Chinese Chicken Curry | Slimming World & Weight Watchers Friendly

If you’re looking for a Low Syn, Low Point, Low Calorie Chinese Chicken Curry that tastes like the real deal, then this is the ideal recipe for you!

We often get asked over on our Facebook group what people can make with the Mayflower Chinese Curry Sauce, so we came up with this Slimming World, Weight Watchers and Calorie Counting friendly, Chinese Chicken Curry in the slow cooker!

Chinese Chicken Curry | Slimming World & Weight Watchers Friendly

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍

This Chinese Chicken Curry recipe is ridiculously easy. Seriously – it’s 4 steps long & that’s it. What’s more is that you just pop it all in the slow cooker!

Chinese Chicken Curry | Slimming World & Weight Watchers Friendly

You can use what ever meat you like, we used diced chicken thighs as thighs are cheaper than fillets and we think they have loads more flavour!

You could use pork, chicken, beef, or even leave the meat out and just add lots and lots of veggies.

We used mushrooms, frozen peppers, baby corn and onions. Feel free to omit/add more or less of any of these – anything goes!

Chinese Chicken Curry | Slimming World & Weight Watchers Friendly

Serve on a bed of rice, or perhaps over some chips or wedges or even Syn Free Salt & Pepper Chips?

Chinese Chicken Curry | Slimming World & Weight Watchers Friendly

We love our Chinese Chicken Curry with half chips, half rice and a load of stir fried veg on the side!

How many Syns are in this Low Syn Chinese Chicken Curry?

Mayflower Curry Sauce Mix comes in a 255g pack, which makes up 9 portions. This means that one portion is roughly 28.3 of the curry mix.

The Mayflower Curry Sauce Mix is on the Slimming World app at 4 Syns per portion (28.3g). We have used 85g of Mayflower Curry Sauce Mix In this Chinese Chicken Curry recipe, which is equal to 3 portions (according to the pack instructions and the SW app).

At 4 Syns per portion the whole recipe works out at 12 Syns. As there is plenty to bulk out this curry (the chicken and veg etc) there will be plenty to feed 4 people, which means that the Syns work out at 3 Syns per portion of Chinese Chicken Curry.

You can serve it with a whole heap of Speed Foods too – why not choose something from our Slimming World Speed Food List?

Chinese Chicken Curry | Slimming World & Weight Watchers Friendly

This Chinese Chicken Curry would be suitable for Slimming World Extra Easy SP if you leave out the peas.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Chinese Chicken Curry Recipe?

A Chinese Curry from a takeaway restaurant could set you back a whopping 34 Points!! Eeeeek!!

Our version has just 1 Smart Point per portion – 1!! That’s amaaaaazing!! You’ll have plenty of Points left over for some accompaniments, like our Fakeaway Fried Rice!

Chinese Chicken Curry | Slimming World & Weight Watchers Friendly

How many Calories are in this Chinese Chicken Curry?

If you think Chinese Chicken Curry is going to be off the menu then think again!

Our version has less than 300 Calories per portion! Just remember to add on the Calories of any accompaniment.

What do I need to make this Chinese Chicken Curry?

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Not much really! Just the ingredients & a slow cooker.

The curry sauce is by a brand called Mayflower, and it’s very, very popular amongst Slimming World members!

They do a medium, or hot curry power mix and you can get it from Home Bargains, B&M or over on Amazon.

We use our Instant Pot as a slow cooker – it’s fab! Has a digital timer, keep warm function & is also a pressure cooker. It means we can cook a whole chicken in it in just 20 minutes 😱 Yes, really!

You can read all about the Instant Pot in our Instant Pot Review!

Chinese Chicken Curry | Slimming World & Weight Watchers Friendly


How do I make this Chinese Chicken Curry?

This Chinese Chicken Curry has to be one of the easiest dishes to prepare…. ever!

The Full recipe is at the bottom of this page. 

Step 1

First, mix the 85g of Mayflower Curry mix with the 340ml of water and set aside.

Step 2

Place the onions, peppers, baby corn, mushrooms, peas and diced chicken in the slow cooker.

Chinese Chicken Curry | Slimming World & Weight Watchers Friendly

Step 3

Crumble the stock cube over the top, then pour in the Mayflower Curry mix.

Chinese Chicken Curry | Slimming World & Weight Watchers Friendly

Step 4

Stir well, then set to slow cook on normal/medium for 4 hours.

Chinese Chicken Curry | Slimming World & Weight Watchers Friendly

Step 5

If the curry seems a little runny remove the lid and cook for another 30 minutes to reduce

Chinese Chicken Curry | Slimming World & Weight Watchers Friendly

Add more more frozen peas if you like, and just let them heat through for a couple of minutes before serving.

