Chinese Grilled Chicken Salad

Delicious salad to prepare for dinner, especially if you’re watching your calories!

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Chinese Grilled Chicken Salad

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 25 min

Cook Time: 6 min

Nice, light dinner (or lunch). The simple, tangy dressing gives it the flavor it needs. Be sure to let the salad "marinate" in the dressing for 10 minutes & keep tossing to keep coating it with the dressing.

Ingredients:

1 pound bag shredded cabbage salad (coleslaw mix)
1 medium yellow bell pepper, seeded & thinly sliced
4 medium radishes, thinly sliced
1/2 cup seasoned rice vinegar
1 Tablespoon Asian (dark) sesame oil
2 teaspoons reduced- sodium soy sauce
2 teaspoons honey
1 pound thin-sliced skinless boneless chicken breasts
1/4 cup Chinese-style (or Korean) barbecue sauce

Directions:

1. Combine cabbage, bell pepper and radishes in a large bowl.

2. Whisk together vinegar, oil, soy sauce, and honey in a small bowl. Pour over cabbage mixture; toss to coat, and let stand for 10 minutes, tossing every couple of minutes to re-coat the salad with the dressing.

3. Meanwhile, heat a nonstick grill pan over medium-high heat. Brush both sides of the chicken breasts lightly with the barbecue sauce. Cook until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Turn and brush with any remaining barbecue sauce. Cook until chicken is cooked through, about 3 minutes longer. Alternately, you can cook the chicken directly on your outdoor grill (use a saute pan in a pinch). Transfer to a cutting board and let stand for 5 minutes before thinly slicing. Chop the chicken and toss with the coleslaw mix.

Tips:

*Look in the Asian aisle of your market to find sesame oil, soy sauce, rice vinegar and Chinese-style barbecue sauce. This salad derives its distinctive taste from the Chinese-style barbecue sauce, so don't skimp on that! Make sure that the rice vinegar you are using is seasoned rice vinegar.
*If you can't find thin-sliced chicken breasts, place regular chicken breasts between two pieces of plastic wrap and pound it thin with a meat mallet or a rolling pin.
*Use a pan with ridges to get the "grilled" look on your chicken, or use your outdoor grill!

Nutritional Information per serving:
Serving size: 1/4th of the salad
Calories per serving: 220
Fat per serving: 5.3g
Saturated Fat per serving: .93g
Sugar per serving: 8.37g
Fiber per serving: 3.22g
Protein per serving: 29g
Cholesterol per serving: 65.77mg
Carbohydrates per serving: 26.5g

WW POINTS per serving:
Points Plus Program: 7 Old Points Program: 5.5

Source: RecipeGirl.com (via Weight Watchers: Make it in Minutes)