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Slow Cooker, Sugar-Free, Pulled Sesame Teriyaki Chicken Sliders

by Jennifer Wieland
Slow Cooker, Sugar-Free, Pulled Sesame Teriyaki Chicken Sliders
Thank you for Steviva for providing products for today’s post. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

I am one of those people that loves her slow cooker. It just makes life so much easier. It’s a great way to throw some ingredients together and forget about it until it’s time to eat. It’s also a great way to make huge amounts of food for parties, holidays or sporting events. Since I was diagnosed as diabetic I have been watching my sugar and carb intake, trying to get a handle on my wildly out of control blood sugar levels. It’s amazing once you start focusing on labels while shopping. You realize that sugar is in almost everything in some way, shape or form. Sauces and dressings are a huge culprit of this. You quickly learn that many things need to go or you need to look into alternatives. Alternatives like making your own with alternatives to sugar. That’s just what I did with these slow cooker, sugar-free, pulled sesame teriyaki chicken sliders. I created my own sesame teriyaki sauce and soy ginger dressing to create this delicious meal. 

Slow Cooker, Sugar-Free, Pulled Sesame Teriyaki Chicken Sliders

To make both the teriyaki sauce and the soy ginger dressing I used a sugar alternative from the Steviva company as a replacement to honey. Steviva’s Nectevia Original blend is a great liquid sweetener that infuses organic blue agave nectar with premium 100% pure stevia extract. This combination creates a decadent, indulgent taste experience with only 1/4 the calories, carbs and sugars of regular agave, or table sugar.

Slow Cooker, Sugar-Free, Pulled Sesame Teriyaki Chicken Sliders

To get this recipe going I first made some sugar-free sesame teriyaki sauce.

Slow Cooker, Sugar-Free, Pulled Sesame Teriyaki Chicken Sliders

If you’ve never made your own teriyaki sauce it is unbelievably simple to do. It comes together in minutes and it’s also easy to customize with your own flavor choices. 

Slow Cooker, Sugar-Free, Pulled Sesame Teriyaki Chicken Sliders

Sometimes I forget to put a meal together for the slow cooker first thing in the morning. This recipe is perfect for those times. Since you are using boneless, skinless chicken breasts they cook much faster than a large piece of meat. On high, this cooks in a couple of hours. 

Slow Cooker, Sugar-Free, Pulled Sesame Teriyaki Chicken Sliders

Once the meat is fork tender you can take it out and shred it with two forks or use your stand mixer with the paddle attachment for some hands free shredding.

Slow Cooker, Sugar-Free, Pulled Sesame Teriyaki Chicken Sliders

Toss the meat back into the slow cooker with the teriyaki sauce and stir to get the meat nice and saucy. Lower the slow cooker to the keep warm setting and eat when ready.

Slow Cooker, Sugar-Free, Pulled Sesame Teriyaki Chicken Sliders

To make the sliders even more delicious I made a quick Asian slaw. It took only a few minutes to make a sugar-free ginger soy dressing. I once again used Steviva’s Nectevia Original in this recipe. I then tossed it with some coleslaw mix, shredded carrots, red pepper and green onion. 

Slow Cooker, Sugar-Free, Pulled Sesame Teriyaki Chicken Sliders

Let it hangout in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes for the veggies to really grab up all the flavor of the dressing.

Slow Cooker, Sugar-Free, Pulled Sesame Teriyaki Chicken Sliders

To give these sliders some heat I mixed mayonnaise and sriracha to make a sriracha mayo. You can easily make this as hot or as mild as you want. That bit of heat was a perfect pairing for the sweet and salty of the teriyaki and dressing.

Slow Cooker, Sugar-Free, Pulled Sesame Teriyaki Chicken Sliders

Once everything was loaded onto some small rolls it was time to eat. All of the textures and flavors made this dish not only eye-catching but delicious as well. 