Chinese Chicken Curry | Slimming World & Weight Watchers Friendly

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215kcal 1

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  1. First, mix the 85g of Mayflower Curry mix with the 340ml of water and set aside
  2. Place the onions, peppers, baby corn, mushrooms, peas and diced chicken in the slow cooker
  3. Crumble the stock cube over the top, then pour in the Mayflower Curry mix
  4. Stir well, then set to slow cook on normal/medium for 4 hours
  5. If the curry seems a little runny remove the lid and cook for another 30 minutes to reduce

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This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

- Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
- Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
- Defrost thoroughly before reheating (you can use the defrost setting on your microwave.)
- Make sure it is piping hot all the way through before serving.


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    1. Hi Viv
      Yes, they are super easy to use, you really should get one!! We use ours all the time, especially during the Autumn/Winter months

  1. If you don’t have a slow cooker and you just want to put all your ingredients in a pot is this possible and if so how long would it take to cook. Thanks in advance

    1. Hi Fiona
      Yes, you could make this in a pan, or a pot in the oven. It will probably take an hour or so on a low heat (just simmering)

  2. Would it be a problem to do this all day on low – I leave for work at 8:30 and don’t get back til at least 5:30 – would be nice to have it ready to come home to…

    1. Hi Lisa
      It should be fine leaving it all day, but you may need to remove the lid and turn it up to let it thicken up a bit

    1. Hi Holly
      Surprisingly, many vegetables can take almost as long as meat to cook in a slow cooker. It really would be a case of experimenting, depending on whether you like your vegetables to be al dente (quite crisp) or softer. Perhaps you could let us know how you get on. 🙂

  3. Hi- this might sound silly but if you only use a third of the curry packet for the meal, what do you do with the other 2/3s? Can it be frozen? Or would you need to use it all up within a few days from the fridge? Or does it come portioned in the pack?

    Thanks !

    1. Hi Jade
      Mayflower curry mix is a dry powder. The full box will make 9 portions if used as directed. You’ll just need to weigh out the amount required for the recipe (85g for 3 portions) and you can keep the remaining dry powder for next time. (I use a bag clip to seal the bag and keep it fresh.)
      Hope that helps.

    1. Hi Samantha
      The water is used to mix up the Mayflower sauce powder. Cold water should be fine, just stir until powder is fully combined.

    1. Hi Natasha
      Mayflower curry is a powder that you make up with water. There are 9 portions in the box when made up as directed. You only use what you need, then you can seal the packet for next time. It’s available from B & M, Home Bargains and Heron Foods.

    1. Hi Lisa
      Scroll down to the recipe card at the bottom of the page, click in the ‘Servings’ box and choose the number of portions you want to make. The quantities of ingredients will automatically recalculate for you. Hope that helps!

  4. Oh no I have made it and had it on low (I only have high or low on my crockpot slow cooker) for nearly 3 hours? I don’t want to throw it away!!!!!!!! Help!

    1. Hi Sharon
      In the recipe we’ve used the Mayflower powder. You’d need to follow the on packet instructions for the frozen sauce, and also check syn values accordingly. 🙂

  5. Ooppssss used all of the powder without looking properly at instructions have a very curry sauce curry. Do you think I could freeze the remaining sauce that we don’t eat?

    1. Hi Leanne
      if you’ve cooked chicken with the sauce, it’s not a good idea to freeze the leftovers. If it’s just leftover sauce, it should be fine. 🙂

  6. This was absolutely amazing! My husband’s favourite and he couldn’t tell the difference from a takeaway. I just did a mushroom curry and the PON fried rice, so quick, easy and tasty. Thank you PON you really are inspiring me xx

    1. Hi Darren
      Of course! You may need to adjust cooking times slightly, just make sure that the prawns are cooked thoroughly. 🙂

  7. Is the mayflower sauce very hot? Just wondering if it’ll be suitable for my 4 year old who isn’t a big fan of spicy curry. Thanks

    1. Hi Emma
      There are two varieties available, the normal Mayflower powder and the Hot Mayflower powder. If you go for the normal one, it’ll be fine, it’s like chip shop curry sauce, if that makes sense. 🙂

  8. Do you make curry sauce up before you put it in the slow cooker or do you just add 85g of the curry powder to the cold water mix and put in?

  9. I’ve just made this for tomorrow’s diner but it looks nothing like the pic. It’s really runny and watery, looks more like a casserole. Any idea where I’ve gone wrong?

    1. Hi Gill
      The recipe uses 85g of Mayflower curry powder, made up with 340ml water. It will thicken as it cooks. If you followed these instructions and the curry seems a little runny remove the lid of the slow cooker and cook for another 30-40 minutes to reduce and thicken the sauce.

      1. Hi Jane thank you, sadly it didn’t thicken, it’s really really watery, don’t know if it’s came from the chicken or the lid, doesn’t look very apppetising but we will try it anyway. If I add cornflour will that help or ruin it do you think?

        1. Hi Gill
          It’s harder to reduce a sauce in slow cooker, you could try taking the lid off and cooking on high for an hour. If you choose to use cornflour, you’ll need to add the Syns accordingly. We like to use xanthan gum to thicken sauces, as it’s Syn free. You can find it on the Free From aisle. 🙂

  10. Hi,
    You have this listen under your SP extra easy meal plan but you can’t have rice on an SP day it says? New to SP so what would you serve with this?


