With winter in full swing, I am making my favorite Weight Watchers crock pot recipes on a very frequent basis. They are easy, hearty, and oh so comforting on a chilly day. Today, I’m sharing a Creamy Tarragon Chicken Recipe that was inspired by a Rachel Ray recipe, but made over to be lighter and more Weight Watchers friendly. It is absolutely amazing…so flavorful and rich, and the sauce is so creamy and velvety. Each serving is just 4 Points +, which is hard to believe once you taste how good it is. Since I rarely cook with tarragon, this dish was a real treat and had me wondering why I don’t cook with tarragon more often. If used carrots in this dish, but feel free to use another vegetable if you prefer. Asparagus, broccoli and peas work really well with it. I recommend serving this Creamy Tarragon Chicken over some buttered whole wheat noodles or buttered brown rice for a complete meal. Enjoy!
The week before Thanksgiving, I like to cook very non-traditional holiday foods or ethnic foods, so that I can “surprise” my taste buds on Thursday with the most delicious Thanksgiving foods. So today, I’ll share with you this incredibly easy crock pot version of Tikka Masala, which is a very popular and traditional Indian food. If you’ve ever thought about trying some homemade Indian food recipes but are a bit intimidated, then this easy dinner recipe is a great way to go. It’s a delicious and very healthy dish that clocks in at just 7 Points + per serving, including the rice. Weight Watchers Crock Pot Recipes are huge lifesavers, especially when you have little time to prepare dinner because you are too busy making preparations for one very big dinner coming up on Thursday night. So, keep your week easy, but still healthy, and try this Crock Pot Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe. Enjoy!
Back when Weight Watchers was still using their old Points plan, I posted a Beef Tips in Mushroom Sauce Recipe. Since then, I’ve gotten a lot of feedback and questions about it, so I decided to re-make this dish, change it up a bit, and calculate the new Points + value. Even though it ends up being 10 Points + per serving, these beef tips were sooooooo good! If you are a meat lover, then this is absolutely worth the splurge in Points. It packs in tons of protein too, so it’s really a satisfying dish. Try serving it over some Miracle Noodle orzo for 0 Points +, or over your favorite rive or noodles for additional Points +. This is one easy Weight Watchers Crock Pot Recipe that is a must make this fall/winter
Another busy day, leads to another easy, delicious and low calorie crock pot recipe. This Dijon Chicken Slow Cooker Recipe is simple, yet very filling, and tasty. The mild chicken and potatoes complement the tangy Dijon mustard oh so perfectly. Each nicely sized serving is just 7 Points + each, and it goes great paired with a fresh green salad. If you cook this on high, you may need to add some additional broth to keep it moist. You could also add in some other fresh vegetables to bulk it up even more – I’d suggest peas or asparagus. This slow cooker recipe has such minimal prep, so it’s great for a day when you just don’t have the time or energy to cook. But the end result looks and tastes like you’ve been in the kitchen all day. This is definitely a perfect Weight Watchers Crock Pot recipe to add to your repertoire.
Well, fall is officially here (since Saturday!) and it’s time for some of the best Weight Watchers Fall Recipes to start making their way to my blog. To kick things off, I decided to do this Crock Pot Pumpkin Lentil Stew. It’s a very healthy dish that’s incredibly filling, and is an excellent Weight Watchers Vegan recipe for those who eat Vegan (just leave off the yogurt). I fed this to my 13 month old, and she LOVED it. Simmering in the crock pot all day made everything so tender and flavorful…the spices were perfect. And the lime juice gives it just a bit of zing. In fact, the next time I make this, I will use more lime juice. If you want a good, hearty fall stew recipe that will really fill you up for just 4 Points +, then this Crock Pot Pumpkin Lentil Stew is your ticket. Enjoy!
Lately, I’ve been seeing some Crock Pot Rotisserie Chicken Recipes floating around on Pinterest. Like many other things I see on Pinterest, I assumed this was too good to be true. Succulent, evenly cooked, rotisserie style chicken from a crock pot? No way. But I adore rotisserie chicken, and if there was an easy way to make it at home myself without having to buy yet another appliance to fit into my already cluttered kitchen, well then I was game to give it a try. I reviewed a few recipes and notes, and created my own version. The key is to stick the chicken under the broiler first to crisp up the skin and seal in the moisture of the chicken. Then pop in in your slow cooker for the rest of the time to cook through. I was absolutely AMAZED at how good it turned out!! Seriously delicious. It was incredibly moist and juicy, and was totally falling off the bone. And it was way better than the rotisserie chickens I’ve purchased at stores or restaurants. From now on, this is the only way I’ll have rotisserie chicken – it was that good, people. Just note that the nutritional information and the Weight Watchers Points + I’ve calculated for this recipe is based on the WHOLE chicken, with the SKIN REMOVED. I added up the stats from the entire chicken and then divided it by 8 servings. So, your Points + may vary a bit, depending on whether you are eating breast, thigh, wing, etc. But most importantly, remove the skin! This will be one of the best Weight Watchers Crock Pot Recipes you’ve ever made.
