Slow Cooker Paleo Teriyaki Chicken


This Paleo Teriyaki Chicken is the easiest recipe ever. I almost didn’t post it because it feels funny sticking two things in a crock-pot and calling it a recipe. But, I figure most of you are super busy and could use more of these 5 minute prep recipes in your life.

I use this Paleo-friendly teriyaki sauce for this slow cooker recipe. You should be able to find it at Whole Foods or a local health food store. It’s really tasty and it’s Whole30 friendly. Although it tastes a little sweet like traditional teriyaki sauce, it actually has no added sweeteners. The sweet flavor just comes from the coconut sap. If you can’t find it, you can use the teriyaki sauce from this recipe.

These drumsticks are a toddler favorite. A little sweet and you can eat them with your hands? That’s a win-win in my two year old’s book!

Paleo Teriyaki Chicken

If you want to make this a one-pot meal, just toss in any vegetables that you have on hand. I added some carrots and peppers for the last hour of cooking. I like to add vegetables towards the end with this type of dish, so I can keep them from getting overcooked.

Slow Cooker Paleo Teriyaki Chicken

Slow Cooker (I use and love this one)

2 lbs. chicken drumsticks (find pasture raised drumsticks here)
1/2 cup Paleo-friendly Teriyaki Sauce (like this one)
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
Salt and pepper

  1. Generously salt and pepper the drumsticks. Place them in the slow cooker.
  2. Pour the Teriyaki sauce over the drumsticks.
  3. Cook on low for 5 hours. With the Hamilton Beach slow cooker, I’ve found 5 hours to be the magic number for drumsticks. They become super tender, but they don’t fall apart.
  4. Remove them from the slow cooker and put them in an oven safe dish. Place them under the broiler for 5 minutes to get the skin a little crispy.
  5. Sprinkle the drumsticks with sesame seeds and serve!


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BIG 10K Instagram Giveaway!


YAY! Rubies & Radishes passed the 10K mark on Instagram today! Thank you all so much for your support and inspiration. I really really love the Instagram community that we have built. It’s kind of my favorite place to hang out on the internet.

To celebrate, I am giving away some of my favorite products and books – from handbags to grassfed meat! Actually, over $400 worth of my favorite things!

What will you win?
  • Cookbook: A signed copy of my cookbook, The Paleo Foodie.
  • Cookbook: One of my favorite all time cookbook, Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans
  • Handbag: A handbag from my favorite line – LoveBirdsLA. I own 5 of their bags! They are a busy mom’s best friend. They are so vibrant and fun. I love how they can make a simple outfit like black jeans and a grey tee (basically my uniform), look like I tried.
  • 15 ml. Thieves Essential Oil: If you know me, you know that I am an essential oil addict. I use them for everything. Young Living’s special blend, Thieves is one of my favorites. It’s a great one to help support our immune systems during cold and flu season.
  • Grass-fed Beef: $50 gift card to TX Bar Organics – The most delicious and tender grass-fed beef that I’ve ever tasted!
  • Skincare: $50 gift card to Primal Life Organics – I love love love their products. They are not only void off harmful chemicals, they are ultra nourishing.
  • Butter Coffee: 6 pack of Coffee Blocks. These things are awesome. You just add hot water and you are good to go with high-quality coffee, packed with egg yolks, butter and coconut oil. It’ll keep you fueled for hours to come.
  • Grass-fed Ghee: A sample pack of Pure Indian Foods delicious grass-fed ghee. Value of $98!
  • Paleo Shopping: $50 gift card to One Stop Paleo Shop – This is a great online shop, where you can find all kinds of Paleo snacks and specialty items!
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*The winner will be announced on Instagram on Friday, October 17th. This giveaway is open to US residents only.

Good luck!



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