Attention followers of Slimming World! I have another delicious recipe for you today that we tried out as a family last night – Slimming World Sticky Chicken!
A friend of mine is also following Slimming World and mentioned she’d tried this recipe out so I thought I’d give it a whirl. I had just been shopping again – by the way, a word of caution if you’re going on a Slimming World food plan, you will shop A LOT. I’m often doing top-up shops during the week as we run out of fruit/spices/meat/Mugshots etc, but the way I see it, we’re not spending money on takeaways anymore and you can’t put a price on health right? I figured it all evens itself out in the end. Sort of.
Anyway, I’d just done another food shop and had bought a packet of chicken thighs, which I wasn’t quite sure what to do with. So I thought it was the perfect time to try out a new recipe and Sticky Chicken sprang to mind!
I know the meal is dead simple but some people may benefit from seeing photos of what the end dish should look like, so here we go:
- 600g (approx.) chicken thighs/breasts/legs – whatever you fancy
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce (I used dark soy)
- 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- Mix the wet ingredients (honey, vinegar, soy sauce) together.
- Marinade the chicken in the sauce for 30 minutes. I managed waiting a whole ten minutes before hunger took over!
- Spry a little oil/Frylight in the pan and pour the chicken and the sauce in.
- Stir-fry over a medium heat for 20 minutes, or until your chicken is cooked. This is a little dependent on the cut of meat you have chosen.
- The sauce should end up lovely and sticky and it’s ready to serve!
I’ve chosen chicken thighs, but you could use any cut of meat – in fact, I’m going to try this with some pork cubes next time!
Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl – 3 tablespoons of each
Add your meat into the liquid marinade
It doesn’t look that appetising, granted, but marinade the meat for 30 minutes (if you can wait that long)
Put it all in a pan, including the marinade, and fry at a medium heat for 20 minutes or so
After 20 minutes, the liquid should have reduced to something lovely and sticky like this
It was really tasty, but I found it a little sweet – the kids didn’t, obviously, and it didn’t touch the sides. Personally, I prefer a more tangy taste than sweet, so next time I think I’ll increase the amount of vinegar and soy sauce and also add some garlic puree. If I’m feeling particularly adventurous, I might even add a little chilli to liven up a dull Wednesday evening. I served with some rice (Pilau rice – 2.5 syns for a whole pouch) and a salad. That’s my son’s dinner (above) so before anyone raps my knuckles, I had less rice and more salad than him. Honest!
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You could serve this chicken with Slimming World Oxo roast potatoes or wedges cooked in a Tefal ActiFry Low Fat Healthy Fryer AL806040 – 1 kg, White– there’s a great offer on the Actifry at the moment if you click on that link, followed by a slice of my delicious healthy Chocolate Cloud Cake.
I used 3 tablespoons of honey which is 7.5 syns for the whole dish – so it depends on how much chicken you eat. This dish fed 3 of us so I used 2.5 syns.
If you cook the chicken yourself, I’d love to hear how you get on … happy cooking everyone!