Slimming World Hunters Chicken. Enjoy a delicious and filling family dinner of Syn Free Slimming World Hunters Chicken, all cooked in the slow cooker. Loaded with speed food vegetables and with protein from them chicken and bacon our Slimming World Hunters Chicken is perfect for SP days!
As a Brit you must be on Slimming World to become obsessed with chicken and bacon. It is like you can’t have one without the other and making Slimming World Hunters Chicken is an absolute MUST!
Hunters Chicken has so many varieties. We all have a different way of making hunters chicken and there is no wrong or right way about making it. The Americans tend to have a more French version, compared to the Brits that have a more Italian version.
When it comes to my Slimming World Hunters Chicken, what was most important to me, was that it had to be syn free and that it had to have a delicious combo of chicken and bacon in a spicy tomato sauce.
After all, chicken and bacon makes everything taste amazing right?
You can load it all up with your favourite vegetables and make a delicious creamy sauce. Then serve it with the sides of your choosing.
Slow Cooker Hunters Chicken
My pet peeve about slow cooker recipes is when they seem to do more cooking away from the slow cooker than in it. If I cook a meal in the slow cooker, I don’t want to grill it in the oven at the end to melt some cheese on top. Just like I don’t want to braise the meat in the pan before adding it to the slow cooker.
Its amazing how often I get excited over a slow cooker recipe, find out it has oven cooking time and scrap cooking the recipe.
This defeats the point of the slow cooker, which is an easy way to cook a one pot dinner. I want something easy and certainly don’t want to be doing extra washing up!
That is why I designed this slow cooker hunters chicken the way I have. So that everything can be cooked together. Then I plan on using the leftover hunters sauce, the next day for another recipe, all while not washing up the slow cooker!
Remember I am a working mum and I want easy healthy slow cooker recipes.
Slimming World Hunters Chicken
Hunters chicken is often loaded with creamy sauces and lots of other unhealthy, high calorie add ons. But in this Slimming World Hunters Chicken we are making a wholesome sauce with lots of fresh ingredients and throwing everything in at once into the slow cooker.
We will lift out the chicken and bacon when everything is cooked, we use a hand blender to complete the sauce and then the chicken and bacon can be left in for later, if you’re not ready to eat now. Or you can serve it all up straight away.
Delicious Sides For Hunters Chicken
Hunters Chicken is all about the chicken wrapped in bacon and the spicy sauce. But that always leaves me begging for delicious sides.
I would recommend the following delicious sides for homemade Hunters Chicken:
Carrot & Swede Mash – This must be one of my favourite ever sides and I am always complaining that I don’t get to eat carrot and swedes enough. When I have some spare I put it into balls and freeze it for later.
Air Fryer Roasted Parsnips – As an alternative to roast potatoes how about roasted parsnips in the air fryer? So, so good and I always eat more of them than I planned to!
Instant Pot Cauliflower Mash – If you’re on a speed day and you want yummy sides then look no further than cauliflower mash.
- Place the chicken breasts on a clean chopping board and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Wrap a slice of bacon width ways and then another length ways until you have done all 4 chicken breasts and then put them to one side.
- Remove the core from the red pepper, peel the carrots and dice the pepper, carrots and tomatoes. Place the vegetables into the bottom of the slow cooker and season well with salt and pepper and oregano.
- Place the chicken wrapped in bacon over the vegetables and cook for 4 hours on high in your slow cooker.
- Remove the chicken and bacon carefully after 4 hours and put to one side.
- Drain the liquid from the slow cooker, add all the seasonings and using a hand blender, blend until smooth.
- Serve with the chicken wrapped in bacon.
I used on the vine fresh tomatoes. They are delicious and give so much more flavour. Avoid jars of tomato sauce as they are just not as good. If you feel the Hunters Chicken sauce is not creamy enough then at the end add in a tablespoon (or two) of either Greek yoghurt, quark or fromage frais.
Or if you are on a dairy free diet, coconut milk also works very well. I drain the liquid from the slow cooker because tomatoes carry a lot of liquid and if you don’t you end up with a watery sauce. You can either use a sieve or like I do, ladle out a few ladles of the liquid.
The reason you get this build up is because of the amount of water that tomatoes carry. To keep it Syn Free remember to remove the fat from the bacon before you cook your hunters chicken.
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