After a long and exhausting day, there is nothing quite like the anticipation of enjoying a mouthwatering and satisfying dish, especially during the colder months of the year. Specifically, a well-cooked chicken recipe can be the perfect remedy to fight off the frigid temperatures and ease the fatigue! But more than that, chicken is a lean protein source that provides essential nutrients to your body.
Healthline states that skinless chicken is one of the top 13 lean proteins you can eat! So, there are plenty of benefits to enjoying it. Today, we’ve gathered a list of recipes with a couple of things in common: they are WW-friendly and have chicken as the primary component! You’ll love the wide range of choices here. From unique Apple-Braised Chicken to classic Chicken Cordon Bleu, each recipe will make you feel at home and provide comfort during wintry times.
Indulge in savory and crispy fried chicken with this healthy Weight Watchers version. It is only three points per serving! And it's the perfect food for winter since it is the ultimate comfort food. You will need boneless skinless chicken breast, 1% low-fat buttermilk, cornflake crumbs, and seasonings to make it. A touch of salt and cayenne pepper are all you need to enhance the flavor of the chicken!
Here is a hearty recipe that is perfect for when the weather is chilly outside. This fantastic WW recipe combines balsamic glazed chicken breast, cauliflower, and baby potatoes. It has hints of fresh lemon, parsley, thyme, and garlic to give it a rich flavor. This is a low-point option that the entire family will love! And since it already has plenty of protein and veggies, it can function as an entire meal.
Who doesn't love the taste of garlicky, browned chicken? This dish is sure to win your heart over. It's made with boneless, skinless chicken breasts, garlic, breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, and basil. The best part is that you won't have to fry it to get a crispy texture - you can simply bake it in the oven.
If you're someone who can't get enough of the Everything Bagel Seasoning Blend, you're not alone. This recipe utilizes that unique spice blend as a way to upgrade the chicken breast. It also contains grape tomatoes, scallions, and reduced-fat cream cheese, which gives it the perfect balance of creaminess and savouriness. Serve this with steamed vegetables as the side! The best part is that this recipe can be done in less than an hour.
Try our Sweet and Spicy Baked Chicken recipe, which is Weight Watchers-friendly and can be made in 20 minutes! This chicken has an exquisite flavor due to the combination of Maple syrup, chili powder, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, and cayenne. This is a versatile recipe, as you can serve it with various side dishes, including cauliflower rice, roasted vegetables, and homemade mashed potatoes. It is entirely up to you!
Try this Weight Watchers recipe if you're looking for a delicious Mexican-inspired chicken dish. The flavor is phenomenal, with hints of red onions, garlic, feta cheese, cilantro, and cayenne, all perfectly seasoned. This dish is very satisfying and includes corn, zucchini, beans, tomatoes, and chicken as the main components. Next time you host a dinner party, this recipe should come to mind, as it makes eight plentiful servings!
Try out these amazing pulled chicken sandwiches when the weather is cold outside, and you want to treat yourself to something delicious. This is not your average sandwich with just chicken, buns, and mayo - it's far more exciting! It contains marinated chicken, fresh apples, Spanish onions, shredded cabbage, and carrots. You can enjoy this mouth-watering sandwich with homemade air fryer French fries, potato salad, or a simple side salad.
You'll love these bite-sized Cajun Chicken Bites! First of all, it only takes about 15 minutes to make them. Secondly, you can use them as an appetizer, an entree, or an afternoon snack! To make it, you need boneless skinless chicken breast, which you can marinate with all the seasonings. Some outstanding flavors include Cajun seasoning, red chili pepper flakes, garlic, Italian seasoning, and cayenne. It also has hints of brown sugar to balance out the heat.
Weight Watchers developed this recipe, drawing inspiration from Cuban cuisine. Despite having a simple ingredient list, the dish requires some time as the meat needs to be marinated to absorb all the flavor. However, the cooking process is quick and easy. This dish features delicious black beans, mango salsa with red onions, and grilled chicken that turns out perfectly golden brown and crispy outside. You can always use an indoor grill if you wish!
Are you a fan of Chicken Cordon Bleu? It typically consists of stuffed, crispy chicken with ham and cheese, making it perfect to enjoy when you want comforting food during the colder months. This WW version makes it a bit lighter for you to enjoy! It is healthier due to Campbell’s Healthy Request Cream of Chicken Soup. It also uses fat-free sour cream!
Are you searching for an impressive and healthy meal to prepare for your loved ones? You should try this three-point chicken recipe! The dish features a delicious wine sauce made with reduced-sodium chicken broth, fresh thyme, and unsalted butter. The heavenly sauce will taste amazing when poured over the boneless, skinless chicken breasts. You can serve this dish with sautéed spinach or steamed broccoli.
This recipe is perfect for winter with seared chicken, fresh parsley and sage, Granny Smith apples, chicken broth, and Dijon mustard. It's the ultimate comfort food. WW suggests serving this with brown rice or couscous, and we have to agree that it is an excellent combination! However, you can customize the recipe to fit your family's preferences.
Pointed Kitchen posted this recipe, the Weight Watchers version of the famous dish Chicken Tikka Masala. This variation has two main components: the marinated chicken and the curry sauce. Some of the forward flavors include garlic, coriander, ginger, curry powder, peppers, and tomatoes. It also has some fat-free Greek yogurt for creaminess, which harmonizes quite well with all the spices.
Dinner never looked better! This wonderful dish has juicy chicken tenderloins with a creamy seasoned sauce. When enjoying it, your palate will come across flavors of garlic, onion, chili powder, and cayenne. Despite being WW-friendly, it does have a healthy portion of half-and-half and butter, which gives the sauce a rich taste and texture!
It would be a crime to make a list of delicious chicken dinners and not include teriyaki chicken! This recipe by The Holy Mess is a fusion of chicken, broccoli, edamame, and a flavorsome teriyaki sauce. Rather than using a store-bought sauce, you can make your own with soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and sesame oil! Serve this chicken with cauliflower rice, brown rice, or another type of grain.