This salad packs a mighty crunch with the cabbages and the toasted sliced almonds. I think the dressing I chose complimented it wonderfully, and I like Annie's because unlike some Asian flavored dressings, it's not too sweet and has a strong ginger and soy flavor, plus, it has no artificial ingredients in it!!
I didn't calculate out the nutritional information for this recipe, because it is mostly zero point foods. If I worked it out using nutrition stats or recipe builder, it would include the info for the zero point foods and add it to the total, and cause the overall point value to increase. Since this is a salad, I believe the zero point foods ( such as the cabbage and peppers) should stay zero point foods. Only the chicken, the almonds and the dressing contribute to the point+ value. So respectively, it is 4 points+ for 4 oz. of chicken, 1 points+ for 1 TBS. of sliced almonds ( 1 TBS. weighs 0.2 oz and 1 oz. of almonds is 4p+ so 1 TBS. should equal 1 p+...please correct me if my thinking doesn't sound right to you) , and 1 p+ for 2 TBS. of Annie's Lite Gingerly dressing....coming out to 6 points+ for a huge tasty salad.
Servings - 4 Serving size - 1/4th recipe Points Plus per serving - 6 points+
1 TBS. low-sodium soy sauce
1/2 tsp. sesame oil
fresh ground pepper
1 pound, skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1 small head of napa cabbage, thinly shredded ( about 6 cups )
1/4 head of red cabbage, thinly sliced ( about 2 cups )
2 cups of packaged pre-shredded carrot ( why not? saves time and your nails! )
1/2 sweet red pepper, thinly sliced
3 - 4 scallions, trimmed and thinly sliced, greens included
2-11 oz. cans of mandarin oranges, rinsed and drained
4 TBS. sliced almonds, toasted
Annie's Naturals Lite Gingerly Vinaigrette
1. Combine soy sauce and sesame oil and brush on chicken breasts. Sprinkle with pepper. Grill until chicken is no longer pink. Cover with foil and keep warm until ready to assemble salads.
2. In large bowl, combine the cabbages ( napa and red), carrots, scallions, and mandarin oranges. Divide evenly onto 4 plates. Take reserved chicken and slice on diagonal. Place one sliced chicken breast on top of one plate of cabbage mixture. Sprinkle with 1 TBS. almonds. Dress with 2 TBS. Lite gingerly dressing. Repeat for other plates.
|The dressing I used. Delicious for 1 p+!|