Thanks to the slow cooker, teriyaki pork with peanut sauce only takes 10 minutes to prep for a dish that’s tender, flavorful, and always a crowd-pleaser!
When I want a flavorful dish that doesn’t take a lot of prep work, I always turn to my slow cooker. Just add all the ingredients, then let it work its magic!
One of my favorite set-it-and-forget-it dishes has to be this teriyaki pork with peanut sauce. The pork cooks all day, then all you have to do is prep the final ingredients when you’re ready to serve. So easy.
I love adding some red pepper flakes for a little heat to balance out the sweetness. Then, top it off with chopped nuts for crunch and a squeeze of lime for a little brightness!
The result is so tender, so flavorful, and always a crowd-pleaser.
And it makes enough to feed a crowd, too! So whether you’re cooking for a big group or simply want some leftovers to enjoy throughout the week, this is the perfect dish.
How to make teriyaki pork with peanut sauce
Would you believe that this recipe comes together with less than 10 ingredients? It’s so easy to throw together!
Step 1: Coat the slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. Add the pork (in a single layer if possible), turning the pieces cut-side up.
Step 2: In a small bowl, mix the teriyaki sauce, rice vinegar, red pepper flakes (if using), and garlic.
Step 3: Pour the sauce over the pork.
Step 4: Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 9 hours.
Step 5: Transfer the pork to a bowl and shred with two forks.
Step 6: Add the peanut butter to the liquid in the slow cooker and stir until it dissolves.
Step 7: Return the pork to the slow cooker and toss until the meat is well-coated in the sauce.
Step 8: Garnish each serving with scallions, nuts, and a squeeze of lime.
The lime and scallions add just the right amount of fresh flavor while the chopped nuts give the dish a nice crunch to go with the super tender pork. No one will ever believe it was so easy to make!
What to serve with this dish
Want to throw together a side or two while your meal is cooking? I recommend something with bright, fresh flavor to go with the hearty pork!
Personally, I like to stick to Asian-inspired flavors. For something green, I usually make my sesame broccoli slaw, or spicy baby bok choy with warm ginger dressing.
To keep it super simple, Asian cucumber salad is another great option. Or you could always throw together some fresh greens and toss them with my Asian vinaigrette.
Of course, you can’t go wrong serving this pork dish over some low-carb cauliflower rice. It’s great for soaking up any extra peanut sauce!
For such a minimal amount of work, this recipe makes a LOT of food! Unless you’re feeding a big group, you’ll probably have some leftovers.
Simply store the pork in an airtight container in the refrigerator. I recommend enjoying within 3-4 days.
Other Asian-inspired dinner recipes
Craving take-out? Ditch the added sugar, sodium, and unhealthy ingredients by making it at home instead! Here are a few of my favorite recipes to satisfy your cravings:
When you’ve tried this dish, please don’t forget to let me know how you liked it and rate the recipe in the comments below!
Teriyaki Pork with Peanut Sauce (Slow Cooker)
- 5 pounds boneless pork loin roast (trimmed of fat and cut into 8 pieces)
- ⅔ cup teriyaki sauce
- ¼ cup rice vinegar
- 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes (optional)
- 5 cloves garlic (minced)
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter
- ½ cup scallions (chopped)
- ¼ cup cashews or peanuts (chopped)
- 2 limes (cut into 12 wedges)
- Coat the slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. Add the pork (in a single layer if possible), turning the pieces cut-side up.5 pounds boneless pork loin roast
- In a small bowl, mix the teriyaki sauce, rice vinegar, red pepper flakes (if using), and garlic.⅔ cup teriyaki sauce, ¼ cup rice vinegar, 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes, 5 cloves garlic
- Pour the sauce over the pork.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 9 hours.
- Transfer the pork to a bowl and shred with two forks.
- Add the peanut butter to the liquid in the slow cooker and stir until it dissolves.½ cup creamy peanut butter
- Return the pork to the slow cooker and toss until the meat is well-coated in the sauce.
- Garnish each serving with scallions, nuts, and a squeeze of lime.½ cup scallions, ¼ cup cashews or peanuts, 2 limes
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