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Easy and Skinny Blue Cheese and Chicken Slaw Salad

Great fall ingredients in this wonderful, NEW main course slaw salad. If you’re a blue cheese fan, I’m sure you’re gonna love it!  And if you’re not, you might still enjoy it. My husband normally doesn’t like blue cheese dressing but does like my light version on this yummy salad.Each main course salad has 275 calories, 7 grams fat and 7 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS. In addition, it’s loaded with fiber, 6 grams, thanks to the apples and cabbage.


Prep Time: 20 minutes including dressing

Ingredients for Slaw Salad:

1 (10-12 oz) bag coleslaw, about 6 cups yellow cabbage, shredded (just the shredded cabbage, without dressing)

2 cups cooked chicken breast, chopped

1½ cups red apple, chopped, (not peeled) such as Honey-crisp, Gala, or Fuji

1 cup celery, chopped

¾ cup grapes, sliced in half

⅓ cup dried cranberries

Ingredients for Skinny Blue Cheese Dressing:

½ cup + 2 tablespoons The BEST Skinny Ranch Dressing (3 ingredients)

3½ tablespoons blue cheese, crumbled

2½ tablespoons fat-free cottage cheese

1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon vinegar

½ teaspoon garlic, minced

Black pepper, to taste


1. To make the slaw salad: In a large bowl, add all slaw ingredients. Refrigerate until ready to serve and don’t toss in dressing until ready to serve.

2. To make the dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together all dressing ingredients. Refrigerate until ready to use.

3. To serve: Toss chicken slaw salad in dressing and divide among 4 dinner plates.

4. Tip: This recipe can be cut in half for 2 serving and easily doubled. Only toss what you need. Leftovers can be served the next day and better stored without dressing on it.

Makes 4 main course salads.  Each serving, about 2 cups total including dressing.

Healthy Benefits

Cabbage contains a good amount of vitamins C, A and fiber.
Apples are a rich source of flavonoid and polyphenols. Both are powerful antioxidants.
Cranberries have been valued for their ability to reduce the risk of urinary infections for hundreds of years.

Weight Watchers
(old points) 5

Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 7

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 main course serving (about 2 cups including dressing) 275 cal, 7g fat, 9mg chol, 26g prot, 31g carbs, 6g fiber, 460mg sod, 16g sugar

Find more skinny, delicious recipes on Nancy Fox’s website, Skinny Kitchen

Nancy Fox

Nancy Fox is no stranger to the food industry. She founded Mrs. Beasley's, a gift-basket company featuring baskets full of decadent baked goods. It became the "hot" gift to give among the Hollywood community. 
Nancy later opened 2 low fat restaurants called Nancy’s Healthy Kitchen. Her line of reduced-fat cookies were featured on "Oprah's Favorites" gift show. Continuing her passion for cooking and baking Nancy created a recipe website called Skinny Kitchen. Each week she shares skinny recipes, cooking and kitchen tips, food finds and the healthy benefits of many recipes. There’s also nutritional facts and Weight Watchers POINTS on each recipe.

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