Pizza chicken

In my opinion, this is a pretty classic slimming world meal. Ok, so it’s not an actual pizza, rather it’s a butterflied chicken breast with a pizza-style topping, but it surprisingly does satisfy a craving.

I feel like chicken tonight, like chicken tonight... actually I feel like pizza but this is good enough!

I feel like chicken tonight, like chicken tonight… actually I feel like pizza but this is good enough!

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Ingredients – for two people

2 x chicken fillets
200g passata
Grated cheese (HexA)

Then you just need whatever else you’d put on a pizza topping – I’d go for a combo of pineapple/peppers/red onion/jalapenos

How to make it

1. Cut the chicken fillets in half horizontally, being careful not to cut it the whole way through. Fold open to make a butterfly shape.

2. Place the chicken on a baking tray and place in the oven, Gas Mark 7/220ºC for 20-30 minutes, until cooked.

3. While the chicken is in the oven, heat the passata in a pan and add your other toppings.

4. When the chicken is cooked, place the tomato mixture on top. Add the cheese then put back in the oven for 5 minutes.

5. Serve with SW chips, salad or baked potato

BBQ pulled pork

This, my friends, is the holy grail of slimming world recipes – syn free BBQ pulled pork. There’s something about this dish that brings out a side of me that’s not unlike Homer Simpson when he claps eyes on a donut.

BBQ pulled pork.. be still, my beating heart

BBQ pulled pork… be still, my beating heart

Syns on Extra Easy: 0

Ingredients

2kg pork shoulder, trim all the visible fat
500g passata
5 x tbsp Worcestershire sauce
3 x tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 x tsp mustard powder
3 x tbsp sweetener

How to make it

  1. Put the passata, Worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar, mustard powder, sweetener and salt and pepper into a saucepan. Mix well and let it simmer for around 10-15 minutes.
  1. Seal all sides of the pork shoulder in a hot frying pan, then transfer it to a roasting tin that is lined with enough tinfoil to cover the joint.
  1. Pour the BBQ sauce over the pork, then create a little pork parcel with the tinfoil. Don’t wrap it too tightly – I leave a few centimetres between the pork and the top of the tinfoil.
  1. Cook at 160° for four to five hours. Allow the meat to sit for a few minutes before using two forks to shred the meat.
  1. Serve with whatever you fancy, slimming world chips/veg/in a HEXB roll or pitta.
  1. Devour.

Diet coke chicken

This is a pretty standard, syn free recipe for slimming worlders, and if you think it sounds weird all I can say is, don’t knock it ’til you try it! It’s a popular recipe for a reason, it tastes damn good.

One of the easiest dishes to throw together - try it!

Diet coke chicken is one of the easiest dishes to throw together – I love it!

Syns on Extra Easy: 0

Ingredients – for two people

2 x chicken breasts, diced or sliced
1 x onion, diced
1 x pepper, sliced
1 x red chilli, sliced
1 x can (330ml) diet coke or coke zero
6 x tbsp passata
2 x tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 x tbsp dark soy sauce
1 x tsp Chinese five spice
150g rice

How to make it

1. Cook the rice according to the packet instructions.

2. Stir fry the chicken using fry light, once browned add the veg and Chinese five spice and stir fry for a few mins.

3. Pour in the can of diet coke, passata, soy and Worcestershire sauce; stir well and turn the heat up to bring it to the boil. Once bubbling, turn it down to a simmer to reduce the liquid.

4. Let it simmer for around 10 minutes or until you think it has sufficiently reduced.

5. Serve and devour.