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Slow Cooker Char Siu {Chinese BBQ Pulled Pork}

by Elsa

Char Siu Pork

Two of my favorites, pulled pork and any kind of Asian food…in one dish. Yeah, I’m in love. Especially since traditional pulled pork can be pretty fatty and this absolutely isn’t. So I can eat it guilt free. YESSSS.

Slow Cooker Char Siu {Chinese BBQ Pulled Pork}




Author heather

Yield 8 servings

This flavorful pork (char siu), after eight hours in the slow cooker, absolutely falls apart and melts in your mouth. Paired with the savory/sweet sauce, this is sure to please your pickiest eaters.

Serve it up with some sticky rice and a quick vegetable stir fry.


  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon five-spice powder
  • 2 pounds boneless pork shoulder, trimmed
  • 1/2 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch


  1. Combine first 8 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring well with a whisk.
  2. Place in a large zip-top plastic bag.
  3. Add pork to bag; seal.
  4. Marinate in refrigerator at least 2 hours, turning occasionally.
  5. Place pork and marinade in an electric slow cooker.
  6. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
  7. Remove pork from slow cooker using a slotted spoon; place on a cutting board or work surface. Cover with aluminum foil; keep warm.
  8. Pour sauce from the slow cooker into a saucepan.
  9. Whisk broth and cornstarch to create a slurry; add to sauce.
  10. Bring the mixture to a boil and remove from heat to thicken.
  11. Shred pork with 2 forks; serve with sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 3 ounces pork and 1/4 cup sauce

Amount Per Serving

Calories 218

% Daily Value

Total Fat 4.8 g


Saturated Fat 1.5 g


Cholesterol 83 mg


Sodium 725 mg


Total Carbohydrates 12.2 g


Sugars 10.4 g

Protein 30.7 g


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

Adapted from Cooking Light


  • Don’t feel like serving this over rice? Try it on a sweet Hawaiian roll for a twist on a pulled pork sandwich!
  • Another change up? Try this wrapped in a soft flour tortilla with shredded cabbage, julienned cucumber and thinly sliced red pepper.

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