Slow Cooker, Sugar-Free, Pulled Sesame Teriyaki Chicken Sliders

If you’re looking to cut calories, lower carb intake or cut sugar from your diet then Steviva has just the products for you. With Steviva’s large product list of sugar alternatives you will easily be able to find just what you need for any cooking, baking or drink making you may need to do. All of their products can be purchased easily online form their store. Right now my readers can also enjoy a 20% discount on their purchases with the code THANKYOU at checkout. If you’re new to sugar alternatives and need recipes, ideas and inspiration be sure to follow Steviva on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

Slow Cooker, Sugar-Free, Pulled Sesame Teriyaki Chicken Sliders
Serves 6
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
4 hr
Total Time
4 hr 30 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
4 hr
Total Time
4 hr 30 min
1133 calories
97 g
150 g
50 g
70 g
8 g
676 g
8623 g
34 g
0 g
39 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
676g
Servings
6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1133
Calories from Fat 439
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 50g
76%
Saturated Fat 8g
40%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 22g
Monounsaturated Fat 17g
Cholesterol 150mg
50%
Sodium 8623mg
359%
Total Carbohydrates 97g
32%
Dietary Fiber 6g
25%
Sugars 34g
Protein 70g
Vitamin A
82%
Vitamin C
98%
Calcium
30%
Iron
62%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
For the Sugar-Free Sesame Teriyaki Sauce
  1. 1/2 c. Recued Sodium Soy Sauce
  2. 1/2 c. Water
  3. 2 tbsp. Nectevia Original
  4. 4 tbsp. Rice Vinegar
  5. 2 tbsp. Corn Starch
  6. 1 tbsp. Sesame Seeds
  7. 1/4 tsp. Ground Ginger
  8. 2 cloves Minced Garlic
  9. For the Sugar-Free Ginger Soy Dressing
  10. 1/4 c. Nectevia Original
  11. 1/4 c. Vegetable Oil
  12. 1/4 c. Rice Vinegar (I used unseasoned.)
  13. 1 tbsp. Reduced Sodium Soy Sauce
  14. 1 tsp. Sesame Oil
  15. 1/2 tsp. Sriracha Sauce
  16. 1/4 tsp. Ground Ginger
  17. 1 clove Minced Garlic
For the Asian Slaw
  1. 4 c. Bagged Coleslaw Blend
  2. 1 c. Shredded Carrots
  3. 1 Red Bell Pepper, sliced into very thin 2" long pieces.
  4. 2 green onions, finely sliced
  5. 3/4 c. Sugar-Free Ginger Soy Dressing
For the Sriracha Mayonnaise
  1. 1 c. Mayonnaise
  2. 1-2 tbsp. Sriracha Sauce (Use more or less for your heat preference.)
For the Slow Cooker, Sugar-Free Pulled Sesame Teriyaki Chicken Sliders
  1. 2 lbs. Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
  2. 1/4 tsp. Black Pepper
  3. 1 - 11/4 c. Sugar-Free Sesame Teriyaki Sauce
  4. 2-3 tbsp. Water
  5. 12 Slider Buns or Dinner Rolls
  6. Asian Slaw
  7. Sriracha Mayonnaise
For the Sugar-Free Sesame Teriyaki Sauce
  1. Whisk all of the ingredients together into a saucepan.
  2. Heat over medium-high heat until the edges start to bubble.
  3. Lower the heat to medium and continue to whisk until sauce thickens.
  4. If the sauce gets to thick add some water to thin out.
For the Sugar-Free Ginger Soy Dressing
  1. Place all of the ingredients into a bowl and whisk together to combine. You can also place all of the ingredients into a jar with a lid and shake to combine.
For the Asian Slaw
  1. Place the coleslaw mix, shredded carrots, red bell pepper and green onions into a large bowl. Pour the sugar-free ginger soy dressing onto the vegetables and toss to coat.
  2. Chill in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes to let the veggies absorb all of the flavor from the dressing.
For the Sriracha Mayonnaise
  1. In a bowl stir together the mayonnaise and Sriracha sauce.
For the Slow Cooker, Sugar-Free Pulled Sesame Teriyaki Chicken Sliders
  1. Place the chicken in the slow cooker.
  2. Season the chicken with black pepper and top with the sugar-free sesame teriyaki sauce and water if needed.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or on high for 2-3 hours or until starting to fall apart when picked up with fork or tongs.
  4. Remove only the chicken from the slow cooker.
  5. Shred the chicken with two forks or in the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.
  6. Put the chicken back into the slow cooker with the sauce and stir to coat the meat.
  7. Lower the slow cooker to the warm setting.
  8. To assemble the sandwiches, slice rolls or open the slider buns and top each with some of the chicken and sauce. Next place some of the Asian slaw onto the meat. Spread the Sriracha mayonnaise onto the inside of the top of the bun. Place the top of the bun on the sandwich and enjoy.
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calories
1133
fat
50g
protein
70g
carbs
97g
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