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Low Syn Sticky Orange Chicken Fakeaway

Anyone who knows me, or follows my blog, knows that I adore a good Fakeaway recipe! My Low Syn Crispy Honey BBQ Fakeaway is one of the most popular recipes I’ve ever created, and I’m now following it up with this delicious Low Syn Sticky Orange Chicken Fakeaway! It’s no surprise that takeaway restaurants across the world have Orange Chicken on their menu. It’s sweet, sharp, salty, crispy and sticky all at once, and goes perfectly with rice or noodles, and a side of delicious Chinese vegetables. 

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A Delicious Slimming World Fakeaway 

This Low Syn Sticky Orange Chicken Fakeaway is the latest in my long line of Fakeaway recipes (which you can find here) and if I dare say it, it’s my new favourite! It’s also super simple to make, so you don’t need to worry about fancy cooking techniques or complicated ingredients to get a beautiful fakeaway recipe out on the table. The syns in this dish work out as follows: 

200mls Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice (approx 3x Oranges) – 4 syns 

100g Smash – 3 syns

2tsp Sugar – 2 syns

1tsp Honey – 1 syn

1/2tsp Sesame Seeds – 1/2 syn 

The recipe serves 4 people, which makes this Low Syn Sticky Orange Chicken Fakeaway just 1.5 syns per serving (or 6.5 syns for the whole lot, divided between however many people you divide it between). 

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Why Choose a Fakeaway? 

We all know that heading down to your local Chinese restaurant is not going to be a healthy night out, so arming yourself with tasty recipes that mimic those you’ll find on the menu is essential! If you have a repertoire of alternatives, that both you and your whole family will love, the temptation to give into a greasy takeaway is a lot less tempting. 

Low Syn - Sticky Orange Chicken - Fakeaway - Slimming World - Healthy 

Not only does a Fakeaway recipe, like this Sticky Orange Chicken, save you from temptation, but it’s simply tastier, more nutritious and all around better than what you’re likely to find at your local takeaway shop. Making your own Fakeaway means you control what goes into it, so there are no nasty additives polluting your dish, and you know exactly what benefits you’re getting from it.

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This Sticky Orange Chicken is full of vitamin C and protein, but most importantly it is low in fat and carbs! Whether you’re simply tracking syns, or you track your macros too, you’re set with a meal like this! 

Yes…you have to syn your Smash now! 

If you’re following Slimming World then you’ll have probably seen all of the drama surrounding some of the latest syn changes, including the fact that Smash is now synned. They made this change because we, as Slimming World followers, were using it in recipes like this! Now, whether you agree with the changes or not, I will always use the latest Slimming World advice when creating recipes for you to follow. If you prefer to stick to the old rules then that is 100% your choice, so you’ll just need to adjust the syns accordingly. If you prefer, you can swap the Smash in this recipe for wholemeal breadcrumbs or even flour if you want to change the syns! 

Low Syn - Sticky Orange Chicken - Fakeaway - Slimming World - Healthy

Low Syn - Sticky Orange Chicken - Fakeaway - Slimming World - Healthy

A Family Friendly Fakeaway

One of the things that I always aim to do, is to make my recipe as family friendly as possible. After all, what’s the point in having an armoury of healthy recipes if you have to cook something different for everyone else too? More to the point, what on earth would be the point if everyone else still goes out and gets a takeaway? As slimmers, we have to acknowledge that some of the habits that lead us to have weight issues in the past can be apparent in those around us too. So whether it’s your other half, your kids, or friends coming around for dinner, serving up healthy dishes is in the best interest of everyone! 

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I love seeing when people make my recipes! So if you do make this Low Syn Stick Orange Chicken Fakeaway you can email it to me or share a photo on Facebook and Instagram tagging @basementbakehouse on Facebook or @basementbakehouse_sw on Instagram! I’d also love it if you shared your baking in my Facebook group too, you can join here if you haven’t already.

Making Low Syn Sticky Orange Chicken Fakeaway

As far as recipes go, I’m pretty proud of this one. I’ve kept it low syn without compromising on the flavour or quality of the dish and it’s definitely going to become a firm favourite in my house! Whether you serve it up with rice or noodles, make sure you’re also serving plenty of veggies too! It would go brilliantly with some chilli and garlic broccoli, or some freshly steamed green beans. You could even serve it up with my Sweet Potato Fried Rice for a super low carb option!

Serves 4 Servings

Low Syn Sticky Orange Chicken Fakeaway

A mouthwatering and healthy Chinese Fakeaway recipe, this Low Syn Sticky Orange Chicken Fakeaway is perfect for the whole family at just 1.5 syns per serving.

