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Weight Watchers Turmeric Chicken

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Making Weight Watchers turmeric chicken is easy! This is a great weeknight dinner recipe that everyone will love.

Turmeric chicken is a great recipe if you are looking for something a little different than your usual chicken recipes. The same old stuff gets boring, mix it up a bit!

Try out some of these other exciting chicken recipes that are great for Weight Watchers as well. Things like Sweet Potato Chicken Skillet, Chicken Fajita Bowls, Weight Watchers Southwest Chicken Salad, and even Weight Watchers Salsa Chicken!

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One of the best things about making Weight Watchers turmeric chicken is that it’s full of bright colors and flavors. It is a meal that looks and tastes great.

The sauce is creamy thanks to the Greek yogurt and the fresh, bright, citrusy flavors compliment the turmeric and other seasonings so well. It’s a great recipe that comes out perfectly moist and indulgent every time.

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Can I serve this with cauliflower rice instead?

You can absolutely serve this Weight Watchers turmeric chicken over whatever base you like. Basmati rice is a classic choice for this dish but you can use brown rice, zoodles, cauliflower rice, or even just some fresh greens!

I like to serve this with rice but cauliflower rice is a great keto friendly option if you are cutting down on carbs. Using cauliflower rice, zoodles, or greens will definitely also cut down on points so if you are cutting it close, spend those points on chicken and keep the rice for another time!

finished weight watchers turmeric chicken ready to serve.

Is this a gluten free recipe?

This recipe is naturally gluten free! You don’t have to make any changes to this turmeric chicken recipe in order to enjoy it on a gluten free diet which is great if you have allergies or sensitivities to worry about!

The marinade, rice, and seasonings are all free from gluten and shouldn’t have any additives that would contain trace amounts. I love finding and creating recipes that are gluten free so that as many people as possible can enjoy them.

I also know how hard it is to try and make things gluten free when they’re not designed that way from the start. Rest easy knowing that this delicious Weight Watchers turmeric chicken is perfect just the way it is!

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What do I need to make Weight Watchers turmeric chicken?

To make turmeric chicken for Weight Watchers you will need plain Greek yogurt, olive oil, turmeric, ginger, lime juice, garlic, ground coriander, salt, boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked basmati rice, and some parsley for garnish! 

That might seem like quite the list but honestly everything is pretty simple to throw together and most of it is just the marinade for the chicken which packs in the flavor and moisture to make the end result pretty phenomenal!

Find the full amounts and ingredients in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post. It’s got instructions, shopping links, and nutritional estimates as well.

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How to make turmeric chicken for Weight Watchers:

In a bowl whisk the marinade ingredients until well combined and pour into a ziplock bag 

marinade being whisked.

Place chicken in bag and coat thoroughly 

adding chicken to marinade

Marinate in refrigerator for at least 2 hours but overnight is best 

covered chicken ready to marinate

Bake at 400 for 30-45 minutes 

baked chicken.

Slice and serve over basmati rice

Garnish with parsley and enjoy! 

Finished and garnished and ready to eat

Can I have this recipe on Weight Watchers?

Weight Watchers newest program, Personal Points, caters a plan to each individual. Their plan is still relatively the same in that you can eat anything you like you just need to track it and stay without your points ranges for the day / week.

Now that the plan is different for each and every individual there’s not really a way for us to provide the points for you. We recommend that you use the recipe creator on the app or the website to create the recipe based on the ingredients / brands you use and then you’ll know for sure how to track this recipe for your Personal Points plan!

Finished weight watchers turmeric chicken ready to eat

Looking for more delicious Weight Watchers recipes to try?

Here are some other recipes that we think you’ll love! All of these great recipes use chicken to create Weight Watchers meals that you can feel good about serving up to the whole family. They’re all also relatively easy which means you don’t have to wait for a special occasion to try out some new and tasty meals!

Printable Weight Watchers Turmeric Chicken Recipe:

Yield: 4 Servings

Weight Watchers Turmeric Chicken

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Making Weight Watchers turmeric chicken is easy! This is a great weeknight dinner recipe that everyone will love.

Prep Time 8 hours
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • ½ cup plain greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon ginger
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Cooked basmati rice, for serving
  • Parsley, for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a bowl whisk the marinade ingredients until well combined and pour into a ziplock bag
  2. Place chicken in bag and coat thoroughly
  3. Marinate in refrigerator for at least 2 hours but overnight is best
  4. Bake at 400 for 30-45 minutes
  5. Slice and serve over basmati rice
  6. Garnish with parsley and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 339Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 103mgSodium 366mgCarbohydrates 15gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 42g

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