Slimming World Chicken Bacon Risotto | Low Syn Recipe


The weather has turned decidedly Autumnal here in the UK and I know I’m not the only one who is hankering after warm, filling comfort food. Last week we were supposed to have grilled chicken salad for dinner but I was totally uninspired by it and needed something warm and tasty. I had a look online for a chicken bacon risotto recipe and found one which wasn’t Slimming World friendly, so I adapted it and made it suit the plan.

This recipe is not synfree (2.5 syns per portion, serves 2 big bowls full) but it is relatively low in syns which is perfect for an evening meal when sharing with the family. It’s got a small amount of white wine in it which really adds to the flavour and some parmesan stirred in towards the end of the cooking process. All in all, it was a really delicious dish and one that we’ll have again.

chicken bacon risotto


  • 2 chicken breasts, diced
  • 4 bacon medallions, cut into strips
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 500ml chicken stock (I used two chicken OXO stock cubes)
  • 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 150g risotto rice
  • 100ml white wine (2.5 syns but always check your own syns for the wine you use)
  • Frozen peas (as many as you prefer)
  • Mushrooms (as many as you prefer)
  • 15g Parmesan (2.5 syns but always check your own syns for the cheese)
  • 2 teaspoons of dried sage
  • 2 teaspoons of rosemary
  • Salt and pepper
  • Frylight


  • Spray a deep frying pan with Frylight
  • Add the chicken and bacon, fry until cooked through then remove from the pan
  • Re-spray with Frylight and add the onion, garlic, mushrooms and fry gently
  • Once onions have softened, add the risotto rice and stir fry for 30 seconds
  • Pour in the wine and keep stirring
  • Once the wine has reduced, add the stock but only one-ladle full at a time
  • Let the rice soak up the liquid and keep adding the stock until you’ve added it all
  • Add the herbs, chicken, bacon and peas back to the pan
  • Season to taste
  • Stir through and add a little water if needed
  • Keep the heat low and simmer for 15 minutes
  • Just before serving, turn the heat off, add the parmesan and stir through
  • Serve and enjoy!

It’s a really delicious dish and I used minimal amounts of wine and cheese in it to keep it low syn. This recipe serves 2 huge portions (or 4 smaller ones) and the total recipe has a syn value of 5 so only 2.5 syns if you’re sharing the dish.

Slimming World chicken bacon risotto

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  • Reply Plutonium Sox 18/10/2016 at 5:16 pm

    Ooh I love white wine in risotto. I actually rarely buy white but when I make a risotto it’s the law.

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  • Reply Hannah 02/06/2017 at 7:48 am

    Can you do this with out white wine???

  • Reply Stacey 28/08/2018 at 5:22 pm

    I make this with no wine (I up the stock liquid) and no cheese to make it syn and dairy free. It’s delicious!

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