Slow Cooker Chicken Donburi Bowls

by hintofhelen
Slow Cooker Donburi Bowls Recipe

Chicken Donburi bowls are my favourite thing to order at Wagamamas. The sweet, sticky chicken is the perfect contrast to the fresh, crisp carrots and peashoots – it feels like a treat, but also healthy at the same time, win-win!

Donburi (丼) is actually a general term for “bowl” in Japanese. It’s also used to refer to rice dishes consisting of fish, meat, vegetables or other ingredients served over rice – this recipe copies Wagamamas serving style – with a teriyaki sauce, grated carrots, sliced spring onions and a generous handful of pea shoots.

Slow Cooker Donburi Bowls Recipe

This slow cooker donburi bowl recipe is super easy to make in the slow cooker. There’s literally less than 5 minutes prep needed in the morning, and just 3 ingredients for the chicken! Because you don’t need to cook the veggies it’s super easy to serve too, just cook some rice (if its micro-rice you’re in for a super quick dinner!) and serve. I love meals like this.

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Slow Cooker Donburi Bowls Recipe

How To Make Wagamama Donburi Bowls In The Slow Cooker

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1. Trim chicken thighs of excess fat and place into the slow cooker

Chicken in slow cooker

2. Add the teriyaki sauce and water to the chickenChicken teriyaki in slow cooker

3. Stir to cover the chicken chicken teriyaki in slow cooker

4. Then place the lid on and cook on low for 6 hours or high for 4chicken teriyaki in slow cooker

5. Once cooked, pick out the chicken pieces (discard of the liquid) and pull it apart with two forks. Once pulled apart, add the remaining teriyaki sauce (enough to make it well coated and as saucy as you like) then stir to coat. 

6. Fill a bowl with a layer of riceslow cooker donburi bowl recipe

7. Then add the chicken to the centerslow cooker donburi bowl recipe

8. Top with spring onionslow cooker donburi bowl recipe

9. Then add the grated carrots and pea shoots – then serve! slow cooker donburi bowl recipe

Yield: 4 People

Slow Cooker Wagamama Donburi Bowl

Slow Cooker Donburi Bowls Recipe

Wagamama fakeaway Domburi bowl - slow cooked chicken in teriyaki sauce served with white rice, shredded carrots, pea shoots and spring onions - yum!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes


  • 4-6 chicken thighs
  • 5 tbsp teriyaki sauce
  • 3 tbsp water

To Serve

  • 300g cooked white rice (jasmine or sticky if you have it)
  • 1 bag pea shoots
  • 1-2 carrots, grated
  • 3 spring onions, chopped


  1. Trim the chicken thighs of any excess fat
  2. Place the chicken thighs into the slow cooker, with 3 tbsp teriyaki sauce and 3 tbsp water
  3. Cook on low for 6 hours or 4 hours on high
  4. Once cooked, pick out the pieces of chicken and place into a large bowl/dish. Discard of the liquid.
  5. Take two forks and shred the chicken, then add the remaining 3 tbsp of teriyaki sauce to the chicken (or as much as you need to get it as saucy as you want) - mix to coat
  6. Grate the carrot and finely chop the spring onions
  7. Then serve the shredded chicken on a bed of hot rice, topped with a handful of pea shoots, grated carrot and chopped spring onion


In the supermarket i noticed both teriyaki marinate and sauce - make sure to pick up the sauce (it's thick).

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Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 464Trans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 15gCarbohydrates 27gFiber 3gSugar 5gProtein 41g

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