For as long as I can remember, I have adored dumplings. There is just something about chewy, lumpy balls of dough that get me all excited. This might also explain my infatuation with cookie dough. But given that dumplings are flour based, they can add up to some serious calories and Weight Watchers Points, so I’ve tried to avoid them. But this Crock Pot Chicken Stew with Cornmeal Dumplings puts a lighter and healthier spin on traditional dumpling recipes. Plus it gave me an opportunity to utilize some fresh herbs from my husband’s garden. Each very nicely sized serving is just 6 Points each and is very satisfying. The dumplings came out perfectly and my family and I devoured this dish. It’s definitely a Weight Watchers Crock Pot recipe that I’ll be making again and again.
These Crock Pot Chicken Ranch Tacos have become a regular in our house recently. Basically, I’ve just been too busy to cook much and it’s too hot to stand over a sizzling skillet. So I toss a few ingredients in my slow cooker when the kids go down for a nap, and then later that evening I have moist and yummy chicken tacos that are smothered in a delicious ranch/taco sauce. Add it to some taco shells with the fixings and voila! What an amazing an easy way to make chicken tacos for dinner. And at just 6 Points + for two tacos, I get a low calorie meal and my family gets a tasty dish they enjoy. This is also a great Weight Watchers Crock Pot Recipe for potlucks or parties. It’s so easy, and so good!
Got some beer still left over from the 4th of July? Well this Beer Crock Pot Chicken Recipe is the perfect way to use some of it up! Just a few ingredients, plus a bottle of your favorite beer tossed into a crock pot makes some of the most delicious chicken I’ve ever tasted. It’s so simple, yet the end result is delicious. I made my Beer Crock Pot Chicken with Guinness because that is my absolute favorite beer, but any kind will work. Though I made mine using just chicken, you can also add in some veggies if you’d like. And at just 3 Points + per serving, this Weight Watchers Crock Pot Chicken Recipe is an ideal main course. Pair it with your favorite sides (I served Bacon Mashed Potatoes and a Black Bean and Corn Salad). The chicken comes out moist, delicate, and perfectly delicious. This would make a great, easy Weight Watchers Fourth of July Recipe or Super Bowl Recipe too. Enjoy!
This easy Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe for the crock pot is one of my favorite “busy day” meals. It literally takes minutes to throw these ingredients in a crock pot, and the end result is a deliciously creamy and cheesy Chicken Cordon Bleu that is just 7 Points + per serving. It tastes like something I’d buy at a restaurant. Throw in some 0 points veggies for some extra bulk, if you’d like. But I prefer it nice and simple, as is. It’s a perfect, reliable meal to add to my list of Weight Watchers Crock Pot Recipes that I know I will make time and time again because it’s so easy and so yummy. So if you are looking for more slow cooker recipe ideas, give this Chicken Cordon Bleu a try!
This is my take on the popular Sweet and Tangy Meatballs Crock Pot Recipe. I first had this dish as an appetizer at a friend’s New Year’s Eve Party, and I fell in! So delicious, and just 3 ingredients and a slow cooker make it SO easy. But when I added up the nutritional statistics, it ended up being pretty high in Weight Watchers Points. So, I played around with the ingredients and created a Sweet and Spicy Meatballs Recipe that is to die for. Though, be aware, it is SPICY! So, if you aren’t a fan of spicy, steer clear of this dish. But if you are like me and salivate at the mere thought of hot and spicy foods, then this one is for you. Just 7 Points + for 4 large meatballs with sauce. Try serving over some brown rice (for additional Weight Watchers Points) or over some zero calorie Miracle Noodle Orzo (for no additional Weight Watchers Points). Or you can use smaller, cocktail size meatballs and serve them with toothpicks as a Weight Watchers Superbowl Recipe ! Deelish!
A delicious, healthy dinner recipe that can be prepared quickly, this Creamy Mushroom and Chicken Stew is ideal. Each serving is just 4 Points +, and is very filling. The first time I made this chicken stew recipe, I just ate is straight from the bowl, the way a stew is typically devoured. The second time I made it, I served it over some 0 calorie orzo from Miracle Noodle, and I felt like I was eating a HUGE meal for just 4 Points +. It did need some extra salt and pepper, but it was fantastic, and oh-so satisfying! Weight Watchers Crock Pot Recipes are my go to meals when I’m pressed for time and have some leftover produce in my fridge that I want to use up before it gets bad. And this Creamy Mushroom and Chick Stew Crock Pot Recipe is perfect for that! I almost always have all those ingredients on hand. However, be aware that working with yogurt and a crock pot can be tricky, as the yogurt can curdle. To avoid that, make sure the yogurt is at room temp and only add it in before serving – don’t let it simmer in there all day. Enjoy!