We love the Weight Watchers Freestyle program! If you haven’t read the new guidelines, it’s pretty comparable to the previous SmartPoints program. There are a few differences, including a revised points calculation based on updated U.S. Dietary Guidelines. That means that it’s easier than ever to lose weight by counting points instead of calories. They also added a ton of zero-point foods that you can eat in unlimited quantities. And, you’re also allowed to rollover points from one week to the next, so you can save up your points for a delicious treat!
There are lots of great foods you can eat on the Weight Watchers program, but we can never get enough chicken dinner recipes with Freestyle points. This lean protein will fill you up without breaking your points bank. Some of these recipes are as low as 2 points if you’re trying to save up, while others are a bit more indulgent at 12 points. Either way, they’re all completely delicious and made easy – one-pot meals and recipes that use the Instant Pot or slow cooker. Perfect for weeknight dinners and meal-planning enthusiasts!
1. Instant Pot Creamy Salsa Verde Chicken (5 Freestyle Points)
It doesn’t get easier than this incredible Instant Pot recipe! It only takes 15 minutes under high pressure to transform lean chicken breasts into a tender, shreddable meal. This recipe makes great leftovers, too, so don’t be afraid to double the recipe for great chicken dinners all week long.
2. Slow Cooker Fried Chicken (2 Freestyle Points)
This is one of the most popular recipes on the SkinnyMs website for good reason. Fried chicken – made easier by using a slow cooker – for only 2 Freestyle points per serving? You better believe this is one of our go-to chicken dinner recipes with Freestyle points.
3. Southwest Chicken Casserole with Black Beans Recipe (6 Freestyle Points)
Everyone loves a good casserole. They’re easy to make, even easier to meal prep, and they make tons of leftovers! Make this quick-and-easy casserole for a weeknight dinner and enjoy the leftovers for lunch the next day. If you have too many leftovers, don’t worry: this casserole freezes exceptionally well.
4. Skinny Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast (2 Freestyle Points)
This easy stuffed chicken breast recipe is perfect when you don’t have many points to spare on dinner. It might seem fancy to serve stuffed chicken breasts for a weeknight dinner, but this recipe is so simple it’s ready in only 25 minutes!
5. One Pan Mediterranean Chicken Meatballs, Tomatoes, and Chickpeas (3 Freestyle Points)
This is one of my favorite chicken dinner recipes with Freestyle points when I don’t have many points left in the day. It’s not only packed full of flavorful ingredients, but it’s incredibly filling, too (thanks to all the protein and fiber in the chickpeas).
6. Healthier One-Pot Sesame Chicken Recipe (7 Freestyle Points)
You’ll never need to order take-out again once you learn this One-Pot Sesame Chicken recipe. It has all the flavor you love from your favorite Chinese restaurant, but no MSG or added ingredients. The best part? You only need to dirty up one pot making it, so clean-up is a breeze!
7. Baked Chicken Quesadilla Casserole (6 Freestyle Points)
When you feel like having a “cheat” day, make this quick-and-easy casserole instead. It’s filled with ooey-gooey cheese and sweet corn, so it feels decadent and rich. But, it’s only 6 Freestyle points and it’s packed full of protein and fiber.