Here I have a tasty sticky chicken salad recipe from Carla who writes over at MyBump2Baby. It is an alternative chicken salad recipe for those bored of plain chicken in a salad!

Sticky chicken salad
Sticky chicken salad

Just Average Jen is an independent blog and in no way connected with any weight loss plan and no contributors have been trained by them or worked for them. It is the reader’s responsibility to check Slimming World syn values, WW points and any other allowances themselves as any given are approximate.

Enjoying this salad for weight loss

If you follow Slimming World, Weight Watchers (WW), Noom or any other weight loss plan you can usually count the ingredients within this recipe in your allowances.

It is of course important to check yourself any plan you follow and remember all nutritional information and ingredients are found in the recipe card below.

What makes this salad recipe different?

Now, this sticky chicken salad isn’t any ordinary salad – I assure you. If I had to describe this salad in 2 words it would be a “mouth-watering masterpiece”.

Although the honey does hold a small syn value this recipe is perfect for anyone on Slimming World with a sweet tooth. The syns in the whole recipe is 7.5 (approx) so if you are making that for two I would count approx 3.5 syns each. Still, this is much better than a shop-bought salad covered in a dressing!

This sticky chicken salad recipe means that you can have a salad that is quick and easy to make whilst also being full of flavour and hot.

chopping fresh tomatoes
Chopped fresh tomatoes

Using frozen chicken

Chicken for this or any other chicken recipes should never be cooked from frozen, there are so many issues with this that risk food poisoning.

If you have just realised you only have frozen chicken there I have lots of tips to safely defrost chicken check them out in my defrosting chicken guide.

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Frozen chicken

More Slimming World friendly recipes

If you love the look of this then don’t forget to check out my other Slimming World friendly recipes in my menus.

You will find lots more tasty recipes including the popular Cowboy Cheesy Potato bakeMushroom Stroganoff and Vanilla baked cheesecake!

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Chicken cauliflower rice
Chicken cauliflower rice

Budget shopping tips

I try to ensure all of the recipes I make are accessible for everyone. This one is so cheap and easy you will wonder why you have not made it before!

I do not use obscure hard to find ingredients. I also believe that recipes should use as few ingredients as possible and avoid expensive ingredients.

We would all much rather spend money on holidays than expensive ingredients wouldn’t we?

Buying herbs and spices in bulk is something I really recommend. It can save a lot of money in the long term but also mean you never run out! I find putting them on Amazon subscribe and save helps too!

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Money box

Shopping around to see which shops have offers on your usual products can make a big difference to your weekly shopping bill. Additionally don’t forget to check out the yellow sticker reductions and freeze what you can.

Frozen vegetables are nutritionally just as good as fresh usually so do keep an eye for those too to save money. Do you have any particular frozen vegetables you love? Do share them with me it is always nice to hear people’s recommendations.


Why this sticky chicken salad recipe is perfect on Slimming World

If you follow Slimming World then you will instantly know what I am talking about and why all the meals on your meal plan need to include speed vegetables. There are lots of vegetables in this recipe but there is nothing stopping you from adding more on the side or perhaps a mug of soup.

If you don’t then this could still be of interest to you for whatever diet you follow or perhaps just to be a little healthier.

Check out my ready-made meal plans to help you along the way with lots of my delicious Slimming World recipes including syn free recipes.

Beef and rice bowl
Beef and rice bowl

More healthy recipes you may enjoy

If you enjoyed this sticky chicken salad recipe you can find more recipes with chicken here.

This is a great recipe for an easy lunch if you are trying to eat healthily. You can find more lunch ideas here.

Have you tried sticky mushrooms yet? Or the Sweet and sticky marinade and Sweet and sticky butternut squash? All are recipes I think you will love.

chicken fajita pasta bake
Chicken fajita pasta bake

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Have a good look around and see how I can help you achieve your weight loss goals. Request my free resources to get you started too!

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Sticky chicken salad

Sticky chicken salad – Slimming World friendly recipe

  • Author: JustAverageJen
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Portion 1x
  • Category: Main meal
  • Method: hob
  • Diet: Low Calorie


Easy healthy chicken salad recipe



400 g Diced Chicken

3 TBSP Balsamic Vinegar

3 TBSP Soy Sauce

3 TBSP honey 7.5 syns

2 Tomatoes

4 handfuls Salad leaves

1/2 Cucumber (diced)

1 small Red onion (diced)

1 Peppers (deseeded and sliced)

Low Calorie Cooking Spray


Add Balsamic vinegar, soy sauce and honey to a big glass bowl and mix well.

Add the diced chicken and coat in the mixture, cover and for best results leave 5 hours or as long as possible in fridge.

Place your salad leaves on to 2 plates, add the sliced peppers, quartered tomatoes, diced red onion and cucumber.

Add the chicken to a wok on a medium/high heat with a few sprays of low calorie cooking spray.

Push round pan to ensure the chicken doesn’t stick for approximately 5 minutes or until all chicken is thoroughly cooked.

Remove from pan and pour chicken and any remaining sauce over salad.

Keywords: Salad, Slimming World, Low syn,

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  1. I’ve always been a ‘boring!’ responder to the idea of salads – but this is divine. Loved the stickiness of the chicken.

  2. I made this yesterday. It is a excellent salad. After chicken is cooked, pour the remaining marinade in the pan and reduce down to a thicker consistency. Put in side dish and serve with the salad. Probably not very SW but it tastes great! Yum!