Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Asian Chicken Broccoli Slaw

The house is finally rid of cheesecake, dinner rolls, stuffing, fat-girl noodles and gravy. It's time to detox before Christmas folks and this salad is a great place to start. I have to tell you, I was actually craving something healthy today, that's how badly I've been eating these past few weeks.

I seasoned and sauteed some boneless, skinless chicken breasts for this recipe but you could use any type of chicken you like. In fact, if you still have some leftover turkey from Thanksgiving, this would be a great place to use it up.

The real star of this salad is the dressing. I caught hubby with his plate up to his mouth lapping up the last bit of sauce. Don't worry, we only eat like barbarians when there's no one else around to see us.

Asian Chicken Salad (serves 4)

for the dressing:

1/4 cup canola oil
1 TBSP smooth peanut butter
2 tsp Splenda (or sugar)
2 TBSP soy sauce (I used reduced sodium)
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4-1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
juice of one lime

In a small bowl combine the oil and peanut butter. Microwave for a few seconds to soften peanut butter, then whisk until smooth. Add the Splenda, soy sauce, garlic powder, red pepper flakes and lime juice. Whisk together and set aside.

for the salad:

12 oz of cooked chicken or turkey, sliced in thin strips
1 (12 oz) package of broccoli slaw
1/4 cup parsley, chopped (you can use cilantro if you're one of those crazy people who like it)
1/4 cup green onions, chopped
1/4 cup sunflower kernels

Combine broccoli slaw, parsley and green onions in a salad bowl. Pour dressing over all and toss to combine. Arrange salad on a plate and top with sliced chicken pieces. Garnish with sunflower kernels.

14 comments:

Beth said...

That looks delicious!

Moogie said...

Damn girl! I love broccoli slaw and this looks especially delicious.

June said...

Isn't it true how eventually you just have enough - though I'd kill for one of those chocolate cookies from yesterday. LOL Salad looks great Mags!

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Looks good... I could use a few detox dishes right now. I'm afraid to get anywhere near the scale after feasting last week!

Holly said...

Your Salad looks awesome, in fact so good,that I'm going to have to do a store run for broccoli slaw!

lakegirl said...

This looks so good! I love the healthier things at this unhealthy time of year.

Dyan said...

I make this and add in mandarin oranges and bamboo shoots! It is yummy and very filling...

HoneyB said...

The dressing sounds yummy. I'd be slurping it up too!

Mags said...

Thanks everyone for your comments! June, I ended up sending those cookies to work with hubby since I couldn't handle the temptation any longer. Would gladly have shared the whole lot with you! Dyan, the mandarin oranges and bamboo shoots sound like an awesome addition to this salad!

Debbie said...

Looks delicious and lots lighter than other foods I've been eating!

stephchows said...

oo i love slaw like this!! and of course I love the added protein on top :)

Snooty Primadona said...

This is one I think I can definitely do & hubby will love it. I've been cooking light ever since the last of the leftovers got tossed out. Still need to get into that little black dress I want to wear...

Barbara Bakes said...

I'm loving this detox slaw! I really need to start detoxing too!

Kevin said...

That is one nice and light and tasty looking slaw!