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, trimmed||1 1/2 kg|
|pineapple chunks / pieces, natural juice, canned, drained||2 x 400g cans|
|* keep 1 cup of the reserved pineapple juice for the sauce|
|celery stalks, sliced, discard leaves||6|
|capsicum, red, fresh, deseeded, cut into chunks||3|
|capsicum, green, fresh, deseeded, cut into chunks||3|
|onions, red, chopped||3|
|chilli, red, fresh, deseeded, finely chopped||1 to garnish|
|spring onions, fresh, finely sliced||2 to garnish|
|coriander leaves, fresh, chopped, to garnish||2 tbsp|
|pineapple juice, reserved||1 cup|
|soy sauce, salt-reduced, gluten-free||1/4 cup|
|chicken stock, liquid, salt-reduced||1 cup|
|turmeric, ground||1 tsp|
|paprika, sweet, ground||1 tsp|
|ginger, fresh, grated||1 tsp|
|wholegrain seeded mustard||2 tbsp|
|mustard, dijon||1 tbsp|
|corn flour||2 tbsp|
|chilli flakes, dried (optional)||1/2 tsp|
|rock salt & cracked pepper||to season|
The Special Sauce: Combine in a large mixing jug, all ingredients for the Special Sauce, season to taste and whisk together. Set aside.
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.
When done, plate up, garnish with fresh chillies, spring onions and coriander leaves.
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.
- 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
|Calories (per serving)||135|