Syn Free Fakeaway Chicken in Black Pepper Sauce | Slimming World

Regular visitors to the site you’ll know that before Slimming World we used to enjoy the odd takeaway. Well, I say ‘odd’ takeaway. Whether it was Italian, Indian, Pizza or Chinese we’d have it at least a couple of times a week.

Syn Free Fakeaway Chicken in Black Pepper Sauce

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Now, since joining Slimming World we’ve cut out the takeaways altogether, well we did have a Chinese a couple of months ago, but ended up with what I can only describe as a ‘food hangover’ the next day so we’ve not touched another since.

So, after the really disappointing incident with the Chinese (it really wasn’t worth the syns) we decided to bite the bullet and just make, or at least attempt to make what ever takeaway we fancied.

Some attempts haven’t been successful, and they haven’t yet made it to the site, but probably will with a bit more work.

The ones that have worked have ended up on the site, and this is the latest – Syn Free Fakeaway Chicken in Black Pepper Sauce.

Syn Free Fakeaway Chicken in Black Pepper Sauce

Now, this Syn Free Fakeaway Chicken in Black Pepper Sauce has a bit of a kick to it, so if you don’t want it too peppery just use 1/2 a teaspoon of ground black pepper rather than the full teaspoon.

We love to serve ours on a bed of noodles.

One thing you will notice about all of our Fakeaway recipes is this…..we like to add as much speed to the dish as possible.

Want to see how easy this Syn Free Fakeaway Chicken in Black Pepper Sauce is to make? Watch the video!

Lets be honest, who wants to add a third of a plate of speed to a Chinese takeaway? So isn’t it better to throw a load in the dish itself than not bother with any?

For this Syn Free Fakeaway Chicken in Black Pepper Sauce, baby corn, courgette and sugar snap peas are ideal.

Along with the spring onions, peppers and mushrooms give you a huge helping of speed. You can of course use what ever veg you want.

Syn Free Fakeaway Chicken in Black Pepper Sauce

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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).

Syn Free Fakeaway Chicken in Black Pepper Sauce

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 Coconut or Avocado Oil flavours are ideal for this Syn Free Fakeaway Chicken in Black Pepper Sauce recipe.

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Syn Free Fakeaway Chicken in Black Pepper Sauce

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Syn Free Chicken in Black Pepper Sauce

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  1. Heat up a wok or decent sized frying pan, and spray with Frylight
  2. Add the chicken, spring onion, peppers, mushrooms, garlic and ginger and cook until they start to brown
  3. Add the soy sauce, oyster sauce, orange and lime juice, black pepper and stir
  4. Mix in the remaining veg, reserving a small handful of spring onions for garnishing
  5. Pour in the stock and stir well and allow to simmer on a high heat until the sauce reduces and thickens
  6. Check the chicken is cooked. Serve sprinkled with the reserved spring onion

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    1. Thank you so much!!!!
      The most amazing sin free recepie!!!
      Very tasty, very easy to make👍Better than a takeaway.Defo on my favorite list!!!

  1. Excellent recipe very tasty but next time I will only use 1/2 teaspoon black pepper as a whole teaspoon made it over peppery & too hot. Otherwise lovely x

    1. Hi Jackie
      Glad you liked it. The amount of pepper is a personal choice I think, which is why we state 1/2 to 1 tsp in the recipe.

    1. Hi Loz
      Yes, you could use chicken stock instead. It shouldn’t affect the flavour too much, but it may not be quite as rich

  2. Hey. Not sure if I’m being stupid but which noodles do you use? I can’t seem to find it on the ingredients or recipe and I’m not sure which ones are free or best on SW. Thanks 🙂

    1. Hi Bee
      It’s just normal run of the mill dried egg noodles, which are Syn free, but you can serve it with whatever you want, rice etc

    1. Hi Lesley
      Fresh ginger will give the most authentic flavour. You could also use the ‘Very Lazy’ ginger, which comes in a jar in white wine vinegar. It will keep in the fridge for several weeks. It’s found on the herbs and spices aisle. You could try ground ginger. I would start with a teaspoon of it and see how that tastes. You may need to adjust to suit personal taste.

  3. Hi, This recipe sounds amazing, def going to try it tonight.
    Chicken in black pepper sauce is my fav & I have been missing it since joining SW.

  4. Hi I have a seafood / shellfish allergy so cannot use Oyster Sauce, what would you suggest as an alternative. I generally use Soy Sauce but that’s already one of the ingredients Thanks

    1. Hi Grainne
      The easiest way would be to let it simmer for longer, which will reduce the sauce so that it thickens.
      Another option would be to use Xanthan gum, which is syn free. It’s available from most large supermarkets, in the ‘Free From’ specialist food aisle.

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