How to Make Chili Chicken & Chili Fries (Diet Friendly)

Whether you’re on a diet or not, something that is always amazing is chili. With the holidays coming up and the weather getting cold, I needed a diet friendly solution. Last night it came to me. You’re welcome!

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How to Make Chili Chicken & Chili Fries (Diet Friendly)

This super fun and really easy recipe is a great alternative to one of my favorite comfort foods. Perfect for winter & under 30 min!

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 6 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 31 minutes
Servings 2 people


  • 2 breasts chicken butterflied
  • 2 tsp chili powder separated in two (I use tbsp but not everyone likes it spicy)
  • 2 tsp garlic powder separated into two
  • 2 tbsp cumin ground and separated into two
  • 1 bunch italian parsley chopped fine
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 sweet potato sliced into wedges
  • 2 small red potatoes sliced into wedges
  • 1/2 medium lemon juiced
  • 1 large extra virgin olive oil a whole bunch
  • sea salt fine grain
  • black pepper ground


  1. Start by washing all of your ingredients while you preheat your oven to 450 degrees.  

  2. Slice your sweet potatoes and red potatoes into wedges (I kept the skin on) and then place in a bowl or on a baking sheet.  Now drizzle a bunch of extra virgin olive oil over them, add 1/2 of the cumin, garlic powder and chili powder.  

    Coat the potato wedges in the mixture and then bake in the oven for about 25 minutes until they're cooked and have a nice char on them.  

  3. Now we need to make some sauces.  One I put on the fries and sliced tomatoes, the other is for our chili flavored chicken breasts.  

    Sauce 1, combine 1/2 of the garlic with a large drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, 1/2 of the remaining chili powder, garlic and cumin.  As a pinch of sea salt and black pepper, the parsley and then mix together and set aside.  

    In the next bowl, add the remaining spices to lemon juice with a large drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a pinch of sea salt and black pepper and remaining garlic.  Mix this together.  It is for your chicken.  

  4. In a frying pan, cover the chicken breasts in the chicken marinade and cook over medium high heat until done.  It takes me about 4 or 5 minutes on each side if I'm using butterflied or smashed breasts.   


Recipe Notes

You can add or take away from the spices and garlic to modify to your individual tastes.  This is one that I will absolutely be making again.  I may try it with chipotle peppers too.  

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