WW Recipe of the Day: Grilled Lemon Chicken
Spring is in the air. Summer is quickly approaching.
So for those of us trying to eat lighter and healthier, that can mean only one thing: Grilled Chicken.
To prevent boredom from setting in here is a roundup of 27 light and luscious low calorie recipes for grilled chicken, from my favorite recipe sites all with Weight Watchers Points Valuesto help you keep your meals sizzling all summer long.
If you are like me and prefer to grill indoors with your trusty grill pan or George Foreman Indoor Grill you are in luck. All of these recipes can be grilled indoors or out. And perfectly okay with grill pans and electric grilling devices that allow me to cook indoors.
I'm kicking this collection of grilled chicken recipes off with one of my all time favorites: Ina Garten's Grilled Lemon Chicken from her original The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook.
I've been making this recipe forever, only skinnier. I love Ina and olive oil, but it's pricey in more ways than one. So, if you're watching your pocketbook and/or your Weight Watchers points, do what I do, use a whole lot less.
All you need to do is marinate boneless, skinless chicken breasts in a bowl or zipper-lock plastic bag, let it sit in all that lemon-herb goodness and well, that's pretty much it.
The longer you marinate the chicken in this simple combination of lemon, olive oil and herbs the more tender and flavorful it will be.
How Many Calories and WW Points in this Grilled Chicken?
2 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
1 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
1 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
2 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
This recipe also will work with Weight Watchers Simply Filling technique.
Chicken thighs, shrimp, swordfish, halibut, tuna, etc.
Add Dijon mustard, chopped garlic, dried red pepper flakes.
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Skinny Grilled Lemon Chicken Recipe
- ¾ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 4 lemons)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme leaves (or 1 teaspoon dried)
- 2 pounds boneless chicken breasts, halved and skin removed (about 8 4-ounce chicken breasts)
- Whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper and thyme. Pour over the chicken breasts in a non-reactive bowl.
- Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 6 hours or overnight. (Alternatively I place the chicken and marinade in a plastic zipper-lock bag before refrigerating.
- Remove the chicken from the marinade and pat dry. (Discard the marinade.)
- Heat a grill, broiler or grill pan and cook the chicken breasts for 5 to 10 minutes on each side (depending on the size and thickness of your chicken breasts), until just cooked through.
- Serve warm, chilled or at room temperature.
- Different meats/fish: Chicken thighs, shrimp, swordfish, halibut, tuna, etc.
- Different spices: basil, rosemary, tarragon, herbs de provence would be nice.
- Zestier: add Dijon mustard, chopped garlic, dried red pepper flakes.
Source: adapted from The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
*Points® calculated by WW. *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 each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
Here's another easy + healthy recipe for grilled lemon chicken:
26 More Skinny Grilled Chicken Recipes from my favorite Weight Watchers sites:
Spicy Grilled Chicken Thighs
(Simple Nourished Living)
176 calories | *5 PointsPlus, *3 Freestyle SmartPoints
WW Grilled Lemon Chicken Breasts with Tarragon
(Simple Nourished Living)
141 calories | *3 PointsPlus | *0 Freestyle SmartPoints
Grilled Chicken Greek Salad
(Simple Nourished Living)
235 calories | *6 PointsPlus | *5 Freestyle SmartPoints
WW Grilled Ginger Lime Chicken
(Simple Nourished Living)
229 calories | *5 PointsPlus | *5 Freestyle SmartPoints
Grilled Chicken Bruschetta
282 calories | *7 PointsPlus | *4 Freestyle SmartPoints
Korean Grilled Chicken Breasts
180 calories | *3 PointsPlus | *2 Freestyle SmartPoints
Grilled Chicken Tacos with Lettuce Slaw, Avocado and Cotija
326 calories | *9 PointsPlus, *8 Freestyle SmartPoints
Honey Balsamic Grilled Chicken and Vegetables
273 calories | *7 PointsPlus | *4 Freestyle SmartPoints
Cilantro Grilled Chicken Breasts
141 calories | *3 PointsPlus | *1 WW Freestyle SmartPoint
Grilled Chicken Kabobs with Red Pepper Cilantro Pesto
213 calories | *6 PointsPlus | *4 Freestyle SmartPoints
Grilled Pesto Chicken and Tomato Kebabs
147 calories | *4 PointsPlus | *4 Freestyle SmartPoints
Grilled Chicken Kabobs
160 calories | *5 PointsPlus | *4 Freestyle SmartPoints
Grilled Lemon Dijon chicken Skewers
164 calories | *4 PointsPlus | *1 Freestyle SmartPoint
Grilled Sriracha Barbecue Chicken
210 calories | *5 PointsPlus | *5 Freestyle SmartPoints
Grilled Chicken Pesto Wraps
259 calories | *7 PointsPlus | *5 Freestyle SmartPoints
Honey Soy Parmesan Grilled Chicken
191 calories | *5 PointsPlus | *4 Freestyle SmartPoints
Grilled Chicken Tenders with Chipotle Lime Yogurt
180 calories | *4 PointsPlus | *2 Freestyle SmartPoints
Grilled Greek Chicken
204 calories | *5 PointsPlus | *2 Freestyle SmartPoints
Pesto Grilled Chicken
236 calories | *6 PointsPlus | *2 Freestyle SmartPoints
Grilled Chicken Zucchini and Quinoa Salad
329 calories | *9 PointsPlus | *7 Freestyle SmartPoints
Yogurt Marinated Grilled Chicken
220 calories | *4 PointsPlus | *0 Freestyle SmartPoints
Grilled Basil Lime Chicken
202 calories | *5 PointsPlus | *1 Freestyle SmartPoint
Grilled Tandoori Chicken
203 calories | *4 PointsPlus | *1 Freestyle SmartPoint
Thai Chicken Skewers with Peanut Sauce
220 calories | *5 PointsPlus | *1 Freestyle SmartPoint
Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken
232 calories | *6 PointsPlus | *4 Freestyle SmartPoints
5/8/16 GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED!!
The winner of the George Foreman Grill is:
Krystal S. "Grilled chicken bruschetta! I am afraid of the BBQ and an indoor grill may just be the answer."
Congratulations, Krystal! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize!
And thanks to all of you who stopped by and participated by sharing which yummy grilled chicken recipe you would make first?
Grill Pan Giveaway Details… Today, because it's Friday, because spring is in the air, and because I hate grilling outside, I'm giving away a George Foreman Grill…
TO ENTER To enter the giveaway, just answer the following question in the Comments section of this post: "Which of these 27 skinny grilled chicken recipes would you choose to make first with an indoor grill and why?" Just let me know which recipe looks best to you and why and you're entered to win the indoor grill.
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