KFC Zinger Burger Fakeaway

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

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 – you’ll love it!

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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 in the blurb 👍

This KFC Zinger Burger Fakeaway is JUST like the real thing, and so simple to make.

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

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How many Calories are in this KFC Zinger Burger Fakeaway?

There are 351 calories in these slimming friendly Fakeaway recipe, that means they fit into our Everyday Light recipe category.

We haven’t included any accompaniments or roll in our recipe so just make sure you add the nutritionals for anything you choose to have with this! They’re great to eat without a bun!

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.

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What diets are these 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, and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

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How Weight Watchers friendly are these KFC Zinger Burger Fakeaway?

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 Points for accompaniments of your choice!

How do I make this KFC Zinger Burger Fakeaway?

Making this recipe is super easy! Here’s a summary;

  • Smash up the Doritos and spices
  • Dust the chicken with cornflour and dip into beaten egg
  • Sprinkle the chicken breasts with the Doritos and bake until crispy!

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What should you should serve with this KFC Zinger Burger Fakeaway?

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

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

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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!

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

Can you cook this KFC Zinger Burger Fakeaway recipe another way?

You can only cook this recipe using the method stated below – they’re super quick and easy to make!

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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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INSTRUCTIONS
  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.
  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 dorito 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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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.
- Defrost thoroughly before reheating (you can use the defrost setting on your microwave.)
- Make sure it is piping hot all the way through before serving.

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41 Comments
  1. 40 mins seems a long time to cook a chicken breast, is this due to the lower temp? If I did it a little higher but for a shorter time would this affect the final result?

  2. Hi! Trying this for the first time tonight… looks delicious so far in the oven! I was just wondering about the Schar roll… do I need to heat it up first or do you use it straight from the packet? Many thanks

  3. Looks fab, going to try this for Easter saturday brunch at my caravan, thanks for sharing your recipes are always delicious. X

  4. Hi I’m gonna try to make the burgers on Saturday, but I don’t have onion granuals only onion powder, will that work do you think ? Thanks x

  5. Hi Jay,
    I’m going to make this tonight, can’t wait. We love a fakeaway recipe. However there is only two of us, if I were to follow the recipe for four, could I save the seasoning for another time? If so, how long can it keep for?
    Many thanks

  6. Hi There can you tell me please how u managed to cover the whole of 4 chicken fillets with the crumb mixture , there was barely enough crumbs to cover 4 chicken nuggets never mind 4 breasts ? So disappointed this did not work out .

  7. hiya.
    How do you manage to keep the mixture on the chicken when turning them over?
    I’ve just had to peel the crumbs off the tray 🤔

  8. Me and my partner made these tonight, they were yummy but I found that when I was trying to turn the chicken in between cooking times the coating came off entirely. What am I doing wrong?

  9. Was rather disappointed with this one. I followed the recipe and it just tasted very bland to me. My 10 year old daughter loved it though and cleared her place.

  10. As others have said, I didn’t have enough Dorito/spice mix to cover 3 chicken breasts, never mind 4, so had to crush up a few more Doritos to cover the chicken.

  11. Ive just put mine in the oven, I sprinkled dry mixture over the top but didn’t seem enough to coat the underside of the chicken.

  12. Had this tonight for tea and went down a treat with the family!! 4 very clean plates and one child claiming it was better than kfc. Did find that I had to double the coating as I ran out after covering the first 2 breasts- but in fairness they were large breasts. Really delicious will make again!

  13. I would love to make a gluten free version as I’m gluten intolerant. The chilli doritos have gluten in but the cool original ones dont so wondered if I could substitute them and if so would you recommend adding any other seasoning to make up for it?

  14. 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?

  15. 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

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

  17. 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

    1. 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!

  18. 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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