How Many Syns In Pinch Of Nom Garlic Chicken? Find Out Here!

Updated on 
27 June, 2022

Is The Pinch Of Nom Garlic Chicken Recipe Syn Friendly?

If you are looking around for some slimming world cooking inspiration, you will need to make sure the recipes are syn friendly before going ahead and making them.

The Pinch Of Nom garlic chicken recipe has 8.5 syns a serving, making it high in syns, but a good meal to have occasionally for an easy dinner. 

Is The Pinch Of Nom Garlic Chicken Recipe Syn Friendly?

We've put together a guide below which will take you through how to make the Pinch Of Nom garlic chicken, as well as two alternative low syn garlic chicken recipes to try out at home.

Where Do The Syns Come From In The Pinch Of Nom Garlic Chicken?

The syns in the Pinch Of Nom garlic chicken come from the light cream cheese, stock, mustard and Worcestershire sauce which all add syns. Spices in the recipe and chicken breast are syn free.

Pinch Of Nom Garlic Chicken Recipe

For a quick and easy weeknight recipe, you might have come across the healthy Pinch Of Nom website and their garlic chicken recipe.

This recipe serves 4 people and has 8.5 syns a serving.


  • 400g of chicken breast.
  • 170g of light cream cheese.
  • One onion sliced.
  • 250g of button mushrooms.
  • Teaspoon of white wine vinegar.
  • Tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce.
  • Teaspoon of dijon mustard.
  • Seasoning.
  • 400ml of chicken stock.
  • Low cal cooking spray.
  • Seasoning.


  1. Begin by seasoning your chicken and heating a frying pan over medium heat with some spray oil, cook the chicken on each side to seal it. Set the chicken aside.
  2. Next add the vinegar and Worcestershire sauce to the pan to deglaze it, add the mushroom, onion and garlic, and fry them off for around five minutes.
  3. Add in the mustard, fry for another minute then pour in your stock.
  4. Reduce the heat then stir in your cream cheese, return the chicken in and cook for another ten minutes until the chicken is cooked through.

Our Best Slimming World Garlic Chicken Recipes

If you find the Pinch Of Noms recipe to be too high in syns, or your looking for a similar slimming world alternative, we've got two syn friendly garlic chicken recipes for you to check out below.

Our Best Slimming World Garlic Chicken Recipes

SW Creamy Garlic Chicken

This recipe is SYN FREE on the plan and serves 2 people!


  • Four bacon back rashers with fat removed.
  • Pinch of garlic granules.
  • Two chicken breasts diced.
  • 300g of mushrooms.
  • 100g of quark.
  • 100ml of stock.
  • Pinch of mustard powder.


  1. Heat a frying pan with some low cal cooking spray over medium heat then fry off your onion and garlic granules.
  2. Toss in the chicken, bacon and mushrooms then fry for another ten minutes. Mix the quark, stock and mustard powder in a separate bowl.
  3. Add the sauce to the chicken and heat for ten minutes until thickened, serve with some SW speed veggies and enjoy!

SW Garlic Chicken & Mushrooms

This SW garlic chicken and mushroom recipe has 2.5 syns a serving and uses your healthy extra A dairy allowance, it serves 4 people in total.


  • Eight boneless skinless chicken thighs with fat removed.
  • 100g of light cream cheese.
  • 30g of Parmesan.
  • 70g of light mozzarella.
  • 300ml of chicken stock.
  • 6 garlic cloves sliced.
  • 250g of mushrooms.
  • Pinch of salt, onion powder and black pepper.
  • One teaspoon of paprika and mixed herbs.


  1. Heat your oven to gas mark 7 then add all your spices and seasoning together in a bowl and combine.
  2. Grab your frying pan and place it over medium heat with some low cal cooking spray, fry the chicken thighs for five minutes on each side then remove from the pan.
  3. Spray the pan again, add in the mushrooms and fry, add in the garlic and then pour in the chicken stock. Add in the cream cheese and allow it to melt down.
  4. Put the chicken back into the pan, add the cheese then a lid, and bake in the oven for around 40 minutes, taking the lid off for the last ten minutes.
SW Garlic Chicken & Mushrooms

Last Words

To conclude, Pinch Of Nom garlic chicken has 8.5 syns per serving making it quite high in syns due to cream cheese used and other ingredients, to save syns, we would recommend using our SW recipes above which switch these ingredients to SW friendly options such as quark.

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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