We drove past a Chinese takeaway the other day and both drooled at the thought! I promised Nick that I would try and make a Slimming World friendly Fakeaway with all of his favourites- Sweet and sour chicken, crispy shredded beef, beef chow mein and egg fried rice! I was surprised to find out that 5 prawn crackers from a Chinese takeaway is only 1.5 syns, so we had these too!
Sweet and Sour Chicken (1/2 a syn on EE)
500g chicken breast cut into strips
Low calorie cooking spray
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 large onion, thinly sliced
1 red pepper deseeded and cut into strips
2 large carrots, peeled and cut into matchsticks
200g sugar snap peas, halved lengthways
¼ tsp Chinese 5 spice
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 level tbsp cornflour
4 tbsp tomato puree
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
4 tbsp light soy sauce 150ml chicken stock
400g fresh pineapple flesh cut into bite-size pieces
In a bowl mix 2 tbsp water with the chinese 5 spice, garlic, cornflour, tomato puree, white wine vinegar, soy sauce and stock. Add the mixture to the pan, stir and reduce the heat to low. Cook for 3-4 minutes until thickened.
Place a wok or large frying pan over a high heat.
Spray the chiken with low calorie cooking spray and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
When the pan is super hot, add the chicken and stir-fry for 5-6 minutes or until cooked through. Put to one side.
Spray the pan with low calorie cooking spray and keep over a high heat. Add the onion,pepper,carrots and sugar snap peas and stir-fry for 5-6 minutes.
Return the chicken to the pan and cook for a further 3-4 minutes until piping hot.
Mix in the sauce and put in a warm oven until ready to serve with the rest of the meal
Beef Chow Mein (1/2 syn on EE)
You will need:-
4 tbsp light soy sauce
1 level tbsp hot chilli sauce
2 tsp Chinese rice vinegar or white wine vinegar
4 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
2cm piece root ginger, peeled and finely grated
1 tsp Chinese five-spice powder
3 large strips of beef
200g dried medium or thin egg noodles
Low calorie cooking spray 2
Mixed stir fry veg
Meanwhile, cook the noodles according to the packet instructions and drain well.
Spray a large wok or frying pan with low calorie cooking spray, add the chicken mixture and stir-fry over a high heat for 4-5 minutes until lightly browned.
Add all the vegetables and stir-fry for a further 4-5 minutes.
Add the noodles, sweet chilli sauce and dark soy sauce and cook for a further 4 minutes until piping hot.
Place in a warm oven until ready to serve
Crispy Chilli Beef (7 syns for the lot, 3.5 each on EE)
You will need:-
400g thinly sliced beef steaks
1 chilli chopped finely
2 cloves garlic finely chopped
2 tablespoons cornflour
1 head of broccoli chopped up
5 spring onions sliced lengthways
1 teaspoon ground ginger
5 tablespoons soy sauce mixed
Spray a wok with fry light and heat. Add the beef and fry off and seal. Put the beef to one side and then add the garlic and chilli into the wok.
Add the spring onions and broccoli and soy sauce until it bubbles. Stir the beef back through and serve
Egg fried rice
You will need:-
Chopped Spring Onions
Whisk the egg together in a cup
Spray a wok with fry light and heat. Add the rice, peas, spring onions and stir fry it all together.
Slowly add the eggs and continue to mix it all together until the eggs are perfectly cooked
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