Weight Watchers Recipes

Weight Watchers Chicken Potato Salad Recipe

Make potato salad in a fresh new way with a mustard-vinegar dressing instead of a heavy, fat-laden, mayo-based one. To turn it into a main dish, we’ve added chunks of boneless, skinless chicken breast.





  • ▢10 ounces small red potatoes, quartered
  • ▢¾ teaspoon salt
  • ▢10 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • ▢1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and coarsely chopped (about ¾ cup)
  • ▢1 medium yellow bell pepper, seeded and coarsely chopped (about ¾ cup)
  • ▢8 medium scallions, thinly sliced (about ¾ cup)
  • ▢2 tablespoons minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • ▢1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme leaves, or 1 teaspoon dried
  • ▢1 tablespoon grated lemon zest (optional)
  • ▢⅓ cup red wine vinegar
  • ▢1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ▢1 tablespoon coarse-grain Dijon-style mustard
  • ▢½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  • In medium saucepan, combine potatoes and ½ teaspoon of the salt. Add enough water to cover. the potatoes by an inch and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; and simmer 10-15 minutes, until potatoes are tender when pierced with the tip of a sharp knife. Drain the potatoes discarding the liquid. Rinse with cold water and drain again. Transfer the potatoes to a large bowl and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, In a large skillet (affiliate link), bring 2 cups water to a boil. Add chicken; return liquid to a boil. Reduce heat to low; poach chicken 6 minutes, until cooked through.
  • With a slotted spoon, transfer chicken to the bowl with the potatoes. Add the red and yellow bell peppers, scallions, parsley, thyme and zest (if using) to potato mixture. Toss to combine.
  • In a small jar with tight-fitting lid or small bowl (affiliate link), combine vinegar, oil, mustard, pepper and remaining ¼ teaspoon salt; cover and shake well or, with wire whisk, blend until combined.
  • Pour vinegar mixture over potato mixture and toss gently to coat.
  • Refrigerate, covered, at least 2 hours or overnight. Taste again before serving and add more salt, pepper and/or vinegar, if desired.

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