weight watchers best recipes | Skinny Chicken Chow Mein




Ingredients for Chow Mein:

8 ounces dry whole grain spaghetti, see shopping tip
2 cups celery, sliced on the diagonally
2 cups onion, diced
5 cups cabbage, shredded
1½ cups cooked chicken breast, diced
Cooking spray
2 teaspoons vegetable oil

Ingredients for Sauce:



⅓ cup plus 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce  (6 tablespoons)
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons water
2 cloves garlic, mined
2 teaspoons ginger (from a jar), see shopping tip
Fresh ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

1. Cook the spaghetti for about 6-7 minutes just until soft. Do not over cook.
2. In the meantime, prep all vegetables and dice the chicken. Set aside.
3. In a small bowl, add all sauce ingredients and mix until well blended. Set aside.
4. Coat a large nonstick wok or pan with cooking spray. Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in pan.

Add celery and onions and saute over medium-high heat for several minutes until onions become soft. Add cabbage and chicken. Saute another few minutes until soft.  Turn down to medium heat, add noodles and soy sauce mixture.  Stir-fry for about 2 minutes or until noodles are heated through. Stir constantly to blend everything.

5. Store any leftovers in the fridge for a few days.

Makes 5 servings (each serving, 1½ cups)



Vegetarian Skinny Facts
Leave the chicken out and this chow mein becomes a fantastic vegetarian dish for “Meatless Mondays”

Weight Watchers (old points) 5
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 7

Skinny Facts: for 1 vegetarian serving (~1¼ cups)
264 calories, 3g fat, 9g protein, 54g carbs, 8g fiber, 749mg sodium, 10g sugar

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