PointsPlus Chicken and Orange Salad Recipe

PointsPlus Chicken and Orange Salad Recipe
Staff Writer
Chicken and Orange Salad
WeightWatchers.com

Chicken and Orange Salad

Here’s a great way to use up leftover roast chicken from the ready-made section of the store. Combined with fresh oranges and romaine lettuce, it’s a quick and easy healthy meal.

2
Servings
272
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 medium-sized navel orange
  • 5 ounces cooked boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 cups romaine lettuce, chopped coarsely or torn
  • 2 small shallots, minced
  • 1 large rib celery, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons almonds, sliced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon water
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Directions

Peel the orange, making sure to remove all of the white pith, and cut into bite-sized pieces. In a large bowl, combine the orange, chicken, lettuce, shallot, celery, and almonds. Combine the remaining ingredients in a cup and stir well to blend in the honey. Pour the dressing over salad just before serving; toss gently but well.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
10g
14%
Sugar
13g
14%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
73mg
24%
Carbohydrate, by difference
21g
16%
Protein
26g
57%
Vitamin A, RAE
886µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
25mg
33%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
208µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
166mg
17%
Choline, total
101mg
24%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Fluoride, F
18µg
1%
Folate, total
288µg
72%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
61mg
19%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
10mg
71%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
291mg
42%
Selenium, Se
21µg
38%
Sodium, Na
95mg
6%
Water
253g
9%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Chicken Shopping Tip

Buy whole chickens and ask the butcher to quarter them for you. You will save an average of $5 per pound, or more.

Chicken Cooking Tip

Allow meat to rest for at least ten minutes before slicing into it; otherwise, the juices will leak out.

Chicken Wine Pairing

Pinot noir, gamay, merlot, zinfandel, carménère, pinotage, or grenache with grilled, roasted, or other simply cooked chicken; chardonnay, pinot gris/grigio, pinot blanc, or chenin blanc with chicken in cream or light tomato sauce or with chicken crêpes or croquettes; sauvignon blanc or sémillon with fried chicken; viognier with spiced chicken dishes.