This recipe was shared with me and it sounded so good that I just had to try it. It’s a delicious twist to the traditional roast chicken. Citrus works so well with chicken, that this is a wonderful addition to any roast chicken. Cooking the chicken and the potatoes is an easy way to have most of the meal prepared in one dish. If you’re someone who doesn’t like the twiggy rosemary – use the same amount of thyme instead. It’ll be just as delicious. I used a whole chicken for this dish, since that’s what I had on hand. It works well with either a whole chicken, or chicken pieces like thighs or legs.
Who doesn’t love a relaxed evening with a home made pizza and a movie? Sometimes it’s nice to have a different flavor of pizza. This delicious pizza is perfect for a quick and easy dinner. It goes great with a simple side salad. I make my own gluten free pizza crust, but any crust will work for this one. If you make your own crust, make a double batch. That way you can use one and freeze one for an easy meal later. Wrap the crust in two layers of plastic wrap and one layer of aluminum foil, and it’ll stay fresh for a couple of months in the freezer – that is, if it lasts that long. Don’t be afraid of the cream sauce, it’s very simple to make. Just remember to keep whisking, even if you don’t think it’s working. The flour will clump up once you put the milk in, but if you just keep whisking, a scrumptious creamy garlic sauce will suddenly appear.
I love fried chicken, but unfortunately we all know it is not a healthy choice. Oven fried chicken strips is a perfect alternative. I cut up some thin chicken breasts (although the strips are a bit “off shape”) and decided to try buttermilk instead of eggs for dipping. I love the taste as it allows the chicken to taste moist and not dry. I did not add salt or pepper as I tried the Grill Mates Montreal Chicken Seasoning instead. It was a nice addition. I served this dish with a vegetable side dish. You can add a dipping sauce for the chicken strips, just be sure to calculate the points and add them to your meal.
Oven fried chicken strips are an easy, tasty and healthy alternative to the traditional dish.
- 4 thin, boneless, skinless chicken breasts (I used Perdue Fit & Easy Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts, Thin Sliced –already cut perfectly in a package in the fresh meats area of a grocery store)
- 1 cup low-fat buttermilk
- 1 1/2 cups bread crumbs
- 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan
- 1 tablespoon Grill Mates Montreal Chicken Seasoning
- Non-stick cooking spray (Olive oil flavor is used for this recipe)
- Salt and Pepper to taste (optional)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- In a shallow bowl combine breadcrumbs, cheese, and chicken seasoning, mix well.
- In a second shallow bowl add buttermilk.
- Slice chicken breasts into 3 strips each.
- Dip chicken strips into buttermilk first and let excess drip off before dipping into dry mixture.
- Dip chicken strips into dry mixture making sure to coat all of the strips with the dry mixture.
- Spray a shallow baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
- Lay the chicken strips flat on baking dish and bake for 20-25 minutes or until pink is gone and desired crispness has been reached.
Preparation time: 15 minute(s)
Cooking time: 20-25 minute(s)
Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced fat, High protein
Number of servings (yield): 4
Culinary tradition: USA (Southern)
Entire recipe makes: 4 servings
Serving size is about: about 3 strips
Each serving = 6 Points +
PER SERVING: 253 calories; 5 g fat; 19 g carbohydrates; 31 g protein; 2.5g fiber
I never would have believed that “fried” chicken could be delicious if it were baked. But I was certainly incorrect. I tried several oven fried chicken breast recipes and this is one of my favorites. I prepared it with a serving of low-sodium chicken flavored Stove Top stuffing. If you use the Stove Top, you will need to add 3 Points + to the meal. I have served this dish with steamed broccoli or yellow squash instead of the stuffing on other occasions.
I’ve been seeing a few versions of this recipe for Crispy Cheddar Chicken going around on Pinterest for the past few months, and it looked so tasty, so I decided to come up with my own, lighter version that keeps that those precious Points Plus at a minimum. No doubt, this Weight Watchers chicken recipe was an absolute hit. What’s not to like about crisp, seasoned chicken topped with a rich, velvety cheese sauce!??!? The answer is NOTHING. Each serving is just 6 Points +, and paired with a low calorie soup and some roasted veggies, you’ve got one fantastically delicious meal that will help keep you in line with those Weight Watchers goals. Get this recipe on your weekly menus, asap!
