We adore all things Italian & when we started Slimming World we were delighted to find out that pasta is a free food! That means we can enjoy this Low Syn Chicken Milanese with Spaghetti Pomodoro without using too many Syns.
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 👍
We’re pretty lucky (or not if you’re the waistband of our jeans) to live near two amazing Italian restaurants.
I dread to think of the amount that we’ve spent at them both over the last few years…but I digress.
One of our favourite dishes from them is Chicken Milanese – crisp but moist chicken breast, breaded and fried accompanied by spaghetti in a gloriously, tomatoey (i just invented that word!), garlic-y sauce.
Heaven on a plate & we missed it so much that we decided to reinvent it with Panko.
Traditionally Milanese consists of a thin slice of chicken, beef, veal, or pork. Sometimes even vegetables such as aubergine.
Each slice is dipped into beaten eggs, seasoned with salt and then dipped in bread crumbs and shallow-fried in oil.
It’s commonly served with Pasta Pomodoro, an Italian dish typically prepared with a lot of olive oil, tomatoes, basil, and various other fresh ingredients.
Sadly, the traditional version isn’t very Slimming World friendly. But our Low Syn Chicken Milanese with Spaghetti Pomodoro is perfect when following the Slimming World Extra Easy plan.
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How do you keep this Low Syn Chicken Milanese with Spaghetti Pomodoro Syn free?
We switched the oil for Frylight, and the regular bread crumbs for Panko Breadcrumbs.
Panko Breadcrumbs are available in most supermarkets and can be found in the international aisle near to the Asian ingredients.
It’s a Japanese breadcrumb, and it’s a pretty big crumb compared to flour, thus you tend to get more coverage. 10g is 2 syns worth and is more than enough to coat a Chicken Breast.
Don’t be put off by the number of steps involved in creating this Slimming World friendly version of the dish.
Even though there does seem to be quite a lot of work involved it is actually really quick and easy.
Whenever we need to replace oil in cooking we use Frylight. Perfect for everyday frying and cooking, it delivers exactly one calorie per spray, which makes it Syn free! The Sunflower or Olive Oil flavours are ideal for this
The Sunflower or Olive Oil flavours are ideal for this Low Syn Chicken Milanese with Spaghetti Pomodoro recipe.
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