KFC Fakeaway

  • 10MINS
  • 30MINS
  • 255KCAL

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

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories255
  • Carbs12g
  • Protein20g
  • Fat4g
  • Saturates1g
  • Sugars2g

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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 to know in the blurb!

KFC on a slimming diet? YES PLEASE! There’s no need to deny yourself the succulent chicken, crispy coating and not-so-secret spice mix anymore, with our delicious KFC Fakeaway. This is a real crowd pleaser of a recipe: mild enough that the kids won’t think it’s too spicy, yet savoury and full of flavour for an ideal for a fakeaway Friday. You could even enjoy KFC Fakeaway for a lunchtime treat alongside a crisp, fresh salad.

It will even work out cheaper than a weekly takeaway as there will be plenty of spice mix left over. Simply pop it in an airtight container for next time.

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 or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers Friendly is this KFC Fakeaway?

  • You need to count 3 Points per portion of this KFC Fakeaway recipe if you’re on WW Green. 
  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this KFC Fakeaway recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this KFC Fakeaway recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

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

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. There are also many other things you could use such as Smash, crushed Rice Krispies, a breadcrumbed wholemeal roll, couscous, quinoa or bulgar wheat.

The values we have provided are using panko breadcrumbs so make sure you adjust the values accordingly.

 

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We like to use panko breadcrumbs because you get more bang for your buck. It can be found in the Oriental aisle of most supermarkets, or you can get it on Amazon.

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You can bake the chicken on greaseproof paper to make sure nothing sticks to the tray. It’s so handy to keep in the cupboard!

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How many calories are in this KFC Fakeaway?

There are 255 calories per portion in this KFC Fakeaway, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

To cut down the amount of calories even more, you can simply halve the portion size and serve with a healthy accompaniment!

This KFC Fakeaway 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.

To make the spice mix

Step 1

Put all of the ingredients in a food processor and blitz until you reach a fine powder stage.

Step 2

You can store any leftover mix in an airtight container until you want to use it again.

To make the chicken

Step 1

Pre heat the oven to 180°C.

Step 2

Mix the spice mix with the panko breadcrumbs.

Step 3

If using chicken breasts, cut the chicken however you like. We like to cut each breast into 2 thinner slices.

Step 4

Dip the chicken in beaten egg, then coat in the seasoning.

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Step 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.

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Step 6

Cook for 25-30 minutes, turning once halfway through cooking.

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This KFC Fakeaway is great served with:

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

How do you know when KFC Fakeaway is cooked?

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.

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 KFC Fakeaway in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

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

Can I freeze KFC Fakeaway?

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 KFC Fakeaway?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.

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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!
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    30 MINS
  • WW
    1 Smart
    Points
  • KCals 255
  • Carbs 12G
  • WW Points:
  • 3 Green
  • 1 Blue
  • 1 Purple

Ingredients

For the spice mix

  • ½ tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp black peppercorns
  • tbsp dried onion flakes
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp dried garlic granules
  • 1 tbsp dried rosemary
  • ½ tbsp dried basil
  • ½ tbsp dried oregano
  • ½ tbsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried tarragon

For the chicken

  • 2 large chicken breasts or 4 smaller breasts
  • 1 egg beaten
  • low calorie cooking spray
  • 1 tbsp KFC seasoning see 'for the spice mix' above
  • 25 g panko breadcrumbs

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Instructions

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 the panko breadcrumbs.
  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.

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Recipe notes

Tip: You could use something else for the coating if you prefer, such as Smash potato powder, crushed Rice Krispies, a breadcrumbed wholemeal roll, couscous, quinoa or bulgar wheat.

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Hayley WaiteMonday 12th October 2020

Regarding the above. Under the chicken instructions it says to mix all the breadcrumbs with only one tablespoon of spice mix. So I’m correct that I store the rest of the spice yes? As I have a lot left over if I’m only using 1 tablespoon with the breadcrumbs. Or does this mean per piece of chicken. Apologies if it appears to be a silly question. Thanks

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    HollyTuesday 13th October 2020

    Hi Hayley, yes the KFC Fakeaway recipe needs 1 tbsp of the spice mix for the whole of the recipe. You can store the leftover spice mix in an airtight container until you want to use it again. Hope that helps!

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CarysSaturday 3rd October 2020

hi I’m struggling to find dried onion flakes. Could I use something else?

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    HollyWednesday 7th October 2020

    Hi Carys, If you can’t get hold of onion flakes you could substitute them for 1 tsp of onion powder. Hope that helps!

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AlanWednesday 8th July 2020

Can I use chicken thighs bone in for this and cook for how long

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    LisaWednesday 8th July 2020

    Hi Alan. Yes, you can use bone in thighs for this recipe. We’ve only tested it with boneless thighs, so can’t give you exact timings, but you will need to cook it for a little longer. Make sure the juices run clear or use a meat thermometer to ensure the core temperature is 75ºC. Hope this helps.

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JoSaturday 30th May 2020

Would this work well with fish instead of chicken? What would the cooking time be? Thank you in advance

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    LisaSunday 31st May 2020

    Hi Jo. Yes, you could certainly try this coating with fish. The cooking time would depend on the type of fish you used. You might need to reduce the cooking time a little for thinner fillets. Hope this helps!

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DanielleFriday 15th May 2020

I dont have mustard seeds can i use mustard powder instead?

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    LisaMonday 18th May 2020

    HI Danielle. Yes, you can, but you will need less of it. Just add a pinch or 2. Enjoy the recipe!

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FionaMonday 10th February 2020

This recipe looks fab. I haven’t a food processor would a pestle and mortar work instead?

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    Sharon FitzpatrickMonday 11th May 2020

    Hi Fiona, yes, a pestle and mortar should work, it’ll just take a bit longer for you to make a powder. Thanks for your question!

    Reply

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