Slow cooker hunters chicken recipe uk

I love using my slow cooker, I also love using my air fryer; I do feel a little sorry for my oven these days but it just costs too much to run! There’s nothing better than coming home to a nice meal at the end of a busy work day, which is why I love my slow cooker and why I’ve made this slow cooker hunter’s chicken recipe several times now.

Slow cooker hunters chicken is very easy to make, it’s not a quick recipe but it’s delicious when you eat it. It’s one of the easy recipes which means you can get on with your day until it’s done and ready to be eaten.

This UK hunter’s chicken recipe is a go to meal that everyone seems to love. I’ve always got chicken in the freezer, I have no idea why, but it helps and it means when I need to whip something up and not use loads of ingredients, hunters chicken is the dinner I go for.

UK Hunters Chicken Recipe
Slow cooker hunters chicken recipe

UK Slow Cooker Hunters Chicken Recipe

This UK slow cooker hunters chicken recipe is super easy to make, even if it looks a mess. This is also known as a crock pot hunters’ chicken recipe but they’re called slow cookers in the UK. Either way, the recipe is the same but you may need to convert the ingredients as they’re in grams.

Depending on the size of your slow cooker will depend on how many chicken breasts you can put in it. As there are only two of us we use two large chicken breasts surrounded by lots of yummy vegetables and enough sauce to coat it all.

The trick is to make sure everything is covered in the sauce while the slow cooker is on, otherwise, it won’t cook everything and you’ll have very hard veg and won’t be able to eat them.

Healthy Slow Cooker Hunters Chicken Recipe

So you might be thinking, is this a healthy slow cooker hunter’s chicken recipe? After all, a lot of my recipes are healthy and I like to eat healthier food when I can. Thankfully, this hunter’s chicken recipe is super healthy so you can relax and enjoy it.

Slimming world hunters chicken recipe. When I can I try and make some slimming world recipes, although these days I prefer to count calories. This slimming world slow cooker hunters chicken recipe, however, is only 1.5 syns per portion is you use the reduced fat cheese as your healthy extra, if not, then it is 3.5 syns per portion. That means you can enjoy this hunter’s chicken recipe and have syns left over for dessert!

Low-calorie hunter’s chicken recipe. As I mentioned a lot of my recipes are low-calorie recipes these days. This low-calorie slow cooker hunter’s chicken recipe is super yummy and has only 464 calories per portion. That means you can enjoy it and have calories left over to enjoy for pudding!

Equipment I Used To Make Hunters Slow Cooker Chicken Recipe

So I didn’t just make this slow cooker recipe without any equipment, of course, I needed a slow cooker to start with! Take a look at some of the affiliate links below to see what kind of equipment I used when I make this slow cooker hunter’s chicken recipe.

Slow Cooker Recipes

I have a whole host of slow cooker recipes on Mattscafe. I love using my slow cooker because it’s just so easy and effortless. You can make pretty much anything in them and they save on energy costs as well as they’re much cheaper to run than your oven.

If you like this hunter’s slow cooker chicken recipe, take a look at some of the other recipes below and see if anything takes your fancy. The slow cooker diet coke gammon is a firm favourite of mine that’s for sure and perfect for Christmas!

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Slow Cooker Hunters Chicken Recipe Card

I hope you like this slow cooker hunter’s chicken recipe as much as I do. If you’ve made it, let me know! Upload a picture on Instagram and don’t forget to tag me in it so I can take a look. Depending on how big your slow cooker is, you might be able to make more chicken breasts.

Another idea would be to use diced chicken instead of whole chicken breasts. This is still a hunter’s chicken recipe because everything is the same, you’ve just cut up the chicken. If you’re looking to make this a vegetarian option, use Quorn chicken instead.

Take a look at the recipe card below and enjoy your hunter’s chicken!

UK slow cooker hunters chicken recipe

Slow Cooker Hunters Chicken Recipe

A delicious meal cooked in the slow cooker, this hunter's chicken recipe is packed full of goodness and so nice to eat. An easy recipe that you can come to enjoy.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine American, British
Servings 4 People
Calories 464 kcal


  • Slow Cooker
  • Chopping Board
  • Kives
  • Vegetable Peeler


  • 4 Large Chicken Breasts
  • 4 Bacon Medallions All fat removed
  • 150 g Carrots Peeled and Sliced
  • 2 Medium Onions Sliced
  • 500 g Passata
  • 1 Clove Garlic Crushed
  • 2 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 3 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 5 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce 
  • 1 tsp Mustard Powder
  • Black Pepper


  • In a saucepan, add the passata, mustard powder, Worcestershire Sauce, Balsamic Vinegar, Paprika, Garlic and some black pepper. Simmer on a low heat until the sauce thickens.
  • While the sauce is simmering, peel the carrots and onions and slice them up. Spread them over the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • Place the 4 chicken breasts on top of the vegetables. Top the chicken with the bacon.
  • Once the sauce has thickened, carefully poor the sauce over the chicken.
  • Leave to cook for 6 – 8 hours.
  • 20 minutes before you are ready to serve, top the chicken with the grated cheese and leave it to melt.
  • Once the cheese has melted, serve it with mashed potatoes and enjoy.


*Prices correct as of December 2022
*This is 1.5 Syns per serving (3.5 syns if cheese is not Healthly Extra)
Chicken Breast 1 kg 1136 kcal £6.00
Bacon Medallions 4 Slices 124 kcal £1.20
Carrots 150 g 62 kcal £0.03
Onion 2 medium 80 kcal £0.12
Cheese (Low Fat) 80 g 256 kcal £0.56
Passata 500 g 148 kcal £0.32
Balsamic Vinegar 3 tbsp 48 kcal £0.09
Worcestershire Sauce 5 tbsp 66 kcal £0.57
Mustard Powder 1 tsp 6 kcal £0.02
Black Pepper   1 kcal £0.01
TOTAL   1854 kcal £8.32
PER SERVING   464 kcal £2.08
Keyword Chicken, Dinner, Slimming World, Slow Cooker

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