Salt and Pepper Chips

  • 10MINS
  • 20MINS
  • 288KCAL

These Salt and Pepper Chips are a fantastic, slimming friendly alternative to what you'd find in your local takeaway and are great if you're counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories288
  • Carbs65g
  • Protein8g
  • Fat1g
  • Saturates0.2g
  • Sugars6g

Salt and Pepper Chips - 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!

We used to be huge fans of a Chinese takeaway before we started our slimming journey, which is why we’ve adapted lots of our favourite dishes into healthier, ‘fakeaway’ versions!

Our Salt and Pepper Chips taste exactly like the ones that you’d pick up from the takeaway – the only difference is that they’re much lower in calories and Points, so why not try them for your next big night in?

They’re super quick and easy to make and you can adjust the amount of chillies and chilli flakes depending on how hot you like it!

What diets are these Salt and Pepper Chips suitable for?

These Salt and Pepper Chips are suitable if you’re following a gluten or dairy free diet. They are also suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

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 Salt and Pepper Chips?

  • You need to count 6 Points per portion of this Salt and Pepper Chips recipe if you’re on WW Green. 
  • You need to count 6 Points per portion of this Salt and Pepper Chips recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 0 Points per portion of this Salt and Pepper Chips recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients or equipment to make Salt and Pepper Chips?

No, you don’t! You’ll probably have all the ingredients in the cupboard.

How many calories are in these Salt and Pepper Chips?

There are roughly 288 calories in each portion of our slimming friendly Salt and Pepper Chips which means they fall into our Everyday Light recipe category.

These are perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fit 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.

To make the salt and pepper mix

Step 1

Mix all of the spice mix ingredients together.

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To make the chips - oven method

Step 1

Pre heat the oven to 200°C.

Step 2

Peel the potatoes and cut them into chunky chips.

Step 3

Place them in a pan of boiling salted water and simmer until they start to soften but are still quite firm.

Step 4

Drain the potatoes and spray a baking tray with low calorie cooking spray.

Step 5

Coat the potatoes in low calorie cooking spray and sprinkle them with a little salt and pepper mix.

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Step 6

Place in the oven for 15-20 minutes until they are soft and starting to colour.

Step 7

Spray a frying pan with a generous amount of low calorie cooking spray, then add the chopped spring onions, peppers and chillies and cook for a few minutes until they start to soften.

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Step 8

Add the potatoes to the pan and sprinkle with the salt and pepper spice mix (you can use as much or as little as you like). Keep stirring and tossing the ingredients so they do not catch and burn. You may need to add a bit more low calorie cooking spray to the pan.

Step 9

Continue cooking until the chips are golden brown, then serve.

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To make the chips - Actifry method

Step 1

Peel the potatoes and cut them into chunky chips, pat them dry with some kitchen roll.

Step 2

Place the chips in a bowl, and spray them with a decent amount of low calorie cooking spray.

Step 3

Sprinkle with the salt and pepper spice mix (you can use as much or as little as you like).

Step 4

Place them in the Actifry and cook for 20 minutes. Then add the chopped peppers, chillies and continue to cook for another 10 minutes.

Step 5

Add the chopped spring onion and cook for 5 minutes.

Step 6

Check that the chips are cooked and golden brown, and the chilli, peppers and spring onions are cooked (if not, cook for a few more minutes) then serve.

Salt and Pepper Chips - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

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How do you know when these Salt and Pepper Chips are cooked?

You’ll need to cook these Salt and Pepper Chips for around 20 minutes or until they’re golden brown.

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 you cook these Salt and Pepper Chips another way?

Yes! You can cook them in the oven or Actifry.

You’ll find the instructions for both in the recipe card below.

How long can you keep these Salt and Pepper Chips in the fridge for?

Once you’ve put this dish out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill.  You can keep leftovers of Salt and Pepper Chips in the fridge for around 2 days or so.

Can I freeze these Salt and Pepper Chips?

Yes you can freeze the chips after you have part cooked them, but we wouldn’t recommend freezing the finished dish.

