Salt and Pepper Chips

As you’ll probably know by now we are huge fans of Chinese Takeaway, or I should say we ‘were’ huge fans before we started our slimming journey.

Now we make our own healthier versions like these Salt and Pepper Chips.

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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 👍

If you’re looking for something to accompany these Salt and Pepper Chips why not try one of our ‘fakeaways’?


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. This means it falls into our Everyday Light recipe category. You can find all of our other Everyday Light recipes here.

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

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.

Please make sure to double, and 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 only need to count 6 Points per portion of Salt and Pepper Chips. They’re super tasty and great to accompany a fakeaway!

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How to Make Salt and Pepper Chips

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 👍

These Salt and Pepper Chips have become one of our favourite ‘Fakeaway’ recipes as it tastes just like the ones you get from the takeaway, and they’re so easy to make;

  • Mix all the spices together
  • Peel and chop the potatoes
  • Part cook the chips
  • Coat them in the spice mix, cook and toss together with the onions, chilli and peppers

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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.

Can you cook 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. 

Can I freeze 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.

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Prep Time

Cooking Time

people 10 minutes 20 minutes




288kcal 6

Smart Points (Flex/Freestyle)

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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 Frylight
  5. Coat the potatoes in Frylight 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 Frylight, 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 Frylight to the pan
  9. Continue cooking until the chips are golden brown, then serve
To Make the Chips - Actifry 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 Frylight
  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 Actifry 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

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  1. My sweetner melted and then started smoking in the pot. All the ingredients clumped together. Went in the bin as had no idea if I had burnt it or not lol x

    1. Hi Claire
      I’m not sure how the sweetener melted, as you are meant to mix it in with the toasted sea salt and other spices, then sprinkle that on the chips

  2. When you say toast the salt flakes in a pan does that mean just the salt and nothing else? Then tip them out into a bowl and mix with other ingredients?

    1. Hi Jonesey
      Yes, just heat the salt up in a pan until it starts to colour, tip it out and mix with everything else

  3. What is the reason for the use of Monosodium Glutamate and what happens if you choose not to use it? I cant see where the answer to it being optional is. Thanks

    1. In the instructions it says to add onions, then the next step says add spring onions. Is this a mistake? The photos look like they contain both kinds of onions. Thanks!

  4. I used knorr aromat you can get it from most supermarkets in place of msg. It’s a seasoning which has msg in it. It’s very nice.

  5. Hi. I’d like to make it but I don’t want to use sweetener, what can I use as a substitute? Would brown sugar or honey be fine as well? Thanks.

  6. Wow tried this recipe last night & it was delicious!! So today I decided to exchange the potatoes for cauliflower, it works brilliantly. Thanks for the recipe.

  7. A fabulous recipe! I’m not a huge fan of Chinese 5 spice so I reduced the amount I used and added in some garlic powder. Delicious!

  8. Hi probably a stupid question but here goes, can these be frozen and at what point would I do this?, the reason I ask is that I work silly hours and would like to just grab a handful of these to cook when I get in and not go through the above every time I fancied some chips

  9. Can I brown sea salt crystals instead? Forgot to get the flakes 🙈

    Or does it specifically have to be flakes? Also if using sea salt crystals should I brown them or not?

  10. I can’t print this, I’m getting a warning about security when I click on the print button.
    We’ll be trying this recipe tonight, thanks!

  11. Tried these, so delicious! Quick question- are you supposed to allow the salt
    Flakes to cool before adding it to everything else? I just chucked mine in and it sort of smoked at bit and stuck together a little. I was able to break it up with my fingers but just wanted to check!

  12. 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!

    1. 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!

    1. 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 😊

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