I have said time and time again that I am all about simplicity and this recipe is nothing but S-I-M-P-L-E! I have been wanting to experiment with new marinades and step out of my comfort zone with different parts of chicken. I never cook anything, but boneless skinless breasts, but with this particular recipe I felt it may need more fat for the sauce to stick to. I’m still squirmish to even say it, but the dark meat really did add more flavor for a chicken teriyaki dish that only has two ingredients!!!
There are several recipes that I found, where you could make your own marinade, and I would totally do that if I had extra time. My theory is, why reinvent the wheel, when you can grab one from the shelves?!?! I love Kikkomon products, so I chose their Teriyaki Original sauce, because their soy sauce is the jam and no other brand compares. I checked the ingredients when buying and it was almost an exact dupe to the recipes that called for to make your own sauce from scratch. FromAdmittedly, I did a taste test, because I was worried about having chicken that fell off the bone, but was just not up to par with oven baked chicken that had so many amazing reviews. So, what’s a girl with a new blog to do, other than cook two batches to find out?! I did one in the oven and one in the crockpot and the winner was the crockpot version! (I will never second guess the ultimate kitchen tool again)! Both Fred and our niece said they would never have been able to tell a difference, if I hadn’t told them they were cooked differently. #winning
1 Bottle of Kikkoman Teriyaki Original Sauce
1-2 lbs. Chicken breasts (boneless thigh or breast)
12 ounce bag of Stir-fry vegetables, if desired
Place chicken in crockpot.
Add frozen or fresh vegetables of choice.
Pour 3/4 of the bottle of teriyaki sauce over chicken and vegetables.
Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours or low 4-6 hours.
If you have a few extra minutes before serving, and want to add an extra touch, pre-heat oven to Broil. Remove chicken from crockpot and place on baking sheet. Baste with sauce and bake for 3-5 minutes to blacken and crisp the edges. If you prefer to cook it in the oven the recipe is also super simple, but requires a bit more attention. Follow these simple steps:
Marinate chicken overnight or at least a few hours before cooking. Pre-heat oven to 350°. Place marinated chicken on baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes on each side turning halfway through. Baste every 15 minutes. Enjoy!