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.
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).
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.
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.
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!
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!
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
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
5 based on 4 review(s)
- 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
- 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)
- Preheat your oven to 180 degrees. Spray a large baking tray with Low Calorie Cooking Spray.
- Dice your chicken into even pieces.
- In a bowl, mix together the Smash, OXO Cube, salt, pepper and Five Spice.
- Whisk the eggs in a separate bowl.
- 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.
- Spray with more Low Calorie Cooking Spray and bake in the oven for 20 minutes, or until golden brown on both sides.
- Meanwhile, mix the orange juice, chicken stock, soy sauce, sugar, honey and five spice in a saucepan over a medium heat.
- 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.
- Simmer, whisking occasionally, until the sauce thickens and becomes sticky. Taste and add more Five Spice or Soy Sauce if desired.
- Once the chicken is cooked, add the crispy pieces the the sauce pan and mix until each piece is coated.
- 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.