A simple homemade paleo teriyaki sauce slow cooks with chicken wings in this easy slow cooker recipe. This is a great everyday appetizer or game-day snack.
In my opinion, chicken wings go together with game day like peanut butter & jelly. It’s almost as if I can’t watch a sporting event unless there is a big old pile of wings in front of me.
This uses the same homemade teriyaki sauce that I used in my Baked Pineapple Teriyaki Pork Chops recipe. It’s very easy to make and you can use it on a number of things. There are a number of reasons I recommend homemade sauce vs store-bought but the main ones are: 1) it’s cheaper and you probably already have all the ingredients in your pantry AND 2) you have control of what you’re eating. Meaning no added preservatives or other junk.
If you want your wings to have crisp skin then you will need to broil them in the oven after cooking. Be gentle taking them out the slow cooker; my experience, slow cooking makes the wings so tender that it might fall off the bones when you take them out.
Sesame seeds or without? Up to you.Print
- 1 lb chicken wings
- 1/2 tsp sesame seeds (optional)
- 1 tsp arrowroot starch + 2 tsp water (optional)
- 1/3 cup coconut aminos or low-sodium soy sauce
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 tbsp rice vinegar
- 3 tbsp water
- 3 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp ginger, minced
- In a small bowl, whisk together sauce ingredients.
- Add chicken wings to bottom of slow cooker. Pour sauce on top.
- Cook HIGH 2-3 hours or LOW 4-6.
- Top with sesame seeds (if using) before serving
Optional step to thicken the sauce:
- Remove wings from slow cooker.
- Mix together arrowroot starch and water in a small bowl. Pour mixture into slow cooker and cook on HIGH 5-10 minutes or until the sauce has thickened. Pour sauce on top of wings or add them back into the slow cooker until ready to serve.
I made these wings in my 3.5 quart slow cooker which could have easily cooked an additional 2 pounds. YES, you can double or even triple this recipe for a larger crowd.
The sauce will be a little on the watery side unless you add the arrowroot/water slurry at the end to thicken it up. This is an optional step; even I don’t do it sometimes (too lazy).
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