When it's chilly outside, odds are that you might be craving some comfort food. Luckily, there are plenty of different hearty foods you can enjoy in the wintertime that will satisfy your hunger. And the good news is that they don't have to be unhealthy even though they are comforting. For instance, you can make some marvelous Weight Watchers recipes that help keep you on track with your weight goals while also impressing your entire family.
Weight Watchers has plenty of delicious casserole recipes for this specific reason. Today, we'll be focusing on chicken casseroles specifically since they have so many different options! So, if you have any extra chicken you need to use up, now is the time. Some of these recipes require chicken sausage or shredded chicken, but you can also use ground chicken or whatever type you have. These recipes will help you create a simple yet flavorful dinner, perfect for warming your soul on chilly evenings.
Sicilian Chicken Casserole by Weight Watchers is an easy meal with incredible flavor. Some of its components include chicken thighs, red onions, celery, garlic, and cherry tomatoes. However, it also has capers, cannellini beans, and dried chili flakes! Once you bake this casserole in the oven, the chicken is incredibly tender, and all of the flavors have married. Serve this scrumptious casserole with a side of steamed veggies if you wish!
This casserole recipe will be a hit for the whole family. There is something just so classic about a chicken, cheese, broccoli, and rice casserole. To keep it healthy, this recipe uses plain, fat-free Greek yogurt, reduced-fat cheddar cheese, reduced-fat milk, and unsalted chicken stock. From start to finish, you will only need 50 minutes to prepare this satisfying supper. We suggest drizzling some hot sauce or adding some cayenne pepper to give it a spicy undertone!
If you want to make a recipe to serve at your next gathering, this comforting casserole is perfect for winter nights. It has flavors of eggplant, ground chicken breast, onions, diced tomatoes, and parmesan cheese. You can also swap the eggplant for seasonal squash. It has a unique combination of spices. For instance, it has hints of nutmeg, cinnamon, tarragon, parsley, and chives. This recipe makes eight servings, and it has a gorgeous layered look!
This recipe can be started in the morning and will be ready to eat by the evening after cooking on low for 7 hours. It's a cozy meal with mushrooms, leeks, carrots, chicken thighs, and brown rice. What makes it so unique is the Dijon mustard, dried sage, Worcestershire, and other seasonings that perfectly complement the veggies and meat. Weight Watchers suggests serving each person one chicken thigh and ⅔ of a cup of the casserole mixture.
Weight Watchers shared this recipe with a Tex-Mex essence due to the rotisserie chicken, low sodium black beans, corn, and reduced-fat shredded Mexican-style cheese. This casserole also has Fresno chile peppers, scallions, fat-free salsa, and corn tortillas. It is easily customizable so that you can adjust it to your family’s preferences. When you serve it, have fun and place a dollop of Greek yogurt, fresh avocado slices, or even diced jalapenos on top.
If you have kids, this is an excellent Weight Watchers chicken casserole to make because it is family-friendly. It has delicious whole-wheat pasta, chicken sausage, bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms. The casserole base has yummy marinara sauce and shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, and the top has crispy bread crumbs that turn perfectly brown when you bake it. Dig into this wonderful casserole when it's rainy or snowy outside, and you'll be in heaven.
Our recipe for Stove Top Stuffing Chicken Casserole is perfect for around the holidays. It is the ultimate comfort food but much healthier than it seems! All you need is boneless chicken breast, stove-top stuffing, cream of chicken soup, and fat-free sour cream. You can also use frozen mixed vegetables, which make it incredibly easy, and 1% milk, which helps make it saucy. This recipe has a saucy layer of chicken and vegetables with the stuffing on top!
You won't be able to get enough of this enchilada casserole recipe by Weight Watchers! It makes six servings, and it has such an impressive, mouth-watering presentation. When you take a bite, you will enjoy flavors of tomatillos, cilantro, jalapenos, corn tortillas, and chicken breast. It also has fat-free sour cream and reduced-fat Mexican-style cheese! To give a deeper flavor, add garlic, salt, black pepper, and scallions.
Turn mac and cheese into a satisfying casserole when you add chicken breasts, broccoli, and green peas. This mac and cheese is extra special because it has a creamy foundation with macaroni noodles, meat, and veggies. Then, on top, it has dried breadcrumbs, which turn nice and crisp in the oven. You only need to bake this recipe for 20 minutes since most of the casserole is made on the stovetop first! It is a relatively quick casserole to prepare.
This unique casserole is ideal for a small family since it makes four servings. According to Weight Watchers, this dish has North African influences. There is flavor in every bite with ingredients such as chicken, red onions, chickpeas, and her harissa paste. It also has fresh lemon juice, which gives it a nice touch of acidity. Moreover, you will need some parsley, cornmeal, chicken stock cubes, and tomatoes to make this lovely dinner.
11. Rustic Casserole
Stay inside tonight and enjoy this scrumptious rustic casserole that will give you all the cozy feels! This unique dish has Dijon mustard, kale, Navy beans, garlic scapes, and chicken sausage. It also has shredded carrots, thyme, bay leaf, and parsley, which give it layers and layers of dimension. You can begin by making this casserole on the stovetop and then transferring it to the oven to finish it off. This is a large casserole, and it serves 12 people!
This Italian casserole has wonderful umami notes due to the parmesan cheese, thyme, chicken broth, and mushrooms. It also has whole wheat egg noodles as the base and chopped chicken breast pieces to give it more substance. This veggie-packed pasta casserole can be made in an hour and 10 minutes, and it serves eight people. We love that this is a low-point dinner that will impress even people who are considered picky eaters.
Here is another pasta casserole, except this one is incredibly unique in its own way. Moreover, it actually has quite a simple composition. You will need pasta, cinnamon, cumin, onions, and fresh oranges. Lastly, you can’t forget the chicken thighs, tomatoes, and chicken stock cubes. The spices have such a subtle taste, with the tomato flavor being the star of the show. Between the saucy noodles and the juicy chicken, you’ll likely add this to your dinner rotation.
There's nothing better than a classic pot pie in the cold winter months. Our recipe for Chicken Pot Pie Casserole is Weight Watchers-friendly and super easy to make! Some of the components include mixed vegetables, a creamy sauce, cubed chicken, and Pillsbury biscuits. The foundation of the casserole has hearty carrots, onions, and broccoli that become nice and tender and taste delicious with soft biscuits and sauce.
And if you love the flavors of asian food take-out, (But don't love all the extra unhealthy additives) then you have to try this Asian Chicken Bubble Up Recipe. The fresh cabbage provides a fresh crunch that pairs perfect with chicken and onions. It's a perfect meal for a cold night.