Healthy Slow-Cooker Teriyaki Chicken + 5 Meal Ideas

Sep 20 2018
Cook once, eat ALL week! The secret: this super-versatile batch of slow-cooked shredded chicken... and our FIVE fantastic serving suggestions!

Hungry Girl's Healthy Slow-Cooker Very Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

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1/6th of recipe (about 3/4 cup): 191 calories, 3g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 465mg sodium, 13g carbs, 1g fiber, 9g sugars, 26g protein

SmartPoints® value 2*

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 3 - 4 hours or 7 - 8 hours


One 8-oz. can crushed pineapple in juice (not drained)

1 tbsp. chopped garlic

1/2 tsp. ground ginger

1 1/2 lbs. raw boneless skinless chicken breast

1/8 tsp. each salt and black pepper

1 cup chopped onion

1/3 cup thick teriyaki sauce or marinade, or more for topping

Optional toppings: chopped scallions, sesame seeds


In a slow cooker, combine pineapple, garlic, ginger, and 1/4 cup water. Mix well.

Season chicken with salt and pepper, and add to slow cooker. Evenly top with onion.

Cover and cook on high for 3 - 4 hours or on low for 7 - 8 hours, until chicken is fully cooked.

Using a slotted spoon, transfer the contents of the slow cooker to a large bowl. (Discard the remaining liquid.)

Shred chicken with two forks. Add teriyaki, and mix well.


5 Ways to Enjoy It…

Over Steamed Broccoli Slaw: Cook 2 cups bagged broccoli cole slaw in a microwave or skillet until soft. Top or toss with 1 serving of the chicken. (241 calories, FreestyleSmartPoints® value 2*)

In Lettuce Cups: Evenly distribute 1 serving of the chicken among 3 large iceberg or butter lettuce leaves. (201 calories, FreestyleSmartPoints® value 2*)

On an English Muffin with Pineapple: Split a light English muffin, and lightly toast. Top with 1 serving of the chicken. Top each half with a pineapple ring. (353 calories, FreestyleSmartPoints® value 5*)

In a Cooked Bell Pepper: Cut off the top of a red bell pepper, and remove seeds and stem. Cook at 350 degrees until soft, 20 - 30 minutes. Fill with 1 serving of the chicken. (234 calories, FreestyleSmartPoints® value 2*)

Over Stir-Fry Veggies: Heat 2 cups frozen stir-fry veggies in a skillet or microwave. Top or toss with 1 serving of the chicken. (267 calories, FreestyleSmartPoints® value 2*)

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