Friday, August 21, 2009

Sweet 'n Sour Asian Chicken Salad

Today's creation came from the desire to have a much loved "junk food" that's common to the Erie area - Grilled Chicken or Steak Salad. Now you have to understand, the term "junk food" applies because generally, around here, they create this amazing, delicious one bowl dinner using less than "healthy" ingredients! I've, of course, RE-created the typical fry laden, cheese smothered dish to taste just as good but with a lot less fat & calories!

Alexia® Fries are my savior when it comes to having a wonderfully healthy alternative! They ARE french fries... just not "fried" & definitely not full of fat & calories! Each serving of Alexia Fries almost always comes out to about 3 points® per serving, be sure to check their label to make sure! Serving sizes are very generous too! Today's recipe I used the Yukon Gold Julienne Sliced Fries.

Asian Grilled Chicken Salad (8)


  • 1 Tbls. Sweet 'n Sour Sauce (check label find lowest points available - I used Wegman's @ 1pt./Tbls) <1>
  • 1 boneless, skinless frozen chicken breast <3>
  • bagged salad mix <0>
  • 24 French Fries (Recipe is created/counted using Alexia Yukon Gold's which are SO very low in points & awesomely delish) <3>
  • 1/4 Cup Fat Free Shredded Cheddar <1>
  • Fat Free Dressing of Choice (I used Wegman's Fat Free Roasted Red Pepper) <0>
  • *Optional veggies you like in your salad
  • Fresh Ground Black Pepper & Fresh Ground Sea Salt

Bake Alexia Yukon Gold Julienne Style Fries in oven (takes 20-25 minutes)

Grill chicken breast on grill ( I use the "Big George"), add 1 Tbls. sweet 'n sour sauce at end to flavor it.

Chop chicken breast into bite sized pieces.

Place chicken, fries, cheddar cheese on top of bed of lettuce (I use the prepackaged salad mixes for speed & ease)

Top with dressing of your choice. (Fat Free)

Add any additional veggies you like (suggestions: onion, tomatoes, cucumbers)

Top with freshly ground black pepper & sea salt.

* As with all recipes points®/calories/fats will vary according to ingredients so please be sure to figure your own nutritional information out according to the packages & information of the products you use.

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