Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken over Quinoa Pilaf

5 from 6 votes

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Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken over Quinoa Pilaf is an easy and delicious make ahead dinner, perfect for any weeknight. Enjoy!

Teriyaki Chicken over quinoa pilaf

Let’s talk about this Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken over Quinoa Pilaf recipe but first I’m going to start this post with some troubling, weird and wacky news.

I just found out that my mom watches……The Bachelor. Also, The Bachelorette. And, well, is slightly obsessed with it.

She is also almost 60.

Dancing with the Stars is also one of her favorites because Maks is ‘gorgeous‘ plus other more specific adjectives that I choose not to remember.

The things that come up during our routine Sunday night chats.

Excuse me while I go die now.

Any other 60-year-olds out there watching the Monday night line-up on ABC? Just my mom? Ok.

I suppose this news is really not THAT weird or wacky. It just totally caught me off guard. You watch WHAT? You think Maks is WHAT? 

Being *almost* empty nesters have turned my parents into a hip, new people of the 21st century, ya’ll. Like people who watch the bachelor, drink green juice and almost know how to tweet using their iPhones.

Ohhhh, my parents. Gotta love ’em. 

In other news, me and the crockpot are on speaking terms again. Not that we weren’t ever off speaking terms, but ya know. I forget it exists from time to time.

ANYWAYS, it’s still hot in Portland and I’m still lazy…so…the crockpot is clawing its way back onto my counter appliance food chain and we are eating like there’s no tomorrow.

I made this recipe a few weeks ago and just about died. So easy. 10 minutes of prep. Ridiculously tasty. Did not heat up my house.

The end.

Make this and enjoy the slow-cooked goodness that is this chicken.

Here’s how to make it:

Making teriyaki chicken with other produce

In a crockpot, throw in some chicken breasts, teriyaki sauce, pineapple chunks {with all that juice too}, diced red peppers, and red onion.

 

Crockpot

Add a lid, click it to high and let ‘er rip for 4 hours which basically means until the chicken shreds just by looking at it.

And that’s it.

Teriyaki and Chicken

Serve it up over some plain rice OR quinoa that was cooked in a little butter, onion and chicken stock. AMAZING 🙂

Everyone in my family loved this and my 5-year-old daughter even asked for seconds. Shocking stuff, especially if you know my daughter at all.

Save or pin this recipe for later, folks! It’s the perfect weeknight meal!

5 from 6 votes

Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken over Quinoa Pilaf

Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken over Quinoa Pilaf is an easy and delicious make ahead dinner, perfect for any weeknight. Enjoy!
servings 4 servings
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups bottled teriyaki sauce
  • 2-3 boneless skinless chicken breasts about 1.5 pounds
  • 1 cup red bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 red onion diced
  • 1 20 oz. can pineapple chunks
  • salt & pepper to taste

for the quinoa:

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion finely diced
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • salt to taste
  • cilantro for garnish, if desired
  • sesame seeds for garnish, if desired

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients for chicken into crockpot. Stir to coat chicken. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or until chicken is very tender.
  • Shred chicken and place back into liquid. Cover and keep warm until ready to serve.
  • For quinoa, 30 minutes prior to serving chicken, melt butter in medium saucepan and sauté onion 2 minutes to start becoming tender. Stir in quinoa to coat in butter. Add in chicken stock and salt if desired. Stir, cover, bring to boil, reduce to simmer and cook 20-30 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and quinoa is soft.
  • Serve chicken over bed of warm quinoa and top with sesame seeds and cilantro.

Nutrition

Calories: 499kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 4408mg | Potassium: 1129mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 1345IU | Vitamin C: 65mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 4.8mg
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken
other teriyaki recipes you might like:

Pineapple Chicken Skewers with Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

Teriyaki Glazed Garlic Kale Meatballs with Mango Avocado Salsa

Teriyaki Shrimp Soba Noodle Bowls

 

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37 Responses
    1. Nicole Arsenault

      5 stars
      Thank you for sharing the CROCK POT TERIYAKI CHICKEN OVER QUINOA PILAF recipe. Crock pot recipes are very convenient. I work full time from home and the rest of my family is away at school and work during the day. I know my family will like this recipe.

  1. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

    My mom also is obsessed with the Bachelor! But, she’s 55 so maybe that’s ok? I don’t know. I’m still deciding on whether I am okay with it.
    BUT I am very okay with an easy, and delicious crock pot recipe! Love your crock pot too, so cute! Pinned!

