroughly combine.
- Cook sauce: Cover the slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 20-30 minutes, or until the sauce is thick.
- Enjoy: Add the shredded chicken breasts to the teriyaki sauce in the slow cooker. Stir to coat the chicken in the sauce. Enjoy as is or spruce it up my making teriyaki chicken pineapple bowls with brown or white rice, avocado, cashews, green onions and your favorite vegetables.
Expert Tips for the best crock pot chicken teriyaki
- To easily peel a knob of ginger, use a spoon. As an added bonus, this simple technique is safe enough that your kiddos can get in on the kitchen action.
- Rinse your quinoa. If your bag of dried quinoa doesn’t explicitly state that it has been pre-rinsed, you should definitely rinse it thoroughly to remove the bitter-tasting saponins.
- Toast your sesame seeds for the best flavor. Add them to a small, dry skillet over medium heat and swirl them around in the pan. As soon as they start to turn light golden and have a nutty aroma, remove them from heat.
FAQs: teriyaki chicken crock pot recipe
Is teriyaki chicken healthy?
Since “healthy” is a loaded term that means a lot of different things to different people and since I’m not a registered nutrition professional, I don’t really feel qualified to deem it healthy or unhealthy. That said, I’d feel better about eating chicken teriyaki than a piece of fried chicken!
At the end of the day, chicken teriyaki is a good source of both protein and nutrients, however it is high in sugar and sodium. The key to making teriyaki chicken a better-for-you meal is to eat it in moderation and to pair it with healthier, nutrient-dense foods.
This crockpot chicken teriyaki bowl does just that! Pairing it with super-grain quinoa, heart-healthy avocado, and antioxidant-rich red bell pepper is, in my opinion at least, a super nutritious way to eat teriyaki chicken.
Are teriyaki sauce and teriyaki marinade the same thing?
While there are many of the same elements between the sauce and the marinade, the marinade will be much thinner than the completed sauce.
However, if you want to marinate your chicken first, you’re welcome to assemble all the ingredients you add to the slow cooker with your chicken to make a fine marinade!
Is it okay to put raw chicken in a slow cooker?
So long as the slow cooker is on and you’re not just setting raw chicken in there for storage, YES!
Serving teriyaki chicken with pineapple
Chicken teriyaki is a pretty versatile dish and can be served with a number of things.
Some of my favorite vegetables to serve with crockpot teriyaki chicken are:
- Broccoli or broccolini
- Bell Peppers
- Bok choy
- Sugar snap peas or snow peas
- Cauliflower or cauliflower rice
It also pairs beautifully with steamed or fried rice and most cooked grains.
If you made this teriyaki chicken in the crock pot as directed and you have some sake on hand, it makes for a lovely beverage pairing. 😉
Storing slow cooked teriyaki chicken
- Leftover chicken teriyaki will keep in the refrigerator (in a clean, airtight container) for up to 5 days.
- You can also freeze leftovers for up to 3 months.
- To reheat, allow it to defrost overnight in the fridge, then heat it in a pan on the stovetop or in a bowl in the microwave, adding a splash of water if needed.
Alright, friends! I’m soy happy you stopped by today, and I hope you think this recipe is as teriyaki-iffic (🤦♀️) as we do! Until next time, I’ll be working around the cluck to come up with more yummy recipe ideas for you.
So, until then, cheers!
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More slow cooker chicken dinners!
If you love this crock pot teriyaki chicken recipe, try these yummy chicken dinners made entirely in the crockpot or slow cooker:
- Thai Chicken Noodle Soup
- Chinese Chicken Wings
- Beer Chicken
- Sweet Chili Chicken
- Chinese Chicken and Broccoli
More Asian dinner recipes!
