If you're a member of the WW program, you’ll already know that eating good food that sticks with the plan can be challenging. But finding the perfect recipes for Weight Watchers is so rewarding and will keep a special place in your recipe index.
Not to worry. This post contains 25 must-try WW-friendly Italian Chicken recipes that will keep you on track while satisfying your taste buds. And yes, these recipes have the unique, delicious touch of Italian cuisine. So, if you’re set to find out the best Italian chicken recipes for Weight Watchers, dive right in.
Looking for a classic Italian meal without all the extra calories? Then, you have to try Skinny Taste’s recipe. Skip the frying, coat your chicken with bread, and bake it. You’ll be shocked just how moist and even more delicious it’ll turn out to be. Add a little bit of marina sauce and serve with low-fat pasta or zucchini noodles for a complete Italian-inspired meal.
For a lighter meal with a sweet-sour taste, you can prepare Asili Glam’s Lemon Pepper Chicken Piccata. This fast and easy-to-make recipe only takes you 30 minutes, but you can count on its creamy, flavored, lemony taste when it’s all done. Not to mention that this Italian-inspired cuisine needs no side. For a different touch, you can transform the chicken breast into meatballs and follow the same recipe for a delicious chicken meatball piccata.
So, maybe you don’t want a total dish. This Italian sauce recipe by Once Upon A Chef is a delicious, easy-to-prepare sauce that can be served with whatever you wish, including rice, pasta, beans, or even bread. Packed with incredible flavors, you might want to consider making this mouth-watery sauce a staple in your home.
Grilled chicken is always amazing. Still, when you combine it with fresh basil pesto, roasted tomatoes, and the light, moist sweetness of zucchini noodles, you're on another level. Inspired by Closet Cooking, this delicious dish only takes 25 minutes to prepare.
Whether you’re looking for a tasty, healthy snack, or you want to pack up something special for a picnic afternoon, you have to try this Brownie Bites recipe. With many ingredients and the simplest recipe ever, you can make this dish — no biggie. For a unique touch, you can either bake or grill the packed ingredients.
Rich in fiber and protein, this recipe from Dishing Out Health is a delicious spin on the Italian staple, best of all, for Weight Watchers. Not only is this recipe low in calories but it is also loaded with flavors to keep you coming back for more.
Daily Yum’s version of the famous Italian Caprese stuffed Chicken is perfect for anyone watching their weight. Since it is air-fried, you can eliminate those extra calories and focus on the savory flavor of tender chicken and juicy stuffed condiments. Not to mention, this dish only takes an average of 15 minutes to prepare.
This recipe from How To Feed A Loon is low-carb but is packed with flavor. With a combination of chicken, tomatoes, spinach, basil, garlic, and any other crunchy veggie you prefer, you can cook up this creamy, delicious skillet in just 30 minutes. Use Half-Half for a lighter version.
This Striped Spatula recipe is perfect for a weekend supper or a midweek prep to keep your plate interesting while staying low on carbs. All you need is Marsala wine and a creamy mushroom sauce to get started.
Can you imagine how tasty it’d be to stuff jumbo pasta shells with chicken, spinach, Alfredo sauce, Italian cheese, parmesan, and ricotta? The result will be paradise in your mouth. Follow Lilluna’s recipe, and in 50 minutes, there’ll be a creamy deliciousness on your plate.
This simple Megan Vs. Kitchen Italian grilled chicken sausage with peppers and onions on whole-grain rolls is ideal for a quick weekday meal, and it takes only 30 minutes to prepare. Quick, easy, and tasty.
Who says you can get the same restaurant-quality meal at home? Even if you’re watching your weight, Nourish and Fete’s low-carb, tender chicken soaked in delicious, creamy white wine sauce is the way to go.
Have you ever tried Chicken breasts cooked in a sweet and tangy balsamic glaze? This Evolving Table recipe presents you with a healthy, sweet meal and honey-glazed chicken breasts, impressive for any occasion.
