Some people say you should eat 3WW points for breakfast, 7 for lunch, 3 for an afternoon snack, and 10WW points for dinner. However, if you are on the journey for a stricter weight management plan, you need to find a way to cut down on these points without cutting down on your food quantity.
Don’t worry- we’ve got your back because here are fifteen, yes, up to fifteen Chicken dinner ideas with only 5 points or less. Plus, they are delicious and super easy to try! Want to check them out?
Are you in for a flavourful, tangy taste? Then, you may want to try the grilled chicken marinated in lemon juice. Eating Well has a great recipe you can try, but the advice is to marinate just before you leave for work in the morning and then at night; that chicken would have soaked up all the sweet-sour taste of the lemon. You’ll only need to add a few herbs and condiments, and that’ll be all. You can serve this delicious meal by itself, with a low-point drink, or even with sauce, and it’s only 4WW points.
While we’re still on the topic of marinated chicken, try Mediterranean Dish’s Balsamic Glazed Chicken Breasts for a perfect balance of sweetness and acidity. But before you begin, you need to decide; you can either be minimalist and have a quick dry rub of the balsamic or go all out with the flavorful marinade and bold spices. All in all, you get 3WW points for dinner.
Both colorful and tasteful, this low-point dinner dish is a mix of soy sauce, veggies, chicken breast, and all the deliciousness you can add. Mom On TimeOut’s recipe only takes 20 minutes, and if you are a huge fan of one-skillet dinners, this is a great idea for most nights. Plus, it’s only 5WW points.
Since we’re on the subject, this is another one-dish skillet recipe from Saving Dessert that serves up chicken and mushrooms all dipped and cooked in a light sauce (for instance, wine). The taste of the sauce is up to you as you can dabble between any creative seasoning and herbs you like, and that’s what makes this meal so special. Not only is it a 4WW point dish that you can eat alone, but you can also change up the taste every time.
Let’s move on to soups for a few minutes. If you want a light yet low-points dinner, Taste Better From Scratch’s 2WW point soup is on the table. Served hot, this warm and comforting soup is filled with fajita-seasoned chicken, peppers, and onions. What could ever go wrong?
Zucchini has always been a friend of the WW program because of its multiple nutritional benefits and its low points. So the easiest dinner to make, especially if you have kids you’re trying to encourage into healthy eating, is the Zucchini noodles tossed on with grilled chicken and a light sauce. Downshiftology has an interesting recipe you can try that only ends up at 5WW points!
Another Downshiftology recipe is this 5WW point chicken dipped in honey mustard sauce. This recipe is a great blend of sweet and savory that even makes for a great kids’ dinner choice. Besides the nutritional benefits of honey, the tangy mustard sauce is a flavorful addition, and it only takes a few minutes to prepare.
Have you ever tried cooking chicken with salsa? You should really try this chicken dinner recipe, especially for when you have guests over, and you don’t feel like spending hours in the kitchen. All the recipe steps only take 35 minutes to whip this flavourful dish, and you can keep yourself on track with the dish being at 3WW points. Call yourself lucky!
Moving on from a Mexican-inspired dish to an Italian one, this is another great recipe for when you have guests over. Elegenat-looking, this dish is a combination of lean chicken breast, slowly cooked in a light lemon-caper sauce. With The Modern Proper’s recipe only hovering around 4WW points, it’s a must-try.
Another interesting recipe is the Caesar salad, but if you’re going to be trying the recipe from Damn Delicious, you’ll need more help from Homemade Croutons. Don’t worry; the total cook time is just 10 minutes, and you can get all hands on deck for the two-hour prep time. Not only is this a fun meal for a large family to prepare, but it’s also 5WW points.
Just think about it! Grilled chicken, served with feta, tomato, cucumber, and Greek dressing. If you’re not thinking Mediterranean just yet, then check out the flavourful recipe from Two Peas And Their Pod that only takes 55 minutes to make and, on top of that, is just 5WW points!
While we’re talking about bowls and cups, this ground chicken cooked with Asian flavors is the best elegant dinner you can serve your family if you wish for a trendy night. It’s also a great idea for date nights or family gatherings. While it is light, delicious, and served in lettuce cups, this Joy Food Sunshine recipe sits around only 5WW points.
This list cannot be close to over without reaching out to those who just love the spice. If you’re in this clique, then you just must try to prepare this spicy recipe from X, which is a hearty chili made with ground chicken, beans, and spices. Filling and flavorful, it sits at just 5WW points.
Taco lovers! Where are you? This is an amazing deconstructed taco recipe from Food Network, sprinkled with deep flavors from fresh veggies and lettuces. While this 5WW point meal is the best dinner for a Taco night in, it’s fit for any day including your kid’s sleepover party!
As our final meal on this list, you can turn dinner into a snack for a movie night by grilling some chicken and assorted veggies onto a stick. According to X’s recipe, the work is in the preparation; you need to get in there with the right seasoning, X, and Ys. You can also add the X to taste. But after the grilling, you can be sure that this 4WW point is so worth it.
Which of these recipes did you like the most? From light dinners to soups, salads, and full dishes, this list covers all the recipes that are 5WW points and less. Therefore, don’t hesitate to try these recipes out and when you do, be sure to let us know right in the comment. Remember to come back for more delicious recipes like this one.