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“Fried” Chicken Tacos with Ranch Sauce

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These “Fried” Chicken Tacos can be made in the air fryer or oven!

There’s also a delicious ranch sauce that’s easy to make.

For blue and purple you can have two tacos for 5 points, with green it’s 9 points.

Here’s what you need to make “Fried” Chicken Tacos with Ranch Sauce:

  • Boneless, skinless chicken breast (1 lb. cut into 1″ pieces)
  • Tortillas
  • Italian breadcrumbs
  • All purpose flour
  • Eggs
  • Fat free sour cream
  • Ranch seasoning

The brand of tortillas I used was La Banderita yellow corn tortillas. Eight of the tortillas was 13 points. If you use a different brand you will want to doublecheck the points.

Making the ranch sauce is very easy. I used fat free sour cream because it’s low in points and runnier than regular sour cream which makes it great for a sauce.

I simply mixed together the fat free sour cream and ranch seasoning and put it in the fridge until I was ready to use it. The longer it sits before you use it the better it will taste.

For the Italian breadcrumbs I put 1/2 cup in a shallow bowl but only used 1/4 cup. So when I calculated the points I only put in 1/4 cup. It makes it much easier to coat the chicken if you have more breadcrumbs than you need.

Same for the flour, I put 1/2 cup in a shallow bowl but only used 1/4 cup.

You will have three bowls for the chicken. I lined them up seasoned flour, eggs and breadcrumbs.

Dunk the chicken in the flour, eggs then breadcrumbs. If you’re using an air fryer you can put them right in the basket.

If you’re baking them in the oven you can put them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and sprayed with cooking oil.

Once the chicken is cooked you can assemble the tacos. The points for the tacos include the chicken, cabbage, tortillas and 1 tablespoon of ranch sauce for each taco. If you add cheese or any other toppings you will want to add the points.

You will have ranch sauce leftover. It makes a great dip for vegetables!

“Fried” Chicken Tacos with Ranch Sauce
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Yield: 8 tacos (Two tacos is 5 points for blue and purple, 9 points for green. The points include 1 tablespoon of ranch sauce for each taco.)

Ingredients
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 16 oz. fat free sour cream
  • 1 (1 oz.) packet Hidden Valley Ranch Dips Mix
  • 8 La Banderita yellow corn tortillas
Instructions
  1. Mix together the sour cream and ranch dip. Cover and put in the fridge.

  2. Cut the chicken into 1" pieces.

  3. In a shallow bowl mix together the flour, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. In another bowl whisk together the eggs. In a third bowl add the breadcrumbs.

  4. Put the chicken in the seasoned flour, egg then breadcrumbs.

For the air fryer:
  1. Spray the air fryer basket with olive oil spray. Add the chicken pieces in a single layer then spray chicken with olive oil.

  2. Cook the chicken for 8 minutes at 360 degrees, flip halfway through and spray with olive oil.

For the oven:
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. Put parchment paper on a baking sheet and spray with olive oil. Add the chicken pieces and spray with olive oil.

  3. Bake for 15 minutes. Flip halfway through and spray again with olive oil.

Assemble the tacos:
  1. Add the chicken to the tortillas. Add 1 tablespoon of ranch sauce to each taco. Add any other toppings you would like, add points if necessary.

Here are some more WW friendly taco inspired recipes:

Cheesy Taco Pasta

Taco Stuffed Shells

Taco Lasagna

Chicken Taco Salad

If you’re looking for some zero point recipes, check out my post 20 Zero Point Recipes or my post 20 (More) Zero Point Recipes. Both are filled with delicious recipes that won’t cost you a single point! They’re perfect for days when you’re running low on points, or trying to save up points for a night out.

If you’re looking for dessert recipes you can visit 50 Weight Watchers Freestyle Desserts. It’s filled with delicious desserts perfect for Weight Watchers!

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