Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day: Skinny Lemon Pepper Chicken Breasts
Some recipes are so quick, easy, healthy, and delicious they become staples you turn to again and again.
This recipe for lemon pepper chicken breasts is a perfect example.
It’s from Ellie Krieger’s book, Small Changes, Big Results: A 12-Week Action Plan to a Better Life.
In it, she explains how she got the recipe from cookbook author and New York Times columnist, Mark Bittman, when he appeared on her TV show.
Isn’t it cool how good recipes get shared?
So, here it is from Mark, to Ellie, to me, to you.
This is great served with rice and broccoli or spinach or sliced atop a big green salad.
According to my calculations, each lemon pepper chicken breast has about 160 calories and *4 Weight Watchers PointsPlus.
Following WW updated plan for 2018, this is now *1 Freestyle SmartPoint.
This brief video has more info about Weight Watchers Freestyle…
If you like this simple recipe for lemon pepper chicken, be sure to check out my other Weight Watchers friendly recipes including Maple-Glazed Chicken Breasts, Healthy Baked Chicken Parmesan, Slow Cooker Creamy Italian Chicken, Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken and Grilled Lemon Chicken with Tarragon
This short video shows another way to make lemon pepper chicken at home:
Skinny Lemon Pepper Chicken Breasts Recipe
- 4 chicken breasts (4 to 5 ounces each)
- 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Pound the chicken breasts to an even thickness of about 1/2 inch.
- Pat the chicken breasts dry and season both sides with the salt and pepper.
- In a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil over medium high heat.
- Place the chicken in the pan and cook for 6 to 8 minutes, turning halfway through.
- Turn off the heat and pour the lemon juice over the chicken and serve.
Source: Small Changes, Big Results: A 12-Week Action Plan to a Better Life from Ellie Krieger
*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT Weight Watchers Zero Points fruits and vegetables using the WW Recipe Builder.
More Weight Watchers Friendly Recipes for Chicken Breasts from around the Web
Chicken Breasts with Honey Balsamic Glaze – easy and delicious with a simple 2 ingredient sauce and 4 WW Points+ found at Weight Watchers
Baked Chicken Parmesan – lighter, healthier version of a classic with 6 WW Points+ from Gina at SkinnyTaste
Chicken Sybil – a great basic template recipe for boneless skinless chicken breasts that can be modified in dozens of ways with 6 WW Points+ from Alanna at Kitchen Parade.
Skinny Maple Glazed Chicken Breasts – quick and tasty from pantry staples with just 5 PointsPlus
Slim & Saucy Chicken Marsala – a personal favorite made lighter with 6 WW PointsPlus found here at Simple Nourished Living
This post contains affiliate links to products I like. When you buy something through one of my Amazon links or Craftsy links, I receive a small commission that helps support this site. Thanks for your purchase!
Subscribe to Get: Top 10 Reader Favorite Recipes
The Top 10 Most Popular Recipes (PDF) on Simple Nourished Living + Weekly Support Emails with Tips & Easy Healthy Recipes Not Found Anywhere Else!