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 3 Blue WW Freestyle SmartPoints, and 5 Green.  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 and prep tips


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.

Prep Tips
If you want to make your own dressing, try this one I created for another Asian salad-Skinny Shanghai Dressing. Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the recipe to get this yummy dressing.

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


WW Freestyle SmartPoints
3-Blue
WW SmartPoints
5-Green
WW POINTS PLUS
6

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 FreeStyle SmartPoints
70 calories, 1g sat. fat, 8g sugar, 1g protein

Comments

  1. Please help me with side dishes for a ladies luncheon. I will be serving the “Asian Chicken Broccoli Slaw Salad.”
    I do appreciate any suggestions.
    THANK YOU.

  2. I’m so sorry Nancy but at this point, I’m only including Blue and Green points. For all of these years, I use a different program than WW to input all of my recipes to do the nutrition facts and points.

    I have hundreds of recipes and don’t have the time to input them into WW to make the calculations for the purple plan. Maybe in the future.

    My best,
    Nancy

  3. That is so ok….I know what your saying, if only they would stick to one plan…:) Thank you for reply.

  4. I completely agree, Nancy. Since I started SK, they have changed the program 3-4 times, and every time they do that, I’ve had to update my recipes. Ugh!

If you make this recipe, let me know how you liked it. Leave me a comment below or give it a rating. Thanks so much. Happy Skinny Cooking!