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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 6 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS.  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.
Another to try is Ken’s Steak House Lite Asian Sesame Dressing. It also has for 2 tablespoons 70 calories and 4 grams of fat.


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 love this salad.


Weight Watchers
(old points) 4

Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 6

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 salad, including dressing (not including chow mein noodles)
235 calories, 6g fat, 26g protein, 20g carbs, 6g fiber, 283mg sodium, 12g sugar
FAT FACTS: for 1/2 salad  of CPk’s Thai Crunch Salad
544 calories, 20g fat, 24g protein, 37g carbs, 7g fiber, 538mg sodium, 10g sugar

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13 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

  4. Skinnylightful Asian Chicken Broccoli Slaw Salad with Weight Watchers Points | Skinny Kitchen | recipes for food and sweet | Scoop.it Says:

    [...] 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  [...]

  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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