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Easy Skinny Oven-Baked Sesame Chicken

This easy Weight Watchers sesame chicken recipe is a perfect dish for a weeknight, whether for a family or just two. I’m serving it over steamed cabbage to savor every bit of the sweet Asian glaze. It’s so yummy this way and is fiber rich. Or, you could serve it over brown rice. Each skinny serving has just 193 calories, 2 grams of fat and 5 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS.

weight watchers sesame chicken recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients for Chicken:

4 (4 ounces each) chicken breast, boneless, skinless

1 cup regular onions (yellow), chopped

¼ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce

2 tablespoons fresh orange juice

2 tablespoons hoisin sauce, see shopping tips

1 tablespoon brown sugar

2-3 packets Truvia, Stevia or Splenda (sugar substitute), to taste

1 tablespoon ginger, from a jar, see shopping tips

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 tablespoon cornstarch or flour

Ingredients for Serving:

1 bag shredded cabbage (~5 cups)

2 teaspoons sesame seeds

2 tablespoons scallions, sliced


1. Preheat oven to 350. Coat a 9 x 9 inch baking dish with cooking spray.

2. Place chicken in dish. Sprinkle onions all over. Combine soy sauce and next 5 ingredients (through garlic); pour over chicken.

3. Cover with foil and bake for about 30 minutes. Check for doneness.

4. Pour sauce in small pot. In a small dish, mix the cornstarch with a little water to dissolve. If using flour, not necessary. Whisk it into the sauce. Bring heat up to a boil, turn down to low and simmer for a few minutes until the sauce thickens a bit. Pour sauce over chicken.

5. Add cabbage to a microwave safe bowl and cook in microwave for 2-3 minutes until soft.

6. To serve: Divide cabbage on 4 plates. Add 1 breast and spoon sauce over the top of chicken and cabbage. Sprinkle the top of each serving with ½ teaspoon sesame seeds and sliced scallions.

Makes 4 servings (each serving, 1 chicken breast and sauce)

Shopping Tips

Hoisin sauce can be found in the Asian section of the supermarket.

Ginger in a jar is a terrific product and can be found in the produce section of the supermarket. Store the jar in the refrigerator.

Weight Watchers
 (old points) 3

Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 5

Find more delicious recipes from Nancy Fox on her website, Skinny Kitchen

Nancy Fox

Nancy Fox is no stranger to the food industry. She founded Mrs. Beasley's, a gift-basket company featuring baskets full of decadent baked goods. It became the "hot" gift to give among the Hollywood community. 
Nancy later opened 2 low fat restaurants called Nancy’s Healthy Kitchen. Her line of reduced-fat cookies were featured on "Oprah's Favorites" gift show. Continuing her passion for cooking and baking Nancy created a recipe website called Skinny Kitchen. Each week she shares skinny recipes, cooking and kitchen tips, food finds and the healthy benefits of many recipes. There’s also nutritional facts and Weight Watchers POINTS on each recipe.

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Anne Parris

Wednesday 27th of August 2014

Another winner!

Wednesday 27th of August 2014

So sweet. Thanks Anne!

Suzanne Fluhr

Wednesday 27th of August 2014

Looks like a winner. I would never have thought of serving it over cabbage or it might even be good with half a serving of rice and cabbage.

Wednesday 27th of August 2014

Thanks so much Suzanne! Either way you serve, I think you'll really enjoy it!

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