I have been all about meal prep lately!
If you follow me on Instagram and saw my stories today, you know I’ve been busy in the kitchen!
First I made these Breakfast Bowls. I love them because they are easy to make, and I get breakfast for 6 days.
Technically, I will get breakfast for 3 days. In a house with 5 people some of them will definitely disappear.
Next up on my meal prep to-do list was this chicken and broccoli. I love it because it’s easy to make and low in points.
It makes 4 servings and it’s only 1 Freestyle point per serving. I also added 1/3 cup of rice (2 points) which makes one of these meals 3 Freestyle points. That’s crazy low in points!
I cook the chicken right in the soy sauce mixture. That helps keep it tender and juicy. I use low sodium soy sauce so that it’s not too salty. I also use low sodium chicken broth.
I leave the chicken breasts whole when they are cooking. As much as I love the sauce to this chicken and broccoli I don’t want it to taste too salty. If the chicken was cut up first it would be drenched in the sauce.
Since this is a meal prep dish, I steam the broccoli instead of cooking it with the chicken. I don’t want the broccoli to get soggy sitting in the container. I do like to add a little bit of sauce to the broccoli when I heat it up.
To put together my meals I added the broccoli, chicken and rice to a container. That’s it! I have 4 meals to eat whenever I want.
I love meal prep because I’m way less likely to cheat if I have a meal already prepared.
If you’re looking for some zero point recipes, check out my post 20 Zero Point Recipes or my post 20 (More) Zero Point Recipes. Both are filled with delicious recipes that won’t cost you a single point! They’re perfect for days when you’re running low on points, or trying to save up points for a night out.
If you’re looking for dessert recipes you can visit 50 Weight Watchers Freestyle Desserts. It’s filled with delicious desserts perfect for Weight Watchers!
Yield: 4 servings (1 point per serving for blue and purple, 3 points per serving for green)
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1/2 onion, sliced
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
- Broccoli (I use 2-4 cups)
- Cooked rice (optional)
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
Heat sesame oil in a non-stick skillet. Add the sliced onion and minced garlic. Stir for 1 minute, then add the chicken to the pan.
Add the chicken broth and soy sauce. Bring to a simmer and cook the chicken 4-5 minutes on each side.
While the chicken is cooking, steam the broccoli for 3 minutes. Do not overcook it since you will be reheating it.
Add cornstarch to 1 tablespoon of water.
Remove the chicken from the skillet. Add the cornstarch to the soy sauce and stir. Bring to a simmer to thicken sauce – about 2 minutes. Then add the chicken back into the skillet.
Assemble the meal prep containers by adding broccoli, chicken and rice (optional).