KFC Zinger Burger Fakeaway

  • 10MINS
  • 40MINS
  • 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 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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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!

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
  • WW
    2 Smart
    Points
  • KCals 211
  • Carbs 6.9G
  • 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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frankieMonday 27th August 2018

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?

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EmilySaturday 18th August 2018

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!

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DaisySaturday 18th August 2018

I’m going to make this tonight but don’t have any onion powder or granules unfortunately. Will it matter? Thanks

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LINDA GOODWINWednesday 15th August 2018

Hi i just wondered if there was anything else i could use instead of the doritos as i have to watch my salt content for medical reasons ?

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Elaine lamberySaturday 11th August 2018

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.

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NikkiMonday 18th June 2018

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.

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AmberTuesday 5th June 2018

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.

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ShanaFriday 18th May 2018

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?

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FayeSunday 6th May 2018

I don’t have cornflour, would it make any difference using plan flour instead?

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LouiseTuesday 24th April 2018

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 ????

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JulieSunday 22nd April 2018

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 .

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KellyMonday 9th April 2018

I found this amount didn’t even cover 2 whole chi ken breast what am I doing wrong?

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CarolineSaturday 7th April 2018

I found this not very flavoursome? What have I done wrong

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RoxySaturday 7th April 2018

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

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JayMonday 2nd April 2018

That makes sense lol thank you 🙂

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LornaSaturday 31st March 2018

can these be refrigerated for use the next day or do they have to be eaten when made? Thanks

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DonnaThursday 29th March 2018

Hi, i am using Chicken ‘goujon’ strips, not the breast, how long would i cook them for please?

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MargaretWednesday 28th March 2018

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

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WendyWednesday 28th March 2018

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

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AimeeFriday 23rd March 2018

Hi, can this chicken be made in the actifry 2 in 1 on the top shelf? Thanks x

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CarlyMonday 19th March 2018

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

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NikkiMonday 19th March 2018

Can you use smash instead of corn flour?

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DonnaMonday 12th March 2018

Could you used chilli ryvitas instead as part of hexB I’d forgo the roll?

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HayleySunday 11th March 2018

Where can I purchase the bread rolls please?

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    Linda LockettWednesday 27th February 2019

    Made this a couple of times. Delicious . Why do you need the cornflour?

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LindaSaturday 10th March 2018

Just made this looks delish can’t wait for movie and wine tonight with my Fakeaway KFC

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AliaWednesday 7th March 2018

Tried this recipe yesterday and it was fabulous. I will definitely make this again.

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estelle marshallMonday 5th March 2018

Can I ask where you get the rolls from please? They look amazing xx

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JemmaSaturday 3rd March 2018

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?

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KerryFriday 2nd March 2018

Is there a way to make a gluten free version?

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SamanghaWednesday 28th February 2018

What buns do you use as a hexb please? X

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