Sunday, January 19, 2014

Slimming World Sunday #3

So last week I posted some photos of meals that we've been enjoying while dropping the pounds.  I love Instagram for meal inspiration and our group is a great source for tips and tricks.

One of my favourite ever meals is mam's curry.  This is a dish she used to make when we were younger with leftover turkey after Christmas.  We loved it and then kind of forgot about it for a few years.  Then about five years ago, it came up in conversation and she said she couldn't remember what went in it.  It was only about three years ago that she suddenly remembered and you'll see why we all gave her "WTF" looks!  We'd waited all these years for this and it has like 6 ingredients!?  Anyway, it's a dish we make a couple of times a month because it's quick, easy, has a low syn value, is comforting and tasty!

  • Fry Light
  • 4 Chicken breasts
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 packet of button mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp curry powder (or to taste depending on if you want to blow the hole off yourself or not).
  • 1 tin low fat chicken soup (7.5 syns for the can)
  • Serve with basmati rice
Starting off with the chicken.  You can either fry it off in Fry Light or do what I do which is poach it in the slow cooker for the day.  I generally do a big batch of this and freeze it, so either 4 or 6 chicken diddies will go into the slow cooker while I'm at work.  You can poach them in a pot of boiling water too if you should be so inclined.  We like when it breaks down in the sauce, going all soft and stringy, but you can cook it howevr you like.

In a saucepan, soften your onion in Fry Light for a few minutes until translucent.
Chop up your mushrooms and add them in to the onions, letting them cook for about 5 minutes.
Add in your curry powder and stir for two minutes.
Plop the low fat chicken soup into the pot and stir it all well so that there are no lumps of curry powder in the sauce.
Add your chicken diddies in and let them break down in the sauce as you stir everything together.  Add water if you need to loosen the sauce a bit.
After about 5 minutes, your sauce is ready to serve with some lovely basmati rice.
And that's it!
Eat and burp.

I'm definitely making this next week as it's just so quick and easy.  We'll have more recipes on the blog and I think next week's post will be some tips and tricks I've learned to keep me going over the past few months.  They're ones I use every day and are little things I love by and have helped me change the whole way I think about food.

Tomorrow is weigh in day so keep your fingers crossed for us!  We didn't stay for group and I found out I got Slimmer of the Week, so we're definitely staying for group every week now.  Promise!


  1. I laughed out loud at blow the hole off yourself and chicken diddies! Haha! The recipe look great though, I must give it a go. Can't wait for next weeks post.

    1. I call them chicken diddies in real life and it felt wrong calling them anything else hehe It's sooooo tasty!

  2. If you wanted to take the syns out altogether you could replace the chicken soup with a tin of tomatoes and add some fat free natural yogurt to make it a bit creamy. The tin of tomatoes also counts as one of your five a day! That's how I make my slimming world curries. The meat and veg, then tin of tomatoes, yogurt, curry powder/paste, cumin. All free on Extra Easy.

    1. Ah yeah, I'd deffo substitute for the soup if I was high on syns that day but I don't think I've ever hit the full 15 syns. And sure it wouldn't taste like mam's comfort curry. She was telling me to try it with a packet of chicken soup but when I told her that was something like 17 syns, she nearly died, so I don't mind using the can which is let's say 4 syns, making 4 meals out of it for 1 syn a meal!

  3. Chicken Diddies!! I just love it, I thought we were the only family who said diddies, anyway going to try this recipe, never would have thought of soup

    1. We're all about the diddies! Deffo give it a go, it's so quick and easy and most importantly, tasty!

  4. I recently re-started slimming world myself. Have you tried cheesy slimming world chips yet? I make them by making the chips as normal then when they're done spreading 2 grated babybels on top (3 if you use light) which counts as a healthy extra and grilling for a couple of minute. They're really tasty and you feel really naughty eating them but they're not at all! Well done Karen for slimmer of the week!

    1. Ooh Alice that sounds amaze.... I'm definitely going to try that, feck, I'm starving now!

  5. You think that's a 'wtf' recipe,wait till you see this one....
    It's called mushy pea curry and it's a massive hit in our groups!
    1 tin mushy peas
    1 tin beans
    Curry powder-(as much or as little as you like,depending how hot you like it!)
    Blend all of above together.Heat in a pot.Fry off chicken and onions and mushrooms and add to sauce.Then add some chicken stock to thin out the sauce to what consistency you like and simmer for couple mins. And its done!
    I like to add some chilli flakes to mine too as I love it,hot!
    It sounds disgusting but it's really yummy and so quick and easy :-)

    1. I'm deffo going to try this! Sounds mental but hey if it's good for ya I'll give it a go!

  6. Chicken diddys AMAZING

  7. LOVE the slimming world posts. I lost over 3 stone at SW the summer before last. I was only 21 at the time so a bit younger than the rest of my group but I found their support to be one of the keys to my success there.

    Staying to group always meant I had a better week. It's 100% a lifestyle change and not a diet, I haven't had a bother keeping to target weight once I got the hang of not losing anymore!! I can't wait to follow your progress. Well done so far and keep it up!

    1. Thanks a mill Rachel and well done on your brilliant success! I'm the same as you, group always puts me in good form and has me looking forward to the week ahead :)

      Well done lady :)

  8. Well Karen, I had a huge craving for chicken curry this evening! I remember reading your blog about your mam's chicken curry! I made it for dinner and it was just delish. I even have some for tomorrow as I used extra breasts (great tip)!!! Thanks for the receipes yum yum xx


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