Easy Popchips + Chicken = The New “Fried” Chicken Recipe

The start of the New Year brings wishes of healthier eating for many and suddenly out, comes an onslaught of new recipes to feed the family. Welcome the New Year with this Popchips + chicken = new “fried” chicken recipe.

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Sometimes, our enthusiasm gets the better of us and those new recipes prove to be too hard or full of too many unfamiliar ingredients. If this happens to you, give yourself a break, but don’t leave the kitchen! Go back to the tried and true recipes that your family loves and put a healthier spin on them by changing out a few ingredients.

A staple in my sister’s household is fried chicken coated with potato chips. Some recipes call for buttery crackers or crunchy, sweet cereal, but the premise is the same: coat chicken with a salty, crackly topping and bake. I’ve found myself wondering if a healthier alternative exists to the potato chip coating my niece and nephew love.

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popchips Chicken ingredients

  • 1 lb. chicken tenders
  • 1 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 2 cups Popchips crushed (my favorites are barbeque, plain or cheddar Popchips)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 non-stick spray

directions to make the new “fried” Chicken recipe

Step 1

Place chicken and buttermilk in a bowl to marinate. Allow it to sit in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Step 3

Add Popchips to a plastic sealable bag and crush the chips into small pieces.

Step 4

Put crushed Popchips and olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir the chips until toasted.

Step 5

Remove from the pan and once cooled slightly, add the parmesan cheese.

Step 6

Drain the chicken, discard the buttermilk and dredge the chicken into Popchips crumbs.

Step 7

Place a baking rack on a sheet pan and spray with non-stick spray.

Step 8

Lay the chicken in a single layer on a rack and bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes or until the outside is crispy and the chicken is done.

Step 9

Serve as is or with your favorite dipping sauce.

our experience making the popchips Chicken

A big thanks to Popchips reader, Marilyn Green Jackson, for this simple, yet unique recipe.

I’ve worked with great people at Popchips for years and I recently stumbled on this recipe submitted by one of their readers for fried chicken coated in Popchips. This recipe will save your family calories, fat, and sodium if you swap in Popchips rather than regular potato chips. As a bonus, Popchips offers multiple flavors so you can serve barbecue fried chicken one night and cheddar fried chicken the next.

Yield: 1 whole chicken

Popchips + Chicken = The New “Fried” Chicken Recipe

Air Fryer Chicken Tenders Recipe

A super crunchy, long lasting flavored, and yummy fried chicken! Get your different dips ready as you are about to experience a one-of-a-kind new friend chicken recipe.

Prep Time 48 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 13 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. chicken tenders
  • 1 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 2 cups Popchips crushed (my favorites are barbeque, plain or cheddar Popchips)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 non-stick spray

Instructions

  1. Place chicken and buttermilk in a bowl to marinate. Allow it to sit in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  3. Add Popchips to a plastic sealable bag and crush the chips into small pieces.
  4. Put crushed Popchips and olive oil in the saucepan over a medium heat. Stir the chips until toasted.
  5. Remove from the pan and once cooled slightly, add the parmesan cheese.
  6. Drain the chicken, discard the buttermilk and dredge the chicken into Popchips crumbs.
  7. Place a baking rack on a sheet pan and spray with non-stick spray.
  8. Lay the chicken in a single layer on a rack and bake in the pre-heated oven for 25 minutes or until the outside is crispy and the chicken is done.
  9. Serve as is or with your favorite dipping sauce.

How was your experience making this Popchips + Chicken = The New “Fried” Chicken Recipe? What did you and your family think?

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