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 these Salt and Pepper Chips?

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 then follow the recipe from Step 5.

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Salt and Pepper Chips

These Salt and Pepper Chips are a fantastic, slimming friendly alternative to what you'd find in your local takeaway and are great if you're counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    20 MINS
  • KCals 288
  • Carbs 65G
WW Points
  • 6 Green
  • 6 Blue
  • 0 Purple

Ingredients

For the Chips

  • 3 large potatoes
  • 1-2 spring onions finely diced
  • ½ green pepper chopped
  • ½ red pepper chopped
  • 1-2 whole chillies deseeded and sliced
  • 2 tsp salt and pepper spice mix see below for the recipe
  • low calorie cooking spray

For the Spice Mix

  • 1 tbsp sea salt flakes
  • 1 tbsp granulated sweetener
  • ½ tbsp Chinese 5 spice
  • 1 good pinch chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp ground white pepper

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Instructions

To Make the Salt and Pepper Mix
  1. Mix all of the spice mix ingredients together.
To Make the Chips - Oven Method
  1. Pre heat the oven to 200°C.
  2. Peel the potatoes and cut them into chunky chips.
  3. Place them in a pan of boiling salted water and simmer until they start to soften but are still quite firm.
  4. Drain the potatoes and spray a baking tray with low calorie cooking spray.
  5. Coat the potatoes in low calorie cooking spray and sprinkle them with a little salt and pepper mix.
  6. Place in the oven for 15-20 minutes until they are soft and starting to colour.
  7. Spray a frying pan with a generous amount of low calorie cooking spray, then add the chopped spring onions, peppers and chillies and cook for a few minutes until they start to soften.
  8. Add the potatoes to the pan and sprinkle with the salt and pepper spice mix (you can use as much or as little as you like). Keep stirring and tossing the ingredients so they do not catch and burn. You may need to add a bit more Low calorie cooking spray to the pan.
  9. Continue cooking until the chips are golden brown, then serve.
To Make the Chips - Air Fryer Method
  1. Peel the potatoes and cut them into chunky chips, pat them dry with some kitchen roll.
  2. Place the chips in a bowl, and spray them with a decent amount of Low calorie cooking spray.
  3. Sprinkle with the Salt and Pepper Spice Mix (you can use as much or as little as you like).
  4. Place them in the air fryer and cook for 20 minutes. Then add the chopped peppers, chillies and continue to cook for another 10 minutes.
  5. Add the chopped spring onion and cook for 5 minutes.
  6. Check that the chips are cooked and golden brown, and the chilli, peppers and spring onions are cooked (if not cook for a few more minutes) then serve.

Recipe notes

Tip: you can vary the amount of fresh chillies and chilli powder to your preferred level of spice!

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49 comments

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nicola andersonSaturday 18th April 2020

Do these taste as good without the peppers. Can’t stand them.

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    Sharon FitzpatrickFriday 15th May 2020

    Hi Nicola, these should still taste good without the peppers, as the main flavours come from the spice mix. Let us know what you think if you try it without the peppers.

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CeeWednesday 12th February 2020

Made these for tea tonight with the chinese chicken curry… I enjoyed them so so much. Will defo be making them again. Thank you, xxx

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    Steve CowderoyTuesday 12th May 2020

    Hi Cee, so glad you enjoyed this recipe. Thanks for letting us know.

    Reply

Rebecca LightfootTuesday 13th August 2019

How long should we boil before taking them out?

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    Emma TMonday 23rd September 2019

    Hi Rebecca,

    You should boil them until they are just starting to soften – this will take around 4-5 minutes depending on the size of your chips ????

    Reply

PollyTuesday 6th August 2019

I’ve made this recipe twice, whats the reason for the removal of MSG and warming the salt from the recipe?
I found an old screenshot and it’s definitely better with these additions!

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    Emma TMonday 23rd September 2019

    Hi Polly,

    We’re always updating our recipes to make them as accessible and easy to make for as many people as possible. If you prefer to use the MSG and to warm the salt then that’s great!

    Reply

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