Skinnylightful Asian Chicken Broccoli Slaw Salad


chicken and broc slaw

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 tips

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 tips

Ingredients for Topping:

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


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
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS
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