Delicious potato chip crisps create the perfect crunchy salty coating for chicken strips. Loved by all the family and really easy to create. This unofficial recipe is perfect for any one following Slimming World, Weight Watchers or a calorie controlled diet.

I am constantly on the look out for new ways to coat my chicken without breaking the calorie barrier. I saw a similar recipe to this on a cooking programme last week so I thought I would try to create something Unofficially Slimming World friendly and I think I have come up with the perfect recipe with a bit of crunch. 

The best thing about this recipe is that the chicken stays nice and juicy inside whilst the crisps create a delicious salty crispy coating. We used just 1 bag of Walkers baked crisps which are 5.5 Syns* making this recipe officially 2.75 Syns per serving but lets call it 2.5!!

I have used chicken breast for this recipe but it would also work with chicken thighs. You may just need to adjust the cooking time by a few minutes less. Also I have used the Ready salted Walkers crisps but fill ya boots and change it up.. I think this would be very interesting with Salt and Vinegar too 🙂


  • Delicious 
  • Low in fat
  • A healthier option
  • Quick and easy to make
  • Filling
  • Full of flavour


Absolutely, allow to cook and store in a freezer bag for up to 1 month. Defrost before reheating in the oven for 10 – 15 minutes. 

If this doesn’t sound like your kind of thing, try one of our other coated chicken recipes. 

Crispy Coated Chicken Strips

Slimming World Syns: 2.5 Per Serving*
Weight Watchers: Coming Soon
Calories: 250 Per Serving
Course Main Course
Keyword Chicken, Crisps, Potato chip
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Author Fatgirlskinny


  • 2 Small Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Bag Of Ready Salted Walkers Baked Crisps 25g
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Granules
  • 1/4 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Powder
  • Pinch Black Pepper
  • Frylight Or Low Calorie Cooking Spray


  • Preheat oven to 180c/200c Fan/Gas mark 6.
  • Slice chicken breasts into 6 strips.
  • Place crisps into a freezer bag and crush with a rolling pin.
  • Add Paprika, Garlic, Onion Powder, Mustard Powder and Black Pepper into the bag and shake well. 
  • Crack egg into a small bowl and beat with a whisk.
  • Spritz a baking tray with Frylight to avoid the chicken sticking.
  • Pour crisp mixture on to a flat plate.
  • Coat first strip of chicken in egg, roll in the crisp mixture ensuring it is fully coated and then place on the baking tray. Repeat with each chicken strip.
  • Spray all of the chicken with Frylight and then place into the oven for 18 – 20 minutes, turning half way through.
  • Serve with delicious Syn free chips or a speedy salad. 


*Slimming World Syns and Weight Watchers Points are all approximate and estimated by the team. They have not been verified by an official source.

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13 Responses

  1. Deborah O’Brien says:

    Thank you for this. Another variation to this is using Dorito crisps. Which work out approx 3-3.5s per portion. It’s delish ??

  2. Joan says:

    Would it bot be less syns if you use breadcrumbs?

    • Fatgirlskinny says:

      There are plenty of bread crumb recipes out there but this is an epic recipe using crisps 🙂 at only 2.5 syns per serving i don’t think it’s going to ruin your diet lol xx

  3. Auril says:

    Looks awesome my partner and i just started sw and looking for new meal variations

  4. June Richards says:

    This is a great recipe I can use because my husband has to have gluten free products. I guess it could be used on fish too.

  5. Nicky says:

    I found that 25g of crisps only covered half the strips. I am supposed to fully coat the chicken strips, not just one side?

    • Fatgirlskinny says:

      All of the chicken needs a thin coating of crisps, it should cover just fine. Maybe you are using too much chicken? Are they small breasts?

  6. Gail says:

    I’m going to try these nom nom thank you

  7. MolliesMenu says:

    These look amazing ??

  8. Imogen says:


    When it says 4.5 per serving does that go by grams or per chunk. Because every chicken chunk will be a different size that’ll mean more syns:/ x

    • Fatgirlskinny says:

      Hiya it’s 2.5 syns not 4.5 🙂 It is the coating that contains Syns so try and use it evenly. Divide in half and coat your chicken accordingly.

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