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.

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Stir fried chicken with chillies and basil

This is a favourite in our house – it’s really quick to make, is super tasty and weighs in at just one syn per serving. Winner!

A Thai delight - Chicken with chillies and basil

A Thai delight – Chicken with chillies and basil

Syns on Extra Easy: 1 per serving

Ingredients – for two people

2 x chicken breasts
1 or 2 red chillies (how hot do you like it?!), sliced
2 tbsp fish sauce
2 tbsp dark soy sauce
2 tsp sugar
Large handful of basil leaves, chopped
75 g rice per person

How to make it

1. Heat your frying pan with fry light, when hot, add the chicken (turn heat down a bit) and stir fry for several minutes until browned

2. Turn the heat up and add the chillies, fish sauce, soy sauce and sugar – cook for a further five to 10 minutes (until the chicken is cooked through).

3. Stir in the basil leaves at the last second,  serve immediately with rice and whatever veg you fancy on the side.

4. Serve and devour.