Is Iceland Hot And Spicy Chicken Strips High In Syns? - Our Guide
If you are after an easy high protein dinner, you might be tempted to stock up on some easy meals like Icelands hot and spicy chicken strips, but it’s a good idea to check how many syns this meal has beforehand.
Iceland hot and spicy chicken strips have 12 syns for 100g, making them very high in syns taking up most of your daily syn allowance, we would suggest only eating these strips as an occasional treat when you don’t feel like cooking.
In our guide below, we will discuss why these chicken strips are so high in syns, some syn values of Icelands other chicken meals, a few low syn alternatives from other brands for a quick weeknight dinner and how to make your own!
Why Are Icelands Hot & Spicy Chicken Strips High In Syns?
At 12 syns for 100g, Icelands hot and spicy chicken strips are very high in syns, leaving just 3 syns in your allowance left for the day.
These chicken strips are high in syns due to their breaded coatings which add 10g of fat to the chicken, they are very high in protein too, however, having 17g of protein a serving.
Syn Values Of Iceland’s Chicken Meals
Iceland has a huge range of easy to make frozen chicken meals on offer for when you don’t have time to cook. We’ve listed a few below with their syn values to help you out.
Low Syn Alternatives To Icelands Hot & Spicy Chicken Strips
If you find Icelands hot and spicy chicken strips too high in syns, there are lots of other low syn breaded chicken pieces from other brands which are lower in syns, we’ve listed a few below to give you some more options.
Co-op British Breaded Chicken Goujons 230g - 15.5 syns.
Sainsbury's 2 British Fresh Breaded Chicken Breast Fillets 350g - 10 syns.
Asda 38 Breaded Chicken Nuggets 670g - 8 syns.
Asda Breaded Chicken Mini Fillets 305g - 12 syns.
Our Best SW Breaded Chicken Strips Recipe
If you are a lover of breaded chicken but not a lover of the syns, you are in luck, because you can make your slimming world friendly chicken pieces at home for just half a healthy extra B and one syn each, making them great to have with some slimming world chips!
Pinch of paprika and garlic powder.
Spoon of maple syrup.
Three slices of wholemeal bread.
450g of chicken breast.
A teaspoon of mustard.
Low cal cooking spray.
Put the bread into a blender to make breadcrumbs then mix the egg, mustard and maple syrup in a dish.
Next, in another bowl, combine the garlic, paprika, breadcrumbs and seasoning.
Put the chicken breast cut up into the egg mixture then breadcrumbs and bake in the oven at gas mark 6 for 20 minutes.
Overall, Iceland hot and spicy chicken strips are very high in syns, at 12 syns for 100g consuming the majority of your daily syn allowance.
To save syns we suggest serving a smaller portion size, choosing from our low syn alternatives above or choosing breadless chicken which is lower in syns
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.