It’s Tuesday which means it’s Slow Cooker recipe day!  (I know, you’ve all been waiting with bated breath.)

This week’s offering is Hunters Chicken.

I made my own BBQ sauce for this but I imagine you could easily just buy a ready made sauce from the supermarket.

For the BBQ Sauce
1 onion (chopped)
3 cloves of garlic (crushed)
1 tsp fennel seeds
55g brown sugar
50ml dark soy sauce
300ml tomato ketchup

Fry the onion, garlic, fennel seeds and sugar in some oil.

Add the soy sauce and ketchup and mix well.

Bring to the boil and simmer for a few minutes.

If you want a smooth sauce then blitz in a food processor or leave it lumpy, entirely up to you.

4 chicken breasts
Streaky smoked bacon

Peel and slice potatoes, I’m not precious about thickness so mine came out a variety of sizes.  I don’t think it actually matters how thick or thin but bear in mind that if you slice them thickly then it will take longer for them to cook.  Lay out to cover bottom of slow cooker.

Wrap your chicken breasts in the streaky bacon and place them on top of the potatoes.

Pour over the BBQ sauce.  If the sauce doesn’t cover the chicken then add water until they are mostly covered (bear in mind that the more water you add, the thinner your sauce will be)

Cook on low for 6 hours.

Serve with whatever veg you like.  I opted for carrots and broccoli and although in this picture it doesn’t look like we had very much broccoli it’s actually Eli’s ‘I’m on a green vegetable embargo’ plate so I didn’t bother giving him a lot.  Honest!

As a final touch, once the chicken is served, grate cheese over the top.  I know that Hunters Chicken is supposed to be quite cheesy but this is a personal preference part.  Go for as much or as little as you like.


This is the slow cooker we have, which we find perfectly adequate for a family of four.

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This is a recipe which has been doing the rounds for a while in some form or other and in the spirit of trying to use my slow cooker more often, I thought I would give my own version a try.

I took some pictures this time too, although I need to work on them at least you can see what I’m talking about unlike the lasagne!

Gammon Joint
Bottle of cola (any brand will do)
1tsp ground ginger
1tbsp soy sauce
1tbsp mustard
2 tbsp golden caster sugar
4 tbsp honey
1 red onion
(any other veg you like roasted)

I believe that generally, gammon joints can be quite salty so before you pop your joint into the slow cooker boil it in a pan for 5-10 minutes to get rid of the salt.  You don’t have to do this part but as I was cooking for the kids, I try to avoid using salt where possible so wanted to make sure.

Put the joint into your slow cooker and pour the bottle of cola in until it covers the meat.  I needed to use a 2 litre bottle to cover mine.

Cook on low for 8 hours.

Just before the gammon is cooked, peel and boil your potatoes for 15 minutes until slightly softened.  Prepare your carrots and onion.

Once the gammon is cooked, remove it from the slow cooker and allow it to cool a little whilst your prepare the glaze.

Preheat your oven to 170c (fan oven)

Make the glaze by mixing the ginger, soy sauce, mustard, sugar and honey together.  If it’s too thick you might want to use a little bit of the liquid leftover in your slow cooker.

Score the gammon in a check pattern, making sure each cut is around 1cm deep.  Do this all the way around.

Place in a roasting tin and brush the glaze all around the joint.  Make sure you save some of the glaze back for your potatoes and vegetables.

Place the vegetables around the joint and cover with the remaining glaze.

Cook for around 25-30 minutes.  Check on the gammon halfway through your cooking time; you might need to reglaze the meat with the juices surrounding it.

Remove from the oven, slice up your gammon and serve.


This is the slow cooker we have, which we find to be perfectly adequate for a family of four.

This post contains affiliate links. Use of these links won't cost you anything but may help to make me a little money.