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Chinese Fakeaway Platter Recipe

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I've said it before and I will say it again many times...I love a Fakeaway! I love how therapeutic is is to plan a big feast like this and cook it all up! 

I have tried loads of different Fakeaways, from Indian to Chinese and American.

This feast combines all of my favourites on one platter! Chicken Fried Rice, Chicken Balls, Salt and Pepper Chips, Chow Mien, Sweet and Sour and Curry Sauce and even some Prawn Crackers! 

Chinese Fakeaway Platter Recipe

I had some really chip foil trays left over from a summer BBQ, so used this as my platter base and built up from there. 

I used wholemeal breadcrumbs for the Chicken Balls, and baked them in the oven. They may not be the same as the fried balls, but they are delicious none the less!

If you have any other Chinese favourites then you could add them to your own platter. 

I made this to serve 2, but it definitely served more like 4, or 2 with leftovers!

The Prawn Crackers

When I went into my local Co-op, I spent ages looking in the sauce section next to the naan breads and poppadoms, but couldn't find Prawn Crackers!


I spotted these in the crisp section, and they're only 97 calories for the whole bag! There's about a quarter of a bag on the platter. These were sweet chilli, for some extra flavour! 

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Chicken Fried Rice

Chinese Fakeaway Platter Recipe chicken fried rice


Syn free

You will need:

500g diced chicken breasts 
200g long-grain rice (uncooked weight), cooked and left to go cold
200g peas
handful of mushrooms finely sliced
1/2 onion finely diced
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
A pinch of salt
Low calorie cooking spray
1 egg

Method:

Spray a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray. Add the chicken and fry off until cooked. 

Then add the peas, onions and mushrooms and any other veg you would like to add.

Finally add the rice, soy sauce, salt and pepper, spray with fry light and fry for 5 minutes. 

If the rice is looking pale, add some more soy sauce.

Move the rice to one half of the pan, then crack in an egg to the other half.

Slowly mix the egg in with the rice until the egg is cooked through and is mixed with the rice. 

Chow Mein Noodles Recipe

Chinese Fakeaway Platter Recipe chow mein


Syn free

You will need:


4 tbsp light soy sauce 
2 tsp Chinese rice vinegar or white wine vinegar 
1 tablespoon sweet chilli sauce
4 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed 
2cm piece root ginger, peeled and finely grated 
1 tsp Chinese five-spice powder 
200g dried medium or thin egg noodles 
Low calorie cooking spray
Mixed stir fry veg

Method:

Spray a frying pan or wok with low calorie cooking spray.

Add all the vegetables and stir-fry for a further 4-5 minutes.

Add the vinegar, garlic, ginger and five spice powder

Cook the noodles according to the packet instructions and drain well.



Add the noodles, sweet chilli sauce and dark soy sauce and cook for a further 4 minutes until piping hot.

Sweet & Sour Sauce Recipe

Chinese Fakeaway Platter Recipe sweet and sour

1/2 a syn per portion

Makes 4 portions

You will need:

Low calorie cooking spray 
Salt and freshly ground black pepper 
1 large onion, thinly sliced 
1 red pepper cut into strips 
2 large carrots, peeled and cut into matchsticks 
¼ tsp Chinese 5 spice 
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 level teaspoon cornflour 
4 tbsp tomato puree 
1 tbsp white wine vinegar 
4 tbsp light soy sauce 
150ml chicken stock  
Few chunks of tinned pineapple 

Method:


Mix together 2 tbsp water with the Chinese 5 spice, garlic, cornflour, tomato puree, white wine vinegar, soy sauce and stock. 

In a frying pan, fry off the onion and red pepper. Add to the sauce mixture. 

Add the mixture to a saucepan, stir and reduce the heat to low. 

Add the tinned pineapple.

Cook for 3-4 minutes or until the sauce has thickened until thickened.

You can either remove the carrot and pineapple or leave it in.

Chinese Curry Sauce Recipe


Chinese Fakeaway Platter Recipe curry sauce

1/2 syn per serving

4 servings

You will need:

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If you don't have the kit, mix up a teaspoon of each of the following: Coriander, Cumin, Onion, Sea Salt, Chilli, Garlic, Ginger, Paprika, Turmeric, Cinnamon, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Star Anise.
100ml Chicken Stock
1 tsp cornflour
1/2 teaspoon sweetener

Method:

Mix the spice mic with the chicken stock and sweetener. Add cornflour to thicken.

Chicken Balls


You will need:

2 large chicken breasts, cut into small chunks
4 slices of 400g wholemeal bread 
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
small pinch Chinese five spice

Method:

 Blitz the bread until it's all fine breadcrumbs in a blender/food processor.

Place in a bowl and add the salt, pepper and five spice.

Put the whisked egg in a bowl. The chicken needs to be dipped in the egg and then to the breadcrumb mixture and repeated to get an even coating.

Bake the chicken in the oven for 20-25 mins on a medium heat, until cooked through.  Cut one of the thickest bits to make sure it is cooked in the middle.

Salt & Pepper Chips Recipe

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