KFC Zinger Burger Fakeaway

  • 10MINS
  • 40MINS
  • 351KCAL

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

  • Calories351
  • Carbs2g
  • Protein50g
  • Fat14g
  • Saturates4g
  • Sugars1g

KFC Zinger Burger Fakeaway - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

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 are these KFC Zinger Burger Fakeaway?

  • You need to count 4 Points per portion of this KFC Zinger Burger Fakeaway recipe if you’re on WW Green. 
  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this KFC Zinger Burger Fakeaway recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this KFC Zinger Burger Fakeaway recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

This KFC Zinger Burger Fakeaway recipe has only 2 Points per portion! That’s a massive saving on the takeaway restaurant version, and leaves you with plenty of Points for accompaniments of your choice!

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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If you haven’t already got one, you’ll need a good baking tray like this one from Amazon.

Greaseproof paper is really handy for baking things with a crumb coating to stop it from sticking to the tray!

How many calories are in this KFC Zinger Burger Fakeaway?

There are 351 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!

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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 351
  • Carbs 2G
WW Points
  • 4 Green
  • 2 Blue
  • 2 Purple

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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Polly LomasFriday 11th September 2020

Anyone got any tips for how I can stop the topping coming off the chicken when I turn it over!?! It just ends up stuck to the tray so I have to kid of scrape it off and plonk it back on. It tastes great so I really want to be able to make it properly!!

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    HollyFriday 11th September 2020

    Hi Polly, sorry to hear you are having a bit of trouble with the KFC Zinger Burger. I’ve found lining the tray with greaseproof to help with this one and also make sure you have fully coated the chicken breast in the beaten egg before you try to add the topping. You could also try pouring the topping onto a clean plate and dip the chicken breast into the mix after the egg which should also help it stick. Hope that helps!

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Denise FinneganSunday 6th September 2020

How long do you cook/reheat for, once cooked/frozen & defrosted?

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    HollyTuesday 8th September 2020

    Hi Denise, Allow to fully defrost before reheating
    Microwave: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.
    Oven: Place on a baking tray and place into the middle of an oven preheated to 180°C for around 10 minutes, until piping hot throughout.

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RheesaThursday 3rd September 2020

Do I need to use chili heat wave Doritos or can I just use normal Doritos will it change the flavor and the spiciness of it? Is that a contributing factor for the taste of the zinger or is it not that serious I’m in the US so I can’t get the chili heat wave Doritos that’s why I ask

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    HollyThursday 3rd September 2020

    Hey Rheesa, you can use any flavour of Doritos to make the KFC Zinger Burger some members of our facebook community add extra chilli powder to the mix so that might add a little extra heat to the Dorito topping. You may also need to alter the calories accordingly have a look at this guide which shows you how we work out our nutritional information https://pinchofnom.com/how-to-work-out-calories-and-points-in-a-recipe/

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JacquesSunday 19th July 2020

Has any managed to do this with a quorn chicken style fillet as really wanting to try but vegetarian? If so was it successful?

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    LisaMonday 20th July 2020

    Hi Jacques. We’ve not tried it with quorn fillets. You may have to work a little harder to get a good coating. Please let us know how it goes if you decide to try it.

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lauraWednesday 24th June 2020

Hi, do you freeze these before or after cooking? Thanks.

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    Holly LevellThursday 25th June 2020

    Hi Laura, Yes you can freeze the KFC Zinger Burger Fakeaway, freeze it as soon as it is cold enough after cooking and don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer! Hope that helps!

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JodieSunday 31st May 2020

Is the calories just for the chicken breast and seasoning. Not including bread?

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    Steve CowderoyMonday 1st June 2020

    Hi Jodie, thanks for getting in touch with us, yes the calories do not include the bun. Hope this helps

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HolTuesday 12th May 2020

Hi, I recently made these and loved them! I froze 2 and plan on having them tomorrow. Do I defrost them in the fridge and cook for the same amount of time or would cooking from frozen be best?

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    Holly LevellTuesday 19th May 2020

    Hey, I would recommend freezing overnight and then cooking once defrosted. Hope that helps!

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StaceySunday 3rd May 2020

I can’t get my hands on any cornflour… can I use normal flour instead? Thank you ?

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    HollyWednesday 6th May 2020

    Hi Stacey, plain flour will work just fine to dust the chicken!

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VictoriaSaturday 14th March 2020

Can I freeze these before cooking and if so can I then cook from frozen

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    Holly LevellThursday 14th May 2020

    Hi Victoria, this recipe can be frozen once cooked and cooled down enough. Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

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Victoria BradshawMonday 10th February 2020

Instead of corn flour could you use plain flour?

