Syn Free Salt and Pepper Chicken | Slimming World

As you may know we’ve had a Salt and Pepper Pork recipe on the website for a while now, so we thought we’d add a Syn Free Salt and Pepper Chicken to the list too.
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Syn Free Salt and Pepper Chicken

This was one of our favourite meals from the Chinese Takeaway. Crispy chicken (usually wings) seasoned with a spicy coating. Now, since starting on Slimming World Salt and Pepper Chicken Wings are off the menu, so we needed an alternative.

Syn Free Salt and Pepper Chicken

We decided to use chicken thighs, but you could use drumsticks if you want.

You’ll notice that the spice mix for this Syn Free Salt and Pepper Chicken recipe uses a tablespoon of 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.

As the recipe for the spice mix makes quite a lot you’ll be using a lot less than 1 tablespoon of sweetener per portion, so there’s no need to add any extra syns on for the sweetener itself.

The quantities for the spice mix will make more than enough for the Syn Free Salt and Pepper Chicken recipe, so you can just keep any extra spice mix in an airtight container or sealed food bag until you’re ready to use it again. We always have a bag in our cupboard! Or you could even try our Syn Free Salt and Pepper Chips or our Syn Free Salt and Pepper Pork recipe with what you have left over.

Syn Free Salt and Pepper Chicken

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You’ll notice that the Salt and Pepper Spice Mix recipe calls for MSG or Monosodium glutamate.

Monosodium Glutamate or MSG is a flavour enhancer commonly added to most Chinese food from the takeaway. There have been many debates about the use of MSG, so if you prefer not use it you can just leave it out. However, if you do want to use it you can buy it here on Amazon.

We use Frylight whenever we need to replace oil to sauté things. Perfect for everyday frying and cooking, it delivers exactly one calorie per spray, which makes it Syn free! The Sunflower or the Olive Oil Flavour are perfect for Syn Free Salt and Pepper Chicken.

Syn Free Salt and Pepper Chicken

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Syn Free Salt and Pepper Chicken

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INGREDIENTS
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INSTRUCTIONS
To make the Salt and Pepper Spice Mix
  1. Toast the salt flakes in a hot pan until they start to brown - it's very important to do this to get the true salt and pepper flavour
  2. Mix the toasted salt and all the other spice mix ingredients together
To make the Salt and Pepper Chicken
  1. Sprinkle the chicken thighs with a couple of teaspoons of the spice mix
  2. Place them on a baking tray and cook as per pack instructions (usually around 30 minutes at 190°C)
  3. When the chicken is cooked heat up a wok sprayed with some Frylight
  4. Add the spring onions, onions, chilli and peppers to the wok and cook until they start to brown slightly
  5. Add the chicken thighs to the wok along with 1 or 2 tablespoons of Spice Mix. Don't add it all at once, add it a bit at a time, taste and stop when it's spicy enough
  6. Cook through for another 3 or 4 minutes, then serve sprinkled with some finely chopped spring onions

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is a flavour enhancer commonly added to most Chinese food from the takeaway. There have been many debates about the use of MSG, so if you prefer not use it you can just leave it out.

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14 Comments
  1. This sounds delish and while I am here thank you for sharing you inspire me to keep going. Could I toast coarse Himalayan salt?? and would this freeze????

    1. Hi Debbie
      Some salts contain ‘impurities’ such as anti caking agents etc and it’s these that will make the salt change colour. If you are using pure salt (with no food additives) then it probably won’t brown or is less likely to brown when heated

  2. I am so going to try this my mouth is actually watering now thank you for that something different than the norm and keeping on track x <3 x

  3. We tried this tonight with a different sweetener and it’s far too sweet, it’s inedible. Have we done something wrong?

    1. Hi Lorah
      Sukrin has exactly the same consistency, weight and sweetness as normal sugar so you can just replace it like for like. This may not be the case for other brands. It may be worth taking a look at the website of your specific sweetener as many of them have conversion charts to help work out the correct ratios

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