Skinnylightful Asian Chicken Broccoli Slaw Salad

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If you love to crunch and boy do I, you’re going to LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this Asian-style, main-course salad. It’s packed with super healthy, fiber rich ingredients. The crunchiness comes from broccoli slaw, cabbage and pea pods.  The skinny for each salad, 235 calories, 6 grams of fat and 5 Weight Watchers SmartPoints.  I could eat this salad every day and sometimes do several days in a row.  Try it soon… I bet you will too!!!

Prep Time: 15 minutes


Ingredients for Slaw Salad:

1 (~12 oz ) package broccoli slaw

1 (8 oz) bag purple cabbage (3 cups cabbage)

2 cups cooked chicken breast, boneless, skinless, see shopping tip

2 cup pea pods, chopped

1 cup scallions sliced

½ cup Light Asian Salad Dressing such as Trader Joe’s Asian Style Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette or Ken’s Steak House Lite Asian Sesame Dressing, see shopping tip


Ingredients for Topping:

¼ cup La Choy Chow Mein noodles or any brand, optional


Instructions

1. In a large bowl, add all the ingredients for the slaw salad except the salad dressing and topping. Just before serving, toss with dressing. Divide among 4 dinner plates. Sprinkle each with 1 tablespoon of Chow Mein noodles and serve with chopsticks, if desired.

Makes 4 main course salads (1 serving, about 3 cups each)


Shopping Tips

One of my very favorite Asian style dressings is Trader Joe’s Asian Style Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette. It doesn’t say Light or Lite on the bottle, but it is. It’s really delicious!!! One 2 tablespoons serving has 70 calories and 4 grams of fat. I did the Skinny Facts based on using this dressing.
Another to try is Ken’s Steak House Lite Asian Sesame Dressing. It also has 70 calories and 4 grams of fat for 2 tablespoons.


Vegetarian Tip

To make vegetarian and add protein, you can substitute the chicken with shelled edamame. It taste great this way or just leave out the chicken and edamame and you’ll still enjoy this salad.


Weight Watchers SmartPoints
5
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS
6
Weight Watchers
(old points) 4

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 salad, including dressing (not including chow mein noodles)
235 calories, 6g fat, 1g sat. fat, 54mg chol, 24g protein, 22g carbs, 6g fiber, 510mg sodium, 14g sugar
FACTS: for SmartPoints
178 calories, 1g sat. fat, 8g sugar, 21g protein

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20 Responses to “Skinnylightful Asian Chicken Broccoli Slaw Salad”

  1. Charlene@A Pinch of Joy Says:

    Love a crunchy, flavorful salad! Pinned. Thanks so much for linking on busy Monday!

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  3. admin Says:

    This salad is one of my all time favorites…Enjoy and thanks for sharing!
    All the best,
    Nancy

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  5. admin Says:

    Thanks so much for sharing my recipe on Scoop it! Enjoy.

  6. J'Lyn Says:

    This sounds sooo good! I’m new to you blog (just found it yesterday) and I really like it so far. I’m planning my menu for next week and I am trying to find Trader Joe’s vinaigrette online. Unfortunately, I do not have a Trader Joe’s anywhere close to me. Do you know if Trader Joe’s vinaigrette can be purchased online? I can’t seem to find it anywhere.

  7. admin Says:

    I regret to say Trader Joe’s doesn’t sell their products online. Best thing to do is buy a reduced-fat Asian dressing that your local supermarket sells.
    Best of luck to you,
    Nancy

  8. J'Lyn Says:

    Thanks! I was afraid of that. 🙁 My store has Ken’s dressings, but Trader Joe’s sounds much better!

  9. Diane Says:

    I fixed this salad and it was a keeper! For the chicken I used your garlic chicken recipe and Newman’s Asian salad dressing. I will be making this again!

  10. admin Says:

    Diane, thanks for the wonderful feedback. I never thought to use my garlic chicken recipe for this salad but that sounds great!
    I can’t wait to try it.
    With my very best wishes,
    Nancy

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  13. admin Says:

    I’m so glad you shared one of my favorite salads, Skinnylightful Asian Chicken Broccoli Slaw Salad. Thank you!

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  15. admin Says:

    What a colorful collection of salads. Thanks so much for including my Chicken Broccoli Slaw Salad.
    All the best,
    Nancy

  16. Anna Says:

    How many servings does this make?

  17. Anna Says:

    How many servings does this recipe make?

  18. admin Says:

    Anna, it makes 4 main course salads (1 serving, about 3 cups each)

  19. Tonja Says:

    Hi Nancy this is my second time to inquire about the difference in calorie count between Skinny Facts and Smart Points. I am doing WW and want my count to be accurate!! Please Help!!

  20. admin Says:

    Tonja, this time I did include the stats for SmartPoints. They are different once the veggies are not included in the stats. Instead of this recipe being 7 SmartPoints, without all the vegetables, it’s now 5 SmartPoints.
    All the best,
    Nancy

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