Healthy Baked Popcorn Chicken

This Crispy Popcorn Chicken is a lighter, healthier version that’s perfect for game day snacking or weekday dinner.

All you need are a handful of ingredients to have this recipe on your table in under thirty minutes.

You'll love making this for dinner when you're short on time, or exhausted after a long day.

This healthy baked popcorn chicken is low in fat and high in protein, but it can also be made gluten-free by using gluten-free bread crumbs. Add this delicious baked popcorn chicken to your weekly menu asap!

Ingredients (2 Servings):

  • 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.

Nutrition Information:

  • Calories: 253

  • Sugar: 4g

  • Sodium: 911mg

  • Fat: 5g

  • Carbohydrates: 16g

  • Fiber: 1g

  • Protein: 36g