KFC Style Chicken Fakeaway | Slimming World Recipe

The ultimate KFC Fakeaway, completely Slimming World friendly and so tasty.

Photo Credits: Zaneta P @Chubbybakerlosesweight

Mr Fatgirlskinny and I would have regular KFC takeaways and honestly we were missing them so I created this ultimate KFC “Fakeaway” and it’s all completely delicious!

Over the years I have tweaked this recipe to what it is today and some friends/family have even said they prefer it to the real takeaway chain’s chicken!

This recipe is an oldie now but still a massive favourite in our house every week. It’s so versatile.. it can be served with almost anything.. from beans, to garden peas to mushy peas..

Is This Recipe A Tweak?

Firstly, what is a tweak? A tweak is when you use certain foods to be something they are not made to be. I.E here we are using couscous as a coating rather than cooking it to eat fully expanded. 

25g Couscous used as coating should be classed as 4.5 Syns. 

I have never Synned this recipe and when I first joined SW back in 2015 tweaks did not exist. SO…. I am leaving this decision down to you.

Before creating this recipe you definitely need something to serve with it.. try out some of these recipes:

KFC Style Chicken Fakeaway

Slimming World Syns: Syn Free (If you are tweaking allow 4.5 Syns per 25g of couscous)
Weight Watchers Points: Coming Soon
Calories: Coming Soon
Course Main Course
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 3


  • 400g Skinless Chicken Breast (or 2 Large Breasts)
  • 2 Small Eggs (Beaten)
  • 100g Plain Cous cous
  • 1 tsp Mustard Powder
  • 2 tsp Paprika
  • ½ tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • ¼ tsp Cumin
  • ½ tsp Basil
  • ½ tsp Garlic Granules
  • ¼ tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 Chicken Stock Cube (Crumbled)
  • Season of Salt & Pepper
  • Low fat cooking spray such as Frylight
  • Boiling Water


  • In a small bowl add Cous cous, mustard powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, cumin, basil, garlic, smoked paprika, crumbled stock cube, salt and pepper.
  • Pour boiling water into the bowl until it literally just covers the couscous (no more). Stir everything together. Allow to stand for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Pre heat the oven to 220c/200c/gas mark 7.
  • You are looking for a dry fluffy couscous.. if you feel the couscous can expand some more feel free to add a little bit more water.
  • Add half of the beaten egg and stir in, you are looking for a  gooey sticky mixture, not too runny. If it already feels too runny do not add the remainder of the egg.
  • Spray a baking tray with frylight to prevent sticking. (or use brown grease proof paper)
  • Coating the chicken is not always the easiest.. it will not stick perfectly.. try to cover the chicken as much as possible.. then feel free to put the chicken onto the baking tray and add more couscous on the top. There is no real perfection to this recipe its trial and error to get it right for you.
  • After all of the chicken is coated, spritz with Frylight and place into the oven for 25 – 30 minutes or until golden and the chicken is cooked through.


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  1. Tried this – couldn’t find plain couscous so used roasted vegetable one but the mixture didn’t go sticky – where did I go wrong ?

  2. Hi, do you think you could make the KFC style chicken the night before and leave it in the fridge ready for dinner the next day. I don’t get in till 7pm so would make life easier! thank you x

  3. Just tried this but I think I put in too much boiling water as once the eggs went in it didn’t really go sticky….bit of a bloody disaster for me but I’m starving so it’s getting eaten lol

  4. gonna try this, and will follow the instructions carefully, even though it does say don’t add all the egg at once cant believe how many people are getting it wrong . will let you know

  5. We made this tonight and it was delicious, I tried some of the couscous by itself before the egg went in and it had a real kick to it but mellowed out after cooking. I had no issues with the stickiness – we were doubling the quantities for more chicken but used 3 eggs and it seemed the perfect consistency.

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