Sunday, April 27, 2014

Slimming World - Sweet and Sour Chicken

We finally got the Slimming World Fakeaways recipe book!  I have wanted this for so long!  I follow lots of different Slimming World members on Instagram and I saw so many of them posting pictures of recipes from this book and literally everything looked amazing.  As soon as I saw it for sale in our Slimming World group I had it get it.  It costs €7.95 and it has over 50 fakeaway recipes from making your own pizza dough, to thai green chicken curry to lamb rogan josh.  It's not that often that I get the urge to cook something new, as Will loves to cook (you won't hear me complain!), but this book is full of gorgeous recipes that I couldn't wait to try it.  The first thing I tried was the Sweet and Sour Chicken


  • Low calorie cooking spray
  • 8 skinless and boneless chicken thighs cut into bite-sized pieces (I just used chicken breasts)
  • 1 large onion roughly chopped
  • 1 green pepper roughly chopped
  • 3 large carrots, peeled and cut into chunks (we had none so I used another pepper)
  • 435g can of pineapple chunks in natural juice, drained, reserving 2 tbsp. juice
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 1 level tbsp. corn flour
  • 1 tbsp. tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • finely sliced scallion to garnish

Place a non stick wok or deep frying pan over a high heat and spray with low calorie cooking spray.  Add the chicken and cook for 3 minutes, stirring continuously.  Transfer the chicken to a plate.

Add the onion, pepper and carrots to the wok and cook for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Return the chicken to the wok and cook for a further 3-4 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.

Meanwhile, make the sauce by mixing the reserved pineapple juice with the garlic, cornflour, tomato puree, red wine vinegar, soy sauce and 100ml water.  Stir the sauce into the chicken and vegetables,  add the pineapple and cook over a low heat for 2 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.

We just cooked a quick boil in the bag rice with this and voila - really tasty sweet and sour chicken! Homemade! By me!!!  This serves 4 and each serving of the sweet and sour chicken is 3 syns on Extra Easy, 3 syns on original and 13.5 syns on Green.

Besides sweet and sour chicken in a Chinese, the only sweet and sour I have ever tried making myself is the Uncle Bens, so it's really enjoyable making something like this from scratch.  Once everything is cut and prepared, it takes minutes to cook and it's so tasty.  I'm definitely making this again!

Have you tried anything from the Fakeaway book yet?



  1. Karen it's not the same when you don't say Chicken Diddies!!! lol, when you say that it makes the recipe for me, I might give this a go,

    1. Haha I know!! Joanne did this post though so will make sure she uses diddies the next time!


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