Craving a chicken dinner similar to this Japanese chicken? Try these Asian favorites next:
- Chinese Chicken with Stir Fry Vegetables
- Healthy Chicken Stir-Fry
- Steak Stir Fry with Zucchini
- Chinese Beef Stir Fry
- Korean Short Ribs
How to make Slow Cooker Chicken Teriyaki Pineapple Bowls. (Plus, step-by-step video!)👇
Slow Cooker Chicken Teriyaki Quinoa Bowls
- 1 2-cup Glass Measure or Medium Bowl (for teriyaki sauce)
- 1 Slow Cooker or Crock Pot (for slow cooking chicken teriyaki)
- 1 ½ - 2 Pounds Skinless Boneless Chicken Breasts
- 2 Cloves Garlic – minced
- 1 TBS Ginger – grated
- 1/3 Cup Mirin
- ¼ Cup Sake
- ½ Cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce
- 2 TBS Honey
- ¼ Cup Light Brown Sugar , packed
- 1 TBS Water
- 1 TBS Cornstarch
Teriyaki Pineapple Chicken Bowls
- 4 Cups Cooked Quinoa (can substitute rice)
- 1 whole Avocado – sliced
- 1 whole Roasted Red Pepper – diced
- 1 Cup Diced Pineapple
- 2 whole Scallions – thinly sliced
- Toasted Sesame Seeds - to taste
- Roasted and Salted Cashews - to taste
- Red Pepper Flakes - optional
- Make the teriyaki sauce: In a two-cup glass measure or medium mixing bowl, combine the garlic, ginger, mirin, sake, soy sauce, honey and light brown sugar. Use a whisk and vigorously stir until well combined. Set aside.
- Season the chicken: Place the chicken breasts in the slow cooker or crock pot and season both sides generously with salt and pepper. Next, arrange the chicken breasts into an even, single layer in the bottom of the pot. Add sauce: Pour the teriyaki sauce evenly over the chicken breasts.
- Slow Cook: Cover the crock pot. Cook the chicken on LOW for 6-7 hours or HIGH for 3-4, or until the chicken is tender and cooked through. (Note: Chicken is done when the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.)
- Shred: Uncover the slow cooker. Use tongs to remove the chicken to a clean work surface. Set aside until cool enough to handle. Then, use two forks to pull apart the chicken breasts into long shreds.
- Make slurry (sauce thickener): In a separate small bowl, whisk the cornstarch with the water. Pour the cornstarch mixture into the slow cooker. Whisk to thoroughly combine.
- Cook sauce: Cover the slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 20-30 minutes or until the teriyaki sauce is thickened to your liking. Taste and adjust the sauce with salt and pepper as necessary.
- To serve: Return the shredded chicken to the crock pot. Stir to thoroughly coat the chicken in teriyaki sauce. Use a large spoon or ladle to portion the teriyaki chicken onto dinner plates. Or serve bowl-style with quinoa or rice, pineapple, avocado, bell peppers and sesame seeds. Enjoy!
- Chicken: I typically use skinless boneless chicken breast in this recipe; however, boneless, skinless chicken thighs work too. You will need to increase the cooking time and cook the chicken until an instant read thermometer registers 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Slow Cooking: For the best flavor and most tender chicken teriyaki, I recommend cooking your chicken breasts on LOW. The slow cooking time is an approximation and will depend upon the type and strength of your crock pot. I recommend using an instant read thermometer to check for doneness if you are unsure.
- Slurry (sauce thickener): This teriyaki uses a slurry (a mixture of cornstarch with water) as a thickener. You can skip this step if you prefer a thinner teriyaki sauce.
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Eric Linthicum says
Love the video, great idea and well done! I am going to make this in small bowl and make the Baked Spiced Hard Apple Meatballs for the kitchen kick off when it is done! (Almost done, it is up and functional now). Send me your email address and I will send you a couple of links to the pictures. My best to J and the kids!
Agness of Run Agness Run says
Such a delightful and mouth-watering bowl which I can’t wait to prepare! I love the combination of ingredients. Is it possible to use maple syrup instead of honey?
Cheyanne Bany says
Hi Agness! Light corn syrup would be the best flavor match for honey. However, you could substitute pure maple syrup, but it will change the flavor profile slightly. You can substitute these in equal amounts for what the recipe calls for. Let me know if you have any other question!! Cheers and thank you so much for stopping by!! 😉
Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop says
Now I’m hungry! Love the pics and the video! You are right – this does look easy to make! 🙂 It would be perfect for a weeknight meal. I love coming home and having dinner ready!
heather (delicious not gorgeous) says
love all the textures here! and i like pineapple on everything (esp pizza), so this sounds perfect (:
Stacey @ The Sugar Coated Cotted says
This looks just as delicious the second time around 😉 . I think the slow cooker is one of the greatest inventions of all times. Take care.
Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen says
Ummmmm. Your videos are so wonderful! I shot my first recipe vid yesterday and I don’t know if it will ever see the light of day. I just know it’s a hot mess, and I’m not just saying that :(. Come teach me how to do it right! I know the post is old, but I hope you’ve recovered from the lack of sleep! Have a great week, Chey!