  2. Karen

    The recipe looks great. I am going on 59! Trust me, we may be older, but we are far from dead. I do tabata, HiiT and lift heavy weights. I do something different everyday…keeps me young. I don’t watch those shows, but I love supernatural and person of interest…plenty of hot men on those shows…just saying. My kids are 26 and 22…not READY for grand kids yet. Thank you for another great recipe. ( PS: bet if you did some research you would find it was mainly older women reading that 50 shades of grey series….)

  3. Hollie & Jamie

    This looks great and can’t wait to try it. This is one of our favorite Food Blogs! We featured your blog on our brand new blog as one of our “Friday Favorites”. Keep on inspiring.

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  4. Bri | Bites of Bri

    My mom watches the bachelor too but now she’ll admit it’s ridiculous. Does that make it better? I can’t decide! I love this crockpot meal. I could eat it for breakfast.

  5. Ali | Gimme Some Oven

    Ha, my parents got way cooler after I went away to college too. My mom also tunes into the Bachelor every now and then, and then calls me to discuss how crazy and over-produced the show is. (I agree, yet watch it!!)

    Anyway, this meal looks awesome. Love the pineapple in there!

  6. Candi

    Lauren,
    My mom watches the Bachelor too!!! She is 72. I think it’s, well, I don’t know what to think!! And she likes Dancing with the Stars. I don’t watch those shows. Maybe we are too young to watch it. Haha!

  7. KIM A

    54 here, and I don’t watch the Bachelor or Dancing with the Stars (too much talking, not enough dancing). I do watch Blue Bloods cause Tom Selleck is a hunk! and there are a couple other shows where I am quietly admiring the hunkiness. Mostly, though I’m too busy to watch. My daughters -30 & 27 are pretty grossed out by everything I do, but I tell them – I had a life before you and now I’m getting back to it. Not that I’m doing anything all that degenerate!! I travel, go out with friends, took up painting, go to the gym, joined a bowling team, went back to college and I work. Really what is too old? Too old for what?

  8. Pam B

    Your mom is perfectly NORMAL Lauren; I’m close to her age and I watch the Bachelor because it’s so crazy the rivalry between them. The scenery is nice at the far away locations. Not much to chose from on TV these days, even with the pathetic cable choices.

  9. Heather @ Shards of Lavender

    Can I just start off by commenting on how cute your Crockpot is! I’d be a bit disturbed too if my mom confessed she watched the Bachelor too. In fact, I’m quite okay with not ever knowing about that part of her life, if it exists:) Pinned this lovely chicken for my family; it looks great!

  10. Lynn

    Love this, super easy peasy & yummy! I have to skip the bell peppers, cause my throat does this funny thing when I eat them. (Lol, it closes up, highly allergic to a food I love, just not fair!)

    Ok, I’m a 53 to “girl”, my patient is a 78 yo “woman” (her descriptions) and we both wouldn’t be caught dead watching any “reality TV” . She says people ought to meet the way they used to “in church” and just have “quickie weddings”
    Lol, some days she cracks me up!

  11. lorraine the great (ha!)

    This looks awesome (as does your crockpot, i agree with everyone above) question- does the pineapple in this dish make the meat “sweet?” this is perfect for me, but my hubs doesn’t like “sweet meat”. (how’s that for a gross combo?) my mom does not watch DWTS or the Bach.. but is obsessed and not slightly so with that Castle crime/novelist.. and i don’t think it’s the murders that keeps her watching. 🙂

    1. Lauren

      It is on the sweeter side, but I think the teriyaki sauce had something to do with that too. You could just omit the pineapple 🙂

  12. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)

    Haha, my dad loves those shows too (and Big Brother), and he’s 73! He watches the Bachelor Pad, etc., too!

  13. Jenny @ BAKE

    It always surprises me what my mother ends up referencing in our conversations! I think she’s more in touch with pop culture than I am. This crockpot chicken sounds incredible, I will definitely be making it for dinner soon.

  14. Courtney

    5 stars
    i made this for dinner on Friday night, just had to tell you it was Delicious! And it was super simple to make, and the kids liked it too, even my picky eater. I might try crushed pineapple next time. to get more pineapple in every bite. Thanks for the recipe 🙂

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  16. Samantha Jan

    5 stars
    Just made this today after finding it here (or maybe it was in the weekly meal prep email?) So good!!! It’s in circulation to be a regular!

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  19. Jennifer

    Hi! I tried this tonight, and it turned out waaaaay too salty. Couldn’t eat it! I used Kikkoman’s Teriyaki sauce and Dole chunk pineapple. Did you use low-salt teriyaki?

  20. Theresa Johnson

    This looks great. Saved it and am going to try it this week. I love loading up the crock in the morning knowing I don’t have to cook later that day! Thanks!

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