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Get out your chopsticks! Here’s a Weight Watchers recipe I adapted: General Tso’s Chicken. I took out the rice from the original recipe, and added broccoli to the chicken instead. It has just 6 WW PointsPlus per serving! It tastes just like a Chinese restaurant meal but it’s perfect for eating light.

Skinny General Tso's Chicken with Broccoli - 6 Weight Watchers Points

General Tso’s Chinese Chicken with Broccoli

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1 lb. uncooked boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into small pieces
  • 3/4 c. low-sodium chicken broth – try your own homemade broth!
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp chili pepper paste
  • 1 c. broccoli, chopped

WHAT YOU DO:

In a medium bowl, whisk together broth, cornstarch, sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, and ginger. Set aside.

Heat oil in a wok or large skillet over med-high heat. Add green onion, garlic, and chili pepper paste. Cook, stirring frequently, for 2 minutes.

Add chicken and sauté until browned, for about 5 minutes.

Add reserved sauce to pan, add broccoli, and simmer until sauce thickens and chicken is cooked through, for 3 or 4 minutes.

Serve chicken and sauce over rice.

Makes 4 servings

Prep time: 20 min

Cook time: 10 min

Serves: 4

WW PointsPlus Value: 6

Estimated Nutrition Information – Per Serving:

250 cal

11 g. fat

9.6 g. carbs

26 g. protein

0 g. fiber

Chinese Cashew Chicken Recipe - instead of noodles uses zucchini 'zoodles' 6 WW plus pts for a giant serving

Here’s an awesome eating-light recipe: Chinese Chicken with Cashews. The secret ingredient? No noodles – just zoodles made out of spiral cut zucchinis! Each serving is giant (approximately 2 cups) but has only 6 WW points plus points. This recipe has fresh broccoli, garlic, chicken, and green onions, with a stir-fry sauce made from scratch. Love it!

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1 lb uncooked skinless, boneless chicken breasts, diced
  • 2 large zucchini
  • 2 c. broccoli florets
  • 2 oz. cashews, chopped
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp red chili paste
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp fresh ground ginger
  • salt & pepper, to taste

WHAT YOU DO:

Wash zucchinis and cut off ends. Using a spiral cutter, shred zucchini into spaghetti-like strips. Set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, vinegar, honey, chili paste, and cornstarch. Set aside.

Heat 1 Tbsp oil in a wok or large skillet over med-high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Sauté until browned and cooked through. Remove chicken, drain, and set aside.

Add remaining 1 tsp. of sesame oil to pan, then garlic and ginger, and cook approx 30 seconds, until fragrant.

Add broccoli, and cook approx 1-2 minutes.

Stir in soy sauce mixture and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, and cook until sauce is thickened.

Toss in zucchini noodles, and cook for a minute or so, just enough to allow noodles to mix with the sauce.

Remove from heat, stir in chicken, and green onions, and toss well.

Divide onto 4 plates, and garnish each cashews.

recipe adapted from laaloosh.com

Chinese Cashew Chicken Recipe - with zucchini 'zoodles' 6 WW plus pts for a giant serving

Prep time: 20 min

Cooking time: 15 min

Makes 4 servings (approx. 2 cups/serving)

Estimated Nutrition Information — Per Serving:

6 WW points+

235 calories

9 g. fat

10 g. carbs

0.7 g. figer

30 g. protein

Chinese Cashew Chicken Recipe - instead of noodles use zucchini 'zoodles' 6 WW plus pts for a giant serving

Lovin’ the un-noodle zoodles? Try these also…

Lemon Garlic Shrimp & Zoodles

Zoodles with Sauce and Mushrooms

Using just 5 simple ingredients you can make a delicious teriyaki chicken dish, on a bed of fluffy rice, topped with a sriracha cream sauce. This was so super delicious I can’t wait to make this recipe again.

Baked Teriyaki Chicken with Sriracha Cream Sauce - so easy and delicious. This is one of my ALL TIME faves. Can't wait to make this recipe again!

You could also lighten it up by using a bed of greens instead of rice, and make it into a salad.

Baked Teriyaki Chicken with Sriracha Cream Sauce

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1 lb uncooked boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks
  • 1 c uncooked rice
  • 1/2 c teriyaki sauce
  • 1/4 c mayonnaise
  • 1-2 Tbs sriracha sauce
  • optional toppings: sesame seeds, green onions

WHAT YOU DO:

  • Prepare rice according to package directions (I used my all time fave rice cooker.)
  • While the rice is cooking preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Line an 8×8 baking pan with foil and spray with non-cook cooking spray.
  • Place chicken pieces into the baking pan, pour teriyaki sauce on top, and cover pan with foil.
  • Bake for 20-25 min then remove from oven.
  • Flip the chicken pieces over and spoon teriyaki from the pan on top of the chicken.
  • Return to the oven, uncovered, for 5-8 min, or until chicken is cooked through. Cooking time will depend on the size and thickness of the chicken pieces.
  • To make the sriracha cream sauce, whisk together the mayo and sriracha until combined. Place in a squeeze bottle, or a ziplock sandwich bag with a tiny piece of a corner snipped off.
  • To serve, place rice on a serving platter, then add cooked chicken, and top with teriyaki sauce from baking pan, cream sauce (I placed it in a ziplock bag, clipped the corner, and squeezed it on), and optional toppings.

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Baked Chicken Teriyaki with Sriracha Cream Sauce

recipe adapted from chelseasmessyapron.com

squeeze bottles