Slow Cooker Irn Bru Chicken

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Whisky sauce, haggis, porridge, neeps and tatties and a deep fried Mars Bar are some ‘traditional’ Scottish delights you will certainly have come across. However, you’ve probably never seen a recipe that features our favourite drink – Irn Bru – until now……

Whisky sauce, haggis, porridge, neeps and tatties and a deep fried Mars Bar are some 'traditional' Scottish delights you will certainly have come across. However, you've probably never seen a recipe that features our favourite drink - Irn Bru - until now......

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Dinna worry, we get it. You're afa confused. Irn Bru in a main course. Fit's a that aboot? 

We'll revert to English now so you don't leave..

If you've never heard of an Irn Bru before, it's Scotland's favourite fizzy drink. It's a bit like a Coke in the sense that you can't really describe the taste, nobody knows what goes into it but it tastes pretty good.

When we released our high protein slow cooker recipe book, we couldn't believe how many people bought it and LOVED the recipes which got us thinking. Would Irn Bru work in a dish as a main course? Quite simply, yes, yes it does and it works well!

This recipe is like a sweet and sour dish. The smoked paprika and Worcester sauce delivers the savoury hit and the Irn Bru provides a tasty sweetness to the dish, almost like a glaze. Now if you don't have Irn Bru where you're from, Coke will work just fine.

Don't get too caught up about the sugar in this recipe either, there is the equivalent of 1/5 of a can per serving, not really worth getting all upset about. If you do want to cut the calories, you can use a Diet Irn Bru but the sauce doesn't taste as good so go on, treat yourself to a can of the proper stuff.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1

Servings 5


Amount Per Serving
Calories 279
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g5%
Total Carbohydrate 15g5%
Protein 47g94%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Yields5 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time5 hrsTotal Time5 hrs 10 mins
Ingredients
 1 kg chicken breast, chopped
 1 onion, finely chopped
 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
 20 ml Worchester Sauce
 20 g tomato puree
 30 g corn flour (corn starch for US)
 7 g smoked paprika
 330 ml Irn Bru or Coke
 2 g salt
 2 g pepper
Method
1

Add all of the ingredients to the slow cooker. Mix through. Cover and cook for 4 to 5 hours on low.

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Ingredients

Ingredients
 1 kg chicken breast, chopped
 1 onion, finely chopped
 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
 20 ml Worchester Sauce
 20 g tomato puree
 30 g corn flour (corn starch for US)
 7 g smoked paprika
 330 ml Irn Bru or Coke
 2 g salt
 2 g pepper
Method

Directions

1

Add all of the ingredients to the slow cooker. Mix through. Cover and cook for 4 to 5 hours on low.

Slow Cooker Irn Bru Chicken