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Shredded Honey Garlic Chicken

Are you a slow-cooker convert? They’re amazing when you want to head out for the day, and return for a rich dish that’s nearly ready to serve! This Asian chicken dish might have some slightly unusual ingredients, but you only have to taste it to know that it works!

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4-5 hours (in a slow cooker)

Ingredients

  • 2 large skinless bone-in chicken fillets
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 8 tbsp honey
  • 4 tbsp blackcurrant jam
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 3 tbsp water
To serve:
  • Spring onions, sliced
  • Sesame seeds
  • Juice of ½ a lime
  • Rice

Instructions

1. Season the chicken fillets with salt and pepper and place them snugly in the bottom of the slow-cooker.

2. In a bowl, whisk together the honey, jam, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sweet chilli sauce, olive oil, garlic and shallots. Pour the sauce over the chicken fillets.

3. Cover and cook on a low heat for 4-5 hours until the chicken is thoroughly cooked.

4. Remove the chicken from the slow cooker, leaving the sauce in there. Remove the bones and shred the tender chicken meat into a bowl.

5. In a small bowl, whisk the cornflour together with the water.

6. Transfer the sauce from the slow-cooker to a small saucepan over a medium-high heat. Whisk in the cornflour mixture. Bring the sauce to a boil and cook for 4-5 minutes until it has reduced and thickened slightly.

7. Pour half of the sauce over the chicken and toss to combine. Scatter with spring onions and sesame seeds and squeeze over a little lime juice. Serve with rice.

8. Pour the second half of the sauce into a jug and serve with the chicken.

Per Serving: 430kcals, 13.2g fat (2.6g saturated), 56.4g carbs, 39.2g sugars, 23.8g protein, 1g fibre, 1.228g sodium


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