Healthy Baked Popcorn Chicken

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Crispy popcorn chicken doesn’t have to be a guilty pleasure. Enjoy this lighter baked version for a game day snack or as a fun and easy weeknight dinner.

Healthy Baked Popcorn Chicken

If you think this popcorn chicken looks delicious, you’re right – it totally is! Popcorn Chicken isn’t new recipe on the block per se, but it isn’t always the healthiest either. This baked lighter baked version is so tasty that you won’t miss its deep fried friend. You only need a handful of ingredients for this easy recipe, most of rich you probably have in your freezer, fridge and pantry. 

We love to bake up a batch of these chicken bites for dinner when we’re short on time, or exhausted after along day. We usually serve with greens and potatoes – everyone loves when it’s on the dinner menu!

Low fat and high in protein, you can also make this recipe gluten-free by using gluten-free bread crumbs. Add this Healthy Baked Popcorn Chicken to your weekly dinner menu ASAP!

Ingredients in Healthy Baked Popcorn Chicken 

  • low-fat plain Greek yogurt 
  • salt
  • boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • dried bread crumbs or Panko
  • garlic powder
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Healthy Baked Popcorn Chicken

  • Author: Tina Haupert
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x

Description

Crispy popcorn chicken doesn’t have to be a guilty pleasure. Enjoy this lighter baked version for a game day snack or as a fun and easy weeknight dinner.


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt 
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 8 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into large cubes
  • 1⁄4 cup dried bread crumbs or Panko
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine yogurt and 1⁄4 teaspoon salt. Add chicken and toss to coat. In a separate bowl, combine bread crumbs, garlic powder, and remaining 1⁄4 teaspoon salt.
  3. Dredge coated chicken in the bread crumb mixture until evenly coated. Place chicken on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 12–15 minutes or until cooked through. Serve hot.


Nutrition

  • Calories: 253
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Sodium: 911mg
  • Fat: 5g
  • Carbohydrates: 16g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 36g

 

If you want more delicious and easy macro-friendly recipes, check out my book, The Everything Macro Diet Cookbook. It includes 300 recipes for every meal and sample meal plans to make shopping and meal prep easier than ever!

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