Next you need some Paprika, Cumin, Turmeric & salt. It may sound like an odd combination of spices for a pasta dish, but trust me – they’re amazing.
You also need to use some Frylight if you’re going to keep it Syn free!
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 Syn Free Baked Spaghetti with Chicken recipe.
You also need some Bucatini or Spaghetti! What is Bucatini I hear you ask? It’s hollow spaghetti. It cooks much faster than spaghetti, and in my opinion it holds sauce better too.
You can get it from some supermarkets (including Tesco, Waitrose and Sainsbury’s), it’s with all the other pastas.
How many Syns are in this Syn Free Baked Spaghetti with Chicken?
This Syn Free Baked Spaghetti with Chicken is Syn free providing you do the following;
Take the skin off the chicken thighs before you cook them.
Use a spray oil like Frylight which is Syn free.
If you add a stock pot instead of a stock cube, make sure that you use a Syn free one.
Can I make this Syn Free Baked Spaghetti with Chicken in the slow cooker?
Yes you can! Please see the instructions below in the recipe card at the end of this post.
How so I make this Syn Free Baked Spaghetti with Chicken?
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 👍
Mix Paprika, Cumin, Turmeric, lemon juice & Salt – sprinkle over chicken thighs – let sit for 10-20 mins.
Preheat your oven to 200°C. Heat a large pan/casserole dish, spray with Frylight and lightly brown the chicken thighs then set aside.
If any bits have stuck to the pan (they should – it’s good!) pour in a little water or white wine vinegar to scrape it away. Keep it in the pan – don’t throw it away!
Spray the pan with Frylight and fry the onions, celery, carrot, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and garlic.
When the onion begins to soften, add the tomato puree and Worcestershire sauce – fry off for a further 3 minutes, stirring often.
Add the stock, tin of chopped tomatoes and place the chicken on top. Place in the oven for 20 minutes.
Whilst the chicken is cooking, cook the pasta but take 2 minutes off the packet instructions. We need it to be ‘al dente’ – which means not quite cooked. Drain it and set aside.
Lift the chicken out the oven, and remove the chicken. Taste the sauce & add more seasoning if necessary. We added a stock pot at this point, but taste it, it’s up to you!
Add the pasta to the sauce, making sure to slick all the pasta with the sauce. Add the chicken back in but place it under the pasta if you can. Cover the dish, and place back in the oven for 15 minutes.
Lift out of the oven, sprinkle with parsley and serve.
Can I freeze this Syn Free Baked Spaghetti with Chicken recipe?
Yes you can, but as always, please make sure you freeze it as soon it’s cooled, and make sure it’s piping hot all the way through after re-heating.
Looking for some more pasta ideas?
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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. - Defrost thoroughly before reheating (you can use the defrost setting on your microwave.) - Make sure it is piping hot all the way through before serving.
You can use chicken breasts if you prefer, but make sure to submerge them when they go into the oven.
You can use any pasta, but bucatini/spaghetti will work best.
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