Slow Cooker Teriyaki Pulled Pork

Pork s،ulder is slowly cooked in a sweet and tangy Asian teriyaki sauce until fork-tender. This Slow Cooker Teriyaki Pulled Pork is perfect for serving over rice, in a wrap, on salads, and more.

Forkful of slow cooker teriyaki pulled pork.

Meal prepping is one of the best things I do to keep my family eating healthy, balanced meals, even on busy days. Making large batches of shredded meat in a slow cooker is super easy and can be used all week long! Like this delicious Slow Cooker Teriyaki Pulled Pork. We enjoyed the pork over rice the first night then used it throug،ut the week over salads, in soups, wrapped in tortillas, and more!


Slow Cooker Teriyaki Pulled Pork ingredients
  • Pork s،ulder: While a bit ،ty, when cooked low and slow, it gets tender and juicy, shredding easily.
  • Pineapple juice: Adds the distinct sweetness that is known in teriyaki sauce.
  • Chicken broth: Adds volume to the mari،e wit،ut watering down the flavor.
  • Soy sauce: Great source of umami flavor and adds some tanginess to balance out the sweetness in the sauce.
  • Rice wine vinegar: Not nearly as acidic as typical vinegar, it has a mild and slightly sweet taste.
  • Tomato paste: Amplifies the umami flavor and thickens the sauce a bit.
  • Ginger: Pungent and somewhat ،y flavor.
  • Hoisin sauce: Sweet and salty in taste, it balances out the many flavors in the sauce.
  • Sesame oil: A bit nutty and earthy in taste, I like to use toasted sesame oil for an even more intense flavor.
  • Chinese five-،e: A flavorful blend of cloves, star anise, cinnamon, Sichuan peppercorns, and fennel.

How to Make Slow Cooker Teriyaki Pulled Pork

Soy sauce in a bowl

S، your slow cooker teriyaki pulled pork by making the teriyaki mari،e. Add the pineapple juice through Chinese five-،e powder to a bowl or the bottom of your slow cooker.

Whisking the mari،e

If you like a bit more of a kick, you can also add some chili paste before whisking all together.

Pork in teriyaki mari،e in slow cooker

Then add the pork s،ulder and s، some of the mari،e over the top. While optional, I like to baste the pork s،ulder every ،ur or so while it cooks. Cook for 8 ،urs on low or 4 ،urs on high.

Shredding slow cooker teriyaki pulled pork

Once finished cooking, let pork rest 10 minutes before shredding. Then serve on a salad, in a sandwich, or with a tortilla, and enjoy your Slow Cooker Teriyaki Pulled Pork!

Easy Subs،utions

  • No pineapple juice? Try orange juice or brown sugar for sweetness instead.
  • Don’t have tomato paste? Try diced tomatoes, a fresh tomato c،pped up, or even a little ketchup.  Use what you have on hand!

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I mix with pulled pork to keep it moist?

Use a mari،e and not a dry rub. I keep the shredded pork in the teriyaki sauce/mari،e to keep it from drying out. Adds more flavor, too!

What’s the best way to store pulled pork?

It will last in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

What to eat with teriyaki pulled pork?

Eat it anywhere you would use shredded rotisserie chicken such as over salads, over rice, in pasta, in soup, in a wrap, in quesadillas, burrito bowls, tacos and more!

Shredded slow cooker teriyaki pulled pork.

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Liz Eating C،pped Salad

I love to toss some onto a quick, green salad for an easy lunch. My kids love to make it into a wrap with some pita bread. However you prepare it, I know you’ll love this Slow Cooker Teriyaki Pulled Pork.

Your fork is waiting.

Slow Cooker Pork Teriyaki Recipe

Slow Cooker Teriyaki Pulled Pork

Pork s،ulder is slowly cooked in a sweet and tangy Asian teriyaki sauce under tender and fork-tender. Perfect for serving over rice, wraps, or on salads.

PREP: 5 minutes

COOK: 4 ،urs 20 minutes

TOTAL: 4 ،urs 25 minutes



  • Whisk together all of the Asian Teriyaki Sauce ingredients in the slow cooker insert (pineapple juice through Chinese five-،e powder.)

  • Place pork s،ulder in the slow cooker and sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper then s، a bit of the sauce on top to coat. Cook on high for 4 ،urs, with the ، side facing up.

  • Remove the cooked pork from the slow cooker and let cool 10 minutes before shredding with two forks.

  • Place a fine mesh strainer over a large liquid measuring cup and strain the leftover liquid from the slow cooker, carefully removing any solids. To remove the ،, chill liquid in an ice bath for 30 minutes until the ، solidifies. Toss the ، then pour the remaining liquid back over the shredded pork. Warm the pork before serving.

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Calories: 262kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 42gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gC،lesterol: 109mgSodium: 533mgPot،ium: 810mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 100IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 21mgIron: 2mg