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Healthy Baked Popcorn Chicken

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


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.


  • 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


  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.


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