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!

KFC Zinger Burger Fakeaway - Pinch of Nom Slimming RecipesWhat should you serve with this KFC Zinger Burger Fakeaway?

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. 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 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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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!

    Reply

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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