I’m back! It’s been over a week now, and I apologize to all my loyal (and hungry!) readers who check in daily for new recipes. Things have been hectic at LaaLoosh headquarters lately, so I haven’t had the time to blog about all my yummy Weight Watchers Recipes! But things are starting to get back to normal now, so I should have more time to get back to blogging!

Anyway, on to today’s tasty Weight Watchers Recipe….this is another tasty and fabulous crock pot recipe, designed for the Weight Watcher who wants a an easy to make meal that’s also really good for you and low in Weight Watchers Points. Low fat, and low in Points, this dish is slow cooked with shredded chicken, beans and vegetables, so it’s loaded with fiber, protein and other nutrients. It’s also a perfect Momentum Plan Recipe! It’ll definitely fill you up so you won’t be hungry again shortly after eating. TIP: You can prepare it the night before, and then just turn your crock pot on in the morning for an easy weeknight meal. This is truly a fantastic Weight Watchers Crock Pot Recipe to keep on file. :)

Weight Watchers Santa Fe Chicken Crock Pot Recipe

Ingredients:
– 24 oz (1 1/2) lbs chicken breast
– 14.4 oz can diced tomatoes with mild green chilies
– 15 oz can black beans
– 8 oz frozen corn
– 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
– 14.4 oz can fat free chicken broth
– 3 scallions, chopped
– 1 tsp garlic powder
– 1 tsp onion powder
– 1 tsp cumin
– 1 tsp cayenne pepper (to taste)
– salt to taste

NOTE: Try this slow cooker recipe over some Miracle Noodle Zero Calorie Orzo Pasta for no additional Weight Watchers Points!

Directions:
Combine chicken broth, beans, corn, tomatoes, cilantro, scallions, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, cayenne pepper and salt in the crock pot. Season chicken breast with salt and lay on top. Cook on low for 10 hours or on high for 6 hours. Half hour before serving, remove chicken and shred. Return chicken to slow cooker and stir in. Adjust salt and seasoning. Makes 8 servings.

Each serving = 5 Weight Watchers Points

This recipe was created by Gina’s WW recipes.

11 Comments

  1. For Points Plus Plan it is only 5pts before when it was listed in Gina's site, the original version was only three pts. Great recipe! Having it for dinner tonight!!

  2. This recipe is out of this world good. Not sure how its 5 pts I put it into a recipe/calorie counter and it was only 3.5 but I did use 5pts when I gave myself points. I also added finely chopped spinach. So YUM! GREAT GREAT recipe!!! I took it to my WW meeting last week and had people come back this week and really love it.

  3. This recipe is the best I've tried, delicious! I served it over Steam Fresh brown rice, 1.5 points for 1/2 cup.

  4. Can you please tell me if you know where can I buy the Miracle Noodle Zero Calorie Orzo Pasta in Canada I have looked into this in the past and can't find it anywhere. Please reply to my email?

    Thank you

    Kara

    • Currently, Miracle noodles are only available for purchase online. :( But ask your local grocery store manager to look into ordering some for his/her store! Good luck!

  5. just a quick question–is there anyway to modify the point value if I only used 1 lb of chicken breast?

    • Yes, but you'll have to calculate up all of the nutritional stats of each ingredient in order to get the new Weight Watchers Point Total.

  6. I put this in the Weight Watcher recipe Bulder and got 7 point for 4 servings…

    • The problem with the Weight Watchers Recipe Builder is that it's accuracy can be questioned depending on the ingredients that you use. The WW Recipe Builder is very generic and does not account for the vast differences in calories, fat and fiber of the ingredients, depending on brand. Therefore, you are only getting an average Points Value based on generic nutritional info. To be certain of your exact Points value, it's always best to calculate the nutritional data of t he ingredients you use in each of your Weight Watchers Recipe.

  7. Quick q – what is the serving size? (in case I'm not feeding 8, and just taking out a couple of servings)

    Thanks!

    • It's hard to say…the serving size will vary depending on the size/shape of the ingredients. So, the best thing to do is to figure a total of 45 Points for the whole recipe. Then, just divide the dish into as many equal sized portions as you plan on serving, and take that number and divide into 45. For example, if you divide the recipe into 5 servings, then each serving is 9 Weight Watchers Points. Because the serving size will vary, the best thing to do is just to equally divide out all the portions — even if you aren't using them right away. You can always throw a few servings into the fridge or freezer for a fast and easy meal to reheat when you are hungry. :)

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