Homemade Oven Chips

There’s no need to miss out when you can enjoy slimming friendly Homemade Oven Chips! They’re perfect for calorie counting or plans like Weight Watchers.

These chips are just as good, if not better, than the deep fried version!

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Homemade Oven Chips | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

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 in the blurb 👍

There is pretty much nothing more versatile than these Homemade Oven Chips – you can have them as a snack, for lunch, with dinner, or even breakfast!

You could also try different seasonings on them – some garlic granules, oregano and a pinch of chilli would give an Italian flavour, or ground cumin and paprika would give a Tex Mex feel.

There are lots of different ways to cook chips, and we’ve tried them all. But we think this Homemade Oven Chips recipe is the simplest and the best – no need to par boil, or faff about!

We have lots of recipes similar to Homemade Oven Chips here at Pinch of Nom, why not try out some of these too!

How many calories are Homemade Oven Chips?

There are only 96 calories in each portion of these Homemade Oven Chips!

This means they fall into our Everyday Light recipe category. You can find all of our other Everyday Light recipes here.

These Homemade Oven Chips are perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and they fit 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.

What diets are these Homemade Oven Chips suitable for?

These Homemade Oven Chips only have 2 ingredients, and are suitable for pretty much everyone!

Homemade Oven Chips | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

They are suitable if you’re gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian or even vegan!

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

How Weight Watchers friendly are Homemade Oven Chips?

There are only 3 Points in each portion of our Homemade Oven Chips, making them a perfect addition to your plate on the WW plan!

How to make Homemade Oven Chips

We have two different methods for these Homemade Oven Chips, but there’s no need to get a chip on your shoulder about what method to use (sorry, couldn’t resist…). Both methods are equally good! Here’s a summary of each;

Actifry Method

  • Peel the potatoes, cut into 1cm slices, and then into 1cm strips to make chips. 

Homemade Oven Chips | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

  • Place the potatoes into a large bowl of cold water and rinse well.

Homemade Oven Chips | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

  • Drain the water, pat dry with some kitchen towel and spray with low calorie cooking spray until they are all covered.

Homemade Oven Chips | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

  • Place into the Tefal Actifry, spray again with low calorie cooking spray, close the lid and set to cook for 15 minutes.

Homemade Oven Chips | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

  • After 15 minutes, open the lid, toss, and spray with more low calorie cooking spray. Set to cook for a further 15 minutes. Serve immediately with salt and vinegar if desired!

Homemade Oven Chips | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

Oven Method

  • Preheat the oven to 200ºC. Peel the potatoes, cut into 1cm slices, and then into 1cm strips to make chips. 

Homemade Oven Chips | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

  • Place the potatoes into a large bowl of cold water and rinse well.

Homemade Oven Chips | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

  • Drain the water, pat dry with some kitchen towel and spray with low calorie cooking spray until they are all covered.

Homemade Oven Chips | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

  • Place onto a non-stick baking tray and spray with low calorie cooking spray. Place into the oven for 20 minutes.

Homemade Oven Chips | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

  • After 20 minutes, turn the chips over on the baking tray, spray with low calorie cooking spray again and cook for a further 15-20 minutes until golden. Serve immediately with salt and vinegar if desired!

What should you should serve with Homemade Oven Chips?

The real question is, what shouldn’t you serve with Homemade Oven Chips! They really do go with pretty much anything, but here’s a few ideas to get you started;

Whatever you choose to serve these with, don’t forget to account for the extra calories and/or other nutritional values.

Do you need any special ingredients to make these Homemade Oven Chips?

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With only 2 ingredients, and ones you most likely have already, it really doesn’t get simpler than these Homemade Oven Chips!

That being said, there are two methods for this recipe. Depending on which you choose you will need different equipment.

Homemade Oven Chips in the Actifry

If you choose to use an air-fryer to make your Homemade Oven Chips, you’ll find that they cook quicker than if you use the oven method.

We have tried all sorts of air-fryers and really can’t beat the Tefal Actifry Express XL. You can read our review here!

We’ve got loads of recipes which use the Actifry, including these amazing Dirty Fries!

Homemade Oven Chips in the Oven

The name gives this one away, but you can make Homemade Oven Chips in the oven too!

You’ll need a really good baking tray like this one which you can pick up on Amazon.

The Oil

You can’t make chips without oil. Whenever we need to replace oil in cooking we use a low calorie cooking spray. We use the type that is 1 calorie per spray, but there are also types that are pure oil and around 2-5 calories per spray. You can use either type, just pick which fits best into your diet plan!

The Potatoes

There’s always lots of debate about which potatoes to use for chips.

These Homemade Oven Chips use King Edward potatoes. We found they hold their shape, without being too fluffy and breaking up. It’s a potato which has a little bit of waxiness but which crisps up well!

You could also use Maris Piper potatoes, which are slightly fluffier, though these may break up a little if you are using the Actifry method.

Peeling potatoes can be a faff, but we love the Deiss potato peeler – it’s super sharp but has loads of different functions and can whip through a bag of potatoes in no time!.

How do you know when Homemade Oven Chips are cooked?

When the chips are ready they will be golden and crispy on the outside, and soft and fluffy on the inside.

This will take approx 30 minutes in the Actifry and 40 minutes in a preheated oven (200ºC).

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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 Homemade Oven Chips in the fridge?

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

How do I reheat Homemade Oven Chips?

To reheat Homemade Oven Chips in the microwave, place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

You could also reheat any chilled leftover chips in the oven at 200ºC for around 10 minutes, until piping hot throughout.

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INSTRUCTIONS
Actifry Method
  1. Peel the potatoes, cut into 1cm slices, and then into 1cm strips to make chips. You can cut them thinner, or fatter, but this will change the amount of cooking they need so adjust the time accordingly.
  2. Place the potatoes into a large bowl of cold water and rinse well.
  3. Drain the water, pat dry with some kitchen towel and spray with low calorie cooking spray until they are all covered.
  4. Place into the Tefal Actifry, spray again with low calorie cooking spray, close the lid and set to cook for 15 minutes.
  5. After 15 minutes, open the lid, toss, and spray with more low calorie cooking spray. Set to cook for a further 15 minutes. Serve immediately with salt and vinegar if desired!
Oven Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC. Peel the potatoes, cut into 1cm slices, and then into 1cm strips to make chips. You can cut them thinner, or fatter, but this will change the amount of cooking they need so adjust the time accordingly.
  2. Place the potatoes into a large bowl of cold water and rinse well.
  3. Drain the water, pat dry with some kitchen towel and spray with low calorie cooking spray until they are all covered.
  4. Place onto a non-stick baking tray and spray with low calorie cooking spray. Place into the oven for 20 minutes.
  5. After 20 minutes, turn the chips over on the baking tray, spray with low calorie cooking spray again and cook for a further 15-20 minutes until golden. Serve immediately with salt and vinegar if desired!

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If making this recipe Gluten Free please make sure to check the ingredients that you’re using

Especially things such as; 

- Stock cubes
- Soy sauce - substitute with Tamari.
- Worcestershire sauce - substitute with Henderson’s Relish.
- Etc.

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  1. Hello, might be a silly question but What servering size is correct for the calories? How many grams or potato’s.

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