Skinny Chicken and Blue Cheese Slaw Salad

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Great ingredients in this wonderful, main course slaw salad. If you’re a blue cheese fan, I’m sure you’re gonna love it!  And if you’re not, you might still enjoy it. My husband normally doesn’t like blue cheese dressing but does like my light version on this yummy salad. Each main course salad has 275 calories, 7 grams fat and 6 Weight Watchers SmartPoints. In addition, it’s loaded with fiber, 6 grams, thanks to the apples and cabbage.

Prep Time: 20 minutes, including dressing


Ingredients for Slaw Salad:

1 (10-12 oz) bag coleslaw, about 6 cups yellow cabbage, shredded (just the shredded cabbage, without dressing)

2 cups cooked chicken breast, chopped

1½ cups red apple, chopped, (not peeled) such as Honey-crisp, Gala, or Fuji

1 cup celery, chopped

¾ cup grapes, sliced in half

⅓ cup dried cranberries


Ingredients for Skinny Blue Cheese Dressing:

½ cup + 2 tablespoons The BEST Skinny Ranch Dressing (3 ingredients)

3½ tablespoons blue cheese, crumbled

2½ tablespoons fat-free cottage cheese

1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon vinegar

½ teaspoon garlic, minced

Black pepper, to taste


Instructions

1. To make the slaw salad: In a large bowl, add all slaw ingredients. Refrigerate until ready to serve and don’t toss in dressing until ready to serve.

2. To make the dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together all dressing ingredients. Refrigerate until ready to use.

3. To serve: Toss chicken slaw salad in dressing and divide among 4 dinner plates.

4. Tip: This recipe can be cut in half for 2 serving and easily doubled. Only toss what you need. Leftovers can be served the next day and better stored without dressing on it.

Makes 4 main course salads.  Each serving, about 2 cups total including dressing.


Healthy Benefits
Cabbage contains a good amount of vitamins C, A and fiber.
Apples are a rich source of flavonoid and polyphenols. Both are powerful antioxidants.
Cranberries have been valued for their ability to reduce the risk of urinary infections for hundreds of years.


Weight Watchers SmartPoints
6
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS  7

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 main course serving (about 2 cups including dressing)
275 cal, 7g fat, 2g sat. fat, 57mg chol, 26g prot, 31g carbs, 6g fiber, 501mg sod, 16g sugar
FACTS: for SmartPoints
200 calories, 2g sat. fat, 10g sugar, 22g protein