Slow Cooked Soy-Braised Chicken

Slow Cooked Soy-Braised Chicken

This soy-braised chicken is an easy, recipe that the whole family will love, made with Kikkoman Less Salt Soy Sauce and Asian style flavours. Cook in the slow cooker in the morning and you'll have a tasty dinner in the evening!

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  • Serves4
  • Preparation Time10 mins
  • Cooking Time6 hours

Nutrition per serving

  • Energy785 Kcals
  • Protein44.2g
  • Carbohydrates86.9g
  • Sugars19.5g
  • Fat26.5g
  • Saturated Fat6.9g
  • Salt4g


  • 1kg chicken (breast and leg pieces)
  • 150ml Kikkoman Less Salt Soy Sauce
  • 150ml dry sherry or Chinese cooking wine
  • 150ml water
  • 3 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 2 star anise
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 5 cm piece fresh ginger, sliced thinly

To serve

  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and sliced thinly
  • 4 green onions, sliced thinly
  • 5 cm piece fresh ginger, sliced thinly
  • fresh coriander, to garnish
  • 1tbsp toasted sesame oil, to drizzle
  • 1tbsp Kikkoman Less Salt Soy Sauce, to drizzle
  • steamed rice, to serve
  • steamed broccoli, to serve


Trim any excess fat from the chicken and place in a 4.5 litre slow cooker.

Mix the soy sauce, sherry, water and sugar in a measuring jug and pour over the chicken.

Add the garlic, star anise, cinnamon sticks and ginger.

Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.

Remove the chicken from the slow cooker and arrange on a platter.

Drizzle with a little toasted sesame oil and soy sauce.

Garnish with the red chilli, green onions, ginger and coriander.

Serve with steamed rice and broccoli or Chinese greens.

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