Dawn - Girl Heart Food says
Awesome video, Chey!! You’re a real pro 🙂 Totally wishing I had THAT for lunch right now! I bet this smells so good too with that teriyaki sauce! Big yums, girl! XOXO
Kathryn @ Family Food on the Table says
Great new video! And sure wish I was having this for dinner tonight. Putting it on the menu very soon! XO
Katherine | Love In My Oven says
This might be an older recipe but I’m SO excited you refreshed it! “Bringing sexy back” – that’s you, girl! These look SOO good – what’s not to love about slow cooker meals!? Alll the fluffy quinoa, please! Cheers!!
SO brutal….having the smoke alarm chirp away and not be able to reach it. It’s the kind of thing that could make you slouch in a corner and cry. And it’s not like you can knock on your neighbors door to borrow a ladder at 2am…
But you came through with this spectacular recipe anyway! Loving that it’s made in the slow cooker too – this time of year, the more slow cooker recipes the better!
Chirping smoke detecters are the WORST, especially when you can’t do anything about it! I’m so sorry you missed out on some much needed sleep! You did a bang up job with these quinoa bowls too — the styling is gorgeous! I love that you can whip this chicken up in the slow cooker, too — this is my kind of meal!
Sorry about the smoke detector! It is terrible! And something like this has happened to me before, too! These bowls look awesome!
Ginger Wroot says
Wow, this looks sooo yum! I’m promised myself to use the slow cooker more, and voila, your fab recipe couldn’t be a better one for inspiration. Pinned, and thanks. You have a rockin’ blog, btw! –Ginger
Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry says
I totally need one of these bowls for dinner ASAP!
Keri @ Fashionable Foods says
Why do smoke detectors ALWAYS chirp/go off/malfunction in the middle of the night?! SO annoying! Oh, and we don’t have a ladder either! These quinoa bowls look FABULOUS. Like, I need one right now. All that flavor and texture has my mouth watering! Pinned!
[email protected] says
Urgh that’s so annoying! I wonderful why these alarms go off at odd hours always!! hope you get some rest! the quinoa bowls look very comforting!
Ashley - The Recipe Rebel says
Oh my word. I totally feel your pain. Our smoke detectors are wired so there’s no batteries, but if the humidity is *just* right, they will just start beeping randomly, on their own, when there is definitely no fire. It’s only happened a couple times, but obviously it happens in the middle of the night, and they are all connected so it’s our room, the kids rooms…… shrieking throughout the house. NO fun at all! I am loving these bowls — the perfect easy meal for a night of no sleep!
karrie @ Tasty Ever After says
Smoke detector can be big a-holes sometimes. It’s like they are thinking “Hey, it’s 3am and time to change my battery!”. Jerks…
Gurl, you know how much I love my slow cooker. I also have a huge bag of quinoa that I just had to buy but haven’t used it yet. I have a feeling this is going to be what I’m making for this Sunday’s dinner. Plus, leftovers for lunch all week!!! Wooohoooo!
Yes Yes Yes I’m a lover of any healthy bowl, and this one is right up my alley. I’ve been enjoying Quinoa more than ever these last few weeks; I like the texture and the fact that it’s an ancient grain that hasn’t been modified in thousands of years. I’m also a fan of the slow cooker, any “set, and it forget it” cooking makes my little heart smile. The addition of avocado for creaminess and cashews for crunch reminds me why I am a regular to nospoonecessary 🙂
Shashi at RunninSrilankan says
Hot Dayyyyyaaaaammmmn! Cheyanne, this slow cooker, sweet and salty, chicken teriyaki quinoa bowl is “fake out take out” made EPIC!!! That chicken looks so tender and juicy – gosh, I’d be happy chomping on that and that alone – but thrown in with quinoa, avocado, roasted red pepper, pineapple, scallions, sesame seeds, cashews, and a spicy tinge from those red pepper flakes makes this one intoxicatingly, drool-worthy dish!
So sorry that your “smoke detector…decided to be a real asphalt” The nerve of it eh?! Here’s hoping the rest of this week is a better one for ya!
