Paleo Slowcooker Teriyaki Chicken

September 20, 2017

This recipe for paleo slowcooker teriyaki chicken was born out of a need to replace a void, the void left in my heart when I decided to let go of the rice bowl places I love so much during my Whole 30. Fortunately enough for me, the places near me (Waba Grill is my jam) still offer kale salads with the meat, minus the teriyaki sauce. That’s all fine and dandy, but seriously where’s the fun in that? At the end of the day it’s just chicken and kale

As you may know, there’s a lot of no-no items in the teriyaki rice bowl places (one of which is in the name) when it comes to doing the Whole 30 and for good reason. Not withstanding the digestive distress caused by grains (rice) and gluten (soy sauce), it’s also a way to reset food addictions. I mean this was a weekly staple for me for a VERY long time. It got to the point where the people knew my order before I even stepped up to the register. I guess that’s better than it being at Burger King, but still a bit much.

Enter the King of Whole 30

Enter in the king of Whole 30 teriyaki anything, coconut aminos. Coconut aminos are basically created by tapping into the coconut sap, then salting and fermenting the sap to create something that looks darn close to soy sauce. It can be used in place of soy sauce because it tastes pretty darn close to it too. I used this when I wasn’t doing a Whole 30 in place of traditional soy sauce and it did the job 🙂

This paleo slowcooker teriyaki chicken is super easy to make, and pretty quick because the slowcooker is doing all the work for you (round of applause for slowcookers everywhere). The hardest part of this dish is deciding what you want to serve with your paleo slowcooker teriyaki chicken. You can serve it atop a bed of cauliflower rice, with steamed veggies like broccoli or carrots, or with roasted bok choy.

paleo slowcooker teriyaki chicken


The awesome thing about this paleo slowcooker teriyaki chicken? you will never know your not at your favorite teriyaki rice joint 🙂

Paleo Slowcooker Teriyaki Chicken

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 hours

Total Time: 5 hours, 30 minutes



  1. Start out by marinating the chicken in a large bag with the coconut aminos. Make sure the chicken breasts are fully coated, and let marinate for an hour or so.
  2. Turn the slowcooker on high, and place the bone broth in first. Place the chicken breast in, and use the remaining coconut aminos in the bag to cover the chicken completely. Cook for 4 - 5 hours, or until the chicken can come apart easily.
  3. If roasting veggies, pre heat the oven to 400. Spray with avocado oil or ghee, and top with salt and pepper. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes, or reached desired level of crisp.
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    Melissa | Bless this Mess

    All hail the slow cooker! Love it!

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