This Weight Watchers Ranch Chicken Recipe is a family favorite!! Saving time and money is essential to my family, and we always look for ways to do so. Easy dinners do that; thankfully, chicken breasts are 0 points on the Weight Watchers plan.
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With being on Weight Watchers, chicken breasts are the perfect protein to base our meals on. We had made Cornflake Chicken Strips before and decided to make a new variation with the kid’s favorite ranch seasoning!! I know I am always stalking the meat markdowns at the grocery store. I buy those close dates and freeze them for later on!
WHAT IS Weight Watchers?
When starting a new weight loss program or diet change, consult a doctor or physician about personal health concerns. It is a good idea to have blood sugar levels, blood pressure, and hormones checked at a physical before and during being on the WW program.
New to Weight Watchers?? Also known as WW, a weight loss program uses points assigned to food to track and lose weight. When you sign up, you take an assessment that will assign you a point value to eat daily and a weekly allowance. You can carry over 4 points from the day into your weekly budget, which is handy when you need more points.
I have been on Weight Watchers since 2011. They have had Points Plus Value, WW Smartpoints, Blue Plan, Green Plan, Purple Plan, WW Personal Points, and now Weight Watchers Points. The new Weight Watchers Simplified plan is the new program launched in November 2022, similar to previous plans like WW Smartpoints, with some color plans. ( You can see the Weight Watchers Zero Point Foods 2023 -> here)
No matter the WW plan, they work to help you learn healthy eating habits. I have hit lifetime goal weight several times but stopped operating the plan and tracking, so the weight does creep back on.
Right now, you can head on over -> here and sign up for WW for $10 a month for your first six months.
Weight Watchers Ranch Chicken Ingredients:
- Sour Cream– Using a lower-fat sour cream will lower the point value for this recipe.
- Corn Flakes
- Ranch Seasoning
- Chicken Breast-I use chicken breasts, so they are 0 Weight Watchers points. You can use chicken thighs; it does change the calories and points.
How To MakeWeight Watchers Ranch Chicken:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In a zipper bag, crush cornflakes and combine them with ranch seasoning
Coat your chicken breast with sour cream, and I did mine lightly, just enough to make the seasoning stick to the chicken breast.
Place a breast in the zipper bag and shake to coat in cornflake mixture.
Spray a 9×13 baking dish with a nonstick spray. I know my mom is all about her metal pans, but I am all about the Pyrex glass pans! Clean-up is so much easier out of a glass pan vs. metal for me. I love the one with the handle; the lid makes storing leftovers much easier!
Remove the chicken breast from the bag and place it in your pan.
Repeat these steps until all breasts are covered.
Take the remaining mixture and cover the chicken breasts
Bake for 45 minutes till chicken breast is cooked thoroughly. Use a meat thermometer to verify they are 165 degrees or more.
You can see how juicy they turn out too!!
weight watchers cornflake chicken Point Value Breakdown
Be sure you recalculate as points value may vary by brand, and you can lower the point on this by using low-fat sour cream. This is the breakdown for the batch I made and the ingredients we used.
What to serve with healthy ranch chicken recipe
The side dish doesn’t matter, but if you are having a higher point day, you will want to go fo a low point side dish, but if you have a lot of zero point foods, you can have a higher point value side dish with this.
Side Dishes: Air Fryer Bacon Asparagus, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Oven Roasted Baby Potatoes, Air Fryer Brussell Sprouts, Green Beans, Ceasar Salad, Acorn Squash, Green Salad, Baked Sweet Potatoes, Steamed Broccoli, Grilled Zucchini, Grilled Corn On The Cob, Air Fryer Zucchini Chips
What is your go-to chicken recipe for Weight Watchers?
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How To Store Ranch Chicken with corn flakes
Allow to cool down completely. Store in an air-tight container or ziploc bag in the fridge for up to three days.
Weight Watcher Collections To Checkout
Are you looking for Zero Point food ideas? Check out this list -> here of all the Zero Weight Watchers points food.
These are easy Weight Watchers recipes made in my kitchen; most are kid-approved. Click on the name to be taken to them.
- Weight Watchers Instant Pot Recipes
- Delicious Low Point Soups
- Dinners For The Family
- Best Weight Watchers Cereals
- Air Fryer Recipes
- Best Weight Watchers Tortillas
- Chicken Dinners
- Best Store-Bought Weight Watchers Salad Dressings
- Dessert Recipes
- Pumpkin Recipes
- Brownie Recipes
- Casserole Recipes
- Weight Watcher Muffins
- Breakfast Recipes
- Weight Watchers Pizzas
- Weight Watchers Grilling
Weight Watchers Ranch Chicken Recipe
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- In a zipper bag crush cornflakes and combine with ranch seasoning
- Coat your chicken breast with sour cream, I did mine lightly, just enough to make the seasoning stick to the chicken breast.
- Place a breast in the zipper bag and shake to coat in corn flake mixture
- Spray a 9×13 baking dish with a nonstick spray
- Remove the chicken breast from the bag and place in your pan
- Repeat these steps till all breasts are covered
- Take remaining mixture and cover the chicken breasts
- Bake for 45 minutes till chicken breast is cooked thoroughly