How Many Syns In Hunters Chicken? Find Out Here!

Updated on 
2 February, 2023

How Many Syns In Hunters Chicken? Can I Eat It On Slimming World?

Hunters chicken is an easy yummy meal, made with barbecue sauces, tomatoes, cheese and bacon, but how many syns does this chicken meal have on the slimming world?

Can I Eat Hunters Chicken On Slimming World?

Hunters chicken has on average 15-16.5 syns per serving when consumed from them pre-made packs at the supermarket, making this chicken recipe high in syns.

We've discussed in further detail below why Hunters chicken is so high in syns, some syn values of Hunters chicken and our own SW recipe to save some syns!

Why Is Hunter's Chicken So High In Syns?

At 15-16.5 syns a serving, Hunter's chicken is very high in syns, consuming the majority of your daily syn allowance.

This chicken gets its high syn value from ingredients such as cheese and bacon which make it high in fat, for example, a serving from Tesco's hunters chicken has 20g of sugar, mainly from the sweet barbecue sauce and around 10g of fat due to the cheese.

In order to enjoy a serving of hunter chicken without this meal affecting your weight loss, we would suggest saving all your daily syn allowance.

Syn Values Of Hunters Chicken

Hunters chicken has a similar syn value no matter where you buy it from, to help you stay on track with your syns, we've listed some popular brand options below.

Syn Values Of Hunters Chicken
  • Aldi Ready, Set, Cook! Oven Ready Hunters Chicken 430g - 11.5 syns.
  • Aldi Ashfields 2 Hunters Chicken Kievs 260g - 14.5 syns.
  • WW Hunters Chicken & Spicy Rice with Paprika, Cumin and Chilli 360g - 7.5 syns.
  • Iceland 2 Hunters Chicken Breasts 430g - 12.5 syns.
  • Morrisons Cook It Hunters' Chicken Breast Fillets 430g - 13.5 syns.
  • Boots Hunter's Chicken Style Salad 200g - 13.5 syns.
  • Lidl Chef Select Hunters Chicken 430g - 15 syns.
  • ASDA Smoky Hunter's Chicken Breast Fillets 430g - 15 syns.
  • Tesco Classic Kitchen Hunters Chicken 400g - 13 syns.
  • Sainsbury's Just Cook... Hunters Chicken Mini Fillets 800g - 16 syns.
  • Tesco Hunters Chicken Breast Fillets 430g - 16 syns.
  • Morrisons Hunters Chicken with Potato Wedges 475g - 25 syns.

Our SW Hunters Chicken Recipe

If you're a lover of hunters chicken but not the syns, why not make your Slimming world version of Hunters chicken at home?

We've got a great recipe below which is syn-free unless you've already used your healthy extra A, then you will have to count it as 6 syns a serving.


  • One tablespoon of red wine vinegar.
  • Four baking potatoes.
  • Two canned tomatoes.
  • Teaspoon of garlic and paprika.
  • Two spoons of Worcestershire sauce.
  • Four smoked bacon medallions.
  • 190g of mozzarella.
  • 350g of green beans.
  • Four chicken breasts.


  1. Start by heating your oven to gas mark six then put your spices, vinegar, chopped tomatoes and Worcestershire sauce in a baking dish and bring to a simmer for 20 minutes, season.
  2. Stretch each piece of bacon over each chicken breast, put the sauce in the dish and spoon a little over the top of the chicken then bake for 20 minutes.
  3. Steam your green beans, serve with the chicken and enjoy!
Our SW Hunters Chicken Recipe

Last Words

Overall, Hunters chicken is very high in syns, having nearly 15-16 syns per serving, this is due to the high-fat ingredients such as cheese and bacon, consuming most of your 15 syn daily allowance. To save syns we suggest making your own hunter's chicken at home where you can use ingredients such as cheese as your healthy extra A.

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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