KFC Fakeaway

  • 10MINS
  • 30MINS
  • 255KCAL

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

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.

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

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

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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, 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.

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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.

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.

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 whatever you prefer to give the crispy coating, Panko, Smash etc.

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 2

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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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 one of our favourites.
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    30 MINS
  • 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 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 You can use something else for coating (see above)

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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 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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BBFriday 13th September 2019

Hi, can this be frozen is using smash as the “breadcrumbs”?

Thanks

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    Emma TThursday 19th September 2019

    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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