KFC Fakeaway

This KFC Fakeaway was one of the first slimming friendly recipes we came up with, and it’s still one of our favourites.


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 recipe makes a decent amount of seasoning, so you can keep it in an airtight container to use next time. We always have a bag in the cupboard.


If you’re a fan of KFC, here’s a few more for you to try;

How many calories are in this KFC Fakeaway?

There are 255 calories in one portion of this KFC Fakeaway, however, the calorie count of this dish will vary depending on what coating you add to the seasoning. The values we have provided below are using Panko Breadcrumbs. See below for more details.

Don’t forget to add on extra calories or nutritional info to account for any accompaniments.

Do you need any special ingredients to make this KFC Fakeaway?

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We like to use Panko Breadcrumbs because you get more bang for your buck.

Panko is a Japanese-style breadcrumb traditionally used as a coating for deep-fried foods, and is made from bread without crusts. It’s lower in calories than regular breadcrumbs, and it’s a bigger crumb so it goes further.

It can be found in the Oriental aisle of most supermarkets, or you can get it on Amazon.


There are also many other things you could use, Smash, Crushed Rice Crispies, Breadcrumbed Wholemeal Roll, Cous Cous, Quinoa, Bulgar Wheat for example.

As mentioned, the calorie count of this dish will vary depending on what coating you add to the seasoning. The values we have provided below are using Panko Breadcrumbs.

What diets are this KFC Fakeaway recipe suitable for?

This KFC Fakeaway can easily be adapted to suit a gluten free diet, by using gluten free bread to make the breadcrumbs. 

It is also suitable for a dairy free diet. 

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

How Weight Watchers Friendly is this KFC Fakeaway?

You only need to count 3 Points per portion of this KFC Fakeaway recipe, not including any accompaniments.

How to make a KFC Fakeaway

  • Mix the spices together to make the KFC seasoning.
  • Cut the chicken.
  • Dip each piece of chicken into beaten egg, then the seasoning.
  • Cook in the oven for 25-30 minutes.

What should I serve with this KFC Fakeaway?

This KFC Fakeaway is great served with;

Whatever accompaniment you choose, don’t forget to account for the extra calories and/or other nutritional values.

A crisp salad and our Syn Free Rustic Wedges are a perfect accompaniment

Why not add some of our Syn Free Coleslaw for even more speed.

Some of you love this KFC Fakeaway recipe!

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KFC Fakeaway

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Prep Time

Cooking Time

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255kcal 1

Smart Points (Flex/Freestyle)

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To make the Spice Mix
  1. Put all of the ingredients in a food processor and blitz until you reach a fine powder stage
  2. You can store any leftover mix in an airtight container until you want to use it again
To make the Chicken
  1. Pre heat the oven to 180°C
  2. Mix the spice mix with whatever you prefer to give the crispy coating, Panko, Smash etc.
  3. If using chicken breasts, cut the chicken however you like. We like to cut each breast into 2 thinner slices.
  4. Dip the chicken in beaten egg, then coat in the seasoning
  5. Place on a baking tray that has been sprayed with low calorie cooking spray, then spray the top of each piece of chicken again.
  6. Cook for 25 - 30 minutes, turning once halfway through cooking. Always check the cooking time for different chicken pieces, breast, drumsticks etc as they vary

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  1. I tried this recipe today and was able to get the Panco breadcrumbs. It was delish and the rest of my family loved it to . Definatly ideal to take on a picnic or just as a great meal to share. I haven’t made a recipe yet that hasn’t been absolutely fabulous from PONS page. Thankyou ladies 😊

  2. This was a really tasty meal. I would definitely recommend. I preferred it to any shop bought/fast food outlet. Enjoy if you try. 🙂 Thank you PON.

  3. Do you have any ideas how this could be altered to make it more of a zinger burger please? This was lovely thank you 😊

  4. Making this tonight
    I have a fully stocked herb/spice cupboard but no dried tarragon! Off to the shops I go 😀

  5. I made this last week and the week before using thighs and breast, both times I use Smash as my crumbs and I love it. My family don’t normally eat my SW meals but this is their favourite so much so they have emptied out my post of seasoning themselves I got to rustle up some more x

  6. I am keen to try this but only have cous cous – this may be a stupid question but do I cook the cous cous first of use dry? Thank you! Katy

    1. Hi Alex,

      The pepper needs to be ground so as to avoid large peppery lumps. If you like it less peppery then don’t add as much pepper 😊

  7. Just put it in the oven, although we didn’t have any thyme or dried onion (despite us buying all of the spices today, D’OH!) hoping it’ll still taste good! Also forgot to fry-lite before putting them in the oven… Bit of a fail. Still, our kitchen smells devine, can’t wait for them to be cooked!

  8. I have tried to blitz the herbs for the coating in my mini chopper as don’t have a good processor but it hasn’t worked. I have also tried bashing with a rolling pin but can’t get to a fine powder stage. Can anyone recommend how to do this using basic kitchen equipment please

  9. Yum 👅 I made this tonight for my family, we all loved it! I added some chilli powder to the last of the mix and made spicy nuggets for my son who loves the KFC zinger bites. Fab recipe, thanks pinchofnom!!

  10. Hi, made this tonight, and although tasty, it was very peppery and dark, not nice and light as the pic shows, what did I do wrong??

  11. I’ve made this tonight as we love KFC but my waistline doesn’t. The kitchen smells amazing your website is what is going to help manage to stick to a diet. My partner and sister cant wait lol

  12. Tried this the other day and my food processor did not blitz the peppercorns 🙄 could I use ground pepper corns instead?

  13. Great recipe!! How long after cooking can you keep this, is it possible to reheat and eat say the next day or .a few days later?

    1. Hi Jonathan!

      Yes you could keep it covered for a couple of days in the fridge and then reheat. Just make sure it is piping hot throughout before serving.

      Hope that helps! 🙂

    1. Hi!

      Yes, you can freeze this and you can use whichever method you like to make the crispy coating – just make sure to the nutritional values of whatever you use 😊

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