This is our Slimming World, Weight Watchers and Calorie Counting friendly version of a delicious Chicken Satay Curry – who needs the Takeaway?
We love Satay. But as with everything we love, it’s not very slimming friendly. So we decided to come up with our own Chicken Satay Curry fakeaway recipe is not only Slimming World friendly, but Weight Watchers too!
For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍
I actually think this is one of my all time favourite curries.
It’s just lush, especially if you’re a fan of peanut butter, or nuts in general!
How many Syns are in this Chicken Satay Curry?
This Chicken Satay Curry uses the coconut drink as part of one of your Healthy Extra A allowances. It’s pretty easy to work it out because you’re using 100ml of your 600ml allowance per portion.
However, if you choose to Syn the coconut drink it’s 1 Syn per 100ml. This means that the total Syn value of this recipe is 12, so that’s 2 Syns per portion.
You can also add a sprinkling of chopped salted peanuts on top, but don’t forget to syn it!!
Synning the sweetener
As you will probably know Slimming World have brought out some new recommendations regarding the Syn value of granulated sweeteners. Slimming World have confirmed what this change means.
Where there is 1 tbsp or more being used per serving they recommend members count 0.5 Syn per tbsp. If using smaller amounts, like a pinch or teaspoon, there’s no need to worry about Syns at all.
The recipe for this Chicken Satay Curry uses 3 tablespoons of sweetener in the sauce and is divided into 6 portions. That’s 1/2 a tablespoon per portion, so there’s no need to add any Syns on for the sweetener itself.
If you leave out the peas, and serve this recipe with a suitable accompaniment, then this Chicken Satay Curry is suitable for Slimming World Extra Easy SP.
How Weight Watchers friendly is this Chicken Satay Curry recipe?
A takeaway version of this recipe could have more than 18 Points per portion!
Our Weight Watchers friendly version has just 3 Smart Points per portion. That leaves you plenty of Points for accompaniments like rice!
Why not try our Savoury Rice with it?
How many Calories are in this Chicken Satay Curry?
This Chicken Satay Curry has considerably less calories than a restaurant version – but doesn’t compromise on flavour.
Our recipe has less than 300 Calories per portion!
We’ve been trying to make a Low Syn, Low Point and Low Calorie Chicken Satay Curry recipe for quite a while now. In fact we tried a different version about a week ago, but we’ve never got it quite right.
It would either be not peanutty enough or ridiculously high in Syns, Points and Calories.
The Chicken Satay Curry we’ve come up with is pretty damn close to the takeaway version, and, as usual our version is packed full of speed food!
The problem with the traditional Chicken Satay Curry is that it usually contains a load of peanuts or peanut butter, coconut milk and oil.
All of which contribute to the massive Syn, Calorie and Point count in the dish.
So how do we make Satay Curry more slimming friendly?
First we replaced the coconut milk with the Longlife Alpro Coconut Drink.
You can have 600ml of this for one of your HEA, which means that you can either Syn it or use it as 1/6 of one of your HEA allowance.
Next, we switched the oil for a low calorie cooking spray. Doing this can replace a 6 Syn ingredient (yes most oils are 6 Syns per tbsp!) for a Syn free alternative.
Finally, we replaced the peanut butter with something called PB2.
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What is PB2?
PB2 is a powdered peanut butter, and it’s made with peanuts that are slow-roasted and pressed to remove the fat.
It’s all natural, no artificial sweeteners or preservatives. It even has the same consistency and flavour of full-fat peanut butter, when mixed with double the amount of water, but with more than 85% less fat.
Normal peanut butter is around 4.5 Syns per tbsp, but PB2 is an incredible 1 Syn per tbsp.
We use PB2 in quite a few of our recipes! Why not try our Banana and Peanut Muffins?
Some of you love this Chicken Satay Curry recipe!
How do I make this Chicken Satay Curry?
Firstly, make the Satay sauce…
Place the spices into a food processor/blender and blitz until very fine or you can grind them with a mortar and pestle
Fry the onion, garlic, ginger and chilli until the onion is soft
Add the freshly ground spices and stir for one minute then add all the other sauce ingredients apart from the cornflour
Simmer over a medium heat for 10 minutes then blitz with a slick blender/in a blender/food processor until smooth then return to the pan
Turn the heat up to high. Mix the cornflour with a little water, then stir it into the simmering sauce, until it thickens then set aside
Then for the chicken…
Spray a wok with low calorie cooking spray and over a high heat fry the onion and chicken breast until the onion softens
Add in the vegetables & 1 tbsp of soy sauce stir fry for a few minutes then add the sauce
Turn down the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Serve on a bed of rice & even sprinkle a couple of ground peanuts on top (but don’t forget to add some Syns/Calories/Points for them!)
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