21 Chicken Dinner Recipes with FreeStyle Points

Because it's impossible to have too many healthy chicken dinner recipes!

If you adore the beloved Buffalo flavor, you're going to love these chicken tacos!

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.

8. Crock Pot Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup (6 Freestyle Points)

This creamy chicken soup brings back childhood memories! It’s reminiscent of the Campbells soup you grew up loving, but it’s filled with nutritious ingredients instead. Whip this hearty meal up in the slow cooker for an almost effortless meal.

9. Mediterranean Chicken Kofta Wrap (9 Freestyle Points)

Transform ground chicken into flavorful kofta – meatballs filled with Mediterranean flavors. You’ll love the way the cool Greek yogurt dressing, savory kofta, and and fresh vegetables come together in a whole wheat tortilla. This is one of those great chicken dinner recipes with Freestyle points when you’re looking for something fun and different!

10. Skillet Lemon Chicken with Roasted Vegetables (10 Freestyle Points)

One-skillet meals are my favorite – especially when they have as much flavor as this recipe. You’ll get balanced nutrition from the vegetables and flavor from the lemony sauce. Sounds about perfect to me!

11. White Chicken & Black Bean Casserole (9 Freestyle Points)

What’s the best way to meal-prep your way to an easy weeknight dinner? Amp up your casserole game! This casserole is bursting with cheesy goodness but only clocks in at 9 Freestyle Points. You’ll be left with plenty of leftovers to get you through a busy week, too.

12. Cilantro Lime Chicken with Mexican Quinoa (8 Freestyle Points)

Celebrate the flavors of Mexico with this incredibly flavorful chicken dish. Instead of serving it over the typical cilantro-lime rice, we switch things up and use protein-rich quinoa instead. Since to only takes 30 minutes to make, this is one of those recipe you’ll find yourself making time and time again.

13. Slow Cooker Thai Chicken Satay (12 Freestyle Points)

Without a doubt, this is one of my favorite chicken dinner recipes with Freestyle points. The lemongrass, fish sauce, and coconut milk come together to create a complex and flavorful sauce. But, since you make it in the slow cooker, it takes almost no effort at all to make!

14. Orange Glazed Chicken & Sweet Potato Kebabs (9 Freestyle Points)

Whip out the skewers and change up your dinner routine with these Orange Glazed Chicken and Sweet Potato Kebabs. You’ll be amazed at the meaty flavor of the sweet potato chunks, and that orange glaze pairs perfectly with the sweet and savory flavors in the kebabs.

15. Restaurant-Style Chicken Fried Rice (6 Freestyle Points)

It doesn’t get much better than this Restaurant-Style Chicken Fried Rice recipe! It’s a great way to use up leftover rice and chicken, and you can pack it full of any vegetables you have in the fridge. Quick, easy, and delicious – what more could you ask for?

16. One-Pot Chicken and Veggie Ramen Stir-Fry (7 Freestyle Points)

Ramen has become very hot over the last few years, but those packets are usually filled with all kinds of unhealthy ingredients. So, ditch the packet and make this stir-fry recipe, instead! It’s incredibly quick and easy to pull together as a last-minute dinner idea.

17. Clean Eating Chicken Salad (2 Freestyle Points)

Most people think of chicken salad as a lunch or a snack item, but I love eating it for dinner. It’s perfect for those nights when you don’t have a lot of time to prep up dinner. Eat it in a whole-wheat tortilla, on some toast, or on a bed of greens. It’s delicious no matter how you prepare it!

18. Slow Cooker Whole Moroccan Chicken (12 Freestyle Points)

You can create a lot of economy in your kitchen by cooking whole chickens. They’re always less expensive than chicken breasts, you can reuse the bones to make stock, and they create a ton of leftovers! For all those reasons, I love chicken dinner recipes with Freestyle Points that make it easy to cook a whole chicken.

19. Slow Cooker Enchiladas (10 Freestyle Points)

The slow cooker is one of my favorite inventions. I can load it up in the morning, go to work, and have a homemade (and healthy) dinner waiting for me when I get home. This is one of those chicken dinner recipes with Freestyle points that I make over and over again because it’s so delicious and it looks gorgeous, too!

20. Skinny Chicken Parmesan Casserole (10 Freestyle Points)

This Skinny Chicken Parmesan Casserole proves that you can have your cake and eat it, too! It has all the comfort of a traditional chicken Parmesan dish, but we keep the points low by making smart ingredient choices. So go ahead and eat up – guilt free!

21. Skinny Buffalo Chicken Tacos (9 Freestyle Points)

Who doesn’t love tacos? It gets even better with this entry on our chicken dinner recipes with Freestyle points list: the chicken gets dressed in spicy, flavorful buffalo dressing. It’s a great way to use up leftover shredded chicken, and you could even use a store-bought rotisserie chicken to save time.

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Chef Lindsay

Lindsay D. Mattison is a professional chef, recipe developer, and food writer. After graduating from Cascade Culinary School, Lindsay worked as the executive chef of a farm-to-table restaurant in Bend, Oregon. She is passionate about using local, organic ingredients and loves teaching home cooks how to incorporate seasonal food into their diet. While she spends most of her time writing these days, she still exercises her culinary muscles on the regular, taking any opportunity to create beautiful meals for her family. She lives with her husband in Colorado, where she enjoys the trials and errors of gardening.

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  1. I made a crock pot chicken thighs dish with pitted green olives found on your site and now can’t find it. It was incredibly delicious. It also had a flour sauce. Can you help me find it. I’d like to make it again. Thank you.

  2. I’m curious as to why SkinnyMS has not changed their pointing of WW recipes??? The program is no long called Freestyle! There are several new programs that go by “color names”. In fact, I have had to recheck the point values of your recipes because many are INCORRECT!

    1. Hi Susan, We have thousands of recipes and WWs seems to change their program at least every other year. We are discussing this now and should have a solution soon.:)

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