KFC Zinger Burger Fakeaway

  • 10MINS
  • 40MINS
  • Serves 4
  • 211KCAL

Our KFC Zinger Burgers recipe is the perfect slimming friendly replacement for any diet plans like Weight Watchers or similar!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories211
  • Carbs6.9g
  • Protein34g
  • Fat5.2g
  • Saturates1.1g
  • Sugars1.1g

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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!

One of our favourite choices from the KFC menu used to be the Zinger burger. Our version has all the flavours but without the high calories. Crispy, spiced coating and succulent chicken, you’ll love it!

This KFC Zinger Burger Fakeaway is JUST like the real thing, and so simple to make using a surprise ingredient: Doritos tortilla chips!

You can also change the spice mix to suit your taste – if you prefer some extra zing then add a little more chilli powder.

What diets is this KFC Zinger Burger Fakeaway suitable for?

This KFC Zinger Burger Fakeaway recipe is suitable if you’re gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions;

  • Tortilla Chips

You could also enjoy this recipe if you’re dairy free.

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 Zinger Burger Fakeaway recipe?

Weight Watchers’ new PersonalPoints plan calculates each individual’s Points allowance based on their unique food preferences and goals. This means we’re no longer able to offer exact WW points for our recipes.

The good news is that all of our recipes are still Weight Watchers friendly! If you have any questions about your Points budgets or you’re unsure how a certain recipe will fit into your plan, please reach out to Weight Watchers directly.

Do you need any special ingredients to make KFC Zinger Burger Fakeaway?

This recipe is really easy to make and you don’t need any special ingredients. If you’re not keen on spicy food, you can change the flavour of the Doritos you use!

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Below we added some of our communities most common hints and tips. We hope you find them useful.

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Had to use normal ready salted crisps as my daughter had eaten the others I was going to use. Tasted great and she’s a fussy eater but cleaned her plate.
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This was really tastyc 100% recommend giving this ago!
Once you’ve made your burger wrap it in foil and pop in the oven for 5 mins, makes the cheese gooey 😍
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Use cheese & Chilli
Use cheese and chilli Doritos for extra flavour! Delicious
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Absolutely delicious, worth cooking.
Really tasty & didn’t taste like it was coated in Doritos. Will definitely be a new favourite of mine. Easy to prep and cook which is always my favourite way. Had with a side salad and low fat chips cooked in the air fryer.
NEW TIP
Extremely easy to cook, I cooked my chicken burgers in the air fryer which made them lovely and crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. A new favourite of the family.
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Tangy cheese Doritos
If like me chilli heatwave Doritos are not for you this dish tastes just as fantastic using tangy cheese Doritos instead

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‘Wasn't hard to make and was a really nice change! Even the fussy partner liked it! Will definitely make it again.’

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How many calories are in this KFC Zinger Burger Fakeaway?

There are 211 calories in this slimming friendly Fakeaway recipe, that means it fits into our Everyday Light recipe category.

We haven’t included any accompaniments or a roll in our recipe so it’s up to you what you serve it with, just be mindful to count the extra calories.

This KFC Zinger Burger Fakeaway is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and the recipe 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

Preheat the oven to 160°C and spray a baking tray with low calorie cooking spray. Place the Doritos and spices into a food bag and smash until they are nearly all in a fine crumb, but some larger pieces remain

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Step 2

Ensure the chicken breasts are dry. Dust lightly with the cornflour. Break the egg into a dish and dip each chicken breast into it

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Step 3

Put the chicken breasts onto the baking tray and sprinkle over the spice and Doritos mix, ensuring both sides of the chicken is coated thoroughly. Spray liberally with Low Calorie Cooking Spray and bake in the oven for 25 minutes

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Step 4

After 25 minutes, turn the chicken and spray with low calorie cooking spray again. Bake for a further 15 minutes until the chicken is completely cooked through and golden

Step 5

Serve with your choice of garnish!

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Any of the following go really well with this recipe. Here are some of the classic accompaniments!

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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 these KFC Zinger Burgers are cooked?

You should cook this recipe until the chicken is completely cooked through.

This should take approx 40 minutes in the oven.

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.

Can I freeze this KFC Zinger Burger 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 this KFC Zinger Burger 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 Zinger Burger Fakeaway

Our KFC Zinger Burgers recipe is the perfect slimming friendly replacement for any diet plans like Weight Watchers or similar!
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    40 MINS
  • KCals 211
  • Carbs 6.9G

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • 30 g Chilli Heatwave Doritos
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp garlic granules
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp onion granules
  • low calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 160°C and spray a baking tray with low calorie cooking spray. Place the Doritos and spices into a food bag and smash until they are nearly all in a fine crumb, but some larger pieces remain
  2. Ensure the chicken breasts are dry. Dust lightly with the cornflour. Break the egg into a dish and dip each chicken breast into it
  3. Put the chicken breasts onto the baking tray and sprinkle over the spice and Doritos mix, ensuring both sides of the chicken is coated thoroughly. Spray liberally with low calorie cooking spray and bake in the oven for 25 minutes
  4. After 25 minutes, turn the chicken and spray with low calorie cooking spray again. Bake for a further 15 minutes until the chicken is completely cooked through and golden
  5. Serve with your choice of garnish!

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Kelly Jeffery-GrantTuesday 7th June 2022

Hi I’ve made these twice now and about to do a third. They are a hit.
Can you make them with fresh chicken then freeze uncooked and cook in the oven when thawed?
Thanks
Kelly

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    HollyMonday 13th June 2022

    Hey Kelly, we think it’s best to coat and cook this chicken and then freeze once cooled. Once ready to use defrost throughly and reheat until piping hot. Hope that helps!

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