Harriet Emily says
These teriyaki bowls look incredible Cheyanne!! Yummmm! So healthy and full of flavour. I love the addition of quinoa in the bowls – it’s my favourite! Pinned <3
allie @ Through Her Looking Glass says
Hi Cheyanne – I’m so hungry now after reading your post. Every once in a while I do a fast/cleanse day. And wouldn’t you know it, today was the day. And I’m so dang hungry reading this. I NEED THIS. Like yesterday. You, my dear, make the absolute best “bowls” of everything. I love everything in this bowl, especially the quinoa and teriyaki sauce. Mmm…mmm..delish. Can’t wait to try this, and trust your smoke detector woes are now behind you. (And how DID you get to the smoke detector without a ladder? Inquiring minds want to know.) Get some rest, love ya. XO
Beeta @ Mon Petit Four says
This looks so delicious and filling!! You did a spectacular “fake out”!!! 😀
Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says
LOVE that you made these bowls with quinoa!!! and hope you are able to get some rest today!!! (I’m exhausted too!) and I don’t have a smoke detector to blame! 🙂
Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl says
Yum, this dish looks amazing and even better its made in the slow cooker! I’m always looking for crockpot recipes for the Fall so thanks for this as I’ll be sharing with my family! 🙂
Stacey @ the sugar coated cottage says
Argh, I hope u catch up on the sleep you lost. Ours did that a few weeks ago, I had to disassemble it to get it to stop chirping. These bowls are delicious, I love chicken teriyaki and all the delicious toppings you paired with it! The fact it was made in a slow cooker just makes it even better! Take care.
Ben Maclain says
“Tender shredded chicken tossed with smooth, rich teriyaki sauce, piled high on fluffy quinoa and topped with diced pineapple, smoky red pepper, creamy avocado, crunchy cashews and crisp scallions”. Chey, you don’t need to repeat this twice. I’m sold. I’m taking this. Could you please send some to me? In a meanwhile, while waiting my dinner, I’ll be doing whatever you suggested:) Really well done. No take a nap. You deserved it:)
Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop says
The batteries never go out at a normal hour….it’s always 2AM….they are just programmed like that 🙂 I’m loving this chicken bowl! Love anything in the slow cooker right now. There’s nothing better than coming home from work and finding dinner all done!
Girl, a few things:
1) This post is not short. This post is just the exact right length.
2) Using the word “Asphalt” as a euphemism is the best thing I’ve ever heard.
3) Love these bowls so much. Cashews are the bomb!
Okay, I’m happy now!
Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen says
No sleep nights are the worst, Chey. Hope you get some time to nap. I am up for anything teriyaki and chicken. And the addition of quinoa is making this more desirable. This beautiful and bright bowl is speaking to me, so can’t wait to try it. 🙂
Mary Pisarkiewicz says
YUM! I love this recipe! So good
Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks says
Girl, those unexpected nights of no sleep are the worst! I hope you were able to squeeze in a nap! If not, I hope you had lots of this delicious chicken to keep you going because this business looks delicious! I’m always happy to let the slow cooker do all the work for me! Pinned! Cheer! And get some sleep! XOXO
Ugh, that has totally happened to us at our last house and it’s definitely not fun at all! These gorgeous bowls on the other hand hopefully made up for some. Chicken teriyaki is a favorite around here & I have two recipes (totally different) coming soon. Love the quinoa and that you made it int the slow cooker!
Demeter | Beaming Baker says
Well, hiya friend! Always a pleasure to stop by… even if you’re gonna keep it short. Hmph! 😉 J/K. “a real asphalt ” <– THIS. I love this! Oh my goodness, what is up with that smoke detector being at such an inconvenient place? Esp in the middle of the night? Argh. And no selfies?? The TRAVESTY!! The TRAVESTY of it all!!!! Lol. But not… bc an interrupted night's sleep is really crappy. I mean… cakey. Or something. Meanwhile, LOVE your fake out take out! Ya know, you could totally prepare one of these for me, with tofu. Ahem. Just sayin'. You know I love a BIG bowl of fluffy quinoa! So… when ya comin over? 😉 Thank you for making me hungry! Happy week, my friend. xoxo
Marsha | Marsha's Baking Addiction says
I love slow cooker meals, and I LOVE teriyaki chicken! These bowls are calling my name! I’m going to need to try these soon! Have a great week! 🙂
Lauren Gaskill says
UGH smoke detectors are the WORST. I’m so sorry love. But on the other hand, at least you had this chicken teriyaki to make you feel a bit better? This dish is total flavor bomb! Love!! XOXO
[email protected] says
Yay for slow cookers! Boo to noisy-smoke-detectors-in-the-middle-of-the-night-when-we-have-no-ladder! Sorry ’bout that, sweets! That is no fun at all! I am loving my quinoa, lately! It’s like you knew! However, I’ve been a little less than creative when it comes to preparing it – so this is exactly what I need in my life! Thank you!! Get a little shut-eye, lady! Cheers! xoxo
Meghan | Fox and Briar says
Oh yes, I have been there with the chirpy smoke detector. Like, WHY do they always start doing that in the middle of the night? It never fails. But, the good news is that you will probably now own a ladder 😉 And man, this slow cooker dish is amazing! I love that we get to break out our slow cookers again, easy dinners FTW! Pinning!
