Craving Chinese food but watching your Weight Watchers points? You’re not alone!

The allure of delicious, authentic Chinese cuisine is undeniable. But navigating the world of rich sauces, fried noodles, and tempting dumplings can leave you feeling lost on your Weight Watchers journey. With this Weight Watchers Chinese recipe guide, you can enjoy the delectable cuisine without packing on the calories. These recipes will show you how to transform your favorite dishes using lighter ingredients and clever techniques, all while keeping the flavor and satisfaction you crave.

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Here’s what you can expect:

  • Simple, easy-to-follow recipes: No fancy ingredients or complicated steps – just quick, delicious meals you can whip up on a busy weeknight.
  • Authentic flavors: We won’t sacrifice the true essence of Chinese cuisine. Get ready for an explosion of taste buds with every bite!
  • Weight Watchers points clearly listed: Make informed choices and stay on track with your goals.
  • Tips and tricks for healthy substitutions: Learn how to lighten up traditional dishes without sacrificing flavor.
  • Inspiration for exploring new flavors: Discover exciting Chinese dishes you might not have tried before.

Whether you’re a seasoned cook or just starting out, there is something for everyone. So, grab your chopsticks, fire up the wok, and get ready to experience Chinese food in a whole new, healthy light!

1. Healthy Chinese Chicken and Broccoli

This homemade Chinese takeout chicken and broccoli is a quick and easy meal to make when you don’t feel like cooking. It’s low in Weight Watchers points and takes just 30 minutes to make. You can have delicious Chinese takeout food any night of the week with this healthy recipe! On Blue and Purple, it’s just 2 Smart Points. Green is 5 Smart Points. 

2. Weight Watchers Chinese Garlic Chicken Stir Fry

Weight Watchers Garlic Ginger Chicken Stir-Fry Recipe is a delicious and easy way to get your fix of Chinese take-out. To make this Asian stir-fry, you will need boneless skinless chicken breast, teriyaki sauce, canola oil, broccoli, red bell pepper, carrot, water chestnuts, scallions, chicken broth, ginger root, garlic, sambal oelek, and brown rice. It’s a veggie packed meal that is sure to curb cravings and keep you full. 

3. Weight Watchers Chinese Sesame Chicken

If your family likes Chinese Take Out Nights but hates the inches added to their waistline, this Weight Watchers Sesame Chicken Recipe is for you. Sesame chicken is delicious and popular for good reason but it is not diet friendly at all. This version gives you all the flavor without packing on the calories. 

4. Chinese Chicken Lo Mein

Ditch the takeout menu and whip up your own Weight Watchers-friendly Chinese Chicken Lo Mein! This simple recipe features low-mein noodles, tender chicken, and a medley of colorful veggies for a satisfying and healthy meal. Craving satisfied, not deprived? This recipe hits the spot with lean protein, fresh flavors, and all the deliciousness you love, minus the added points. Get ready for a guilt-free taste of China, right at home!

5. Weight Watchers 5 Ingredient Orange Chicken

What’s better than a healthy Chinese dinner? A healthy, 5 ingredient one! This recipe for Weight Watchers Chinese orange chicken takes just 20 minutes to make. It has 3 easy steps, and each serving is only 5 Weight Watchers points. This is the recipe to start with if you’re wanting to give healthy Chinese food a go. 

6. Chicken Wonton Stir Fry

Wontons are one of the best parts of Chinese cuisine, and this recipe makes it possible for you to enjoy them all throughout your diet phase. This easy recipe uses frozen wontons or potstickers. Just follow the package directions for preparing the wontons or potstickers, and choose whichever flavor you prefer.

7. Weight Watchers Slow Cooker Szechuan Chicken

This recipe is perfect for both kitchen rookies and seasoned chefs, offering easy prep and explosive flavors. Imagine tender chicken, crisp broccoli, and bell peppers bathed in a vibrant Szechuan sauce – all cooked to perfection in your slow cooker. The secret weapons? Kitchen staples like chicken breast, aromatics like onion, garlic, and ginger, and a symphony of Asian flavors from soy sauce, rice wine, and chili sauce. ️Pair it with fluffy jasmine rice or whole-grain noodles for a complete meal.

8. Weight Watchers Chinese Kung Pao Chicken

This is probably one of the most impressive healthy meals you can make at home. Kung Pao Chicken paired with a Copycat Panda Express Chow Mein is the most satisfying Chinese takeout combo, and this version comes out to only 7 SmartPoints and just under 400 calories for BOTH! In just around 30 minutes, you can make it on a weeknight.

9. Quick Chicken Fried Rice

Of course chicken fried rice had to be on this Weight Watchers Chinese Recipe guide. It’s one of the most popular Chinese dishes, so a healthy version is bound to delight your taste buds without affecting your waistline. This quick chicken fried rice recipe can be worth zero points, depending on your personal point foods. 

10. Chicken Fried Rice Bubble Up

While not a traditional Chinese meal, this chicken fried rice bubble up is delicious enough to curb the Chinese take-out cravings, while also giving you a fun twist on the dish. Easy to make and full of flavor, chicken fried rice bubble up casserole is a great family meal! You can even add in extra veggies if you wish. It makes 6 servings at 260 calories and 6 freestyle smart points each.

11. Weight Watchers Chinese General Tso Chicken

Craving that sweet and spicy General Tso’s fix without the takeout price tag? This easy, budget-friendly recipe lets you whip up your own Chinese food favorite right at home! Ditch the delivery and delight your taste buds with crispy chicken, tangy sauce, and all the flavor you crave, all for under $10. Quick, simple, and oh-so-satisfying? This General Tso’s Chicken recipe is your new go-to!

12. Crunchy Asian Chicken Salad

This Weight Watchers Crunchy Asian Salad hits the spot on a hot summer day! Shredded lettuce, crunchy veggies, and juicy edamame join forces with tender shredded chicken, all tossed in a light, low-fat ginger dressing. The best part? No cooking is required! Feel free to customize this salad to your liking. Add colorful bell peppers, radishes, or even mandarin oranges (adjusting points accordingly). Top it with sliced almonds or chopped peanuts for an extra textural punch. 

So banish the takeout menus and chopsticks, because you’re about to embark on a delicious and healthy Chinese culinary adventure right at home! With these Weight Watchers-friendly recipes, you can satisfy your cravings for authentic flavors without sacrificing your points. Get ready for lighter ingredients, clever techniques, and all the satisfaction you crave – all served with a healthy side of points awareness. Now, grab your wok and let’s get cooking!

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Health and Wellness Writer. B.S. Dietetics. Le Cordon Bleu Graduate. 10+ years of experience in the fitness and nutrition industry!

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