How Many Syns In McDonalds Chicken Nuggets? Find Out Here!

Updated on 
2 February, 2023

How Many Syns In McDonalds Chicken Nuggets? Are They High In Syns?

If you fancy having some Mcdonald's chicken nuggets for a quick snack or dinner, you will need to make sure you are tracking your nuggets on the slimming world plan to avoid them affecting your weight loss.

Are McDonald's Chicken Nuggets High In Syns?

Mcdonald's chicken nuggets have 2 syns per nugget, making them fairly low in syns but should be consumed in moderation to avoid using too many syns. 

To find out more about the syns in McDonald's chicken nuggets we've put together a syn guide below taking you through how many Mcdonald's chicken nuggets you can have on the SW plan, syn values of McDonalds and some low syn alternatives.

How Many McDonalds Chicken Nuggets Can I Have On Slimming World?

At 2 syns per nugget, you can have up to 7 chicken nuggets before using all your 15 syn daily allowance, making them quite low in syns, but make sure you are eating them in moderation.

Mcdonald's chicken nuggets get most of their syns from deep frying, this also makes them quite high in fat, having up to 13g of fat in six nuggets!

Syn Values Of McDonald's

If you're a lover of Mcdonald's, you can happily treat yourself occasionally on the slimming world plan as long as you're tracking their syns.

We've listed some syn values of McDonalds below to help you out.

Syn Values Of McDonald's
  • Grilled Chicken & Bacon Salad - 1.5 syns no dressing.
  • McDonald’s Main Menu Chicken Selects (each) - 4 syns.
  • McDonalds Main Menu McChicken Sandwich - 19.5 syns.
  • Mcdonald's Chicken Selects - 4 syns each.
  • French Fries - Small portion 8.5 syns.
  • Chicken McNuggets - 8.5 syns for a box of 6.
  • McDonald’s Main Menu Quarter Pounder with Cheese (each) - 26 syn.
  • McDonald’s Main Menu Bacon Double Cheeseburger (each) - 25 syns.
  • Mcdonald's French Fries - 12 syns for the medium packet.
  • McDonalds French Fries - 17 syns for a large packet.
  • Mcdonald's Crispy Chicken and Bacon Salad - 8 syns with no dressing.
  • Crispy Garlic Mayo Chicken One - 24 syns each.
  • Chicken McNuggets - 5.5 syns.
  • The Grilled BBQ Chicken & Bacon One - 18.5 syns.
  • Mcdonald's Grilled Hot Peri Peri Chicken One - 17.5 syns each.
  • Egg & Cheese McMuffin - 15 syns.
  • Mcdonald's Cheesy Bacon Flatbread - 15 syns.

Low Syn Alternatives To McDonald's Chicken Nuggets

If you find McDonald's chicken nuggets to be too high in syns, there are plenty of other low-syn alternatives to check out below for when your craving nuggets!

  • Tesco 30 Breaded Chicken Nuggets 450g - 6 syns.
  • Iceland 32 Breaded Chicken Nuggets 448g - 1.5 syns.
  • Burger King Chicken Nuggets - 2 syns.
  • Asda 38 Battered Chicken Nuggets 670g - 6 syns.
  • Birds Eye 50 Chicken Nuggets with Golden Wholegrain 790g - 12 syns for six.
  • Aldi Roosters 30 Chicken Nuggets in Breadcrumbs 450g - 10 syns for six.
  • Aldi 12 Chicken Nuggets & Dips 300g - Chicken Nuggets - 2 syns.
  • Heck Posh Nuggets Chicken Italia 400g - 9.5 syns.
  • Tesco Hearty Food Co. 20 Breaded Chicken Nuggets 320g - 10 syns for five.
  • Sainsbury's 55 Breaded Chicken Nuggets 1kg - 10 syns for five.
  • Heck Posh Nuggets Piri Piri Chicken 400g - 10 syns for four.
  • Birds Eye 22 Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets 455g - 12.5 syns for five.
  • Tesco Free From Gluten & Wheat 20 Chicken Nuggets 400g - 9 syns.

Last Words

To conclude, McDonald's chicken nuggets are low in syns, having 2 syns per nugget, you can have up to 7 on the slimming world plan before using all your daily 15 syns on the plan.

Low Syn Alternatives To McDonald's Chicken Nuggets

We would suggest having chicken nuggets in moderation however since they have a high amount of fat, a 6-box could have up to 12 syns. You can also check out our low syn alternatives which start as low as 1.5 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.
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