This is an adapted recipe from here ~ KFC Fakeaway I thought making it with mini chicken breast fillets would be much easier for me.

Technically SW would class this as a tweak, however due to the fact the full recipe calls for less couscous than you would make if you were having it as a meal I do not syn it.

Free on Extra Easy (or if wanting to syn couscous then 4 syns for full recipe)

350g skinless mini chicken breast fillets
80g plain couscous
1/4 tsp mustard powder
1 tsp celery salt
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp ground cumin
Chicken stock cube
1 medium egg
Fry light

Add the mustard powder, cumin, cayenne pepper and chicken stock cube to the couscous and add enough boiling water to cover, cover with a plate and leave until the couscous absorbs the water.

Meanwhile turn your oven on to heat to 200c, line a baking tray and spray with fry light.

Once the water has been absorbed, mix your egg into the couscous mixture. Dip your chicken breast fillets to coat them and place on the tray.

Place in oven and cook for 20-25mins

Serve with spicy potato wedges ~ one that is so easy and always turn out gorgeous is this one from swjunkie and corn.

Tastes just as good as the real thing!

Claire xx

51 comments on “Syn Free KFC style Chicken ~ Slimming World”

  1. I made this tonight but changed a few things.
    As we don’t like things too hot I only used 1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper. I used onion salt instead of celery salt. I also added a tsp sweet paprika and some ground black pepper.
    Thoroughly enjoyed it with some cajun spiced wedges 🙂

  2. I made this tonight, oh my word I can’t believe how good it is. It’s actually better than KFC!
    Thank you so much for the recipe

  3. Hiya.I’ve just attempted this. It’s in the oven. I normally do breaded chicken but thought I’d try this as it’s free. Is it normally a very messy process or did I do something wrong. I literally have to pack the couscous around each bit of chicken!? Fingers crossed 🙂 thanks for recipe.

    • I hope you enjoyed it! It can be messy but once you do it once it seems to get a little easier. I do find that I cover the chicken with the mixture too before cooking to make sure it’s coated well. I think it’s worth the mess though as we all really like it.

      Fingers crossed you did too xx

  4. I’ve just made this and it’s delicious. My slimming world consultant just informed me if I ‘tweak’ the couscous to how it’s intended to be eaten I have to count it as Syns. So because the couscous is used instead of flour I have to count the couscous as flour. Is this correct?

    • Hi, yes technically it is a tweak however that is the part of SW I don’t totally agree with. The full recipe only calls for 80g of couscous and you would most likely have that as a single portion without having to syn it. It seems a bit crazy.

      The couscous would be 4 syns in total if you are using 80g. Xx

  5. Joining SW tomorrow and we’re having this on Saturday night. I was wondering if any one had tried this without the spices with fish. I thought I might try making fish and SW chips

  6. Wow I cooked this tonight as I start slimming world next week and it was amazing.. I think I used too much cous cous as I just guessed so I think I need scales for next time but was very nice!!

  7. Myus daughter said this was delicious and would have it again i made it with wedge potatoes thanks for the recipe.

  8. Hello, I’ve made this a few times and really enjoy it. Thanks for the recipe. Can I ask- why do you need to syn the cous cous when it’s normally free on extra easy?
    Many thanks

    • Hi, I actually don’t personally syn it for that reason, plus you use less than if you were eating it on its own.

      Slimming world however class it as a tweak as you are not using the cous cous in the way it was meant to be eaten and therefore you should syn it. X

  9. I’m in the middle of making this now. I’ve got a plate over the couscous waiting for it to absorb. What do I do with the celery salt? Thanks again!

    • Oops hadn’t realised it’s not in the actual recipe. Add it to the couscous, it will be fine to just mix in before you coat the chicken.

  10. I have been on slimming world for a while and I was missing something crispy in texture. I made this with slimming world thin cut no fry chips and a pot of beans. It felt like a Friday night take away and was syn free. No we have it instead of KFC

  11. Oh my word I’m loving this chicken had it twice this week and will be doing it again for my granddaughters over the weekend .i personally think it’s better than kfc
    Your a star thanks for this recipe ?⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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