This Chicken and Mushroom Fakeaway is an super tasty, slimming-friendly Chinese Fakeaway whether you’re counting calories or following a diet plan like Weight Watchers.
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 👍
This Chicken and Mushroom Fakeaway tastes so good, you’ll never need to go to the Chinese again! Think of all the calories and money you’ll be saving!
We’ve got a heap of Chinese Fakeaway recipes for you to try!
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How many Calories are in this Chicken and Mushroom Fakeaway?
There are 274 calories in each portion of our Slimming friendly Chicken and Mushroom Fakeaway. This means it falls into our Everyday Light recipe category.
This recipe is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.
As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.
What diets is this Chicken and Mushroom Fakeaway suitable for?
This recipe is suitable if you’re gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions;
- Stock cubes
- Soy Sauce
- Oyster Sauce
You could also enjoy this Chicken and Mushroom Fakeaway if you’re dairy free.
Please make sure to double, and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.
How Weight Watchers friendly is this Chicken and Mushroom Fakeaway?
There are just 2 Points in each portion of this recipe! That leaves you loads of Points for accompaniments and is a massive Point saving compared to the restaurant version!
How to make this Chicken and Mushroom Fakeaway
This fakeaway will be ready in a jiffy, and is really easy. Here’s a summary;
- Fry the chicken and some of the vegetables in some Low calorie cooking spray until the start to soften
- Add the sauces and the other vegetables and cook until the start to colour
- Pour over the stock and simmer until the sauce reduces a little and the chicken is cooked through
- Serve with your choice of accompaniment from the list below
What should you should serve with Chicken and Mushroom Fakeaway?
Any of the following go really well with Chicken and Mushroom Fakeaway. Why not have a slimming-friendly Fakeaway feast?
Whatever accompaniment you choose, don’t forget to account for the extra calories and/or other nutritional values.
Do you need any special ingredients to make Chicken and Mushroom Fakeaway?
Nope! All the ingredients we use in this recipe are readily available in the supermarkets.
We like to use chicken breast in this Fakeaway as they cook quicker, but you could also have it with beef, pork or even prawns if you fancied.
This recipe is also a great way to use up any vegetables that need eating. Just bung them in!
Can you cook Chicken and Mushroom Fakeaway another way?
This recipe is really quick and simple to make using the method below. It isn’t suitable for cooking using an alternative method.
How do you know when Chicken and Mushroom Fakeaway is cooked?
You should cook this Fakeaway until the vegetables have softened, the sauce has reduced slightly and the chicken is cooked through.
This should take approx 20 minutes on the hob.
Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.
How long can you keep Chicken and Mushroom Fakeaway in the fridge?
Once you’ve served it, ideally you should eat this dish within 4 hours.
If you allow any left overs to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Chicken and Mushroom Fakeaway in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.
Can I freeze Chicken and Mushroom Fakeaway?
Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;
- Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
- Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!
How do I reheat Chicken and Mushroom Fakeaway?
From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.
From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.
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Our 6 month planner features 26 recipes – which are not available anywhere else. We have all the details on our Planner page.
We’ve been squirrelling away doing squirelly things behind the scenes and can finally announce that our very first cookbook is available NOW!!
The book features 100 recipes – around 80 of them BRAND NEW and not available anywhere else. Full colour photographs, hardback, a quality book that will stand up to frequent use!
Each recipe has been taste tested by twenty members of the Pinch of Nom community to ensure that they are amazing. Check out our cookbook page for more information!