How Many Syns In Maggi So Juicy BBQ?

Updated on 
17 March, 2022

Is Maggi So Juicy BBQ Syn Free On Slimming World?

Maggi sauces are very popular in the UK, making easy tasty meals for meat dishes, but since these sauces are not syn free, you need to ensure you are tracking them on the slimming world plan.

Maggi So Juicy BBQ has 8.5 syns in for 47g making it very high in syns, we would only suggest using your sauce in moderation. 

In our guide below, we will discuss what makes Maggi So Juicy BBQ so high in syns, the syn values of the other spices in the Maggi spice mix range and some low syn alternatives from other brands, we've also included an SW BBQ chicken recipe below to save you some syns.

Why Is Maggi So Juicy BBQ Sauce High In Syns?

For just one packet, Maggi So Juicy BBQ mix sets you back 8.5 syns, the high syn value of this mix comes from the oil and sugar inside of the BBQ mix if you make the meal as prepared by Maggi without excluding the syn free parts such as the chicken it could set you back thirty syns!

One way to reduce the syns from this spice mix is by using half or a quarter of the packet in your meals, most of these spice mixes are strong without you being required to use the whole pack.

Maggi Spice Mix Syn Values

Maggi has a huge range of spice mixes with varying syns, so to help you out, we've listed the rest of them down below.

  • Maggi So Juicy Sticky Bbq For Chicken 47G - 8.5 syns.
  • Maggi So Juicy Garlic For Chicken 30G - 4.5 syns.
  • Maggi So Juicy Mexican Chicken 40G - 5.5 syns.
  • Maggi So Juicy Cajun Chicken 38G - 4.5 syns.
  • Maggi So Tender Italian Herbs Chicken 23G - 4.5 syns.
  • Maggi So Tender Garlic Chicken 23G - 4.5 syns.
  • Maggi So Juicy Butter Chicken 46G - 5 syns.
  • Maggi Juicy Mixed Herbs 30G - 4.5 syns.

Low Syn Alternatives To Maggi So Juicy BBQ

If you find Maggi so juicy BBQ too high in syns, there are plenty of other lower syn alternatives to try if you want to add some flavour to your SW meals.

  • Nando's Bag And Bake Medium 20G - 3 syns.
  • Colman's Chicken Kebab Seasoning Mix 30G - 15 syns for the meal.
  • Colman's Chicken Casserole Recipe Mix 40G - 5.5 syns for the meal.
  • Nandos Smokey Bbq Peri-Peri Bag & Bake 20G - 1 syns a pack.
  • Schwartz Wok It American Bbq Chicken Seasoning 35G - 10 syns for the meal.
  • Colman's Chicken Supreme Recipe Mix 38G - 7.5 syns for a meal.
  • Nando's Peri-Peri Bag & Bake Lemon & Herb 20G - 3 syns.
  • Schwartz One Pan Italian Cheesy Chicken & Garlic Pasta 32G - 7.5 syns.

Our SW BBQ Chicken Recipe (Syn Friendly)

Since Maggi's juicy BBQ spice mix is typically prepared with chicken, we've put together a recipe down below which is a more slimming world friendly, serving 4 people and being SYN FREE!


  • One onion, red pepper and yellow pepper diced.
  • Three spoons of light soy sauce.
  • Roasted pepper.
  • 20g of ginger and some garlic.
  • Can of tomatoes.
  • 650g of chicken.
  • Tomato paste.
  • Chickens stock.
  • 400g of beans.


  1. Start by adding some ginger, garlic and roasted pepper in a blender till it forms a paste, add some water to make it thinner.
  2. Fry the onion and peppers in a pan with your low cal cooking spray, add your puree with the tomatoes, stock soy sauce, stir then place the chicken and beans in the mix too.
  3. Simmer for 10 minutes until the chicken is cooked and served with rice or slimming world chips!

Last Words

Overall, Maggi's juicy BBQ spice mix is high in syns and should only be used in moderation, this is due to the sugar and oil inside of the mix. We recommend making your BBQ spice mix at home to reduce syns or by following our SW BBQ chicken recipe above.

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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