Fakeaway Chicken in Black Pepper Sauce

  • 10MINS
  • 20MINS
  • 399KCAL

We love this slimming friendly Fakeaway Chicken in Black Pepper Sauce and it's perfect if you're counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories399
  • Carbs31g
  • Protein34g
  • Fat2g
  • Saturates1g
  • Sugars12g

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

A takeaway at the weekend is a tradition for most people, but how can you enjoy all of the flavours of your favourite takeaway dish while still staying on track with your slimming plan?

We created this slimming friendly Fakeaway Chicken in Black Pepper Sauce recipe to help curb those takeaway cravings, but we think you might enjoy it more than the real thing!

Our Fakeaway Chicken in Black Pepper Sauce is the perfect slimming alternative if you’re counting calories or following a diet like Weight Watchers – we love to serve ours on a bed of noodles!

Make sure to add lots of vegetables to help towards your ‘five a day’ and you can also alter the amount of ground black pepper to make this dish more or less peppery.

What diets is this Fakeaway Chicken in Black Pepper Sauce suitable for?

This Fakeaway Chicken in Black Pepper Sauce can be made gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions;

  • Soy sauce
  • Oyster sauce
  • Stock

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Fakeaway Chicken in Black Pepper Sauce recipe?

  • You need to count 4 Points per portion of this Fakeaway Chicken in Black Pepper Sauce recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 3 Points per portion of this Fakeaway Chicken in Black Pepper Sauce recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 3 Points per portion of this Fakeaway Chicken in Black Pepper Sauce recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make this Fakeaway Chicken in Black Pepper Sauce recipe?

All the ingredients for this recipe should be available at your local supermarket and you can usually find oyster sauce in the World Foods aisle.

How many Calories are in this Fakeaway Chicken in Black Pepper Sauce recipe?

There are 399 Calories per portion in this Fakeaway Chicken in Black Pepper Sauce, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

This Fakeaway Chicken in Black Pepper Sauce is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Heat up a wok or decent sized frying pan, and spray with low calorie cooking spray.

Step 2

Add the chicken, spring onion, peppers, mushrooms, garlic and ginger and cook until they start to brown.

Step 3

Add the soy sauce, oyster sauce, orange and lime juice, black pepper and stir.

Step 4

Mix in the remaining veg, reserving a small handful of spring onions for garnishing.

Step 5

Pour in the stock and stir well and allow to simmer on a high heat until the sauce reduces and thickens.

Step 6

Check the chicken is cooked. Serve sprinkled with the reserved spring onion.

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How do you know when this Fakeaway Chicken in Black Pepper Sauce is cooked?

The sauce should be cooked until it is rich and has thickened which should take around 25 minutes.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep this Fakeaway Chicken in Black Pepper Sauce in the fridge?

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Fakeaway Chicken in Black Pepper Sauce in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze this Fakeaway Chicken in Black Pepper Sauce?

Yes, you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat this Fakeaway Chicken in Black Pepper Sauce?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with a loosely fitting lid and heat for 6-8 minutes until piping hot.

From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 4-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 6-7 minutes until piping hot.

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Fakeaway Chicken in Black Pepper Sauce

We love this slimming friendly Fakeaway Chicken in Black Pepper Sauce and it's perfect if you're counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers!
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    20 MINS
  • KCals 399
  • Carbs 31G
WW Points
  • 4 Green
  • 3 Blue
  • 3 Purple

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts diced
  • 4 spring onions chopped
  • 1 red pepper deseeded and diced
  • 1 green pepper deseeded and diced
  • 2 mushrooms sliced
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • ½ tsp garlic crushed
  • ½ tsp ginger minced
  • ½ - 1 tsp ground black pepper depending on how hot you like it!
  • 250 ml beef stock using 1 beef stock cube
  • 1 handful sugar snap peas cut in half
  • 1 handful baby corn chopped
  • 1 courgette diced
  • low calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

  1. Heat up a wok or decent sized frying pan, and spray with low calorie cooking spray
  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, 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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Nicola KershawTuesday 6th August 2019

Hi can this be frozen?

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    Emma TMonday 23rd September 2019

    Hi Nicola

    Yes! Just make sure you freeze as soon as cooled, and defrost thoroughly before reheating until piping hot ????

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