I have so many recipes to add to the Good For You Gluten Free blog – but no time these days to sit down and take care of business. But today I’m sitting down and writing this keeper recipe for you – you’re welcome! It’s a slow cooker (yipee!) recipe using boneless chicken breasts and a slew of asian infused ingredients. I found the recipe online (thank you!) and with a few tweeks, adapted it to be gluten-free. I think we can all agree that gluten-free cooking doesn’t get easier than this recipe.
On the day I made this, my son and I needed to leave the house at 4:00p m and we wouldn’t be back until 7:00 pm. I started making it in the morning so it would be ready before we left. I created two to-go bowls (over rice cooker rice) and my son and I were set for a delicious dinner on the go – no drive thru for us!
Throw all the ingredients in the crockpot and a wonderful meal awaits you!
- 4-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (cleaned and patted dry)
- 2 cloves of minced garlic
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup tamari (gluten-free soy sauce) - low sodium
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar
- 1 Tbsp. fresh grated ginger
- 4-5 cranks black pepper
- 1/2 cup chopped white or yellow onion
- Sesame seeds (optional)
- Chopped green onions (optional)
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 Tbsp. cornstarch or arrowroot powder
In a large bowl, whisk together garlic, honey, tamari, rice vinegar, ginger, and pepper. Add onions to mixture. Set aside.
Add single layer of chicken breasts to bottom of Crock Pot.
Cover chicken with wet mixture. Set Crock Pot to cook on high for 4-5 hours.
At the end of the cooking cycle, remove chicken from Crock Pot and shred with fork in a clean bowl. Set aside.
Add remaining sauce from slow cooker to a saucepan, bring to rolling boil.
In a separate bowl, combine water and cornstarch. Whisk until lumps are gone, then add to saucepan and whisk until sauce thickens, about 5 minutes.
Pour teriyaki mixture over shredded chicken (use as much or as little of it as you want depending how saucy you want it).
Place shredded chicken over rice, add sesame seeds and/or green onions (optional). Enjoy!