  11. Hi I’m going to try this do any of you have any recommendations as to what to add instead of the baby corn as I’m no a massive fan
    Thank you!

  12. Hi if I’m cooking my curry on the stove do i still need to put the stock cube with water in won’t it be too waterie

    1. Hi Lindsay
      You make up the Mayflower curry powder with water, but the recipe tells you that the stock cube is just crumbled in dry, no need to add any more water. 🙂

    1. Hi Danielle
      Mayflower curry powder is sold in stores such as B & M, Home Bargains, Heron Foods and Pound shops. It appeals to many people because it is relatively low in Syns for a shop-bought curry sauce. We have plenty of curry recipes on the website for you to make your own.

  13. Hi
    I want to make this dish today but my slow cooker only has a low or high setting. Which setting should i use and for how long do i cook the curry for? Thanks

    1. Hi Leah
      Use the high setting on your slow cooker and cook for around 3 hours. If the sauce isn’t thick enough, leave the lid off and continue to cook on high for another 30-40 mins.

  14. Hi, can this recipe be done in a normal slowcooker, if so can you do some intructions for this please

    1. Hi Natalie
      The Instant Pot is being used on the slow cooker function in this recipe, so the instructions are fine for a standard slow cooker. 🙂

  15. You state ‘Mayflower Curry Sauce Mix comes in a 255g pack, which makes up 9 portions. This means that one portion is roughly 28.3 of the curry mix’

    Does 225g divided into 9 equal 25g??

    1. Hi Louise
      The recipe blurb says that Mayflower comes in a 255g pack, so we divided 255 by 9, which is 28.333333, as we’ve stated. 🙂

  16. Can I substitute the Chicken for Quorn Mince, the baby corn for Carrots and omit the Peppers? Would this work?

    1. Hi Niama
      As we state in the recipe, these are just suggestions, you can add or omit as many ingredients as you like, particularly if they’re speed foods! Quorn pieces or mince should work well too. 🙂

  17. Hi, if I’m cooking this in the overn, do I need to fry everything off first before it goes in or just put it all straight in the oven?

    1. Hi Jen
      It’s down to personal preference really. In this recipe, we don’t fry off before adding to slow cooker, so you don’t have to fry off for cooking in the oven. Thanks for getting in touch!

  18. Hi my curry fluid doesn’t cover all my veggies and meat in the slow cooker will this be a problem, like will all the fluid evaporate and it burn whilst I leave it for 4 hours

    Thanks Jess

    1. Hi Jess
      Worry not! There will be water released from the vegetables, and as liquid doesn’t evaporate from the slow cooker it won’t dry out or burn. You’ll probably need to reduce the sauce by taking the lid off for the last part of the cooking time. 🙂

    1. Hi Lisa
      You’d probably need to cook for around 5-6 hrs on low setting, but it could be left a bit longer if necessary. 🙂

    1. Hi Karen
      You should probably use the high setting, as this is the more commonly used setting for these types of recipes. Follow the timings given in the recipe. You can turn it down to low after 2-3hrs. 🙂

  19. Just made this and I’m VERY impressed!.
    So easy to make but the flavour and simplicity makes this a life-long easy & tasty dish to make!

  20. Made this last night and I must say it’s absolutely DIVINE! 😋
    I have enough to last me for days so I am delighted.
    I will make this quite often now as it’s so easy and so damn tasty.
    Having discovered SC liners too is an absolute Godsend.
    It’s my first time using Mayflower sauce but in future I’m going to use nothing else!
    Thanks for recipe and instructions. 👍

  21. Janie
    I have to say, you have the patience of a saint! I wish people would read before asking questions which are already answered above!

    Love this curry! Had it last night 🙂

    1. Hi Claire
      Depending on the device people are viewing from, it’s not always easy to see previous replies! 😉
      So glad you enjoyed it! This is a favourite in our house too. 🙂

    1. Hi Melissa
      Yes, you can do this in the oven in an ovenproof dish. It’ll take around 45 mins to an hour to cook.
      Thanks for getting in touch!

    1. Hi Chloe
      If you mix it up in advance, keep it in a separate container in the fridge, then give it another stir before transferring to the slow cooker pot in the morning and cook according to the instructions on the recipe card. 🙂

  22. So sorry if this has been asked before but can I use chicken rights (cut up) instead of diced chicken? Need
    To make for parents for 6 people rather than 3 so want to check my ingredients.

    1. Hi Jade
      You certainly can use chicken thighs instead! Also, if you alter the number of servings on the recipe card, the ingredients will adjust for you automatically.
      Thanks for getting in touch!

  23. My slow cooker as auto high and low is it ok to cook on auto as I think it cooks high 1st then goes to low as I always but it on auto in a morning before I go work for the day x

    1. Hi Siobhan!

      Yes this recipe is up to date with the new WW guidelines. It will be 1 WW Point per portion as long as you use skinless chicken breast.

      Hope that helps! 🙂

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