Syn Free Chicken & Broccoli Fakeaway. Welcome to a taste sensation of creamy chicken and broccoli, garlic and plenty of fast cooked noodles.
I had decided that was it for my Slimming World Fakeaway recipes and that the next one would be in 2018. We were on wind down of the year and looking forward to lots of Christmas present wrapping, planning our roast turkey and of course what food that was high in syn that would be consumed over Christmas.
I am lost in the world of Quality Street, mince pies and of course roast potatoes. I clearly need something Syn Free in my life to balance things out.
Then I was left in the kitchen with some leftover chicken breasts that needed using up, along with a cupboard full of noodles. I call them noodles even though technically they are pasta. They were sent to me some time ago from Italy and are like a really soft spaghetti that is much thinner and so easy to cook with.
Then all of a sudden out comes some quark and I have this super delicious, super creamy chicken noodle dish.
It’s one of those big bowls of comfort food heaven that is also Syn Free. Yes, SYN FREE. I have to shout that out as I cannot believe something so delicious and so creamy, could possibly be low in Syns. It’s one of those Slimming World mega moments for when you want to binge on winter comfort food and you want to stay on plan at the same time.
I call it my fluke as I literally threw things in the pan and mixed it all up and then was a naughty wife and mother by stealing it from the pan as I was cooking it. So, you could say that I had the most.
This Syn Free Chicken & Broccoli Fakeaway can be changed to include your favourite ingredients. For example you can easily swap broccoli for mushrooms (much quicker to cook) or use beef instead of chicken if you wanted to. Then load it all up with plenty of pasta or noodles of your choice. Then you can have either an Italian or a Chinese fakeaway at home without the high calories.#SynFree #Chicken & #Broccoli #Fakeaway @recipe_thisClick To Tweet
- Chop up the broccoli into small florets. Slice the chicken into thin strips.
- Peel and dice your onion. Add the garlic to it and cook it on a medium heat in a medium pan with a little fat free cooking spray.
- In another pan add your noodles, fill the pan to just above the noodles and cook on a medium heat for 5 minutes. Then turn off the heat and allow to cook for a further 2 minutes. Then using a sieve drain them and put them to one side.
- When the noodles have come to the boil add your chopped broccoli and leave them in here until you remove the noodles from the pan.
- When the onions have softened add the chicken, all seasonings and cook for 2-3 minutes until the chicken is cooked.
- Add the broccoli to the chicken, turn the heat up to high and cook for a couple of minutes so that the broccoli can get a good colour to it.
- Add the quark and give it a good stir.
I use the noodles water to blanche my broccoli. It speeds up the cooking process and then they can continue to cook when you sauté them with the chicken. The chicken we used was thin chicken strips.
This takes a lot less time to cook compared to regular chicken breasts and speeds up the cooking process. For a Plan B – you can also cook the broccoli for 1 minute in the Instant Pot. But I prefer it in the noodle water as it adds flavour to the dish and saves getting out another thing to wash up.
Solo Artisan Range
Solo gave me the opportunity to test their Artisan bowls in order to publish this recipe. I received their bowls in small, medium and large along with some utensils.
The small bowl is like your cereal or soup bowl, the medium is like a super-sized soup bowl and the big one is like a fruit bowl. All of them are perfect for serving up your breakfast, lunch, dinner or snacks in. In our case we find that the large one is perfect for a big bowl of dinner food to share, such as my Chicken & Broccoli Fakeaway.
Here are 10 reasons to buy this Artisan Range:
- Perfect for all kinds of food serving
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- Amazing centre piece for fine dining
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- Stack inside each other for great storage
- Easy to wash
- Includes amazing utensils
- Small, medium & large capacity
- Will last for years
Our verdict – If you are like me then you will be sick of buying bowls and them always cracking or getting scruffy quickly. You want something that will last. You don’t want cheap like Primark or like the cheap value supermarket range. But you want the quality of Harvey Nicholls just without the Harvey Nicholls price tag.
Well you have well and truly found it when you have the Artisan range in your kitchen. It shouts out QUALITY and you are getting something incredibly unique that is a kitchen keeper.
It would make the perfect Christmas gift, Birthday gift or even if you just want something quality in your kitchen.
Overall – The items are hand-made from recycled aluminium with an enamel resin iridescent colours. The aluminium and resin are hand-finished and so each item is different and individual. The items are food safe but not recommended for use with dishwashers.
Best Feature – For us the best feature has to be that I can just see it being used in so many different recipes. It can be used to make a trifle, a big bowl of soup or in our case for delicious homemade one pot dishes.
Here it is in action with its utensils effortlessly removing the noodles from the pan:
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