How Many Syns In Maggi So Tender Paprika? & Low Syn Alternatives

Updated on 
12 February, 2022

Is Maggi So Tender Paprika High In Syns?

You might not think that spice mixes have a lot of syns in them, but they often have a lot of calories due to the additions used inside such as oil and sugar, which is what makes the food taste as good as it does.

Maggi So Tender Paprika sachets have 5 syns when made up as their suggested meal with chicken, most of these syns come from the rice and the chicken can be deducted as SYN FREE, making it 18 syns for the meal instead. 

In our guide below we have discussed why Maggi So Tender paprika meals are so high in syns, some other syn values of their easy meal sachets and low syn alternatives, we have also made a slimming world paprika chicken recipe to save some syns!

Why Is Maggi So Tender Paprika So High In Syns?

For 5 syns a meal, Maggi so tender paprika chicken is very low in syns making it a tiny amount out of your daily 15 syn allowances.

Most of the syns in this meal is due to the rice and spice mix which has some oil and sugar, the veg and chicken also add calories but can be made as speed veg and chicken is SYN FREE!

Syn Values Of Maggi Meals

Maggi has a huge range of meals for an easy weeknight dinner, to help you keep on track with the syns with listed the rets of their values down below.

  • Maggi So Juicy Sticky Bbq For Chicken 47G - 8.5 syns.
  • Maggi So Tender Italian Herbs Chicken 23G - 4.5 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 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 Meals

If you want to change up your meals or you find Maggi meals too high in syns, there are plenty of other low syn alternatives such as Nando's bake in the bag and Colman's meals.

We've listed some low syn alternatives below.

  • Schwartz One Pan Cajun Chicken & Rice 32G - 21 syns for the meal as prepared.
  • Schwartz Slow Cookers Chicken Curry 33G - 9 syns for a meal.
  • Nandos Smokey Bbq Peri-Peri Bag & Bake 20G - 1 syns a pack.
  • Nando's Bag And Bake Medium 20G - 3 syns.
  • Schwartz Wok It American Bbq Chicken Seasoning 35G - 10 syns for meal.
  • 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.
  • 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 Slimming World Friendly Paprika Chicken Recipe

If you love paprika chicken but don't want to use all the unneeded syns, we've put together a great recipe below which is SYN FREE!


  • 150g of quark.
  • Low cal cooking spray.
  • Twelve chicken thighs.
  • Spoon of paprika.
  • Zest of lemon.
  • 400g of pasta.
  • Garlic.


  1. Start by heating your oven to gas mark 9 then mix the garlic, lemon and spices.
  2. Spray a baking tray with your low cal oil and bake your chicken thighs for around 20 minutes.
  3. Cook your pasta when the chicken is nearly done and mix the quark into the juices of the chicken.

Final Words

To conclude, Maggi so tender paprika chicken is low in syns and makes a great addition to plain chicken, if you want to save syns we would suggest making some SW swaps with speed veg in suggested meals or try making your SW paprika chicken.

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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