Food & Nutrition

20 chicken recipes that taste too good to be so low in SmartPoints

Consider dinner done.

There’s no doubt that chicken makes a great weight loss-friendly staple: Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are rich in protein—read: filling—and super versatile. Think about it: A chicken dinner can be baked, stuffed, roasted, or served in a soup or sandwich. There’s no going wrong unless you play it safe with the same old recipes—boring!

While everyone is guilty of relying on familiar meal ideas sometimes, there’s really no reason to eat the same kind of chicken twice. That’s because there are so many inventive ways to prepare the ingredient and serve up major flavor. 

To help you put dinner on the table tonight (and every night), WW food editors handpicked 20 of the best-tasting chicken dishes, all of which they’ve personally taste-tested. Try one, and you’ll spend no longer than roughly 20 minutes cooking, meaning you can get in and out of the kitchen quickly and back to what matters. (Your kids? That home renovation show you’re glued to? No one's judging!) Basically, these are everything you want in a dinner recipe.


The best fancy chicken recipes


Date night? Dinner party? Pull out all the stops and elevate your meal with these chicken recipes. Perfect for special occasions (or any old Friday night), if these don’t impress your partner or party guests, nothing will:

The best comfort food chicken recipes


These dishes will give you that warm, fuzzy, this-tastes-so-dang-good feeling. They’re just like mom (or dad!) made…but better.

The best chicken soup recipes


When you’re feeling sick, chicken soup can be a savior. But you don’t need to wait until you catch a cold to cook up one of these amazing recipes:

The best veggie-packed chicken recipes


Want to give salad a run for its money? These recipes will help you get your greens—and all the other colors of the veggie rainbow. ZeroPoint produce bulks up these meal to fill you up without eating away at your daily SmartPoints Budget:

The best spicy chicken recipes


Featuring just the right amount of fire, these dishes turn up the heat without turning off less adventurous eaters: