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Weight Watchers Stir-Fry Garlic Shrimp

Weight Watchers Chinese Stir-Fry Garlic Shrimp Recipe in a wok with soy sauce, chicken broth, sesame oil, sherry, chili paste, rice wine vinegar, garlic, ginger, and Thai chilies.

A healthy, low calorie dinner with 217 calories

MyWW Points: 5 Blue Plan and 5 Green Plan
5 WW Freestyle Points and 5 Smart Points.

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Weight Watchers Stir-Fry Garlic Shrimp

Tips and Tricks


Ensure the sauce ingredients (soy sauce, chicken broth, sesame oil, sherry, chili paste, and vinegar) are well mixed. This helps create a uniform flavor throughout the dish.

Cornstarch Slurry

Mix the cornstarch with water thoroughly to prevent lumps. This slurry will thicken the sauce when added to the stir-fry.

Vegetable Preparation

Chop the vegetables into uniform, bite-sized pieces. This ensures they cook evenly and quickly. Choose a mix of colorful vegetables like bell peppers, snap peas, carrots, and broccoli for a vibrant dish.

Garlic and Ginger

Mince the garlic and ginger finely to ensure they distribute evenly throughout the dish, enhancing the flavor with each bite.

Cooking Shrimp

Add the shrimp after the vegetables have started to cook. Shrimp cook quickly, so adding them later prevents them from becoming overcooked and rubbery.


Stir-fry the ingredients quickly over medium/high heat. Keep everything moving in the wok to ensure even cooking and prevent burning.

Thai Chilies

Adding whole Thai chilies is optional. They add heat and a unique flavor. If you prefer a milder dish, you can reduce the number of chilies or omit them entirely.

Thickening the Sauce

Add the cornstarch slurry towards the end of cooking. Stir continuously until the sauce thickens to the desired consistency. This usually takes about a minute.


Serve the stir-fry immediately over steamed rice or noodles. Garnish with chopped green onions or sesame seeds for extra flavor and presentation.


Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge. Reheat gently on the stovetop or in the microwave, adding a splash of water if needed to rehydrate the sauce.


For added texture and flavor, sprinkle some toasted sesame seeds or chopped nuts like cashews or peanuts over the finished dish. You can also substitute the shrimp with chicken, beef, or tofu for variety.


Serve the stir-fry in a large bowl or platter for a family-style meal. Add a few slices of fresh lime on the side for a zesty garnish.

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Weight Watchers Chinese Stir-Fry Garlic Shrimp

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Weight Watchers Chinese Stir-Fry Garlic Shrimp

Weight Watchers Stir-Fry Garlic Shrimp

Nesting Lane
Weight Watchers Chinese Stir-Fry Garlic Shrimp Recipe. A healthy, low calorie dinner with 217 calories, 5 WW Freestyle Points (Blue Plan) and 5 Smart Points.
5 from 2 votes
Total Time 22 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4




  • In a small mixing bowl, combine soy sauce, chicken broth, sesame oil, sherry, chile paste, and vinegar. Mix well. Set aside.
  • In a separate small mixing bowl, combine 3 tablespoons of water and cornstarch. Set aside.
  • In a wok, heat vegetable oil over medium/high heat. Stir in garlic & ginger. Add Thai chilies and vegetables. Stir-fry for about 3 minutes.
  • Add shrimp to wok and stir-fry approx 2 minutes or until shrimp turns pink opaque.
  • Add soy sauce mixture. Cook approx 1 minute. Add cornstarch. Stir-fry approx 1 minute until sauce thickens.


5 WW Freestyle Points and 5 Smart Points


Calories: 216.6kcalCarbohydrates: 8.3gProtein: 23.1gFat: 9.3gSaturated Fat: 1.2gCholesterol: 191mgSodium: 1613.8mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 0.4g
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One Comment

  1. Your points are wrong. Blue plan is only 3 points.

5 from 2 votes (2 ratings without comment)

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