Slow Cooker Sesame Garlic Chicken

This slow cooker sesame garlic chicken reminds me of a teriyaki chicken dish, that local Hawaiian restaurant serves. But now when I have a craving, I can make this, and it’s a lot cheaper too! I like to serve this with jasmine rice, and a drizzle of Sriracha hot chili sauce (only if want to make it super spicy!)

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours

Total Time: 8 hours, 15 minutes

Serving Size: 5-6


3 tablespoons cornstarch

3 tablespoons water

1/4 cup soy sauce

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup pineapple juice(I used the juice from a small can of pineapples)

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1.5 to 2 pounds of chicken breasts, sliced or cubed

2 garlic cloves chopped finely

2-3 cups sliced mushrooms

1 bunch of green onions sliced, some reserved for serving

2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds, plus more for serving

jasmine rice for serving

Sriracha hot sauce for serving (if you like it spicy)


  1. Mix the cornstarch and the 3 tablespoons of water in a medium bowl, until the cornstarch dissolves. Add the soy sauce, brown sugar, pineapple juice, garlic powder, and black pepper. Mix well. Put the mixture into the slow cooker.
  2. Add the chicken, garlic, mushrooms, green onions, and sesame seeds into the slow cooker, making sure to save some green onions for serving.
  3. Give all the ingredients a stir.
  4. Cook on low for 8 hours.
  5. Stir once more after cooking time is done.
  6. Serve with rice, and top with reserved green onions and sesame seeds.