WW Recipe of the Day: Crunchy Asian Chicken Salad
My cool and crunchy summer food cravings continue here in Phoenix. So, when I spied a simple Weight Watchers Crunchy Asian Salad in my Weight Watchers "What to Eat" booklet I decided it was exactly what I wanted for lunch next week.
As a longtime lover of Chinese Chicken Salad, this is a lighter healthier homemade version.
The combination of shredded lettuce, cole slaw mix, carrots, celery, edamame and shredded chicken tossed with a low fat ginger dressing is light, cool, crunchy, tasty and satisfying.
And requires no cooking, provided you've got cooked/rotisserie chicken on hand.
You can switch up the ingredients to meet your tastes and what is in your fridge.
Thinly sliced red bell pepper and sliced radish would be good. As would drained canned mandarin oranges and/or sliced almonds (or chopped peanuts), just adjust your Weight Watchers points accordingly.
How Many Calories and WW Points in this Asian Chicken Salad?
According to my calculations this Crunchy Asian Salad with Chicken has 266 calories and
6 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
1 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
1 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
7 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
It makes a really big salad, so it may be enough for two servings depending on your appetite.
Following WW Guidelines for the Freestyle Plan, this salad now has *1 WW Freestyle SmartPoint. Enjoy!
If you like this Asian Chicken Salad, be sure to check out my other WW Friendly recipes including: TJ's Easy Asian Chicken Salad, Healthy Asian Spaghetti Squash Salad, Curried Chicken Salad with Chutney, Low Fat Asian Slaw with Pineapple and Orange Spinach Salad
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Weight Watchers Crunchy Asian Salad with Chicken Recipe
- 2 cups shredded romaine or iceberg lettuce
- 1 cup shredded cole slaw mix (cabbage + carrots)
- ½ cup shredded carrot
- 1 stalk celery, thinly sliced
- 1 scallion, thinly sliced
- ½ cup shelled cooked edamame
- 3 ounces shredded cooked chicken breast
- 2 teaspoons light ginger dressing (I like Newman's Own Light Sesame Ginger)
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh mint (optional)
- Optional Additions: thinly sliced red bell pepper (drained mandarin oranges, sliced radish, sliced almonds or chopped peanuts, chow mein or ramen noodles (adjust points accordingly)
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- In a large bowl, combine lettuce, cole slaw, carrot, celery, scallion, edamame and chicken.
- Mix well.
- Drizzle with dressing and toss to coat.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
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Because this recipe said it was for 1 person I doubled it for my husband and I. There is enough salad for at least 3-4 people.
Well, I'm serving the dressing on the side so we can have the leftovers tomorrow night.
Thanks so much for letting me know. I personally love leftovers, but I know that not everyone does. I'll add a note to the post and recipe to let people know that it makes a really really big salad and may be enough to serve 2.
How many Freestyle points per serving? Thanks!
Hi Beverly, According to the Weight Watchers Recipe Builder this salad now has 1 Freestyle SmartPoint. Enjoy!
This looks really good! Do you just eat this by itself with a fork, or do you serve it with something to dip in it?
Hi Rachel, I eat it with a fork.
I made this salad for lunch today. It made a very large salad but I ate it all. I am on the WW Purple Plan and the only points were from the salad dressing I used. I love crunch things so this salad felt as if it had been designed for me. Thank you so much, Martha!
I love Chinese Chicken Salad and this is one of the simplest recipes I've tried - thanks for sharing!