So apparently, this “crack slaw” thing is a big deal. I’ve been hearing all about it lately, and with such an interesting name, I had to see what in the world it was. A crack slaw recipe includes a simple stir fry made with cabbage and ground beef that is supposed to be so incredibly delicious that it’s addictive. Just like crack.

Given that it’s high in protein, and low in sugar and carbs, I knew this would be a perfect Weight Watchers recipe to try. So I did a bit of research and came up with my own version of crack slaw.

I choose to use ground chicken instead of ground beef to lower the fat content, added in some broccoli slaw I had on hand and made a few tweaks to the seasoning. And I have to say, this was pretty darn good!

You could definitely play around with this and incorporate any veggies you’d like. Red bell pepper, snow peas, mushrooms are a few great options. And at just 2 Points per serving, this crack slaw recipe could be a lifesaver!

3.09 from 12 votes
crack slaw
Crack Slaw Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
This low calorie, low carb, high protein recipe is all the rage these days. It’s a simple chicken and veggie stir fry dish that is so good, it’s addictive.
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 235 kcal
Author: Wendy
  • 1 lb ground chicken breast
  • 1 half of a medium head of cabbage (shredded)
  • 1 10-12oz bag broccoli slaw mix
  • 1 small onion (finely chopped)
  • 4 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp sriracha sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Heat olive oil over medium heat heat in a large skillet. Add in onions and saute until fragrant, 1-2 minutes. Add in chicken, garlic and ginger, and cook, while breaking up with a wooden spoon, until browned.
  2. Remove chicken from skillet, and add in the cabbage and broccoli slaw. Cook until wilted and mostly tender, about 4-5 minutes.
  3. Return the cooked chicken to the pan. Stir in sesame oil, soy sauce, vinegar, and sriracha. Season with salt and pepper and more sriracha as desired.
Recipe Notes
Entire recipe makes 4 servings Serving size is about 1 1/2 cups Each serving = 1 Point* *based only on ingredients that have an SP Freestyle value  
Nutrition Facts
Crack Slaw Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 235 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 0.7g 4%
Cholesterol 71mg 24%
Sodium 656mg 27%
Potassium 477mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 15.4g 5%
Dietary Fiber 5.2g 21%
Sugars 6.1g
Protein 32.9g 66%
Calcium 7%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  1. I made this tonight and I was very skeptical. My husband and son were watching me make it and ready to order a pizza…but I have it say it was DELICIOUS! We all loved it! Thanks for a great recipe!

    • LaaLoosh Reply

      Because I use the Weight Watchers calculator to tally the Points for each of my recipes, I only list the nutritional value for the ingredients that will count towards the Smart Points total. So all fruits, vegetables and any other 0 Point are not included in the nutritional values that I list.

  2. Who cares how many points! Just made for myself – as I had most ingredients on hand (except I used ground turkey and real broccoli). Seriously, I’m gonna eat this from now til I die!

  3. Kim Rhodes Reply

    Hopefully you can help me understand how you are getting 2 points per serving on this recipe. When I put the recipe in WW, I get 6 points per serving. Still not bad but am I doing something wrong?

    • LaaLoosh Reply

      Sure! The only ingredients that will count towards the Points are the chicken, soy sauce, vinegar, sriracha sauce, olive oil, and sesame oil. Using the labels on the back of each of those items, I added up all the nutritional info, and my totals are posted at the bottom of the recipe. I entered those totals into my calculator to get the Points value.

      • on the WW points plus there are 0 points for soy sauce, vinegar and sriracha sauce. The only ingredients that would add points are the chicken, olive and sesame oil.

      • If you create a recipe on the WW website and add in these exact ingredients, it’s a 6 point meal. Still really good, but definitely not 2 points per serving. The ground chicken alone is 18 points…which divided by 4 is already more than 4 points per serving.

        • LaaLoosh Reply

          This is precisely why I rarely use the WW calculator, and I use the nutritional labels on the foods that I cook with. The ground chicken that I use 120 calories, 2g fat; 1g sat fat, and 22g protein per 4oz. Making it 2 Points per serving, and just 7 Points for the entire pound of meat. I feel that the online WW calculator is not very accurate, and I always rely on my labels. :)

        • Ground chicken BREAST is 1 point for a 4 ounce serving. A pound is 16 ounces. So, each full pound of ground chicken breast is 4 points. There is a difference between ground chicken and ground chicken breast. I hope this dispels the confusion.

    • Mine came up at 6 points also so I added extra cabbage, changed it to 5 servings and got it to 4 points. I also used turkey sausage which really gave it an added zip.

  4. Lynette Forrest Reply

    The recipe does not print our for me – just the text from the blog. I’m not sure this is a problem on my end or yours. (Love your blog!!)

    • Burney Baron Reply

      The “Print Friendly” button doesn’t work on IE, Chrome, or Opera….just sets up the photo and article 1st page.

      A little guidance on the cabbage would have been nice…what is a medium cabbage? In our area a 3 pounder is small and half of that is was way too much cabbage (I made a wild guess that it needed to be shredded…no mention in the recipe.) Maybe a measure could be used, such as “Shred 1 pound of cabbage” or something to that effect.

  5. Oh my gosh…that looks so good! I must be the only one to have never heard of crack slaw, but I want to make it this weekend, if I can get to the grocery store. Thanks for posting!

    • I’ve never heard of it either we used to call it poor man chow mien when I was a kid

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