For a quick and easy dinner idea that’s healthy and low calorie, I turn to this creamy Chicken and Rice Recipe, as my good ol’ standby. A popular dish that many of us grew up on, this traditionally high calorie meal just got a healthy (and TASTY!) makeover. By increasing the fiber and lowering the fat and carb count, you’ve now got a delicious and tasty meal that will help keep you on track with your weight loss goals. And though it’s not an official one of Weight Watchers Chicken Recipes, this is a great main dish recipe for anyone counting calories who still wants to enjoy a delicious meal. Each nicely sized serving has just 6 Points and is loaded with fiber and protein and veggies. Dig in!

Chicken and Rice Recipe with Mushrooms

– 4, 4oz skinless, boneless chicken breasts
– 1 10oz package sliced cremini mushrooms
– 2 medium stalks celery, thinly sliced
– 6 baby summer squash, chopped
– 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves, chopped
– 1/2 cup dry white wine
– 1 ½ cups fat free chicken broth
– ½ cup fat free sour cream
– 1 cup instant brown rice
– ½ tsp salt
– 1/4 tsp black pepper

Spray a large, 12-inch skillet with non-fat cooking spray. Heat skillet on medium-high until hot. Add chicken and cook, covered, 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium; turn chicken and cook, covered, 5 more minutes. Transfer to plate. To same skillet, add squash, mushrooms, celery, and thyme; cook 5 minutes or until vegetables are softened, stirring occasionally. Add broth, rice, wine, salt, and black pepper; heat to boiling. Return chicken to skillet. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer about 12 minutes or until juices run clear when thickest part of chicken is pierced with knife, and rice is cooked. Add in sour cream, and combine. Serve immediately.

Entire recipe makes 4 servings
Serving size is 1 chicken breast and ¼ of rice and sauce
Each serving = 6 Points

PER SERVING: 239 calories; 3 g fat; 20 g carbohydrates; 35 g protein; 3 g fiber


  1. What does the + sign mean after the points. Is it that number of points or not?

    • LaaLoosh Reply

      The “+” sign stands for the “Plus” in Points Plus. I cannot use the term “Points Plus” in my recipes as that is copyright of Weight Watchers.

  2. This is hands down one of the best things i have EVER cooked. Such a winter warmer!. So rich and creamy, yet so healthy too.

  3. I made this for my family and we all loved my kids even at it I am making it again

  4. I made this for dinner tonight and we liked it. Was not sure how to "add in the sour cream and combine" when there are 4 chicken breasts in the pan….I just put dollops around and tried to stir in as best I could. I had light sour cream instead of fat free and it did separate some. Might take the chicken completely out next time and add the sour cream, then put the chicken on top before serving. Was tasty.

  5. I really liked the recipe but I thought it was better before I added the sour cream. Next time I will skip the sour cream and hopefully save some calories too!

  6. I never use instant rice so could I use cooked bown long grain rice in this recipe instead? Or even partially cooked long grain? Have to say I LOVE every single recipe I've tried since discovering your website 3 weeks ago. Have tried a different recipe every day and have not been disappointed by one yet.. Thanks..

    • Yes, you can used cooked rice…Just make sure to cook the rice most of the way (until it's almost done) before adding it into the recipe. Thanks for your positive feedback — glad you like the site!

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