Go Back
+ servings
Chicken Teriyaki meatballs in a white bowl with pink chopsticks in foreground
Print Recipe
5 from 1 vote

Lazy Chicken Teriyaki Meatballs

Easy gluten free chicken meatballs in a sweet and savory teriyaki sauce that cooks altogether in your slow cooker. No browning of meatballs needed!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
meatball chilling time30 mins
Total Time5 hrs
Course: Brunch, dinner, gluten free, lunch, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: Asian inspired
Keyword: Chicken meatballs, chicken teriyaki meatballs, easy chicken teriyake meatballs, Easy dinner, easy slow cooker meatballs, teriyaki chicken meatballs, teriyaki meatballs
Servings: 6 meatballs
Calories: 260kcal


  • slow cooker. Casserole crockpot works really well with this recipe
  • mixing bowl
  • ice cream scoop
  • optional (but helpful): meat thermometer


Chicken Meatballs

  • 2 lbs ground chicken
  • 1.5 cups Chex Cereal crumbs or panko crumbs
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup soy sauce (or gluten free alternative) If you are using Braggs Liquid Aminos I suggest 3 tablespoon as it is saltier tasting
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried Thai basil
  • ¼ teaspoon dried ground ginger

Teriyaki Sauce


Meatball Mixture

  • add chicken, crumbs of choice, eggs, soy sauce (or gluten free alternative), Thai basil, ginger and garlic to a mixing bowl. **see not above recipe for details on making Chex crumbs
    rolling pin crushing a bag full of Chex cereal
  • use hand to gentle mix ingredients. Do not over work as the chicken will become too mushy.
  • place chicken mixture in refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Teriyaki Sauce

  • add cold water and corn starch into slow cooker and whisk together
  • put slow cooker on high and add honey, soy sauce (or alternative), garlic and toasted sesame oil
  • allow mixture to warm while you make meatballs

To Make Chicken Meatballs

  • after 30 minutes, remove mixture from refrigerator and turn slow cooker down to low
  • use an ice cream or meatball scoop to assist with form 2" chicken meatballs
  • add meatballs to sauce one at a time. When finished, spoon the sauce over the meatballs and cover
  • Cook 3-4 hours on low, or until they reach an internal temperature of 165°
    raw chicken meatballs in teriyaki sauce waiting to be slow cooked


Calories: 260kcal