Our family is wrapping up the school year this week. As I prepare mentally to have the kids home all day each day, I am making lists of breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and dinners I will be feeding the kids. On the list of dinners is this recipe I am sharing with you today. It’s a classic kid-friendly recipe your whole family will love: CHICKEN FRIES!
I’ll admit it, I LOVE chicken nuggets. I always have. If there is a kid (or adult) in your life who loves chicken nuggets, consider making them these WW friendly chicken fries and see what they think, because you know what is even more fun than chicken nuggets? That’s right… Chicken fries! I hope you and your family enjoy these delicious crunchy, thinly cut strips of chicken as much as we did.
What do you serve with your chicken fries?
A lot of people associate chicken fries with french fries which, let’s face it, aren’t good for us. One of the perks of making your own chicken fries this way (besides the chicken being baked instead of fried) is that you are not limited to the sides that fast food restaurants offer.
Here are just a few WW friendly (and kid friendly) sides you can serve with your chicken fries:
- green beans
- mixed vegetables
- mandarin oranges
- deviled eggs
- apple slices
- a strawberry, blueberry, and grape mix (this is my favorite mix of fruits)
Check out our list here for more great WW friendly summer sides and salads.
Here is what you need:
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup panko breadcrumbs
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup flour
2 eggs, beaten
Here is what you do:
Preheat the oven to 400°F.
Cut chicken into thin strips, similar to the size of large french fries.
Mix panko breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, garlic salt, and pepper in a shallow dish. Put the flour in another shallow dish, and the beaten eggs in another.
Coat chicken fingers with flour, and then eggs, and then the Panko breading mixture.
Bake chicken in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the outside is crispy and lightly browned.
Crunchy Baked Chicken Fries
- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 cup flour
- 2 eggs, beaten
- Cooking spray
- Preheat the oven to 400°F.
- Cut chicken into thin strips, similar to the size of large french fries.
- Mix panko breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, garlic salt and pepper in a shallow dish. Put the flour in another shallow dish, and the beaten eggs in another.
- Coat chicken fingers with flour, and then eggs, and then the Panko breading mixture.
- Lay coated chicken fingers in a single layer on a cookie sheet or large stoneware. Spray chicken with cooking spray.
- Bake chicken in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the outside is crispy and lightly browned.
MORE WEIGHT WATCHERS FRIENDLY CHICKEN RECIPES.
For more ideas of great Weight Watchers friendly recipes with chicken, you can visit our Meal Planning Mommies Pinterest board, “Chicken Recipes with SmartPoints”.
SUMMER SIDES AND SALADS THAT PAIR WELL WITH THIS CHICKEN RECIPE.
Check out our list of Summer sides and salads for more ideas of foods you can serve alongside of these yummy chicken fries!Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
*SmartPoints® calculated by Meal Planning Mommies; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated without Weight Watchers Zero Points fruits and vegetables using the WW Recipe Builder.