Chinese Chicken Curry – Now you can Create one of the most popular takeaway dishes in your own home completely Syn Free.
It seems like the Slimming World community has gone stir crazy over a certain takeaway style sauce, which of course is none other than Mayflower Curry Sauce, which comes in both Medium and Hot heat and can be bought at various grocery stores, including online at Amazon.
When I recently popped into a British Grocery store in London, Ontario – to stock up on some UK goodies we were missing. I was surprised to see some staring at me on the shelf, and couldn’t resist grabbing a box, to take home and see what all this craze is about.
I can see why it’s popular, it’s pretty darn authentic when it comes to sauces. The nutritional information can be a little confusing though, as it gives you the nutritional information for the made up sauce when it would be much easier if the nutritional information was given for a certain amount of the dry powder/spice mix.
That aside, if made up as per the packet instructions, it will cost you 4 syns per serving according to Slimming World. Which if you have some syns spare and want a really quick meal, it’s perfect.
This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly.
For the sauce:
100g (3.5oz) of onion, chopped
150g (5.5oz) of zucchini (courgette), chopped
150g (5.5oz) of butternut squash, chopped
1 clove of garlic, crushed
1 tsp of grated ginger root
1.5 tbs of curry powder (I used hot or medium, depending on how hot you like it)
1 tbs of tomato paste
1 tbs of soy sauce
1/4 tsp of Chinese five spice
3 cups (720ml) of chicken stock
For the curry:
450g (1lb) of chicken breast, diced
1 small onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1/3 cup (80ml) of frozen peas
Spray a frying pan over a medium high heat with spray oil
Add the onion, zucchini and butternut squash and fry for 2-3 mins to soften.
Add the garlic and ginger and fry for 1 more minute.
Add the curry powder, Chinese five spice, tomato paste and soy sauce and stir to coat.
Pour in the chicken stock, bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for 20 mins.
Add sauce to a blender and blend until smooth. Set aside.
Spray frying pan with spray oil, add chicken and fry for approx 5 mins until lightly browned. Remove and set aside.
Spray frying pan again with spray oil, add the onion and green pepper and fry for 2 mins.
Add back in chicken, pour in the sauce, stir to coat, add peas, bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for about 5 mins, till chicken is cooked through.
Serve with your choice of sides.
Nutritional information is an estimate and is to be used for informational purposes only.
Ingredients can vary greatly from brand to brand and therefore it would be impossible to give accurate information. Also, double-check syn values of synned ingredients as different brands can vary.
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