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Healthy Chinese Takeaway Chicken

Fabulous Family Eats

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Fabulous Family Eats

Add some chunky vegetables, chicken thighs and a special sweet and sour sauce to the slow cooker for a great healthy, low-fat spin of this popular Chinese takeaway meal.

chicken thighs, skinless, trimmed1 kg
pineapple chunks / pieces, natural juice, canned, drained2 x 400g cans
* keep 1 cup of the reserved pineapple juice for the sauce
celery stalks, sliced, discard leaves6
capsicum, red, fresh, deseeded, cut into chunks3
capsicum, green, fresh, deseeded, cut into chunks3
onions, red, chopped3
chilli, red, fresh, deseeded, finely chopped1 to garnish
spring onions, fresh, finely sliced2 to garnish
coriander leaves, fresh, chopped, to garnish2 tbsp

The Special Sauce:

pineapple juice, reserved1 cup
soy sauce, salt-reduced, gluten-free cup
chicken stock, liquid, salt-reduced1 cup
turmeric, ground1 tsp
paprika, sweet, ground1 tsp
ginger, fresh, grated1 tsp
honey2 tbsp
wholegrain seeded mustard2 tbsp
mustard, dijon1 tbsp
corn flour2 tbsp
chilli flakes, dried (optional) tsp
rock salt & cracked pepper to season

  1. The Special Sauce: Combine in a large mixing jug, all ingredients for the Special Sauce, season to taste and whisk together. Set aside.

  2. Place into the slow cooker ceramic bowl chicken thighs, pineapple pieces, capsicums, celery and onions. Pour the Special Sauce over the top, place lid on top and cook on LOW heat setting for 6+ hours.

  3. When done, plate up, garnish with fresh chillies, spring onions and coriander leaves.

  4. Serve with extra steamed vegetables, broccolini and beans are my choice, or with a salad. To consume inside the Metabolic Window serve over rice, quinoa or freekeh. I have a great recipe for freekeh - Fe Fi Freekeh, recipe online.

  5. TCB Tips:

    - Portion Chinese Chicken into takeaway containers. If storing in the fridge, meals will last 2-3 days; in the freezer up to 2 months.

    - If you prefer a thicker sauce, combine 2 tbls of corn flour with ½ cup of water, whisk to form a paste then add to the slow cooker. Cover and let it cook for another 15-20 minutes. The amount of flour used is negligible when dispersed into 10-12 portions. My Healthy Chinese Takeaway Chicken can be consumed anytime

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Calories (per serving) 135
Protein 12.5g
Carbs 15.4g
Fat 2.6g

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