10 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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5 based on 4 review(s)


    For The Chicken:
  • 2x Chicken Breasts
  • 100g Smash (or similar instant mash powder - always check syns before use)
  • 2x Eggs
  • 1x Chicken OXO Cube
  • 1tsp Salt
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • 1/2tsp Chinese Five Spice
  • Low Calorie Cooking Spray
  • For The Sauce:
  • 1/2tsp Chinese Five Spice
  • 200mls Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice
  • 150mls Chicken Stock
  • 2tsp Sugar
  • 1tsp Honey
  • 1/2tsp Xanthan Gum
  • 2tsp Light Soy Sauce
  • 1/2tsp Sesame Seeds (for garnish)
  • Spring Onions (sliced - for garnish)


  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees. Spray a large baking tray with Low Calorie Cooking Spray.
  2. Dice your chicken into even pieces.
  3. In a bowl, mix together the Smash, OXO Cube, salt, pepper and Five Spice.
  4. Whisk the eggs in a separate bowl.
  5. One by one, dip the pieces of chicken into the whisked egg and then into the Smash mix, rolling to ensure that each piece is fully coated. Place evenly on your baking tray.
  6. Spray with more Low Calorie Cooking Spray and bake in the oven for 20 minutes, or until golden brown on both sides.
  7. Meanwhile, mix the orange juice, chicken stock, soy sauce, sugar, honey and five spice in a saucepan over a medium heat.
  8. Bring to a simmer and then add the Xanthan Gum. This will go lumpy at first, but whisk it into the sauce as it bubbles and over time it will dissolve.
  9. Simmer, whisking occasionally, until the sauce thickens and becomes sticky. Taste and add more Five Spice or Soy Sauce if desired.
  10. Once the chicken is cooked, add the crispy pieces the the sauce pan and mix until each piece is coated.
  11. Serve with a topping of sesame seeds and sliced spring onions, with whatever sides you fancy.


Syn values correct at time of writing. Please do not screenshot this recipe as syn values may change in the future and will be updated accordingly. Whole recipe = 6.5 syns and serves 4 people. Each serving is 1.5 syns each. If serving fewer people, simply divide the total syns by the number of people served.



45 cal


10 g


1 g
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This LOW SYN Sticky Orange Chicken Fakeaway recipe is just 1.5 syns per portion! It's the perfect healthy Fakeaway recipe for the whole family, and it's ready in under 30 minutes. Slimming World Fakeaways never looked so good!


  • Jacqueline Debono

    16/12/2018 at 4:21 pm

    I love orange chicken and this version looks delicious. You are right that it's so much healthier making these recipes at home than heading down to the local Chinese takeaway!
  • Kathi

    16/12/2018 at 6:23 pm

    Agree that take out orange chicken is way too many calories for this chub-o! But this looks delicious and healthy! Pinned.
  • Pam Greer

    16/12/2018 at 8:51 pm

    Making it at home is always so much healthier than eating out! I love this fakeaway recipe and can't wait to try it!
  • Amy | The Cook Report

    16/12/2018 at 9:15 pm

    This definitely looks just as good as a takeaway!
  • Emma

    16/12/2018 at 9:17 pm

    I love a fakeaway! So much tastier than a take away. And healthier too!
  • Danielle Wolter

    19/12/2018 at 11:41 am

    I love being able to make chinese takeout at home! This is a great recipe, especially since it is healthier than takeout versions.
  • Kelly Anthony

    19/12/2018 at 12:36 pm

    This is a great healthy alternative to one of our favorite restaurant meals. Thanks for sharing!
  • Claudia Lamascolo

    19/12/2018 at 1:25 pm

    I love orange chicken this sounds wonderful! I think I need to make this one this weekend. Perfect for us we have several orange trees here in Florida
  • Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry

    19/12/2018 at 1:43 pm

    Orange chicken is one of my favourite things to order in so I am loving this dish - still so indulgent but with none of the guilt. Super delicious.
  • Kim

    19/12/2018 at 3:46 pm

    What a flavorful recipe! My whole family loves this!
  • Claudia Lamascolo

    20/12/2018 at 12:14 am

    after reading the recipe I am so excited to try this I love orange and all the spices you used!
  • Marie

    20/12/2018 at 2:02 am

    Making orange chicken at home is way more healthier than take-out. This version looks delicious!
  • Jori

    20/12/2018 at 3:54 am

    Love fakeaways! I'm so guilty of getting takeaways far too often and really need to make more at home :)
  • Jillian

    20/12/2018 at 4:07 am

    Orange Chicken is one of my all time favs! Thank you for making this family friendly and easy to make at home!
  • Natalie

    20/12/2018 at 6:26 am

    Looks so delicious! I'd love a bowl right about now :)
  • Neli Howard

    20/12/2018 at 12:09 pm

    OMG this looks DIVINE. I am definitely making this tomorrow night! This is a good idea and amazing recipe too. Something very unique and colorful.
  • Demeter

    20/12/2018 at 1:17 pm

    Such a smart way to give a healthier makeover to a favorite take out dish! It looks amazing!
  • Roxana

    20/12/2018 at 2:35 pm

    So much flavor. And love that it is light too. Have to try it out.
  • Julia

    20/12/2018 at 2:44 pm

    This looks tasty! Can you calculate the syns yourself?
  • Eb Gargano| Easy Peasy Foodie

    20/12/2018 at 5:54 pm

    Oooh lovely! I am a big fan of fakeaways and this one looks rather awesome. Totally agree about recipes being family friendly. I always cook healthy meals for the whole family and we always eat the same and at the same time. My kids eat such a varied diet and are really learning to enjoy a whole range of different flavours. Thanks for linking your fab fakeaway up to #CookBlogShare. Wishing you and yours a fabulous Christmas! Eb x

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