Are Chicken Goujons High In Syns On Slimming World?
There's nothing quite like some crispy chicken goujons and chips, but since these chicken strips are fried and breaded, you will need to make sure you are counting their syns on the slimming world plan so as they cannot affect your weight loss.
Chicken goujons can have various syns, but on average you will find that 100g has around 10-15 syns depending on the size, making them very high in syns and therefore should be eaten within moderation.
In our guide below, we will discuss why chicken goujons are so high in syns, syn values of them, as well as some low syn alternatives and an SW recipe for making them!
Why Are Chicken Goujons So High In Syns?
At 10-15 syns for 100g, you are looking at using around 10.5 syns for just three chicken goujons, making these breaded chicken tenders very high in syn and consuming the majority of your 15 syn daily allowance.
Chicken goujons are high in syns due to the breaded coating which is often fried, increasing the fat content of the chicken. For example, three chicken goujons on average can have up to 13g of fat.
Syn Values Of Chicken Goujons
Chicken goujons often have different syn values according to the size and where you buy them from, we've listed some general syn values below to help you compare.
Tesco Breaded Chicken Goujons 270g - 11 syns for three.
Pizza Hut Delivery Breaded Chicken Strips - 4 syns a strip.
Our SW Chicken Goujon Recipe
Just because shop-bought chicken goujons are high in syns, doesn't mean you can't make your own healthy alternatives at home which taste the same! Our slimming world recipe below uses wholemeal bread as your healthy extra B to keep the syns low and is baked rather than fried.
Large teaspoon of garlic granules.
Four chicken breasts cut into strips.
120g of wholemeal bread.
Half a teaspoon of mustard powder.
Low cal cooking spray.
Start by lining a baking sheet and spraying it with your oil then heat your oven to 180 degrees.
Break up your bread into a blender then put in the parsley, garlic, seasoning, mustard powder, you can also grate in the rind of your lemon.
Whisk up your egg then dip each breast strip into the egg then the breadcrumb mix and place on to your baking tray, squeeze over the lemon.
Bake in the oven for 25 minutes and enjoy!
To conclude, chicken goujons are very high in syns, having between 10-15 syns for 100g or around 10.5 syns for three. This chicken gets its high syns from the breaded coating which is often fried, making it higher in fat due to the oil.
We recommend making your own breaded chicken pieces at home with wholemeal bread and baking them to help save syns and have a healthier dinner.
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.