Best WeightWatchers Chicken Breast Recipes

Five of our favourite low calorie and low Points chicken breast recipes, perfect for the grill, air fryer, or oven!
Published June 29, 2022

Whether you love to grill chicken breasts or you prefer the ease of an air fryer or sheet-pan meal, we’ve compiled five of our favourite easy chicken breast recipes featuring this tasty and all-purpose protein. You’ll quickly discover that these chicken breast recipes are anything but boring!

Perfectly Barbecued Chicken Breasts

A simple salt water brine is what gives these barbecued chicken breasts their succulent texture, a super-easy technique that can also be used to add moisture to other barbecue favourites such as shrimp, turkey, and pork. We recommend brining the chicken breasts for one hour, but you can let them soak for up to six hours (any longer and the texture will be negatively affected.) This chicken breast recipe also works particularly well if you plan on using bone-in chicken breasts, which not only tend to be more flavorful but are also significantly less expensive.

Roasted Chicken Breasts with Spiced Cauliflower

Inspired by the flavours of Indian cooking, this sheet-pan meal is equally ideal for weeknight meal planning as it is for a dinner party. Serve with brown basmati rice, low fat Greek yogurt, pickled vegetables, and mango chutney to round out the meal. You can make this easy roasted chicken breast recipe up to 24 hours ahead of time, simply remove the sheet pan from the fridge 15 minutes before placing it in the oven.

Rosemary-Lemon Chicken Breasts

This low calorie chicken breast recipe is packed with big flavour thanks to ingredients such as zesty citrus, rosemary, thyme, and garlic. When it comes to grilled chicken breasts, using thin cutlets or tenderloins will ensure the chicken is evenly cooked. We highly recommend going the extra mile and preparing the glaze suggested in the final step of the recipe, it only takes an additional five minutes, and the chicken breasts will be transformed into a truly memorable meal.

Easy Air-Fried Chicken Breasts

If you’re in search of a simple-yet-versatile recipe for chicken breasts, look no further than this easy chicken breast recipe that achieves its moist interior and crispy coating with the help of an air fryer. Delicious when served as-is, these chicken breasts also have a long list of alternative uses, including: shredded or sliced for salads, grain bowls, lettuce wraps, pasta dishes, and tacos. To make a quick chicken parmesan, cover a chicken breast with store-bought marinara sauce and shredded low fat mozzarella and bake in a low oven until heated through and the cheese has melted.

Sheet-Pan Chicken Fajitas with the Works

Requiring only 20 minutes of prep time, this sheet-pan recipe for chicken fajitas is a weeknight-friendly chicken breast recipe the whole family will enjoy. To achieve a perfect sear without the use of a grill, preheat the oven and sheet pan to a scorching 450 degrees F before adding the chicken and vegetables. If you can’t find poblano peppers, feel free to substitute an extra green bell pepper or a couple of shishito peppers in its place.