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Creamy Broccoli Slaw with Chicken (New Recipe #10) February 3, 2013

Filed under: Cooking — skpierce12 @ 7:35 PM


Last year, my husband introduced me to broccoli slaw when he made me a yummy side salad consisting of the slaw, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, tomatoes, and balsamic vinaigrette. Since that time, I have made the salad multiple times, but I have been at a loss as to what else to do with the slaw. Enter Loveta, my Weight-Watcher-conscious mother-in-law. She passed along the Hungry Girl’s Maximum Veggie Hungry Chick ‘Fredo recipe, which despite its unfortunate name, made for a quick and surprisingly tasty meal on a night when I wasn’t feeling up for cooking a big dinner. The tomatoes were my favorite part of the recipe – they were slightly warm and bursting with flavor. Overall, John and I both gave Creamy Broccoli Slaw with Chicken (my moniker for the recipe) 3 stars.  I will make it again, for sure.  I doubled the recipe, but I cooked it in two skillets to keep the portions just right.

Creamy Broccoli Slaw with Chicken

4 oz raw boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
3 cups bagged broccoli cole slaw
1/2 tsp chopped garlic
2 wedges The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss cheese
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
Seasonings: salt, black pepper

1. Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Season chicken with a dash each salt and pepper and add to the skillet. Cook and stir for about 5 minutes, until chicken is cooked through. (John cooked our chicken on the George Foreman Grill instead.)

2. Remove chicken. If needed, clean skillet. Remove skillet from heat, re-spray, and return to medium-high heat. Add broccoli slaw and 1/3 cup water. Cover and cook for 4 minutes.

3. Uncover, stir, and re-cover. Continue to cook for about 4 minutes, until fully softened. (I should have checked it after 3 minutes – the water had evaporated and the broccoli slaw was just starting to burn after 4 minutes.) Uncover and, if needed, cook and stir until water has evaporated, 2-3 minutes.

4. Add garlic and cheese wedges to the skillet, breaking the wedges into pieces. Cook and stir until cheese has melted and coated slaw, 1-2 minutes.

5. Add cooked chicken and tomatoes to the skillet. Cook and stir until hot, about 1 minute, and enjoy!

Yield: 1 serving. Per serving, 6 PointsPlus.


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