Sticky 5 Spice Gammon – Slimming World Recipe

Slimming World Sticky Five Spice Gammon

Gammon is one of our favourite meats. I always get a piece bigger than we need because the kids love to have plenty of leftovers to snack on.

Another favourite flavour is 5 spice so I couldn’t wait to try bringing the two together. It was delicious ๐Ÿ™‚

Ant did have to cook some without the five-spice, though, because Kaycee doesn’t like it (there’s always one!).

Sticky 5-Spice Gammon

This serves 4 and is 1 syn per serving


  • Low-calorie cooking spray
  • Chinese five-spice powder – 2 tsp
  • 4 Gammon steaks – all visible fat removed and cut into bite-sized chunks
  • Red chillies – 2, deseeded and finely chopped – reduce amount if you don’t like it too spicy.
  • Clear honey – 1 level tbsp
  • Boiling chicken stock – 100ml
  • Dark soy sauce – 2 tbsp


  1. Spray a non-stick frying pan with low-calorie cooking spray and place over a high heat. Sprinkle the five-spice powder over the gammon and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until brown at the edges.
  2. Add the chillies, honey, stock and soy sauce. Stir well and simmer until the sauce is sticky and the gammon is glazed and golden.
  3. Serve with noodles and a speed vegetable stir fry or leave the noodles and make it an SP meal.
Sticky Five-Spice Gammon Slimming World


  1. Helen L 11th May 2021 at 8:11 pm

    Very easy and quick recipe. I served it with cauliflower egg fried rice and it was a great combination.

    1. shelllouise 14th May 2021 at 6:53 pm

      Cauliflower egg fried rice sounds lovely; I’ll be finding the recipe for that!

  2. Anonymous 22nd March 2020 at 8:13 pm

    This recipe was lovely. Thank you for sharing

  3. Tammy 23rd January 2020 at 8:14 pm

    Omg do made this it was nice bit my mouth is burning

    1. shelllouise 24th January 2020 at 2:02 pm

      Aww I’m sorry it was too spicy; I didn’t think to tell people to use less chilli if they don’t like it too hot. I’ve added a note to the ingredients.
      I hope if you try it again, you’ll enjoy it ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  4. Lana 26th September 2019 at 7:56 pm

    Can this be frozen?

    1. shelllouise 29th September 2019 at 9:01 pm

      I’m afraid I’ve never tried freezing it, Lana, so I’m not sure xx

      1. Anonymous 14th January 2020 at 6:06 pm

        Hi I tried this recipe and the gammon tasted very salty but no salt was added

        1. shelllouise 14th January 2020 at 6:47 pm

          Hi, we use a cheap gammon joint from Tesco and and don’t usually have a problem with it being too salty.
          You could try soaking the gammon overnight, it might reduce the saltiness.

  5. Kerry 13th May 2019 at 6:42 pm

    Thank you. It was still lovely and full of flavour. Even tho it wasnt “sticky” xx

    1. shelllouise 13th May 2019 at 6:45 pm

      I’m glad you enjoyed it ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  6. Kerry 13th May 2019 at 5:37 pm

    I just made this exactly how the recipe said to and it’s still runny do I just leave it a bit to set?

    1. shelllouise 13th May 2019 at 6:39 pm

      I find this happens with a few Slimming World recipes. If it doesn’t thicken in the time the recipe says, I carry on cooking it until the liquid has reduced properly. It sometimes takes double the time the recipe states.
      When I make this again, I’ll see how long it takes and change the recipe to reflect the true cooking time xx

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