Syn Free Chicken Chow Mein | Slimming World

Chow mein means ‘stir noodle’, or ‘stir-fried noodle’. This Syn Free Chicken Chow Mein recipe uses egg noodles, chicken and vegetables like carrots, spring onion and mange tout. However, there’s nothing to stop you swapping or adding any meat or veg you want.


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 Syn Free Chicken Chow Mein is a quick and simple dish. Perfect after a busy day or just when you don’t fancy making anything too complicated.


You’ll need a few Oriental basics for this recipe, like dark soy sauce, rice vinegar, oyster sauce and Chinese five spice. But if you’re on Slimming World and you’re a fan of our Chinese Fakeaways you’ll have a cupboard full already!


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 Syn Free Chicken Chow Mein uses 1 teaspoon of sweetener and is divided into 4 portions. That’s 1/4 of a teaspoon per portion, so there’s no need to add any syns on for the sweetener itself.

What do I need to make this Syn Free Chicken Chow Mein?

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Another thing you’ll need is a good wok. There are plenty like this one on Amazon.


You could even buy a few takeaway containers from Amazon for that authentic takeaway experience (although we have a fair few leftover from our pre Slimming World days).

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 Chicken Chow Mein recipe.

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What are you waiting for, dig out that wok and get cooking!!

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Syn Free Chicken Chow Mein

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Rating: 3.67
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Prep Time

Cooking Time

people 15 minutes 20 minutes


Weight Watchers

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510kcal 6

Smart Points (Flex/Freestyle)



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  1. Mist a wok with frylight and fry the onion, ginger and garlic and carrots until you can smell the aromatics
  2. Add the chicken breast & continue to cook on high until the chicken begins to brown
  3. Add in the soy sauce, oyster sauce, rice vinegar, sweetener, black pepper and Chinese five spice & stir well. Continue to cook the chicken on high whilst you cook the noodles
  4. Cook the noodles according to the packet instructions. Drain and set aside
  5. Add the peppers, mange tout, spring onions, and water chestnuts and turn down to a simmer. Cook for another 3-5 minutes depending on how crunchy you like your veg
  6. Stir through the noodles, and beansprouts and serve!

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  1. Loved this, easy to do so long as you prepare EVERYTHING first. Really tasty and plenty to fill you up. I had to do without beansprouts as sainsbury’s didn’t have any but I added extra water chestnuts which were lovely and crunchy. I will definitely make this again! Nom nom!

  2. I made this fab dish this evening – and it was really delicious. It was full of flavour and not too spicy. I will definitely make it again. Thank you 🙂

    1. Hi Kelly
      We don’t really recommend freezing this. The noodles have a tendency to go quite mushy. As it’s a stir fry recipe, it’s really quick and easy, cooking from fresh is the best way to appreciate the lovely flavours. Hope that helps. 🙂

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