Weight Watchers Chicken Tacos (Only 5 Points!)

Last Updated on July 21, 2021 by Michele Tripple

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You won’t believe that these Weight Watchers Chicken Tacos are only 5 Weight Watchers Points! These tacos are juicy, flavorful, and a perfect addition to your family’s meal plan. 

Weight Watchers Chicken Tacos

My family can’t live without our Taco Tuesdays and these Weight Watchers Chicken Tacos are becoming a regular part of our rotation!

weight watchers chicken tacos on a red plate with cilantro

And before you rule this recipe out thinking it’s just some healthy version of regular tacos, think again! These tacos are seriously good!

They are so juicy and flavored perfectly. Between my husband, me, and my kids, there hasn’t been a person who doesn’t love them. Especially when we serve them up with some chips and Mango Salsa.

They also make the best leftovers, so make sure you make a big batch!

2 weight watchers chicken tacos on a square red plate

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Weight Watchers Chicken Taco Recipe

This healthy meal option is so delicious, and I love that I can make it in a half hour or less!

Ingredients

ingredients for weight watchers chicken tacos
  • 1 ½ lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut in small cubes
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • ⅛ cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 10 6-inch flour tortillas
  • ¼ cup lettuce, shredded
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • ¼ cup salsa
  • ¼ cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

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How to Make Weight Watchers Chicken Tacos

weight watchers chicken tacos sitting open faced on a board

Don’t forget to download the full printable recipe below so you can print it out and use it whenever you feel like making this delicious recipe!

process shot of weight watchers chicken tacos
  • To make this weight watchers chicken taco recipe, start by heating a medium-sized skillet over medium-high heat.
  • When the pan is hot, add the cubed chicken and saute for about 15 minutes or until golden brown. 
  • Add the lime juice, sugar, red wine vinegar, garlic, cilantro, and green onions to the chicken. 
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper and stir the ingredients together to combine.
  • Reduce the heat to low and continue cooking until the chicken has soaked up all the wet ingredients and is completely cooked through. 
  • Set the chicken aside.
  • Place a small skillet over low heat and warm the tortillas by heating them for a minute on each side.
  • To assemble your tacos, fill a tortilla with a portion of the chicken and add in some lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, and salsa. 
  • Repeat with the remaining tortillas and enjoy!
close up of assembled weight watchers chicken tacos

Tips Tricks and FAQs 

  • To quickly heat your tortillas, try placing them in an even layer on a baking sheet and placing them in an oven at 275 degrees for a few minutes. This trick especially works great when you are cooking for a lot of people and need to heat quite a few tortillas!
  • Here’s a mom tip! Let your kids assemble their own tacos. I know it sounds crazy, but trust me, it’s the best. The autonomy that they get to use is so good for development and they’re far more likely to try new-looking foods when they put it on their own plate. Of course, use your best judgment, but if your child is old enough to scoop, let them grab their own! 
  • You can personalize these tacos with any toppings that your family likes. So don’t be afraid to make substitutions. But just be aware if you are logging your weight watchers points that any substitutions may change the nutrition information of these yummy tacos!

Storage

You’ll want to store everything separately for your tacos, so make sure you assemble them as you need them and not all at once! 

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Yield: 10

Weight Watchers Chicken Tacos

assembling a weight watchers chicken tacos

You won’t believe that these Weight Watchers Chicken Tacos are only 5 Weight Watchers Points! These tacos are juicy, flavorful, and a perfect addition to your family’s meal plan. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut in small cubes
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • ⅛ cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 10 6-inch flour tortillas
  • ¼ cup lettuce, shredded
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • ¼ cup salsa
  • ¼ cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Instructions

  1. To make this weight watchers chicken taco recipe, start by heating a medium-sized skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. When the pan is hot, add the cubed chicken and saute for about 15 minutes or until golden brown. 
  3. Add the lime juice, sugar, red wine vinegar, garlic, cilantro, and green onions to the chicken. 
  4. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and stir the ingredients together to combine.
  5. Reduce the heat to low and continue cooking until the chicken has soaked up all the wet ingredients and is completely cooked through. 
  6. Set the chicken aside.
  7. Place a small skillet over low heat and warm the tortillas by heating them for a minute on each side.
  8. To assemble your tacos, fill a tortilla with a portion of the chicken and add in some lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, and salsa. 
  9. Repeat with the remaining tortillas and enjoy!

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