Grilled Chicken with Corn and Tomato Salad

by Anne Bennett on December 12, 2017

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We’re into our second week of the new Weight Watchers Freestyle program with its greatly expanded list of foods with Zero Points. This recipe from the WW website is a perfect example of how the new program works: boneless, skinless chicken breasts (now Zero Points) and a salad made with corn (also now Zero Points!).

It calls for skinless boneless chicken breasts or better yet, chicken cutlets, which are breasts that have been either pounded until thin or sliced horizontally, making two very thin breasts. I found cutlets already sliced at the supermarket and I really like them–just a few minutes grilled on each side and they’re done.

You can use fresh or frozen corn. I’ve made it both ways; in the summer I cut fresh corn from the cobs, which can be messy (the poodles darted around the kitchen happily fetching and chomping errant flying corn kernels) but not hard. Come to think of it, if you have hungry poodles it’s not even messy! In the winter I use thawed frozen corn. Delicious either way.

Here’s the big bonus: when this recipe was first published on the WW site, each serving was 6 Points. On the new Freestyle program it’s only 1 Point. Dig in with impunity!

1 1/2 cups fresh corn (or frozen, thawed)
1 large tomato, diced (or grape tomatoes, quartered)
4 medium scallions, sliced
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup fresh lime juice, divided
2 tsp. olive oil
1 tsp. cumin, divided
1 tsp. salt, divided
3/4 tsp. smoked paprika, divided
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, 1/2″ thick*

In a medium bowl, combine corn, tomatoes, scallions, cilantro, 2 Tbsp. lime juice, oil, and 1/4 tsp. each cumin, salt and paprika. Set aside for the flavors to blend.

Combine remaining 2 Tbsp. lime juice, 3/4 tsp. cumin, 3/4 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika in a small bowl. Rub over the chicken.

Tomato Corn SaladCoat grill with cooking spray and grill chicken, turning once, until cooked through, about 8 minutes. Serve topped with the corn salad.

*You can buy thin chicken cutlets, or you can use regular chicken breasts and either pound them thin or slice them horizontally into two thin breasts.

Serves 4
WW Points per serving (3 oz. chicken and about 2/3 cup salad):  1

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