Who says you can’t have roasted chicken? House of Nash Eats’ recipe slow roasts the chicken with zesty lemon and garlic marinade to give a tender exterior and juicy interior for a lemony, garlicky, sweet-sour chicken taste, great for picnics and dinner.
This is a one-pot dish inspired by Coffee, Cups, And Crayons. It is a simple dump-and-bake recipe with chicken, rice, and Italian flavors. Simple to prepare, it is perfect for the busy weekdays.
This recipe is perfect for those looking to balance healthy dishes and creamy deliciousness. This easy-to-make recipe by Seasoned Skillet Blog has all the tasty ingredients and all the veggies to help you find your ultimate comfort dish without the extra calories.
Where are the soup lovers? This Eating Well recipe contains chicken, parmesan cheese, cannellini beans, kale, lemon, and all the other comfort ingredients to warm your tastebuds on a cold day.
Inspired by the traditionally prepared saltimbocca, this Italian variation by Chisel and Fork involves a tender, delicious chicken wrapped in prosciutto and sage, cooked in a white wine sauce. In other words, more flavor, less carbs.
Cold orzo salad might not be an Italian dish. Still, if you follow Lilluna’s recipe, you’ll have the delicious healthy meal packed with grilled chicken, orzo, and Italian flavors in front of you in 30 minutes — Italian-inspired.
Chicken breasts have never looked better when cooked with fresh tomatoes and basil. As the perfect dinner for those who have the time, Reserve Amana’s recipe for Weight Watchers tastes even better when served over rice or pasta.
If you’ve never tried grilled chicken marinated in pesto sauce, this is a sign that it’s time. Slender Kitchen’s easy, homemade recipe is just the delicious, healthy meal you need during your regimen. To eliminate even more carbs, you can choose to bake the chicken.
If you have leftover chicken in the fridge, you can try this Chicken and Mushroom Risotto recipe from Erren’s Kitchen. Packed with earthy notes from mushroom and thyme, this dish is always a staple for any occasion.
Stuffings are always delicious beyond comparison. 2 Cookin Mamas have their recipe with a load of eggs, marinara sauce, spinach, ricotta cheese, and so much more. But if you like, you can add in some sun-dried tomatoes for extra flavor.
Bring back the Mediterranean flavors by incorporating this grilled chicken recipe from Served From Scratch. It’s a plus if you’re a BBQ fan. Just remember to bring out all your Mediterranean spices and a yogurt-based sauce to taste.
We cannot round up without talking about the classic, tasty Italian lasagna. However, Recipe Girl serves up a healthier twist using whole-grain noodles and lots of colorful veggies to taste.
At just 5 WW points per serving, this penne pasta is sure to please, and plus it is so easy to prepare. If you love other pasta types, no problem, use any shorter noodles to whip up this solid dinner recipe.
If you liked these recipes, be sure to tell us in the comment about which one you tried. If you have other recipes for Weight Watchers, feel free to let us know as well. Happy cooking.
25 Must-Try Weight Watchers-Friendly Italian Chicken Recipes
- 2 cups penne pasta *measured dry
- 1 lb extra lean ground turkey
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- ½ teaspoon each salt & pepper
- 28oz can crushed tomatoes
- 1 cup reduced-fat shredded mozzarella
- Boil pasta in a pan on the stove according to the package, drain and set aside.
- Preheat oven to 350F
- In a medium-sized saucepan, add olive oil and cook the garlic over medium heat for 2 minutes. Add in the ground turkey and cook until browned.
- Mix in all of the seasonings then stir in the canned tomatoes.
- Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer for 5 minutes.
- Using a 9x13 casserole dish place a very thin layer of the turkey mixture on the bottom of the dish, add in half of the cooked pasta, then ½ of the turkey mixture, ½ cup of mozzarella and repeat the steps with the remaining ingredients.
- Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes. Makes 6 servings, each serving is 1 heaping cup.
- *Optional to top with a little fresh herbs.