Weightwatchers takes on chicken

Get even more recipes that are healthier for you in “Weightwatchers Ultimate Chicken Cookbook.”

All recipes include weightwatchers360 Points Plus values, but even if you’re not doing weightwatchers, the 250 recipes inside are great for anyone wanting to lose weight!

The book is divided into categories: Hearty Salads, Sandwiches and Wraps, Substantial Soups and Stews, Stir-Fries and Skillets Meals, Roasts and Bakes, From the Grill, Slow-Cooker Dinners, Just a Bite, Done in 20 Minutes, Company Favorites, Make-Ahead Dishes and Other Birds (turkey, cornish hen, quail and duck.)

Hearty Salads has filling dishes like Grilled Chicken and Corn Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing, Tandoori-Style Chicken Salad, Chunky Chicken Gazpacho Salad and more.

Sandwiches and Wraps have dishes like Chicken Panzanella Sandwiches, Chicken Burgers with Scallions and Ginger and Curried Chicken and Mango Wraps.

Substantial Soups and Stews have warm, hearty fare like Old-Fashioned Chicken Noodle Soup, Mexicali Chicken Soup with Lime and Brunswick Drumstick Stew.

Stir-Fries and Skillet Meals offer dishes like Honey-Balsamic Chicken, Cajun Chicken and Okra Stir-Fry and Thai Red Curry Chicken.

Roasts and Bakes have comfort food dishes like Herbed Roast Chicken, Lemon-Coriander Chicken and Oven-Fried Buttermilk Chicken with Black Pepper Gravy.

From the Grill has recipes for Grilled Lemon-Orange Chicken with Gremolata, Grilled Chicken Breasts with Tomato-Corn Salsa and Grilled Sausage and Peppers with Parmesan Polenta.

Slow-Cooker Dinners has great recipes for the crockpot like Spice-Rubbed Chicken with Carrots and Onion, Sage Chicken and Red Potatoes and Chicken with Rice and Peas.

Just a Bite has appetizers like Chicken Cakes with Tomato Jam, Spinach and Chicken Triangles and Chicken and Cheddar Quesadillas.

Done in 20 Minutes has quick fixes like Chile-Rubbed Chicken with Fresh Pineapple Salsa, Chicken Cheese Steaks and Chicken Picadillo Wraps.

Company Favorites has special dishes like Hunter-Style Chicken, Wild Mushroom and Goat Cheese-Stuffed Chicken Breasts and Osso Buco-Style Chicken.

Make-Ahead Dishes has fixes like Seriously Spicy Chicken Chili, Mediterranean Chicken Casserole and Chicken and Potato Casserole.

Other Birds has other than chicken dishes like Roast Turkey with Onion Gravy, Three-Herb, Lemon Roasted Cornish Hens and Peppered Orange Quail and Ginger Duck and Wild Rice Salad.

I made Chicken Noodle Casserole one night for the girls. This comfort food dish uses no-yolk egg noodles (I used whole wheat noodles) in a sauce with spices, a bit of Dijon mustard, peas and cooked chicken. It then bakes all together with cheese. While I liked it, the youngest said no (pretty much figured that) and the oldest liked it, but said it was missing something.

I also made Cajun-Style Chicken Dip for a party. This dip used sour cream and cream cheese with some spices, some hot peper sauce and cayenne, cooked chicken and some onion. I liked it and my friends seemed to as well! It wasn’t as spicy as I thought it was going to be, next time I’d use a bit more heat.

“Weightwatchers Ultimate Chicken Cookbook” is published by St. Martin’s Griffin. It is $29.99.

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