Day 125: Hungry Girl 200 Under 200
May 5, 2011
So who doesn’t love a Chinese Chicken Salad? Although I have been to some authentic Chinese restaurants in China Town in San Francisco and there is not a single salad that even resembles this on the menu. So is it really a Chinese Chicken Salad? I think the only reason we call it Chinese is that sometimes chow mein noodles are sprinkled on top. That really does not qualify as Chinese. Well, you know what time of salad I am talking about anyway. Lovely and refreshing salad. Something to take to a potluck or to serve at an office lunch.
I had a request to do a Hungry Girl cookbook. They are in such high demand at my library that I had to be put on the waiting list for it. But when I finally got this one I looked for something that I could make fast. Finding recipes for under 200 calories are almost impossible. unfortunately the recipes are often filled with sugar substitutes and I am not a big fan of sugar substitutes unless it comes in the form of diet coke…..kidding! But if you are watching your weight, you will find plenty of things to make!
The Ruling: We liked it. The leftovers were great the next day. Because it does not contain chow mein noodles it stays fresh and you don’t have the soggy noodles in it! The flavors developed more the next day. To save time I picked up a rotisserie cake from the deli and shredded the breast. I could not find the Newman’s dressing in our grocery store, but I had another sesame dressing at home that I used. Nice and refreshing salad.
Scoopable Chinese Chicken Salad, page 77
- One 16 ounce package dry broccoli slaw mix
- 12 ounces cooked skinless lean chicken breast, chopped
- 1 cup canned water chestnuts, drained and sliced into thin strips
- 1 cup canned mandarin orange segments packed in water or juice, drained and chopped (and rinsed, if packed in juice)
- 1 cup chopped scallions
- 3/4 cup Newman’s Own Lighten Up! Low Fat Sesame Ginger Dressing
- In a large bowl, toss all ingredients together until mixed well.
- Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Stir well before serving. Enjoy!
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