Chunky Chips

  • 5MINS
  • 30MINS
  • 516KCAL

These slimming friendly Chunky Chips are a delicious side, great for anyone calorie counting or following a diet plan like Weight Watchers!

NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories516
  • Carbs116g
  • Protein12g
  • Fat1g
  • Saturates0.2g
  • Sugars8g

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

Who would have thought that you could eat chips on a diet?! Well, you can, and this recipe throws something even more exciting into the mix: flavoured sea salt!

There are so many options for flavoured salt that you could have a different flavour for every day of the week (don’t tell us you haven’t thought about it!) This recipe uses garlic salt but you can find onion salt, chilli salt, smoked salt…the list goes on.

And let’s not forget, chips are the most versatile of sides, and go with almost anything. The flavoured salt addition may help you find even more ways to enjoy them with new dishes!

What diets are Chunky Chips suitable for?

This Chunky Chips recipe is suitable for vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and dairy free diets.

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly are Chunky Chips recipe?

  • You need to count 8 Points per portion of this Chunky Chips recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 8 Points per portion of this Chunky Chips recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 0 Points per portion of this Chunky Chips recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

They’re super tasty and filling so you could easily serve half a portion and enjoy them with extra vegetables or a side salad!

Do you need any special ingredients to make Chunky Chips?

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This recipe uses Cornish sea salt on our chips because it comes in different flavours! Chilli, onion, garlic, even smoked salt – which just adds another dimension the chips. Seriously, try it! You can buy them on Amazon, so you have no excuse to spice up your chips.

How many calories are in these Chunky Chips?

There are 516 calories per portion in this Chunky Chips, which means it falls into our Special Occasion category.

To cut down the amount of calories even more, you can simply halve the portion size and serve with a healthy accompaniment.

This Chunky Chips is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 200-210°C.

Step 2

Peel the potatoes and cut them into chunky chips (the chunkier the better).

Step 3

Place the potatoes in a pan and cover with boiling water, add a good pinch of salt.

Step 4

Bring back up to the boil and let it boil for 2 minutes.

Step 5

Drain the potatoes and place them in a large bowl.

Step 6

Spray generously with low calorie cooking spray and add a good pinch of garlic sea salt. Toss them in the bowl to make sure they are evenly coated, then repeat (spray, sprinkle and toss).

Step 7

Spray an oven tray with low calorie cooking spray then tip on the potatoes and spread them out evenly.

Step 8

Cook in oven for around 30 minutes. Halfway through cooking, flip the chips over so they colour evenly.

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How do you know when Chunky Chips are cooked?

Cook in oven for around 30 minutes. Halfway through cooking flip the chips over, so they colour evenly but do not burn.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep Chunky Chips in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Chunky Chips in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze these Chunky Chips?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen after the par boiling stage, but please remember to do the following;

  • Par boil the potatoes
  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat Chunky Chips?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.
From frozen: Place on a baking tray in the oven at 200-210°C for 45-60 minutes.

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Chunky Chips

These slimming friendly Chunky Chips are a delicious side, great for anyone calorie counting or following a diet plan like Weight Watchers!
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    30 MINS
  • KCals 516
  • Carbs 116G
WW Points
  • 8 Green
  • 8 Blue
  • 0 Purple

Ingredients

  • 2-4 potatoes depending on how hungry you are!
  • low calorie cooking spray
  • garlic salt
  • salt

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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200-210°C.
  2. Peel the potatoes and cut them into chunky chips (the chunkier the better).
  3. Place the potatoes in a pan and cover with boiling water, add a good pinch of salt.
  4. Bring back up to the boil and let it boil for 2 minutes.
  5. Drain the potatoes and place them in a large bowl.
  6. Spray generously with low calorie cooking spray and add a good pinch of garlic salt. Toss them in the bowl to make sure they are evenly coated, then repeat (spray, sprinkle and toss).
  7. Spray an oven tray with low calorie cooking spray then tip on the potatoes and spread them out evenly.
  8. Cook in oven for around 30 minutes. Halfway through cooking, flip the chips over so they colour evenly.

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hycinthSunday 10th March 2019

Can you pay boil the chips lol them quickly in ice , pat dry and freeze them ( seperated).

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debbieWednesday 9th August 2017

I still par boil I have an airfryer , the come out amazing x x x

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    Emma TMonday 11th September 2017

    Hi Debbie,

    Whatever works for you ????

    Reply

RebeccaWednesday 29th March 2017

Yes, but them cool first (we broke our through cooking with too much steam!)

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Eithne O SullivanTuesday 14th March 2017

Hi if using an air fryer do you still need to boil the chips beforehand?

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    Lesley Ann JarvisMonday 7th August 2017

    I usually make then quite slim and dont par boil them as they can crumble all over in the air fryer so just put straight in with the fry light and seasoning. Cook for 10 mins then leave to stand for 5 mins then cook another 5 mins to crisp up

    Reply

      Emma TTuesday 12th September 2017

      Hi Leslet,

      Thanks for getting in touch!

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