I have to say, this Baked Ranch Chicken is one of the best Weight Watchers Chicken Recipes I’ve ever had. It’s so simple, and yet so delicious. The flavors are perfect, and the crunchy cornflakes breading works wonderfully. My family really enjoyed this dish, and it has definitely become a staple in our house. Sometimes, to make the chicken even juicier, I’ll soak it overnight in reduced fat buttermilk. This tenderizes the meat and also adds a bit of tang that brings out the flavors of the ranch seasoning. This is a great low calorie chicken recipe that can prepared very quickly with very few ingredients, and is a great dish to prepare when you are having one of those “What the heck should I make for dinner” moments. It’s one of my go to chicken recipes that satisfies everyone, including me, all for just 5 Points + per serving.
If I’m going to spend 7 Points on a meal, it sure better be tasty. And when I tried this low calorie Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe, I was very impressed. This dish was super delicious, pretty easy to make, and a hit with the entire family. NO ONE had any idea this was a weight watchers recipe! Most traditional chicken cordon bleu recipes are laden with fat and calories, but my slimmed down version is MUCH better for you, while still keeping fabulous taste, flavor and cheesy goodness! Though it’s not an official one of Weight Watchers Chicken Recipes, this fabulous Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu is sure to be loved by anyone who loves healthy versions of traditional recipes. Enjoy!
Ok, I know it’s been a while since I’ve last posted, so please forgive my delay on posting new healthy recipes that are low calorie and yummy. I’ve been preoccupied launching my new business, Pretty Paper Invitations, offering DIY wedding invitations. Not food related, but I’m super excited about it!
Anyway, on to today’s delicious low calorie Chicken Parmesan recipe. This tasty dish has a Point Total of just 5, so it’s the perfect healthy dinner recipe that won’t use up all your Weight Watchers Points! It’s loaded with protein and fiber, so aside from being low calorie, it’s got some great healthy benefits too. And I love that this Baked Chicken Parmesan Recipe is so super easy to prepare. It’s simple, yet low calorie and delicious. If you love traditional Italian recipes, but are petrified of their fat and calorie content, give this version a try!
Just because you are a Weight Watcher doesn’t mean you have to give up your favorite foods! The trick is just learning how to prepare a healthier, lower calorie version that ends up being lower in Weight Watcher Points. One of my readers requested a delicious Weight Watchers Fried Chicken Recipe, and after looking around and experimenting a bit in the kitchen, I have finally found this super crispy and yummy Southern Style Oven Fried Chicken Recipe that’ll knock your socks off! The crust is so deliciously yummy and savory and the chicken is so tender and juicy, no one will suspect that this is actually a low calorie fried chicken recipe! By making a few adjustments in the traditional fried chicken recipes, I was able to take this American favorite and turn it from an average of 11 Weight Watchers Points per serving to just 4 Weight Watcher Points, simply by eliminating the chicken skin and the oil – and this chicken is SO good, you won’t miss ’em! The chicken is actually “oven-fried”, so that will save you a TON of calories, but without sacrificing the taste. And I’ve added a few tricks into the recipe to still make you feel like you are eating a “bad” food, so you can enjoy it :). This Weight Watchers Southern Fried Chicken Recipe is one of the Weight Watchers Recipes that will be a staple in your meal plan for a long time to come!
If there is a food that I could eat every day and not get tired of, buffalo chicken strips would be a top contender. But since following the Weight Watchers diet plan, I was hard pressed to find an amazing buffalo chicken strip recipe that not only tasted great, but would be low in Weight Watchers Points and good for me too. So I made up my own special, low calorie recipe! It tastes amazing, is incredibly low in fat and calories, and packs in an excellent serving of fiber! These buffalo chicken strips are also great to make for a party or picnic, and are a great, healthy snack to chow down on during your favorite football game (Go Steelers!)
If you are following the Weight Watcher diet plan or any weight loss program, and thought that the yumminess that is chicken parmigiana was a dish that you’d have to kiss goodbye, think again! This lightened up Italian recipe gives you all the taste, but a lot less of the fat and calories. Try this chicken recipe for dinner, and your whole family is sure to love it. And I bet no one in your family will guess that it’s good for them!