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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 Salt and Pepper Chicken recipe.
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Syn Free Salt and Pepper Chicken
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To make the Salt and Pepper Spice Mix
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
Mix the toasted salt and all the other spice mix ingredients together
To make the Salt and Pepper Chicken
Sprinkle the chicken thighs with a couple of teaspoons of the spice mix
Place them on a baking tray and cook as per pack instructions (usually around 30 minutes at 190°C)
When the chicken is cooked heat up a wok sprayed with some Frylight
Add the spring onions, onions, chilli and peppers to the wok and cook until they start to brown slightly
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
Cook through for another 3 or 4 minutes, then serve sprinkled with some finely chopped spring onions
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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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