Sunday, September 1, 2013

Slow Cooker Sunday: Lunch for a Week Under 20 Dollars - Chicken Teriyaki

I really hate having to pack lunch for work, but more than that, I hate paying $5 to $7 per lunch when I run to grab something because I am hungry as heck by 12:15 each day. I found a recipe floating around on Facebook for Chicken Teriyaki in a slow cooker and gave it a try. It was pretty good, but I modified it and changed it to make a new recipe I prefer. Total cost for ingredients is under $20 and it makes enough servings for 7 entire days worth of lunch or dinner. I partner it with rice and some fresh pineapple. I also prepare it on Sunday, put it in individual serving containers in my refrigerator and grab one each morning. Lunch could not be any easier in my world.

Rancho No Dinero Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken

  • 1 Large Can Pineapple Juice
  • 8oz Soy Sauce (You could try low sodium, I haven't yet)
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • Ginger and Garlic (to taste, not necessary)
  • 6 Good Size Chicken Breasts (I use organic)

In your slow cooker crock add juice, soy sauce, and sugar along with ginger and/or garlic. Give it a stir. Add the chicken breasts. Put on the lid. Slow cook for 5 - 7 hours (when chicken breasts shred or fall apart I consider them done. Cook to the texture you like.).

Makes 5 - 7 servings.