Succulent Weight Watchers Chicken Nuggets with Fresh Salad


Indulge in a delicious and satisfying meal with these flavorful Weight Watchers Chicken Nuggets paired perfectly with a refreshing salad. These crispy chicken nuggets are baked to perfection, making them a healthier alternative to traditional fried nuggets. Paired with a vibrant salad bursting with fresh flavors and nutritious ingredients, this meal is not only satisfying but also guilt-free. Whether you’re looking for a quick weeknight dinner or a nutritious lunch option, this recipe is sure to please both your taste buds and your waistline.


For the chicken nuggets:

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
Salt and pepper to taste
Cooking spray
For the salad:

4 cups mixed salad greens (such as lettuce, spinach, and arugula)
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cucumber, sliced
1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup sliced black olives
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste


Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a shallow dish, combine the whole wheat breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper.
Dip each chicken piece into the breadcrumb mixture, coating evenly on all sides. Place the coated chicken nuggets on the prepared baking sheet.
Lightly spray the tops of the chicken nuggets with cooking spray to help them brown and crisp up in the oven.
Bake the chicken nuggets in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until they are golden brown and cooked through, flipping halfway through cooking.
While the chicken nuggets are baking, prepare the salad. In a large bowl, combine the mixed salad greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, and black olives.
In a small bowl, whisk together the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper to make the dressing.
Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss until everything is evenly coated.
Once the chicken nuggets are done baking, remove them from the oven and let them cool slightly.
Serve the chicken nuggets alongside the fresh salad and enjoy!
Nutritional Information:

Serving Size: 4 chicken nuggets and 1 cup of salad
Calories: 300
Total Fat: 10g
Saturated Fat: 2g
Cholesterol: 80mg
Sodium: 400mg
Total Carbohydrates: 20g
Dietary Fiber: 5g
Sugars: 5g
Protein: 30g
Weight Watchers Points:

Each serving of chicken nuggets and salad is approximately 6 SmartPoints on the Weight Watchers program. Adjustments can be made based on individual preferences and serving sizes.
Enjoy this delicious and nutritious meal that’s perfect for any occasion and fits perfectly into your Weight Watchers plan!