Slow Cooker Asian Pulled Pork

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Slow Cooker Asian Pulled Pork. My most popular pulled pork recipe in the Milner house is this slow cooker Asian Pulled Pork and if we could we would eat this every day it is that delicious.

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Slow Cooker Asian Pulled Pork

Asian Pulled Pork cooked in the slow cookeris an update of our Indian spiced pulled pork that was originally published back in 2015. We have updated it with a new Asian spice blend, better pictures and extra information. We hope you love it as much as us.

Asian Pulled Pork

Can I tell you now that the original reason that I wanted a slow cooker all those years ago was for making pulled pork in.

My mum had this magazine clipping for Asian Pulled Pork and had me drooling over it. Up until that point I had never heard of pulled pork or Asian pulled pork.

About 18 months later I was gifted my first ever slow cooker and the first thing I made in it was Asian Pulled Pork.

I made it again and again.

I then made it some more.

Eventually, it was perfect and it has remained in my handwritten recipe book ever since.

Back then I hated BBQ sauce, so it was made with just delicious pulled pork and no sauce. It tasted fantastic and as it was never dry, it hit the spot.

But in recent months after been introduced to Bullseye Barbecue sauces, I have changed my Asian Pulled Pork Recipe, and this is it!

Slow Cooker Asian Glazed Pulled Pork

To make my Asian Pulled Pork it starts off by making the Asian glaze that the pork shoulder will be cooked in. This only takes me a couple of minutes to do and my 2 little helpers will always be around to join in the fun.

I recommend that you add a sticky layer of extra virgin olive oil between the pork shoulder and the Asian glaze. This will help the Asian seasonings stick to the pork and gives a much better end result.

You can also swap extra virgin olive oil for an alternative sticky glaze such as soy sauce or honey.

Slow Cooker Asian Pulled Pork On Slimming World

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Many of our readers here at are on Slimming World and I am sure you want to know if my Asian Pulled Pork is Slimming World friendly?

Well with minor adjustments it is!

  • Use soy sauce instead of extra virgin olive oil
  • Use a homemade BBQ sauce instead of shop bought
  • Remove visible fat or use a leaner cut of pork

Make these 3 small adjustments and your Asian Pulled Pork in the Slow Cooker is Syn Free!

Asian Pulled Pork In Slow Cooker?

My Asian Pulled Pork in the slow cooker is a delicious dump and go recipe. I add the seasonings directly into my slow cooker to save on washing up.

Then I add in the pork shoulder (aka Boston Butt), give it a rub with some extra virgin olive oil and then rub the marinade into the pork shoulder.

It then follows the set and forget dump meal process. Where you return to the slow cooker several hours later to perfectly cooked Asian Pulled Pork.

All you need to do after cooking is shred the pulled pork and load it with barbecue sauce if that is your thing.

But I also love it plain and without the sauce as its just as delicious.

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Asian Pulled Pork Dry Rub Ingredients

I love my kitchen cupboard as it is loaded with herbs and spices and it makes it so much easier when making Asian Pulled Pork as I don’t need to buy anything in.

I use the following mix of dry rub ingredients and just throw them into the slow cooker:

  • Cumin
  • Chilli Powder
  • Pork Seasoning
  • Paprika
  • Coriander
  • Mixed Herbs
  • Salt & Pepper

MORE Slow Cooker Favourites

I am a slow cooker junkie and love my slow cooker for an easy prep family dinner. I am always waiting for the catch or the small print, because in my mind the slow cooker is magical.

Here are a few other Slow Cooker Recipes:

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Slow Cooker Asian Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker Asian Pulled Pork. My most popular pulled pork recipe in the Milner house is this slow cooker Asian Pulled Pork and if we could we would eat this every day it is that delicious.
Prep Time7 mins
Cook Time5 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 7 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Slow Cooker
Servings: 4
Calories: 57kcal


Kitchen Gadgets:

Recipe Ingredients:


  • Add your dry rub ingredients into the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • Get your pork shoulder out of its packaging and remove any excess liquid.
  • Add a little extra virgin olive oil around the pork to create an oily layer.
  • Place the pork into the slow cooker and rub the marinade into it.
  • Cook on high for 5 hours.
  • Shred and add in barbecue sauce.
  • Serve.


I always say that it feeds 4 if you are greedy or 5 if you want leftovers. I also have 2 fussy little ones and some days they don’t want to eat. Or it depends on what sides you’re eating it with. We served our Asian pulled pork with roast potatoes.
I have kept this Asian pulled pork marinade mild because I am feeding 2 under 5’s. But you’re welcome to increase the chilli powder if you prefer or add in some cayenne pepper.
You can use a small, medium or large pork shoulder. Our pork shoulders typically weigh between 1.5 and 2 kilos which is between 3.3 and 4.4 pounds.


Calories: 57kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 980IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 2.9mg
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