Kevin | Keviniscooking says
We had the chirping smoke detector too once and it was so new we didn’t know at first where it was coming from! Although the battery issue was resolved it is interesting they are always placed SO HIGH.
Anyways, time to buy a ladder and then take a nap.
I’d dig into these bowls because – one they are teriyaki chicken deliciousness and two I’m all over the pineapple, avocado bits in here. So good! Sweet dreams and congrats again on the new 4Runner!
Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat says
Oh my goodness that sounds terrible! Maybe you can borrow a ladder from someone to fix it? That would definitely drive me crazy! At least you get to on these delicious little quinoa bowls =)
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy says
The day I discovered homemade teriyaki sauce was fairly life changing. I am not putting it on everything and I would even happily drink it out of the bowl.
Also, I am onboard with anything that has pineapple in it at the moment.
Cathy | whatshouldimakefor.com says
you put take-out to shame with these bowls of goodness Chey. that sweet salty combo is always a winner for me. sorry to hear about your rough night. is there anything more annoying than a chirping smoke detector?! argh!!
Geraldine | Green Valley Kitchen says
Oh my goodness, smoke alarms chirping can be evil! It’s always in the middle of the night. It terrifies my dog and they are impossible to get down – I always end up just ripping it off the wall. I can’t believe that yours are up 14 feet high. Go have a long nap the afternoon – you deserve it! I love a good bowl for dinner – this one has so much flavor. I wonder if I could swap out tofu for the chicken – it would probably be fabulous!
sue | theviewfromgreatisland says
I adore dinner in a bowl — I’ve got some coming up on the blog tomorrow! And I’ve been in smoke detector hell before, it’s not fun…take a nap 🙂
Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen says
What a disaster with the smoke detector Chey!! I bet the first thing you’re doing today is going out and buying a ladder! This bowl looks delish and what I like even more about it is that it’s done in the old slow cooker! Perfect! A win-win! Can’t wait to try! Have an awesome week.
Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers says
A great bowl of goodness and love the slow-cooker chicken, especially! I’ll be trying this 🙂 Sorry about your smoke detector 🙁
Dawn @ Girl Heart Food says
So sorry to hear the alarm went off and now you are super tired! Can’t blame ya for wanting to keep things short. Lots of coffee for you today, k 🙂 ?
Ok, these bowl! Girl! They look delish! Just love all the flavours and textures you have going on here, especially that crunch factor with the cashews and avocado for the creamy yumminess . And you know that pepper flakes are not optional for me 😉 Extra please! Loves it! Pinned! Hope you have a restful day, girlie. xoxo
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
Smoke alarms always seem to go off during the middle of night! I think they do that on purpose because it’s SO annoying! Hopefully you’re recovered from that. These bowls look AMAZING, Cheyanne! I love making quinoa bowls, and with chicken teriyaki, it sounds like the most delicious meal. And so easy, too! Pinned, of course! Hope your Monday is off to a great start! And congrats on your new car!! 🙂
Kathryn @ Family Food on the Table says
OK, that’s just weird. Our carbon monoxide detector went off last week. Beeping ALL day long. (Luckily, not at night, which is when our smoke detectors like to do that as well.) I couldn’t find the thing. I seriously stood under ever single detector in our house and waited for the beep. The beep would come and I would say, “Nope, not this one.” And move to the next one. Couldn’t find it. J was not happy trying to nap through that. Finally husband gets home and after 2 hours of looking he finds the damn thing under the sink in the kids bathroom. WHAT?! Who knows but I was about to be a crazy person.
Anyway, THIS is my kind of bowl full of goodness!! Love me some teriyaki chicken and I love that you piled it up on a big bowl of quinoa and added all kinds of delicious toppings. A weeknight win for sure! Yum!!! Pinned! Go back to bed and then have a wonderful week! XO
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I really SHOULD use my slow cooker oftener than just once or twice a year…this quinoa bowl looks super delicious!