Syn Free Lemon Chicken | Slimming World

As you would imagine fakeaways are one the most popular requests we receive. This Syn Free Lemon Chicken is the latest addition to our list of Slimming World friendly versions of your takeaway favourites.

Syn Free Lemon Chicken | Slimming World

We know there are lots of other Lemon Chicken recipes out there, but this is how we do ours so we thought we’d share.

Note that we use fresh pineapple in this recipe. Be sure to add it at the very last second so it doesn’t cook. That way you do not have to syn it.

Syn Free Lemon Chicken | Slimming World

It’s great served on a bed of rice or noodles and a perfect alternative to those syn laden takeaway meals.

Syn Free Lemon Chicken | Slimming World

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What is Xanthan Gum?

One of the most important parts of this recipe is the Xanthan Gum. What is this strange ingredient I hear you ask. It’s a natural gluten free stabiliser that thickens hot and cold liquids, doesn’t clump and stops sauces from splitting. It’s bloody marvellous and best of all it’s syn free! 1/4 tsp of Xantham gum does the same job as 1 tbsp of flour. Crazy!

You can buy Xanthan Gum here on Amazon, or down the gluten free aisle of your local supermarket. It’s not cheap, but a little goes a long, long way.

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Syn Free Lemon Chicken | Slimming World

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Syn Free Lemon Chicken

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Rating: 3.77
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  1. Spray the frying pan with Frylight and cook the onions, chilli and chicken on a medium heat
  2. When the onion has softened and the chicken browned slightly remove from the pan and set aside
  3. Add the stock, onion powder and Robinsons Lemon Squash to the pan and bring to the boil
  4. Allow to simmer for a few minutes. Place 200ml of the sauce into a jug and whisk in the xanthan gum a 1/4 of a tsp at a time. You will need to whisk well - and keep whisking!
  5. When the right consistency is achieved return sauce to the pan and add the chicken
  6. Add the lemon slices and cook gently for another 5 minutes
  7. Stir in the pineapple and remove from the heat immediately so you don't have to syn it
  8. Taste, and add a little Sukrin 1 or sweetener if it's a bit to sour
  9. Serve on a bed of rice or noodles

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  1. Would you say that this is a freezer friendly recipe?

    I have tried this recipe before and loves it. I am trying to find some recipes that I can make then pop in the freezer for days of no time or no food.

  2. Just made this and found it hard to get the tartness out. Felt like I added quite a bit of sweetener. Also, I added more lemon squash as it just tasted like chicken stock to start with. I agree with the rating. First time I have used xanthan gum and I love it! What a find.

  3. Made this tonight. I like it quite tart so added a few more lemon slices and it was delicious. Thank you for the recipe and the tip about the gum. What a great find 😀

  4. I made this yesterday and it was really delicious – definitely one of my new favourites to cook again! – Thank you so much.

    1. Hi Heather
      Xanthan Gum is used as a thickener, but you only need a very small amount compared to flour or cornflour. You can find it in the Free From section of most supermarkets

  5. I made this at the weekend for the family as i was really craving Chinese food! It was absolutely amazing, just like the real thing and my 4 children loved it too. Its really easy to make, so we will definitely be having this again! Thank you for sharing all your lovely recipes, they help keep us on plan! xxx

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