Slow Cooked Hunters Chicken

  • 30MINS
  • 6HR
  • 357KCAL

We love chicken, BBQ sauce and cheese (who doesn’t?!), so a perfect meal for us is this slimming friendly Slow Cooked Hunters Chicken.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories357
  • Carbs11g
  • Protein37g
  • Fat5g
  • Saturates2g
  • Sugars7g

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

There are a few Slow Cooked Hunters Chicken recipes out there, but we thought we’d use our own BBQ sauce recipe to make our version and cook it in the Instant Pot, our extra special slow cooker. The Instant Pot is ideal if you want to throw the Slow Cooked Hunters Chicken recipe together in the morning (or the night before) and have it ready for dinner.

If you haven’t tried cooking chicken in the slow cooker you really should, you won’t believe how moist and tender it is!

This Slow Cooked Hunters Chicken calls for BBQ seasoning, we like to use Schwartz Perfect Shake BBQ Classic Seasoning. However, if you don’t have this you can use any BBQ seasoning. Just remember to check the nutritional values of whichever seasoning you use as you would be amazed at how many Points and calories are in some seasonings and rubs, due to the high sugar content!

What diets are this Slow Cooked Hunters Chicken suitable for?

This Slow Cooked Hunters Chicken recipe can be made dairy free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for dairy free versions;

  • Reduced fat cheddar

This Slow Cooked Hunters Chicken recipe can also be made gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions;

  • Worcestershire Sauce

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Slow Cooked Hunters Chicken recipe?

  • You need to count 5 Points per portion of this Slow Cooked Hunters Chicken recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 3 Points per portion of this Slow Cooked Hunters Chicken recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 3 Points per portion of this Slow Cooked Hunters Chicken recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make this Slow Cooked Hunters Chicken?

Franks Buffalo Wings Hot Sauce – Available at most supermarkets

Schwartz Perfect Shake BBQ Classic Seasoning. However, if you don’t have this you can use any BBQ seasoning.

We use Sukrin 1 which is an all-natural granulated stevia sweetener alternative to sugar with zero calories. You can grab Sukrin 1 over on Amazon UK.

That being said you don’t have to use Sukrin – there are lots of other high quality granulated sweeteners available from the supermarket, such as Canderel Sugarly, and Natvia.

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You can grab Sukrin 1 over on Amazon UK.

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You can also pick up Natvia as an alternative to Sukrin

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How many calories are in this Slow Cooked Hunters Chicken recipe?

There are 357 calories per portion in this Slow Cooked Hunters Chicken recipe, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

To cut down the amount of calories even more, you can simply halve the portion size and serve with a healthy accompaniment.

This Slow Cooked Hunters Chicken is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

To make the BBQ sauce

Step 1

Spray a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and cook the onions and garlic until the onions are soft.

Step 2

Add the tomato puree and tinned tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes on high, stirring frequently.

Step 3

Add in the rest of the ingredients, lower the heat and simmer for 20 minutes, the sauce should thicken nicely.

Step 4

You can make this in advance, just put it in an airtight container and store in the fridge until ready to use.

To make the Hunters Chicken

Step 1

Wrap each chicken breast in a bacon medallion and secure it underneath with a cocktail stick.

Step 2

Place the wrapped chicken in the slow cooker.

Step 3

Pour the BBQ sauce over the chicken, stir gently to make sure it is coated.

Step 4

Turn on the slow cooker and cook for 3 hours on High/Medium OR 6 hours on Low.

Step 5

When the chicken is cooked, remove them from the slow cooker and place them in an oven proof dish.

Step 6

Check the consistency of the sauce. If it needs thickening slightly turn up the heat on the slow cooker and allow it to simmer, with the lid off for a couple of minutes.

Step 7

Pour the sauce over the chicken and sprinkle each one with 20g/¼ cup of grated cheese, then place under a pre heated grill until the cheese starts to brown.

Step 8

Serve with anything you want, salad, rice, baked potatoes and veg.

What could I serve alongside this Slow Cooked Hunters Chicken?

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How do you know when this Slow Cooked Hunters Chicken is cooked?

The chicken should be cooked until any juices run clear and the meat is firm and white – this will take 3 hours in a slow cooker on a medium/high setting and 6 hours in a slow cooker on low.

How long can you keep this Slow Cooked Hunters Chicken in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Slow Cooked Hunters Chicken in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze this Slow Cooked Hunters Chicken recipe?

Yes you can! 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.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat this Slow Cooked Hunters Chicken recipe?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with a loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.

