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Sweet Slow-Cooker Teriyaki Chicken with Easy Baked Veggies

Friday, August 9, 2013

With Brandon in the field for military training this week, I’ve been flying solo on all the parenting responsibilities. Try to imagine being a stay-at-home parent times two. To compound the week, we had pre-kindergarten registration, the start of a new dance season, two sets of doctor’s appointments to update the girls’ shots records, and no zumba classes to relieve some pent-up stress.

When my calendar is jam-packed, my crockpot gets a lot of use. I like to throw a bunch of things together in the slow-cooker early in the morning before the day gets crazy. I usually have leftovers which make for a fantastic next-day lunch.

Sweet Crockpot Teriyaki Chicken

  • 2lbs Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 2/3 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Cup Garlic and Onion Teriyaki Sauce
  • 2 Cups Chicken Broth
Add all ingredients and slow cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4 hours. I had a bunch of veggies that I needed to cook, so I served this d-lish dish with a side of baked veggies.

Easy Baked Veggies
  • Zucchini (sliced)
  • Cucumbers (sliced)
  • Baby Carrots
  • Parmesan Cheese
Preheat oven at 350 degrees. Spray a cookie sheet with Pam. Spread veggies on the tray. Dust with Parmesan. Bake for 40-45 minutes.


In the midst of the week’s hustle and bustle, we stole lots of couch cuddles and I cherished watching Whitney begin with her third dance company. Back in Georgia she never missed a single rehearsal, but we ended up PCSing (moving) two weeks before her year-end recital. We even had the costume purchased and the whole nine. But, we begin again with our chins up ready to tackle anything in our path; be it a new dance team with a new routine, new instructor, and new friends. Or be it acting as a single parent while the husband is away in the field. Because carrying on with our lives as a military family is all we know how to do.

Dance Force March 2013
The last week of dance in Georgia.

The start of a new season in Texas.

A tiny dancer.

And finishing the day with one of our favorites, The Jellybeans and the Big Dance.

Erin Bettis


  1. Looks super yummy! We'll have to try this one as I'm totally down for crock pot cooking! I actually want to get into freezer crock pot cooking at least do some easy make-ahead meals before the next little buddy arrives.

    And Whitney is super cute! Hope she had a great time in the new ballet class!

    1. Big E,

      This recipe was very easy and really yummy. The only thing I dislike about crock-pot cooking is cleaning out the inner-ceramic bowl. I wish I could fit it into the dishwasher. But, I love throwing ingredients together to make deliciousness.

      - EB


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