Weight Watchers Crunchy Asian Salad Recipe | Simple Nourished Living (2024)

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WW Recipe of the Day: Crunchy Asian Chicken Salad

My cool and crunchy summer food cravings continue here in Phoenix. So, when I spied a simple Weight Watchers Crunchy Asian Salad in my Weight Watchers "What to Eat" booklet I decided it was exactly what I wanted for lunch next week.

Crunchy Asian Chicken Salad Recipe

Recipe Notes

As a longtime lover of Chinese Chicken Salad, this is a lighter healthier homemade version.

The combination of shredded lettuce, cole slaw mix, carrots, celery, edamame and shredded chicken tossed with a low fat ginger dressing is light, cool, crunchy, tasty and satisfying.

And requires no cooking, provided you've got cooked/rotisserie chicken on hand.

You can switch up the ingredients to meet your tastes and what is in your fridge.

Thinly sliced red bell pepper and sliced radish would be good. As would drained canned mandarin oranges and/or sliced almonds (or chopped peanuts), just adjust your Weight Watchers points accordingly.

How Many Calories and WW Points in this Asian Chicken Salad?

According to my calculations this Crunchy Asian Salad with Chicken has 266 calories and

6 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
1 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
1 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
7 *PointsPlus (Old plan)

It makes a really big salad, so it may be enough for two servings depending on your appetite.

Following WW Guidelines for the Freestyle Plan, this salad now has *1 WW Freestyle SmartPoint. Enjoy!

If you like this Asian Chicken Salad, be sure to check out my other WW Friendly recipes including: TJ's Easy Asian Chicken Salad, Healthy Asian Spaghetti Squash Salad, Curried Chicken Salad with Chutney, Low Fat Asian Slaw with Pineapple and Orange Spinach Salad

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Weight Watchers Crunchy Asian Salad with Chicken Recipe

A cool and crunchy no cook salad, the Weight Watchers Crunchy Asian Salad with Chicken has all the flavors of those popular restaurant Chinese Chicken Salads with a lot fewer calories and less fat. This recipe makes a big salad, so depending on your appetite, it may be enough for 2.

Prep Time15 minutes mins

Cook Time0 minutes mins

Total Time15 minutes mins

Servings (adjustable): 1

Calories: 266

Author: Martha McKinnon | Simple Nourished Living


  • 2 cups shredded romaine or iceberg lettuce
  • 1 cup shredded cole slaw mix (cabbage + carrots)
  • ½ cup shredded carrot
  • 1 stalk celery, thinly sliced
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup shelled cooked edamame
  • 3 ounces shredded cooked chicken breast
  • 2 teaspoons light ginger dressing (I like Newman's Own Light Sesame Ginger)
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh mint (optional)
  • Optional Additions: thinly sliced red bell pepper (drained mandarin oranges, sliced radish, sliced almonds or chopped peanuts, chow mein or ramen noodles (adjust points accordingly)
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  • In a large bowl, combine lettuce, cole slaw, carrot, celery, scallion, edamame and chicken.

  • Mix well.

  • Drizzle with dressing and toss to coat.

  • Add salt and pepper to taste.

Recipe Notes

Depending on your appetite, this may be enough for 2 servings.

Serving size: 1 salad without optional additions

Click here to see your WW PersonalPoints for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site.

6 *SmartPoints (Green plan)

1 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)

1 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)

7 *PointsPlus (Old plan)

Nutrition Facts

Weight Watchers Crunchy Asian Salad with Chicken Recipe

Amount Per Serving (1 salad without optional ingredients)

Calories 266Calories from Fat 62

% Daily Value*

Fat 6.9g11%

Carbohydrates 16.8g6%

Fiber 4.8g19%

Protein 33.2g66%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Course: Lunch, Salad

Cuisine: Asian

Keyword: crunchy chicken salad, sesame ginger chicken salad

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*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.

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Weight Watchers Crunchy Asian Salad Recipe | Simple Nourished Living (6)Martha is the founder and main content writer for Simple-Nourished-Living.

A longtime lifetime WW at goal, she is committed to balancing her love of food and desire to stay slim while savoring life and helping others do the same.

She is the author of the Smart Start 28-Day Weight Loss Challenge.

A huge fan of the slow cooker and confessed cookbook addict, when she's not experimenting in the kitchen, you're likely to find Martha on her yoga mat.

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