Weight Watchers Friendly Southern Fried Chicken Batter

Indulge in the classic comfort of Southern fried chicken with our Weight Watchers-friendly recipe for the Best Southern Fried Chicken Batter. This recipe gives you all the flavor you love without the guilt, so you can enjoy crispy, juicy fried chicken while staying on track with your healthy eating goals. Follow our easy instructions and savor every bite of this delicious dish!


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons skim milk
  • Cooking spray


  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a shallow dish, combine the whole wheat flour, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper. Mix well to combine the dry ingredients.
  3. In another shallow dish, whisk together the eggs and skim milk until well combined.
  4. Dip each chicken breast into the egg mixture, coating both sides evenly.
  5. Transfer the egg-coated chicken breasts to the flour mixture, pressing down gently to coat them evenly with the seasoned flour.
  6. Shake off any excess flour from the chicken breasts and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  7. Lightly spray the tops of the coated chicken breasts with cooking spray to help them crisp up in the oven.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and golden brown on the outside.
  9. Remove from the oven and let the chicken rest for a few minutes before serving.
  10. Serve your Weight Watchers-friendly Southern fried chicken with your favorite sides and enjoy!

Nutritional Information (per serving, 1 chicken breast):

  • Calories: 250
  • Total Fat: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 140mg
  • Sodium: 380mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 21g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g
  • Sugars: 1g
  • Protein: 30g

SmartPoints Value per Serving: 5 SmartPoints

With just 5 SmartPoints per serving, our Weight Watchers-friendly Southern Fried Chicken Batter allows you to enjoy the crispy, flavorful goodness of fried chicken without derailing your healthy eating plan. Serve it up with your favorite sides for a satisfying meal that the whole family will love. Enjoy!