This healthy unofficial Slimming World Spanish chicken recipe is easy to cook in the slow cooker and great for all the family.

If you follow Slimming World, Weight Watchers (WW), Noom or any other weight loss plan you can usually count this Spanish chicken within your allowances but may need to choose differently what you serve it with.

Spanish chicken

Healthy Slow Cooker Tips to Use with this Recipe

Before you start to think about recipes with your slow cooker here are a few tips which may help.

If you find your meal is a bit watery take the lid off the slow cooker and turn it up high for half an hour this can help evaporate some of the water.

Using Slow cooker liners can save washing up if you are making something that often sticks.

Remember that nothing evaporates so you may need less liquid than in other recipes eg on the hob. This is worth remembering if you are converting a recipe to make it in the slow cooker.

Get the best size slow cooker for your family there are lots of great ones on Amazon with many under £30 for a good brand and good size!

Using frozen chicken for this recipe

Chicken for this or any other chicken recipe should never be cooked from frozen, there are so many issues with this that risk food poisoning.

If you have just realised you only have frozen chicken there I have lots of tips to safely defrost chicken check them out in my defrosting chicken guide.

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Making this recipe on a budget

I try to ensure all of the recipes I make are accessible to everyone. By this, I mean that they do not use obscure hard-to-find ingredients.

This Spanish chicken recipe is no exception. Chicken thigh fillets are generally cheaper than chicken breast fillets.

Buying herbs and spices in bulk is something I really recommend. It can save a lot of money in the long term but also mean you never run out! I find putting them on Amazon subscribe and save helps too!

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Shopping around to see which shops have offers on your usual products can make a big difference to your weekly shopping bill. Additionally don’t forget to check out the yellow sticker reductions and freeze what you can.

Frozen vegetables are nutritionally just as good as fresh usually so do keep an eye out for those too to save money. Frozen peppers can make this a little runnier but will still be nice.

Do you have any particular frozen vegetables you love? Do share them with me it is always nice to hear people’s recommendations.

How healthy is Spanish chicken?

This recipe uses chicken as healthier meat as it is generally lean and has some great vegetables that are full of vitamins and minerals. This is an unofficial Slimming World Spanish chicken recipe as it is perfect for weight loss and healthy eating.

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Step-by-step instructions for making Spanish chicken

1. Put chicken thigh or breast chunks in the slow cooker.

2. Place the slices of onion and pepper on top of the chicken then pour over the Passatachopped tomatoes, garlic, herbs and chilli and stir gently to mix.

ingredients for spanish chicken in the slow cooker

3. Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours.

More healthy recipes you may enjoy

If you are looking for more recipes with chicken then check out my ultimate chicken recipe selection here including chicken and mushroom curry, barbecue chicken and many more.

For more Spanish flavours try my Spanish chickpeas recipe and see what you think.

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Here are some recipes I have picked out that I think you will love.

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Spanish chicken

Spanish Chicken recipe

  • Author: JustAverageJen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 hours
  • Total Time: 8 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 portions 1x
  • Category: Main meals
  • Method: Slow cooker
  • Cuisine: Spanish
  • Diet: Low Calorie


An easy, budget-friendly recipe for Spanish Chicken that can be made in the slow cooker and is great for all the family.



600g chicken thigh fillets, diced.

2 red peppers (sliced)

2 green peppers (sliced)

500g Passata

400g tin of chopped tomatoes

1 large onion, sliced

2 teaspoons chopped garlic

1 chilli deseeded and finely chopped

1 tbsp mixed herbs


1. Put chicken thigh chunks in the slow cooker.

2. Place the slices of onion and pepper on top of the chicken then pour over the Passata, chopped tomatoes, garlic, herbs and chilli and stir gently to mix.

3. Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours.

Keywords: slow cooker, family meal,

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  1. The smell coming from the slow cooker all day was great – I couldn’t wait to taste it. End result didn’t disappoint – loved this Spanish chicken.

  2. Love the sound of the Spanish chicken. Can I please check if you cook the chicken at all before putting it in the slow cooker?