Are KFC Rice Boxes High In Syns? Can I Eat Them On Slimming World?
We all need a treat now and then, if you are tempted to order in rather than cook, however, you'll need to make sure you are tracking the syns in your takeaway KFC, even the rice box.
On average you can expect a KFC rice box to have 24-25 syns depending on if you choose their original rice box or their Zinger rice box, making them very high in syns.
Down below in our guide we will cover why KFC rice boxes are so high in syns, some syn values of KFC, low syn alternatives plus a slimming world friendly recipe for KFC rice boxes for when the craving hits!
Why Are KFC Rice Boxes So High In Syns?
At 24-25 syns a box, you are probably wondering why these KFC meals are super high in syns, taking nearly double your syn allowance for the day.
KFC rice boxes get their high syn value from the fat inside from deep-frying the chicken, with their average rice box having 17g of fat despite being advertised as light, it also has nearly 3g of sodium which is very high!
We would recommend having a half portion if you were to order this from KFC to keep syns low and avoid consuming too much salt.
General KFC Syn Values
To help you stay on track when ordering a KFC, we've listed some other syn values from the takeaway range below.
KFC Fries - 12.5 syns a serving.
KFC Mini Fillet - 6.5 syns.
KFC Hot Wings - 4 syns a wing.
KFC Original Recipe Chicken Pieces - Average - 12 syns.
KFC Gravy - 3 syns.
KFC Popcorn Chicken - 7.5 syns.
KFC Boneless Banquet Box Meal - 46 syns.
KFC Mini Fillet Burger - 14.5 syns.
KFC Corn Cobette - 4 syns.
KFC Fillet Burger - 24 syns.
KFC Zinger Burger - 22.5 syns.
KFC Flamin' Mini Wrap - 17 syns.
KFC Kansas BBQ Dipped Bite - 18.5 syns.
KFC Original Recipe Chicken Piece - Drumstick - 8.5 syns.
Start by heating your oven to 180 degrees then line a baking tray and place the breadcrumbs into a bowl.
Add the herbs into the bowl, stock cube, seasoning then beat your egg in another bowl to the side, take the breast and dip into the egg, breadcrumbs, egg and breadcrumbs again, repeat with the other breast.
Bake in the oven for 25 minutes until cooked through.
Serve with rice and some fresh salad.
Overall, KFC's rice box is very high in syns, having between 23-24 syns depending on the type you choose, this is due to the meal's high-fat content from deep frying the chicken and the high sodium content of the rice.
To save syns we recommend opting for a half portion, low syn alternative or making your slimming world version 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.