How Many Syns In Birds Eye Chicken Chargrills? & Low Syn Alternatives

Updated on 
28 February, 2022

Are Birds Eye Chicken Chargrills High In Syns?

We all need a fast weeknight dinner at some point, but finding oven-ready freezer meals which are slimming world friendly is not always simple as we need to ensure they fit into our syn allowance.

Birds Eye Chicken Chargrills have 3.5 syns in per one, making them a great low syn meal for when you need a quick dinner.

In our short guide below, we will go over whether or not the chicken is syn free on slimming world, the syn values of the rest of the Birds Eye chargrilled chicken range and some low syn alternatives.

Is Chicken Syn Free On Slimming World?

Chicken is indeed SYN FREE on the slimming world plan, this means you can have as much as you want without having to syn it. Chicken is fairly lean meat so is often lower in calories than beef or pork making it an excellent choice for weight loss and low syn meals.

Why Does Birdseye Chargrilled Chicken Have Syns?

If chicken is syn free on the slimming world, you might be confused as to why Birds Eye chicken has syns, this is because the chargrilled chicken is in breadcrumbs which is what adds to extra syns. At only 3.5 syns per chargrill, however, these are great low syn meals, you could have up to two of them and only consume half of your daily syn allowance!

Birds Eye Chargrilled Chicken Range Syn Values

Birds Eye has a range of different chargrilled chicken flavours to choose from, we've listed all of them below to help you decide which one to have for dinner!

  • Birds Eye Chicken Chargrills, Cracked Black Pepper, frozen (92g each) - 4 syns.
  • Birdseye Chicken Chargrills, Reggae Reggae - 4 syns.
  • Birds-Eye Chicken Chargrills, Brazilian Lime & Chilli - 3.5 syns.
  • Birds Eye Chargrills, Sticky & Sweet BBQ - 3.5 syns.
  • Birds Eye Chicken Chargrills, Original, frozen - 3.5 syns.
  • Birds Eye Chicken Chargrills, Peri Peri, frozen - 3.5 syns.

Low Syn Alternatives To Birds Eye Chargrilled Chicken

If you are bored of Birds Eye Chargrills, there are plenty of other chicken meals to look out for which can be low in syns too, we've listed a few low and high syn meals to watch out for below.

  • Sainsbury's Just Cook Chicken Breast Joint Butter Basted 500g (Serves 3) - 11.5 syns.
  • Sainsbury's Just Cook Hunters BBQ British Chicken Breasts 435g (Serves 2) - 15 syns.
  • Taste Inc. 100% Chargrilled Chicken Fillet Bbq 35G - 3 syns.
  • Sainsbury's Just Cook British Chicken Crown with Garlic & Herb Butter 525g (Serves 3) - 10 syns.
  • Tesco Southern Fried Chicken Breast 350G - 15 syns.
  • Finest Meal Deal Chicken In Prosecco Sauce 400G - 11 syns.
  • Tesco Ready To Eat Flamegrilled Chicken Chunks 180G - 5 syns.

Our Slimming World Chargrilled Chicken Recipe

Since chicken is syn free, rather than buy a 3.5 syn chargrilled chicken meal you could make your own SYN FREE chargrilled chicken at home! This recipe below serves four.


  • Four chicken breasts.
  • Low cal cooking spray.
  • A pinch of ginger and garlic powder.
  • Juice and zest of two limes.
  • Two fat-free pots of natural yoghurts.
  • Three spoons of curry powder.
  • One spoon of soy sauce.
  • Chopped mint and coriander.
  • One onion.
  • Cherry tomatoes.
  • Spinach.
  • 400g of pasta.


  1. Firstly cut your chicken breasts into strips then marinate in the fridge, for the marination you will need to mix your lime, ginger, garlic and curry powder.
  2. Slice your tomatoes, onion and spinach then mix in with your cooked pasta.
  3. Make your dressing with mint, coriander, yoghurt and soy sauce. Take your chicken from the marination then grill for 8 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
  4. Top your pasta salad with the chicken and serve!

Final Words

Overall, Birds Eye Chargrills chicken is only 3.5 syns each, meaning you could have up to two or more for a healthy filling slimming world dinner paired with speed veg. To save even more syns, you could try making your chargrilled chicken at home which is SYN FREE!

Jennifer is a certified nutritionist and weight loss coach with a Master's in Nutrition from Cambridge. With over 10 years experience, she shares healthy recipes and science-backed slimming tips on SheCooksSheEats to help people reach their wellness goals. Jennifer stays up-to-date by regularly attending conferences and continuing her nutrition education. She aims to provide research-backed advice to inspire balanced, happy living.
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