Peachy Sweet and Sour Chicken, Slow cooked

So the other day I was off out for the day and I thought I’d put a meal in the slow cooker. I had chicken, a couple of carrots and a green pepper in the fridge but little else; so what to do?

Sweet and Sour came to mind but, no pineapple; a casserole but no veg.

I did however have a tin of peaches (they are fruit, just like pineapple); and so I give you a rather yummy, delightful and very, very simple recipe for peachy sweet and sour chicken. You could of course use pineapple in place of the peaches and peach juice.

If you do not have a slow cooker then this recipe would easily cook in the oven for about an hour on 180 or gas 4.

Peachy Sweet and Sour Chicken

A Chinese spice flavoured sweet and sour chicken meal

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Chicken, Sweet and Sour
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Servings 3 portions
Calories 265 kcal
Author SharonBye


  • 2 Chicken Breasts Cut into 2 cm pieces
  • 1 tin Chopped tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Tomato Puree
  • 2 Peach halves from a tin of peaches
  • 2 Tbsp Peach syrup from tin
  • 1 Tsp Chinese Five Spice
  • 1 or 2 Green Pepper Sliced
  • 2 medium Carrots Pealed and sliced


  1. Turn on slow cooker, or oven if oven cooking (180 C or Gas 4)

  2. Place all your ingredients in your pot and stir thoroughly.

  3. If slow cooking, then cook for at least 4 hours on low. In the oven cook for an hour.

  4. Serve with noodles or rice or whatever takes your fancy.

Nutrients calculated using

Cals 265, Fat 4.5g, Carbs 16.4g (14 net), Protein 37g

Chicken, Chorizo and Cauliflower Cheese

Yesterday I had Cauliflower Cheese served as a side with my roast dinner which got me thinking about a low carb cauliflower cheese dinner recipe to share with you.

I am therefore pleased to say that I successfully made a very tasty dish which would be suitable for lunch or dinner and perfect for a low carb diet with 10 net carbs per portion.

Cooked chicken formed the base of my dish; but I felt I wanted to spice it up slightly so I added Chorizo which worked very well. You could use whatever cooked meat you choose, for example ham would work well. Just be aware that the nutrients below are worked out on the recipe published.

You will see from the photos that I added broccoli for colour and a change of flavour. Broccoli is a great low carb vegetable to use as part of a low carb diet.

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Pesto Chicken and Avocado Salad

Chicken and Avocado simply mixed with Pesto flavoured mayonnaise served with green salad leaves or spinach makes a satisfying lunch to eat in or take to work. Total net carbs per portion is 2 g.

I have used chicken thighs in my recipe as I find they are tastier and cheaper than breast meat, however you can easily replace with breasts if this is your preference without changing the net carbs.

Avocado is so good for you as they are a great source of vitamins including C, E and K and other nutrients including potassium, beta-carotene and Omega-3. They are very low in sugar content and high in fibre which is ideal for making you feel full for longer.

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Low Carb Chicken Kebabs

My next recipe for your barbecue is a low carb chicken kebab recipe. Chicken, and vegatables if you wish, marinated in a lemon, mustard and yoghurt sauce for an hour or so will keep the chicken moist whilst giving a light mustard flavour. Only 2g net carbs per portion.

Today I have only added chicken to my kebab sticks, however I often add onions, peppers, pineapple and mushrooms to my kebab sticks.

Chicken kebabs are great for the barbecue as they cook nice and quickly and it is very easy to see if they are undercooked in comparison to chicken legs.

Turkey or pork would be equally suitable for this recipe.

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Lower Carb Chicken and Leek Pie

Chicken and leek pie is not technically suitable for a low carb diet, but if you are trying to keep your daily diet low carb as part of your lifestyle and want a treat then using a small amount of filo pastry to top your meat and vegetables could be an acceptable replacement.

When I entertained recently I decided to use the same mixture as my leek and chicken soup for the base and then portioned out the top making sure I only gave myself 50 gm of filo pastry and my guests, who do not follow low carb diets, 100 gm. It really is a wonderful dish – as a treat.

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Leek and Chicken Soup

Continuing with my soup themed week, today I am sharing my Leek and Chicken Soup Recipe. A very simple recipe to use and delicious to eat either as a soup or as a Chicken and Leek Pie filling.

Using just 10 ingredients you can have this chunky soup ready to eat in under an hour. Only 12 g net carbs per serving.

I served mine with Fat Head Pizza dough rolls using the following recipe

If you are entertaining and want to add a little more body to the sauce, you could add 150 ml of soured cream; however this will increase the carbs slightly and the calories significantly, something to consider if you are needing to keep an eye on these.

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