We love satay. But as with everything we love, it’s not very Slimming World friendly. So we decided to come up with our own 1 Syn Chicken Satay fakeaway recipe.
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 1 Syn Chicken Satay 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.
We’ve been trying to make a low syn chicken satay 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.
The 1 Syn Chicken Satay we’ve come up with is pretty damn close to the takeaway version, and, as usual our version is packed full of speed.
The problem with the traditional Chicken Satay is that it usually contains a load of peanuts or peanut butter, coconut milk and oil. All of which contribute to the massive syn count in the dish.
So how do we make it more Slimming World friendly?
First we replaced the coconut milk with the Longlife Alpro Coconut Drink. You can have 600ml of this for your HEA, which means that you can either syn it or use it as 1/6 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.
1 Syn Chicken Satay
As I mentioned before, this 1 Syn Chicken Satay uses the coconut drink as part of your HEA. 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!!
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