How Many Syns In Chicken Tikka Pieces (Starter)? Find Out Here!

Updated on 
12 September, 2022

Are Chicken Tikka (as a starter) High In Syns On The Slimming World Plan?

Whether you're getting some chicken tikka pieces from the supermarket or ordering from your local takeaway, chicken tikka pieces will often have syns due to the marination.

Are Chicken Tikka Pieces High In Syns On The Slimming World Plan?

Chicken tikka pieces have on average 5-7 syns for around 80g, making it average in syns and a good high protein addition to salads and sandwiches for a quick and easy meal.

In our syn guide below, we will discuss why chicken tikka pieces have syns and how much you can have, some syn values, low syn alternatives and how to make your own SW chicken tikka pieces at home!

Why Do Chicken Tikka Pieces Have Syns?

Since chicken is syn-free in the slimming world, you might be wondering why chicken tikka pieces have so many syns, this is because of the marination on the chicken which adds calories and oil.

For example, a standard pack of chicken tikka pieces from Tesco has ingredients such as sugar, rice bran oil and yoghurt powder for the marination.

Chicken Tikka Pieces Syn Values

Chicken tikka pieces have varying syn values according to where you buy them from and the ingredients in the marination. We've listed some syn values down below to help you compare.

  • Morrisons Greenside Deli Tikka Chicken Breast Pieces 240g - 5 syns for 80g.
  • SQUEAKY BEAN Kick of Tikka Chicken Style Pieces 160g - 5.5 syns for 50g.
  • Aldi Plant Menu No Chicken Tikka Pieces 200g - 8.5 syns for 90g.
  • Waitrose & Partners British Cooked Chicken Tikka Pieces 130g - 4 syns for half.
  • Lidl Glensallagh Chicken Tikka Breast Pieces 240g - 5.5 syns.
  • Ocado British Chicken Tikka Breast Pieces 150g - 5 syns for 75g.
  • Tesco Tikka Chicken Breast Pieces 150g - 3 syns for 50g.
  • SuperValu Chicken Tikka Breast Pieces 150g - 3 syns for 50g.
  • Lidl Glensallagh Tikka Style Chicken Breast Pieces 150g - 5.5 syns.
  • Ballyfree Tikka 100% Chicken Breast Pieces 150g - 6 syns.
  • Green Farm Foods Tikka Chicken Pieces 1kg - 5.5 syns.
  • Denny Deli Style Chicken Tikka Pieces 140g - 4 syns.
  • Denny Deli Style Tikka Chicken Breast Pieces 150g - 3 syns.
  • Dunnes Stores Cooked Chicken Tikka Pieces 240g - 3.5 syns.

Low Syn Alternatives To Chicken Tikka Pieces

If you find chicken tikka pieces to be too high in syns, but still want something simple and high in protein to add to your meals, we've got some great low-syn alternatives for you to check out below.

Low Syn Alternatives To Chicken Tikka Pieces
  • Tesco Roast Sliced Chicken Breast 180G - Syn free.
  • Tesco Finest Roast Chicken & Stuffing 125G - 2.5 syns.
  • Tesco Ready To Eat Flamegrilled Chicken Chunks 180G - 5 syns.
  • Tesco Ready To Eat Piri Piri Chicken Pieces 180G - 6 syns.
  • Tesco Lemon Cooked Chicken Breast Pieces 180G - 6 syns.
  • Tesco Coronation Chicken Pieces Pieces 180G - 7.5 syns.
  • Tesco Zingy Sweet Chilli Chicken Chunks 180G - 5 syns.
  • Tesco 10 Chicken Satay Bites 120G - 1.5 syn.
  • Tesco Chicken Kiev Bites 216G - 2 syns.
  • Peperami Pep'd Up Chicken Bites 50G - 5 syns.
  • Peperami Pepd Up Chicken Bites 4X25g - 2.5 syns.

How To Make Your Own SW Tikka Pieces

One way to save syns is by making your own slimming world tikka pieces at home, we've got a great recipe for you to try out below which is simple and easy to make and best of all syn free!



  • 3 tsp of paprika, two tsp of coriander, two tsp of cumin and two tsp of garam masala.
  • One pinch of turmeric.
  • One pinch of ginger and garlic powder.
  • One tsp of salt.
  • Pinch of black pepper.
  • Pinch of chilli.


  • Lemon juice of one lemon.
  • Three spoons of fat-free yoghurt.
  • Four chicken breasts.
  • Two spoons of your seasoning.


  1. Start by cutting your chicken into chunks then add your lemon juice and two spoons of the seasoning, add in your yoghurt and allow it to marinate for an hour.
  2. Cook on a griddle for ten minutes until cooked through.
How To Make Your Own SW Tikka Pieces

Last Words

Overall, chicken tikka pieces can be high in syns depending on the marination used, on average these packs of chicken have 5-7 syns for 80g, making them quite high in syns. To save syns we recommend having plain chicken breast which is syn free or making your own syn-free tikka pieces at home!

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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