There's nothing quite like a chicken kiev for a weeknight dinner or maybe as a treat when you are eating out, but since the chicken is breaded in these meals, you will need to make sure you are counting the syns to stay on track with your weight loss.
Chicken kievs can have varying syns according to their size and how they are made, on average, you can expect anything between 13-16 syns for one kiev, making this meal very high in syns.
We've composed a short syn guide below discussing why Chicken kievs are so high in syns, some syn values and how to make your SW chicken kiev to help you save syns.
At 13-16 syns for one chicken kiev, these chicken pieces are very high in syns, taking up the whole of your 15 syn daily allowance for a single portion.
Chicken kievs get their high syn value from the breading which is often fried in oil, some options are also stuffed with butter or cheese increasing their fat content. For example, one breaded chicken kiev from Tesco can have up to 28g of fat, of which 11 is saturated making it a very unhealthy meal.
Chicken kievs have varying syns according to what they are stuffed with and the size, to help you compare syns, we've listed a few different options down below.
If you're a lover of chicken kievs but don't want to spend all the syns, why not try making your own chicken kievs at home?
Overall, a Chicken kiev is high in syns, having on average between 13-16 syns for one portion, this is due to the high-fat breadcrumbs and fillings which kievs often have. To save syns we recommend making your own kievs at home to give you more control over the calorie content.
If you like Kievs, why not have a look at Pinch Of Nom's Garlic Chicken?