Weight Watchers Oven Fried Shrimp will leave you shocked that these shrimp are baked and not deep-fat fried! I love Weight Watchers Recipes that are healthier versions of my favorite foods.
WHAT IS OVEN FRIED?
Oven-fried foods are simply foods that are cooked in the oven in a way that should simulate real fried food.
There are different ways to make oven-fried foods, but most involve coating the item in a breading of some kind. It is also important to use some kind of fat or coating to help make the food crispy.
I have tried different recipes for oven-fried foods, and some turn out great, and others…not so much. When I find a good recipe for oven-fried foods, I keep them close because they can be hard to find!!
INGREDIENTS FOR WEIGHT WATCHERS OVEN FRIED SHRIMP
This recipe doesn't call for many ingredients, which is always a good thing. It is also very easy to double or triple the recipe to feed a crowd.
- Large Shrimp
- Low Sodium Old Bay Seasoning
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
- Whole Wheat Panko Breadcrumbs
- Olive Oil Spray
HOW TO MAKE WW OVEN FRIED SHRIMP
This recipe is simple but does require a little bit of time for breading the shrimp. This method is still much lower in points than if you buy already breaded shrimp at the store.
STEP ONE: PREPARE SHRIMP
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Take a baking sheet and cover it with foil. Spray the foil with olive oil nonstick spray.
If you have frozen shrimp, they will need to be thawed out first!
Clean, peel and devein the shrimp if you didn't purchase them that way. Be sure to keep the tails on!
Take a shallow bowl and add the cleaned shrimp. Put a teaspoon of Old Bay Seasoning, garlic, and onion powder in the bowl and mix it around with the shrimp until they are well coated in the seasonings.
STEP TWO: BREAD SHRIMP
In another small bowl, crack the eggs. Add one teaspoon of water and a pinch of salt. Whisk these together well.
Pour the panko breadcrumbs into another shallow bowl with the remaining Old Bay Seasoning and stir together well.
Dip each seasoned shrimp in the egg mixture and then dredge in the breadcrumb mixture to coat evenly.
STEP THREE: BAKE
Place the breaded shrimp in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.
Lightly spray the coated shrimp with olive oil spray.
Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden and crispy.
Remove from the oven and serve immediately.
WEIGHT WATCHERS OVEN FRIED SHRIMP RECIPE
I am sure you are excited to try this yummy oven fried shrimp recipe. There are 3 points on the Blue and Purple myWW Plans. The green plan has 5 points.
On the current WeightWatchers Program (2023), it is 2 points per serving. Divide the shrimp evenly into four portions. One portion is a serving.
You can print off the complete ingredients and instructions via the recipe card below.
This Weight Watchers Oven Fried Shrimp recipe is easy to make and the results are fantastic, crispy shrimp without all the added fat from frying!
- 1 lb fresh or frozen Large Shrimp thawed
- 2 teaspoons Low Sodium Old Bay Seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder
- 2 large Eggs
- Salt to taste
- 1 teaspoon Water
- 1 cup 100% Whole Wheat Panko Breadcrumbs
- Olive Oil Non-stick Spray
If using frozen shrimp, let it thaw in the refrigerator till soft. Clean, peel and devein the shrimp. Keep the tail on.
In a large shallow bowl add the cleaned shrimps. Add a teaspoon of Old Bay Seasoning, garlic and onion powder. Mix well, making sure that the shrimps are well coated in the seasoning.
In a bowl crack the eggs. add a teaspoon of water and a pinch of salt and whisk well.
Pour the Panko breadcrumbs in a shallow bowl. Add the remaining teaspoon of Oil Bay Seasoning and mix well.
Dip the seasoned shrimp in the egg mixture and dredge in the Panko breadcrumbs mixture to coat evenly.
Preheat the oven to 375 F and line a baking tray with foil and lightly spray with olive oil.
Place the crumb coated shrimps in a single layer. Lightly spay the shrimp with olive oil spray.
Bake at 375 F for 15 minutes. Serve immediately.
Divide the shrimp into 4 equal portions approximately 1/4 pound per serving.
Each serving is 3 points for the Blue and Purple myWW plans. The green plan is 5 points.
On the current WeightWatchers Program (2023) it is 2 points per serving.
If you loved this Weight Watchers oven fried shrimp recipe be sure to check these other recipes out:
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- Weight Watchers Cajun Shrimp Cups
- Weight Watchers Shrimp Spaghetti
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I can’t wait to try this! I usually have a good idea of what I will eat the day before. But I don’t track it until I eat it because, you know, things happen!