Shanghai Chicken – Slimming World Recipe

This Shanghai Chicken is going to be one of my go-to favourites, I just know it; I LOVE Chinese 5 spice!
I’ll have to have it for lunch, however, because KayCee’s not a fan of Chinese 5 spice and will not be happy if we serve this up for dinner!

Shanghai Chicken

shanghai chicken with pak choi slimming world recipe


Serves 4
Syn Free and suitable for SP


  • 1 tbsp Chinese 5 spice
  • 4 large skinless and boneless chicken breasts
  • 400g pak choi, white and green parts separated and sliced
  • 2 level tbsp Shaoxing rice wine or dry or medium sherry (if using sherry, add half a syn per person)
  • 3 tbsp light soy sauce


  1. Put the 5 spice powder and some freshly ground black pepper in a large bowl and mix well.
  2. Cut the chicken into bite-size chunks, add to the 5 spice mixture and stir to coat well.
  3. Spray a large non-stick wok or deep frying pan with low-calorie cooking spray and place over a high heat.
  4. Add the chicken and the white part of the pak choi and stir-fry for 5 minutes or until just beginning to brown.
  5. Add the Shaoxing rice wine or sherry, soy sauce and 3 tbsp water and bubble for 3-4 minutes or until the sauce is reduced and everything is coated in a sticky glaze.
  6. Scatter over the green pak choi leaves and cook for 1 minute or until the pak choi greens have wilted and the chicken is cooked through.
  7. Serve hot.

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Recipe from Slimming World Take 5 book


  1. Zanah 13th March 2019 at 12:24 pm

    How many calories are in this?

    1. shelllouise 13th March 2019 at 12:44 pm

      I’m sorry, I’m afraid I don’t know. We dont work on calories at Slimming World.

  2. DEBORAH BEATTY 4th February 2019 at 5:56 pm

    Ooh sounds lovely. i already have a chinese curry in the slow cooker but it is a taster in class tomorrow evening and this sounds perfect to take. think it will go down a storm. thank you xxx

    1. shelllouise 5th February 2019 at 11:38 am

      I’ve never made curry in the slow cooker, I’ll have to give it a go!
      We have a taster this week, as well. I think I’m going to take some deviled eggs 🙂

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