With tender chicken breast, crunchy breadcrumbs, and an indulgent garlicky, buttery centre, a chicken kiev is one of my ultimate go-to’s when it comes to eating out.
They’re notoriously calorific and laden with Syns when you order them in a restaurant, but the good news is that I’m plenty relentless in my efforts to make naughty favourites much more waistline friendly.
And so that’s exactly how my Slimming World chicken kiev recipe came about.
It compromises nothing in terms of flavour and satisfaction, but it’s fairly saintly when it comes to the nutritional value…
For the full ingredients list and detailed instructions, see the recipe card at the end of this post. Make sure you check out this important information first though…
If you’ve been reading this blog for a while then you’ll know that I’ve already shared a ton of completely Syn free meal ideas. Often, there are substitutes and hacks that you can apply to your favourite dishes to wipe out any unnecessary Syns altogether.
Sometimes though, it’s really worth just using some of your Syn allowance when you’re cooking. In this case, the butter and the breadcrumbs need to be counted (you could technically use your Healthy Extra B and make your own wholemeal breadcrumbs, but Panko are just so much crunchier, crispier, and more satisfying).
Of course, the exact Syn count will depend on the branded ingredients that you use, so always double check on the official Slimming World site.
Assuming that you’re using Flora Light spread though, and Tesco’s Panko breadcrumbs, you’re going to rack up 3 Syns per kiev.
I don’t want to labour this point here, but I think it’s something that needs to be said…
Enjoying 3 Syns as part of a main meal is absolutely fine. They’re there to be enjoyed, and in my humble opinion, they’re best used to make your food the best it can possibly be. You’ll still have enough left to enjoy a few biscuits, a glass of wine, or whatever your personal favourite treat might be.
This Slimming World chicken kiev is beautiful served with a fresh leafy salad, made up with your favourite speed foods.
If you’re in the mood for something a bit more substantial, add some new potatoes, rice, or of course, a portion of Slimming World chips.
Chicken is definitely a kitchen staple in my household, and I usually cook with it at least a few times a week.
Without a doubt, my Fanta chicken recipe is the most popular here on the blog, and if you haven’t tried it, I’d definitely recommend giving it a go. Yes, it sounds a little bit weird. But it tastes very similar to a sweet and sour, making it a great choice when you’re in the mood for a fakeaway.
Alternatively, if you’re a spice lover like me, check out my Syn free chicken Jalfrezi. With some bhajis, rice, and Bombay potatoes, it makes for a real Indian banquet.
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A few bits of good quality kitchen equipment will make your life easier. If you’ve got a super sharp knife and a decent baking tray, it’ll make all the difference when you’re making your Slimming World chicken kiev.
You can use bog standard cocktail sticks when it comes to securing your kievs together, but I prefer using metal kebab skewers. They’re reusable and definitely more substantial!
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Oh, and just before you go…
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