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295
Calories 
17g
Carbs 
9g
Fat 
37g
Protein 
6
Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(7 PointsPlus®)

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Recipe

I always get scared when I search for nutritional information for some of my favorite restaurant salads and see that the calorie counts necessitate four digits and fat counts that hover close to 100 grams.  Seriously, I know that not everyone ordering a salad is hoping for a healtheir dish but thousand calorie salads just seem crazy.  Not surpisingly, with all their toppings and sugary dressing, Chinese Chicken Salads can be one of the worst offenders.  My personal favorite version has 960 calories and over 70 grams of fat, 70!  Knowing this, I knew there had to be a  better way to make one at home that was significantly lower in calories and fat.  This version uses lots of veggies and a vinegar based dressing but still packs in plenty of flavor.  If you really want crunch, consider adding some chop suey noodles.   Mandarin oranges are alos a great addition.

Prep Time

Healthier Chinese Chicken Salad

27
Prep Time: 
Cook Time: 
Total Time: 

Ingredients

4
  • 1.33 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 2 tbsp. low sodium soy sauce (GF if needed)
  • 2 tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 4 cups Romaine
  • 2 cups coleslaw mix
  • 1/2 cup shelled edamame
  • 4 U green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 4 tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 1 U clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp. honey (use Stevia for low carb)
  • 2 tsp. fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 tsp. low sodium soy sauce (GF if needed)

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
2 cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 295
Calories from Fat 74
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g
12%
Saturated Fat 1g
5%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
0%
Cholesterol 74mg
24%
Sodium 438mg
19%
Total Carbohydrate 17g
5%
Dietary Fiber 5g
15%
Sugars 8g
Protein 37g

Directions

  1. Combine the soy sauce and rice vinegar. Pour over chicken breasts and let rest for 15 minutes.
  2. When ready, heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Cook the chicken for 4-5 minutes per side or until fully cooked. Remove and slice.
  3. To make the dressing, whisk together the rice vinegar, garlic, sesame oil honey, ginger, and soy sauce.
  4. Toss together the chicken and vegetables. Toss with dressing.
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