I never would have believed that “fried” chicken could be delicious if it were baked. But I was certainly incorrect. I tried several oven fried chicken breast recipes and this is one of my favorites. I prepared it with a serving of low-sodium chicken flavored Stove Top stuffing. If you use the Stove Top, you will need to add 3 Points + to the meal. I have served this dish with steamed broccoli or yellow squash instead of the stuffing on other occasions.
This Weight Watchers Chicken Recipe for Country Fried Chicken with Gravy is one of my absolute favorite dishes. That gravy….it is to die for! The chicken is tenderized in a buttermilk marinade then breaded and baked for a crispy finish with tender and juicy breast meat inside. Smothered with some of that heavenly country gravy, and you’ll be lost in a fit of tastebud ecstasy! I often make this with a mix of chicken breasts, drumsticks and thighs, since the rest of my family prefers the dark meat, but I only eat the breasts to save the extra Point or two. If you want to splurge a bit, serve this over one of these Whole Wheat Buttermilk Biscuits for an extra 3 Points Plus….it’s sooooo good! Just 7 Points + per serving makes this classic recipe a perfect, lower calorie Weight Watchers comfort food recipe that will have you completely forgetting that you are on a diet.
Just because you are a weight watcher doesn’t mean you have to give up the good foods. The trick is just finding healthier, low calorie, low point total versions of your fattening favorites. And this Buttermilk Ranch Fried Chicken Recipe will be sure to satisfy your craving for fried chicken, but will use up only 6 of your daily points. We all know that traditional fried chicken recipes are loaded with fat and calories giving them very high Weight Watchers Points Values. I’ve seen some as high at 16 Points for ONE piece of chicken! Crazy. Instead, try this version, and you’ll be in fried chicken heaven. The key is that this Ranch Buttermilk Fried Chicken Recipe is not actually fried – it’s baked. But trust me when I tell you that this chicken is so yummy, you won’t miss the grease! And though it’s not an official one of Weight Watchers Chicken Recipes, it’s still a great meal idea for anyone who wants to enjoy tasty food at a lower calorie count.
Just because you are a Weight Watcher doesn’t mean you have to give up your favorite foods! The trick is just learning how to prepare a healthier, lower calorie version that ends up being lower in Weight Watcher Points. One of my readers requested a delicious Weight Watchers Fried Chicken Recipe, and after looking around and experimenting a bit in the kitchen, I have finally found this super crispy and yummy Southern Style Oven Fried Chicken Recipe that’ll knock your socks off! The crust is so deliciously yummy and savory and the chicken is so tender and juicy, no one will suspect that this is actually a low calorie fried chicken recipe! By making a few adjustments in the traditional fried chicken recipes, I was able to take this American favorite and turn it from an average of 11 Weight Watchers Points per serving to just 4 Weight Watcher Points, simply by eliminating the chicken skin and the oil – and this chicken is SO good, you won’t miss ‘em! The chicken is actually “oven-fried”, so that will save you a TON of calories, but without sacrificing the taste. And I’ve added a few tricks into the recipe to still make you feel like you are eating a “bad” food, so you can enjoy it :). This Weight Watchers Southern Fried Chicken Recipe is one of the Weight Watchers Recipes that will be a staple in your meal plan for a long time to come!