A couple of weekends ago I was craving a roast chicken dinner but I also wanted Chinese too. As I couldn’t decide I thought I would combine the two and I came up with this delicious recipe. To make it even easier I used the slow cooker. I love to cook but occasionally I like to take a break.
For me, using a slow cooker means I have more time to spend with the family or friends. I just simply put all the ingredients into the cooker pot, turn it on and let it do the hard work for you. All I had to do when the chicken was cooked was put the rice and vegetables on the hob to cook. Then I serve this yummy dish and enjoy it too.
- Sharp knife
- Chopping board
- Slow cooker
- Saucepans x 2
- Chicken x 1 large
- Spring onion x 8 – 10
- Carrots x 2
- Red pepper x 1
- Tinned tomatoes x 1 400g
- Tamari x 2 tbsp
- Tomato puree x 2 tbsps
- Chinese five spice x 2 teaspoons
- Date syrup or a liquid sugar of your choice x 1 tbsp
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Start by peeling and slicing the carrots into thin strips.
- Cut the top from the red pepper and discard the green stalk.
- Slice the pepper into strips and set these vegetables aside.
- Next cut the tops and the bottoms from the spring onions.
- Then slice the onion into 1/2 centimetre pieces.
- Now pour the tomatoes into the bottom of the slow cooker pot.
- Add in the tamari, tomato puree, chinese five spice and date syrup.
- Put the vegetables into the pot too.
- Stir all of these ingredients together.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Now season the chicken with salt and pepper.
- Then put on top of the vegetables.
- Finally turn on the slow cooker onto high for 3 – 4 hours or low for 7 – 8 hours.
- When the chicken is falling from the bone it’s cooked.
- Remove it from the slow cooker and put it on a plate or board to rest.
- Then cook the rice and other vegetables.
- Now serve and enjoy.
Slow Cooked Chinese Roast Chicken was a huge success in our house. My cousin and her partner were visiting from Switzerland. Everyone really enjoyed this dish and there were clean plates all round. Plus any leftover chicken can be frozen too. It didn’t take me long to put this dinner together and I was able to spend more time with my family. I thought the dish could make a delicious mid week meal too. However you decide to eat this meal, as always, please enjoy.
Do you love roast chicken and Chinese? If so, what are your favourite dishes? Let me know in the comments below and please don’t forget to like and follow me. Thank you xxx