Foolproof Chicken Breasts (Air Fryer or Baked) | WW Points

Sometimes you just need a simple chicken recipe that comes out yummy every time you make it. This one is beyond juicy and flavorful! And, it calls for just a handful of ingredients. I’ve included my favorite blend of spices but feel free to vary them to your liking. Mine has a smokey barbecue flavor. Although I always make these in my air fryer, I’ve included instructions to bake them too. Each chicken breast has 190 calories and 5 grams of fat.

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, about 5 ounces each (I used 2 large chicken breasts and slice them lengthwise to create 4 chicken breasts total)
  • Olive oil spray
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika, see shopping tips
  • teaspoons garlic powder
  • teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt or ½ teaspoon table salt
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • To cook in air fryer: Preheat air fryer to 380 degrees.

  • In a small bowl, combine smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and chili powder.

  • In a medium bowl, add the beaten egg. Dip each chicken breast into the egg. Turn over and dip well to coat each breast. Next, place chicken on a plate. Sprinkle seasonings over all breasts. Turn over and sprinkle the other side.

  • Coat air fryer with olive oil spray. Add 2 chicken breasts to air fryer basket and cook turning halfway, until browned on the outside and cooked through, about 5 minutes per side. Repeat with the remaining 2 chicken breasts. If you have a large air-fryer, you can cook all 4 breasts at once.

  • To bake in oven: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a large non-stick pan with olive oil spray. Follow step 3 above to prepare chicken breasts. Place all 4 breasts in the pan and cook for 2 minutes. Turn, and cook 2 minutes on the other side. Place chicken breasts in a baking dish and place in the oven. Bake until no longer pink in the center about 8-10 minutes total.

Makes 4 servings
Shopping Tips
I love the flavor of smoked paprika so much more than regular paprika! It smells like BBQ flavors and really enhances the flavor of any recipe that uses paprika. I strongly recommend using it in this recipe. You’ll find it in most supermarkets in the spice aisle. I bought mine at Trader Joe’s.

Serving Tips
To create a complete dinner, serve with my recipe for SKINNY GARLIC GREEN BEANS and HEALTHY AIR FRYER SWEET POTATO FRIES or JUST DELICIOUS BAKED SWEET POTATOES.

WW Freestyle SmartPoints 0-Blue
WW SmartPoints
3-Green
WW Points Plus
4

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving
190 calories, 5g fat, 2g sat. fat, 81mg chol, 33g protein, 2g carbs, 1g fiber, 549mg sod, 0g sugar
FACTS: for Freestyle SmartPoints
0 calories, 0g sat. fat, 0g protein, 0g sugar

Serving: 1breastCalories: 190kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 33gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 549mgFiber: 1gGreen Smart Points: 3Plus Points: 4

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