Slow cooker chicken satay


One of my favourite slow cooker recipes on the blog is my slow cooker satay. But since taking a wholefood / clean eating approach to my diet I no longer eat some of the ingredients that make up the dish. So I have been playing around with different combinations to make a clean version of the satay and after a few different versions, this is my favourite. While it does not taste exactly the same, it has a great flavour and is still super easy to make. It goes beautifully with some sauteed baby spinach.

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Slow cooker chicken satay
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Recipe type: Slow cooker
  • 500 grams chicken
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 red capsicum
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 3 tbsps almond butter (I make my own - recipe here)
  • 3 tbsps tomato paste
  • 3 tbsps sweet chilli sauce (I make my own - recipe here)
  • 250 mls coconut cream
  • ½ cup almonds
  • Optional to serve - baby spinach or steamed rice
  1. Slice capsicum and carrots and add to the slow cooker.
  2. Place chicken into slow cooker with cut vegetables.
  3. Crush garlic on top of the veggies.
  4. Add remaining ingredients with the exception of the almonds and stir to combine.
  5. Place lid on slow cooker and cook for 4 hours on high.
  6. Serve with sautéed baby spinach or steamed rice.
  7. Roughly chop almonds and sprinkle on top.


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  1. Donna W says

    This looks great! I love the spinach idea. How do you saute your spinach? Ive not had a lot of success unless it’s drowned in butter, which defeats the health benefits.

    Just a question- in step 2, is it meant to say “Place into slow cooker…”



  2. Theresa says

    Yah! Thank you as soon as I saw title my day improved! I looovee satay chicken too & love that you have cleaned it up fr me :) and surely many others! Well done. Did kids like? I made a raw pecan pie on Sunday for friends & it was my first time cooking with almond butter- so yummy & now I have leftovers! Blessings on your day & lent as well meant to say ages ago well done on your Lenten goal – sounded tough! I’ve signed up for 30 weeks of Ignatian Spiritual Exercises so I’m setting side 40mins a day for guided retreat/ prayer at home!! It’s amazing & tough too to be disciplined!