One of my all time favorite salads is Chinese Chicken Salads. There is something about the crunchy vegetables, the sweet mandarin oranges and the tangy Asian dressing that just gets me sooooo excited.

But, even though it is a salad, a traditional Chinese Chicken Salad is actually pretty high in calories. My lighter version makes a few healthier changes and tastes fantastic!

The cabbage and toasted almond slices give it that perfect crunch, and the juicy mandarins add a delightfully sweet, yet tart, flavor. The light dressing still packs a ton of flavor, but also saves a lot of fat and calories.

Pair my Weight Watchers Chinese Chicken Salad with your favorite soup for a complete meal that won’t break the Points bank. Enjoy!

chinese chicken salad

CHINESE CHICKEN SALAD RECIPE

Calories271 kcal
Carbohydrates28.2 g
Fat8.5 g
Protein23.8 g
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time15 minutes
Total Time15 minutes

Ingredients

Servings: 4 servings
  • 1 lb skinlessboneless chicken breast - (cooked and diced)
  • 1 large head of Romaine lettuce - (chopped)
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 carrot - (shredded)
  • 1 cup sugar snap peas - (trimmed)
  • 2 green onions - (sliced)
  • 1 cup mandarin oranges - (drained)
  • 1 red bell pepper - (thinly sliced)
  • ¼ cup toasted almond slices
  • 4 tsp toasted sesame seeds
  • cup light Asian style dressing

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl except almond slices, mandarin oranges, and sesame seeds. Toss well.
  • Divide equally into 4 serving bowls or plates. Top each serving equally with oranges, almond slices, and sesame seeds, and serve.

Notes

The entire recipe makes 4 servings
The serving size is about 1 1/2 cups
 

Nutrition

Calories: 271 kcal (14%)Carbohydrates: 28.2 g (9%)Protein: 23.8 g (48%)Fat: 8.5 g (13%)Saturated Fat: 1.4 g (9%)Cholesterol: 41 mg (14%)Sodium: 1557 mg (68%)Potassium: 775 mg (22%)Fiber: 3.3 g (14%)Sugar: 16.7 g (19%)Calcium: 60 mg (6%)Iron: 1.8 mg (10%)
Main IngredientChicken Recipes
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