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    Holly LevellWednesday 6th May 2020

    Hi Victoria, yes plain flour would work fine!

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StarchyFriday 24th January 2020

This is amazing – used really cheap chicken breast from Farm Foods and made a wonderfully tasty Friday night meal – and will be making it again. Thank you so much

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    Sharon FitzpatrickMonday 11th May 2020

    Hi Starchy, thanks for you great comment, we’re so pleased you enjoyed this recipe and thanks for taking the time to tell us.

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ChezWednesday 22nd January 2020

Made these for the first time tonight glad to say my daughter who’s a very fussy eater really enjoyed them…only downside was some of the coating got stuck to my pan even though I throughly sprayed them.

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    Sharon FitzpatrickWednesday 20th May 2020

    Hi Chez, we’re so pleased to hear that your daughter enjoyed this recipe. Using a non stick tray would help to stop the coating from sticking or you could line the tray with non stick baking paper. Hope this helps and thanks for getting in touch.

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NickFriday 17th January 2020

How many people does this serve? 4 chicken breasts seems a lot for two people?

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    Sharon FitzpatrickWednesday 13th May 2020

    Hi Nick, thanks for your question. This recipe serves 4 people. You can find this information on the recipe card towards the bottom of the post. Hope this helps and that you enjoy making this recipe!

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Peggy CreaseFriday 10th January 2020

Hi I’m a bit confused following WW at the moment and using both your books.
Looking to make the KFC zingers. Your stating that if on purple it’s 2 smart points. When I’ve calculated on there website it’s coming out as 6 per portion!

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    Steve CowderoyFriday 22nd May 2020

    Hi Peggy, thanks for getting in touch with us, checking on the WW website it is coming out at 2 points on purple. Hope this helps.

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PaulinaWednesday 8th January 2020

This recipe is only for 2 chicken breast not for 4 apart from this it’s very tasty ?

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    Sharon FitzpatrickFriday 15th May 2020

    Hi Paulina, thanks for you comment. This recipe lists 4 chicken breasts in the ingredients list and serves 4 people. So glad you enjoyed this recipe!

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MollieTuesday 7th January 2020

Made these tonight, they taste absolutely amazing! Definitely making again

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    Holly LevellTuesday 12th May 2020

    Hi Mollie, so glad you enjoyed the KFC Zinger Burger! It’s one of my favourites too!

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CraigSunday 5th January 2020

Is the temp 140c for fan ovens?

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    Holly LevellFriday 15th May 2020

    Hi Craig, all of our recipes use fan oven temperatures but if you need to convert the temperature have a look at our Oven Temperature Conversion Guide the link is under the ingredients list for every recipe. Hope that helps!

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LisaSaturday 11th May 2019

This is honestly one of the best things I have ever tasted. So versatile, filling and full of flavour. Definitely making this again????

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SherylFriday 10th May 2019

Hi,

I made these this eve, and although lovely I found the topping to be really soggy? Any suggestions on what I have done wrong 🙁

Love this recipe and so easy to make so would love to get it right!

Thanks x

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    Emma TMonday 3rd June 2019

    Hi Sheryl,

    It sounds like your oven might not have been hot enough. If you place them on some baking paper on the baking tray, this can help to get them crispy too – Hope that helps!

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Diane garciaFriday 22nd February 2019

Made these for the first time tonight and have to say both hubby and I thoroughly enjoyed them and would definetly make them again ????

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LisaWednesday 13th February 2019

how can you reheat this chicken and keep the coating crispy?

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Les StrachanSunday 20th January 2019

Can these be frozen after they are cooked?

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KatieFriday 4th January 2019

My hubby has an egg allergy, is there an alternative I can use?

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EileenSunday 11th November 2018

I made these last night and my family loved them.. I added 2 tsps of chilli powder because my family like it with a bit more spice. I didn’t have onion and garlic granules so I finely chopped 1/2 medium onion and crushed 3 garlic cloves – it was lovely and didn’t affect the coating being applied or staying on.
I am vegetarian so tried the coating on a tofu burger that I made and it worked well & tasted delicious. It was so nice that the chicken and tofu burger will be making appearance on our family Christmas eve menu. Thanks for making it available. x

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GinaTuesday 2nd October 2018

Hi,

First time making this and it’s even nicer than the real deal! I note you don’t recommend freezing and am just wondering has anyone cooked a batch and froze some that way?

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Cheryl DrysdaleWednesday 5th September 2018

Can you use xanthan gum instead of corn flower

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