Slimming World Best Ever Chinese Chicken In The Slow Cooker

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Welcome to my Slimming World BEST EVER Chinese Chicken in the Slow Cooker.

Welcome to my Slimming World BEST EVER Chinese Chicken in the Slow Cooker. This is totally Syn Free and purposely used as part of my SP Days on Slimming World. It is full to bursting with Chinese flavours, sticky and perfect for when you are craving a Chinese but want one that is free of Syns.

I know…..I know what you are going to say.

Since when was a traditional Chinese stir fry style dish ever cooked in the slow cooker. Well I have and it is and its so good that you will want to go back for seconds.

You see when you normally have a Chinese in the wok, you will add olive oil and other seasonings and before you know it you have added rather a few of the Syns on what is supposed to be a super healthy meal.

But if you cook this in the slow cooker (like I have) you don’t need oils, you can just throw all the ingredients in, mix it together and then come back several hours later and you have this super delicious meal.

It will be loaded with so much fresh vegetables (and chicken) that it will be so filling that you will not need any noodles and therefore you won’t feel like you are missing out on your SP day.

You could also recreate this with prawns, pork or even with beef. Then throw all the vegetables into the slow cooker and you have dinner.

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We cooked this on the high setting on our slow cooker, but you could also cook it on low and double the time.

That way it can go on before you go to work and then be done when you get home. Then instead of reaching for whatever you can find because you are hungry you can just stir the ingredients inside your slow cooker and dish up.

Welcome to my Slimming World BEST EVER Chinese Chicken in the Slow Cooker.
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Slimming World Best Ever Chinese Chicken In The Slow Cooker

Welcome to my Slimming World BEST EVER Chinese Chicken in the Slow Cooker.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time4 hours
Total Time4 hours 5 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Slow Cooker
Servings: 4
Calories: 182kcal



  • Clean and thinly slice the spring onion.
  • Dice the red pepper and the courgette.
  • Dice the chicken breasts.
  • Place everything into the slow cooker or the Instant Pot and mix well with your hands. Cook on high for four hours.
  • Serve.


I heard this after dinner today from both my boys “absolutely delicious but not enough”. So even though I consider it enough for four, I think they think the portion size is for two. I will let you be the judge of who is right and who is wrong!
We used the Instant Pot on the slow cooker function to make this recipe. It was because it was already out and it automatically sets to 4 hours making it an easy alternative to the traditional slow cooker.


Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 1397mg | Potassium: 739mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1126IU | Vitamin C: 52mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 3mg
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32 thoughts on “Slimming World Best Ever Chinese Chicken In The Slow Cooker”

  1. Is that 2 Tablespoons of Chinese 5 spice? That seems like a lot. Just wanted to make sure before I put that much in. Thank you. It looks amazing.

    • Hi Stacy

      Yes that is correct because their is alot of food going into the slow cooker so we did not found it too much at all 🙂

  2. Hi I’m interested in making this dish but what can I use instead of peppers and courgette as I don’t like them?
    Many thanks

    • Hi

      Yes you could substitute for mixed spice, as five spice is made up of: star anise, cloves, Chinese cinnamon, Sichuan pepper, and fennel seeds, but five-spice powder can also include anise seeds, gingerroot, nutmeg, turmeric, Amomum villosum pods, cardamom pods, licorice, orange peel, or galangal

      hope this helps 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    I’ve run out of garlic puree but have garlic powder, can i substitute with this ? This is my second time at making this and we all loved it !!

    • Hi Sharon,

      You could do but just use less of the powder as in our experience it can make it quite salty ????

  4. 5 stars
    Incredibly delicious, I have found that adding more soy sauce mate it more flavoursome but that is according to taste. Mushrooms went in the second time I made this and more peppers and spring onions and everybody loved it.

    • Hi Jo

      Yes our slow cooker at the time we did the recipe was old, so we will be updating soon, so low should be ok, just check to make sure the chicken is not pink inside after 2 hours ????

    • Hi Yvonne,

      With the vegetables the water comes out of the them and then mixes with the soy sauce and gave us enough liquid to coat the vegetables 🙂

    • Hi Lorraine,

      This is one of our old recipes and was cooked in our very old slow cooker, so we did not need to add water as the water in the vegetables and the soy sauce was enough to make this a lovely sticky chinese meal. When we upgraded our slow cooker they cook alot quicker than our old one so we are going through our old recipes to adjust the timings. I would use a little water if after a couple of hours when you go to stir it it is sticking to the bottom 🙂

  5. I am making this recipe as it looks delicious. Just wanted to check, is it ground coriander or is it coriander leaf please? Thank you

    • Hi Lisa,

      This recipe is nearly 5 years old so when we did it, it was syn free, not sure right now but think it is still syn free 🙂

  6. Just cooking this now, infact it’s almost done but I seem to have alot of liquid…it’s not gone sticky. Any ideas what I’ve done wrong?

    • Hi Tracy,

      The only thing i can think of is the chicken had a lot of water in it and when cooked it has realised the liquid thus making the sauce thinner than normal, in our experience not all chicken is the same in quality no matter where it is bought from 🙂


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