The Best Slimming World Chips

April 13, 2019
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Slimming World chips are the stuff of legends in weight loss circles.

Is it really possible to make gorgeous, crispy, fluffy chips at home, without using a deep fat fryer?

You’ll be pleased to hear that it absolutely is! I’m really not exaggerating when I say that these chips even rival those that you’ll buy from your local takeaway, and they’ve become a real staple in my household over the past couple of years.

They’re simple and straightforward, and getting them right really just comes down to using the right ingredients and choosing one of two possible methods.

So let’s get down to making these Slimming World chips…

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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…

Do you need an Actifry to make the best Slimming World chips?

So by now, you probably already know that the Tefal Actifry is hugely popular amongst Slimming World followers, and it’s often used to make the chips.

But let’s face it… It’s also certainly not cheap. So is it worth investing?

This is a question that I asked myself for ages before I finally bit the bullet and placed my order. I love a new kitchen gadget, but the reality is that I’ve already got a ton of stuff in my cupboards that I never use, and I didn’t fancy throwing the cash down the train.

Having now owned an Actifry for a couple of years though, I can happily say that it’s the best money I’ve ever spent in the kitchen.

I use it 2-3 times per week for making Slimming World chips, and often for a whole host of other recipes, and it really does

If you want your chip game to be top notch, definitely consider treating yourself. Click here to check out the Actifry over on Amazon.

But if you’re not ready to make the purchase, don’t worry – I’m also including a method that you can use to make the chips in your oven.

If you’re making chips regularly and you’re sick of all the chopping, you might want to consider treating yourself to this Lakeland Potato Chipper as well.

It’s not entirely necessary by any means, but it’s pretty fun nonetheless!

Are these Slimming World chips Syn free?

It depends!

Let me explain…

If you’re cooking your chips in the Actifry or in the oven, you can choose to use low calorie spray. If you take this option, they will indeed be Syn free.

When using the Actifry though, I prefer to use one tablespoon of Crisp & Dry vegetable oil instead. When cooking two portions of chips, your Syns value in this instance will be 3 Syns per serving.

The vegetable oil just makes the chips that little bit more crispy, fluffy, and delicious, so those Syns are a price I’m willing to pay.

Of course though, it’s down to you to make your own decision. Why not try both options and see which you prefer?

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What kind of potatoes should you use?

I always use Maris Piper potatoes to make Slimming World chips.

The result is beautifully fluffy chips with plenty of little crispy bits.

Some people swear by King Edward potatoes instead, which tend to be a little bit waxier and maintain a firmer texture.

Again, try out the options yourself and see which one floats your boat!

Seasoning your Slimming World chips

Good old salt and vinegar taste amazing on these chips, but there are plenty of options to get a little bit more creative.

My personal favourite is Spicentice chip seasoning. Not only does it add a ton of flavour, with it also gives the chips a lovely colour, making them even more appetising.

You’ve probably already got loads of things you could try though in your kitchen cupboards. A sprinkle of oregano, paprika, or garlic powder is definitely worth a try, and will make your chips all the more exciting.

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Slimming World Chips

Whether you choose to use an Actifry or an oven, these chips are amazing. The nutritional information here is based on using low calorie spray, which makes the chips Syn free on Slimming World. If you decide to use Crisp & Dry instead, add 3 Syns or 62 calories per serving. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, British
Servings: 2
Calories: 200kcal


  • 2 Maris Piper potatoes Approx 3" in diameter
  • Low calorie cooking spray OR Crisp & Dry vegetable oil
  • Seasonings of choice I recommend - use code SLIMMINGV20 at checkout to save 20% on all orders


  • Peel the potatoes, and carefully slice into chips. 
  • Place the chips into a colander, and rinse thoroughly with cold water. Pat dry with kitchen roll. 

The Actifry Method

  • Place chips in Actifry and drizzle with either 1 tbsp on Crisp & Dry, or spritz liberally with low calorie cooking spray. 
  • Add any desired seasonings. 
  • Cook for 25 minutes, or until fluffy inside with a slightly crispy exterior. Serve and enjoy! 

The Oven Method

  • Preheat your oven to 180 degrees. Spritz a baking tray with low calorie spray, and arrange the chips on top. Spritz again so they're well covered. 
  • Add any desired seasonings. 
  • Cook for 30 minutes, turning half way through, or until cooked. Serve and enjoy! 


The nutritional and Syn values provided are carefully calculated and correct at time of publication but may not always be completely accurate.
If you're serious about sticking rigidly to your plan, it's always worth doing your own calculations for extra peace of mind - and remember, we may be using different brands or variations of ingredients which can significantly impact the nutritional and Syn values! is not responsible for any loss or damage due to reliance on nutritional information provided here. is an independent and UNOFFICIAL website, and it is in no way affiliated with, endorsed by, or representative of Slimming World. I’m NOT a Slimming World consultant, nor am I trained to give advice on any aspect of the plan, and so any information provided here should never replace the guidance of your consultant.
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Calories: 200kcal

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