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Slow Cooked Hunters Chicken

We love chicken, BBQ sauce and cheese (who doesn’t?!), so a perfect meal for us is this slimming friendly Slow Cooked Hunters Chicken.
  • Prep Time
    30 MINS
  • Cook Time
    6 HR
  • KCals 357
  • Carbs 11G
  • WW Points:
  • 5 Green
  • 3 Blue
  • 3 Purple

Ingredients

For the Hunters Chicken

  • 5 chicken breasts
  • 5 bacon medallions
  • 100 g reduced fat cheddar grated
  • BBQ Sauce see recipe below

For the BBQ Sauce

  • ½ brown onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • ½ lemon juice only
  • 1 tbsp Schwartz Perfect Shake BBQ Classic Seasoning
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Franks Buffalo Wings Hot Sauce
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 1 tsp granulated sweetener
  • low calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

First Make the BBQ Sauce
  1. Spray a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and cook the onions and garlic until the onions are soft
  2. Add the tomato puree and tinned tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes on high, stirring frequently
  3. Add in the rest of the ingredients, lower the heat and simmer for 20 minutes, the sauce should thicken nicely
  4. You can make this in advance, just put it in an airtight container and store in the fridge until ready to use
To Make the Hunters Chicken
  1. Wrap each chicken breast in a bacon medallion and secure it underneath with a cocktail stick
  2. Place the wrapped chicken in the slow cooker
  3. Pour the BBQ sauce over the chicken, stir gently to make sure it is coated
  4. Turn on the slow cooker and cook for 3 hours on High/Medium OR 6 hours on Low
  5. When the chicken is cooked, remove them from the slow cooker and place them in an oven proof dish.
  6. Check the consistency of the sauce. If it needs thickening slightly turn up the heat on the slow cooker and allow it to simmer, with the lid off for a couple of minutes
  7. Pour the sauce over the chicken and sprinkle each one with 20g/¼ cup of grated cheese, then place under a pre heated grill until the cheese starts to brown
  8. Serve with anything you want, salad, rice, baked potatoes and veg

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17 comments

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Chloe MinshallWednesday 1st November 2017

Hi, if im freezing this do i cook it all then freeze or freeze uncooked chicken in the sauce? Im thinking cook the chicken in the sauce then freeze before adding the cheese?

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P KingmanTuesday 31st October 2017

Fab recipe, the only thing i have changed is to cook the chicken and bacon separately (so you can get crispy bacon). Then stack onto the oven cooked chicken, then the sauce with your cheese allocation on top then back in the oven to melt.

To be honest i cant tell the difference from a pre-made dish apart from being much better and more washing up!

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MargaretWednesday 18th October 2017

Ohhh thank you I didn’t realise I could do that????????

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MargaretTuesday 17th October 2017

Would it be ok to halve the BBQ sauce if only using 3 breast do you think??

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Emily HallMonday 7th August 2017

If I froze a portion, would I have to thaw it out before cooking? How would I go about reheating? Xx

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    Emma TTuesday 12th September 2017

    Hi Emily,

    I would advise thawing before reheating – preferably reheat in the oven ????

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ChloeThursday 30th March 2017

Making it now! Can’t wait to try!!!! 🙂

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BeckyFriday 10th March 2017

Can I cook this in a conventional oven? Waiting to get a slow cooker at the weekend but want this for tea tonight??

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    KateFriday 10th March 2017

    Hi Becky
    Yes you can do this in the oven. It will probably take about 20-25 minutes at 190°C

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      SarahTuesday 9th February 2021

      When do I add cheese if cooking this the oven? Thanks

      HollyTuesday 9th February 2021

      Hi Sarah, we have an oven method of the Hunters Chicken HERE the cheese is added in step 7 before putting under the grill

LauraWednesday 18th January 2017

Another great recipe! This was easy to do and tasted amazing. Who needs high fat food when you can eat things like this?!

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StephanieThursday 1st December 2016

Step 7 says to pour sauce over the chicken. What sauce? Is that not what I’ve done in step 3?

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    StephanieThursday 1st December 2016

    Ah ignore me the penny has dropped!

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Tracy WildTuesday 25th October 2016

Can the bbq sauce be frozen? There are only 3 of us and would be good if that’s possible

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    KateSunday 13th November 2016

    Hi Tracy,

    We’ve never put it in the freezer (it never lasts long enough to!) but I can’t see any reason why it wouldn’t freeze

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HelenWednesday 5th October 2016

This looks fab and I can’t wait to try more SW friendly slow cooker recipes especially towards and across Winter. However, could I ask / suggest more info re Sukrin is given in terms of the right flavour to buy. I’ve checked Amazon (UK / .co.uk. version) and it doesn’t have ‘Sukrin 1’ it appears to go in flavour (I.e. Peanut, almond or coconut) alternatively a ‘gold’ and special baking versions. I really want to make sure I get the recipe and therefore flavour right! Thank you! 🙂

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