Chicken Cole Slaw Recipe - Delicious and Healthy Meal

Chicken Cole Slaw

Chicken Cole Slaw Recipe - Delicious and Healthy Meal
Preparation time: 10 minutes | Servings: 4


Chicken Cole Slaw
Chicken Cole Slaw

Chicken cole slaw is a delicious and refreshing dish that combines the flavors of tender chicken, crunchy cabbage, creamy avocado, and tangy pickles. This recipe is perfect for a light lunch or as a side dish for a summer barbecue.


The origins of chicken cole slaw can be traced back to the southern United States, where cole slaw is a popular side dish. The addition of chicken to the traditional cole slaw recipe adds protein and makes it a more substantial meal.


How to prepare

  1. Combine all the ingredients and let the mixture chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour before serving.


  • Add diced apples or grapes for a touch of sweetness.
  • Use shredded rotisserie chicken instead of chopped chicken breast.
  • Substitute the mayonnaise with Greek yogurt for a lighter version.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to let the mixture chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving to allow the flavors to meld together.

- You can customize this recipe by adding your favorite ingredients such as dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, or bacon bits.

- For a healthier version, you can use Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise.

Serving Suggestions

Serve chicken cole slaw as a side dish with grilled chicken or barbecue ribs.

Cooking Techniques

Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl until well combined.

Ingredient Substitutions

You can substitute the chicken breast with cooked turkey or ham.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the chicken cole slaw a day in advance and store it in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Presentation Ideas

Serve the chicken cole slaw in a large bowl garnished with fresh parsley or cilantro.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair chicken cole slaw with a glass of iced tea or a crisp white wine.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or enjoy cold.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

This recipe contains approximately 300 calories per serving.


This recipe contains approximately 15 grams of carbohydrates per serving.


This recipe contains approximately 20 grams of fat per serving.


This recipe contains approximately 15 grams of protein per serving.

Vitamins and minerals

Chicken cole slaw is a good source of vitamin C, vitamin K, and potassium.


This recipe contains dairy (cheddar cheese) and nuts (walnuts).


Chicken cole slaw is a balanced meal that provides a good mix of protein, carbohydrates, and fats. It is also rich in vitamins and minerals.


Chicken cole slaw is a delicious and nutritious dish that is perfect for a light lunch or as a side dish for a summer barbecue. With its combination of tender chicken, crunchy cabbage, creamy avocado, and tangy pickles, this recipe is sure to be a hit with your family and friends.

How did I get this recipe?

. It was a warm summer day, and I was visiting my dear friend Martha in her quaint little farmhouse. As always, Martha greeted me with a warm hug and a twinkle in her eye.

"Come in, come in, my dear," she said, leading me into her cozy kitchen. The smell of fresh herbs and spices filled the air, making my mouth water. Martha was always experimenting with new recipes, and I couldn't wait to see what delicious dish she had prepared for us that day.

As we sat down at the kitchen table, Martha handed me a bowl of her famous Chicken Cole Slaw. I took a bite and was immediately blown away by the burst of flavors in my mouth. The crunchy cabbage, the tender chicken, the tangy dressing - it was a perfect combination.

"Martha, this is incredible! How did you come up with this recipe?" I asked, taking another bite.

Martha chuckled and said, "Oh, my dear, this recipe has been passed down in my family for generations. My grandmother used to make it for us when we were children, and I've been making it ever since."

I was intrigued. I had always loved cooking, and the idea of a recipe that had been cherished by generations of women in Martha's family was something I wanted to learn more about.

"Would you mind sharing the recipe with me, Martha?" I asked eagerly.

Martha smiled and nodded. "Of course, my dear. I'll write it down for you before you leave."

And true to her word, before I left Martha's farmhouse that day, she handed me a piece of paper with the handwritten recipe for her Chicken Cole Slaw. I treasured that piece of paper like it was a precious family heirloom, and I couldn't wait to try making the dish in my own kitchen.

When I got home, I gathered all the ingredients I needed and set to work. Chopping the cabbage, shredding the chicken, mixing the dressing - every step of the recipe felt like a labor of love. And when I finally took a bite of the finished dish, I knew that I had stumbled upon a recipe that would become a staple in my own family for years to come.

I made Martha's Chicken Cole Slaw for every family gathering, for every potluck, for every special occasion. And every time I served it, it was met with rave reviews and requests for the recipe. I felt proud to pass on this recipe that had been shared with me by my dear friend Martha.

Years passed, and Martha's Chicken Cole Slaw became a beloved tradition in my family. But it wasn't until recently that I realized the true significance of this recipe.

My granddaughter, Emily, had been visiting me for the weekend. She had always enjoyed watching me cook and bake in the kitchen, and I could see the spark of curiosity in her eyes as I prepared Martha's Chicken Cole Slaw for dinner.

"Grandma, can I help you make the cole slaw?" Emily asked eagerly.

I smiled and nodded, handing her a knife to help me chop the cabbage. As we worked together in the kitchen, I couldn't help but feel a sense of deja vu. Just like Martha had shared her cherished recipe with me all those years ago, I was now passing it on to the next generation.

As we sat down to enjoy our meal, Emily took a bite of the Chicken Cole Slaw and her eyes lit up with delight.

"Grandma, this is amazing! How did you learn to make this?" she asked, her voice filled with admiration.

And so, I began to tell Emily the story of how I had first learned to make Martha's Chicken Cole Slaw. The memory of that warm summer day in Martha's farmhouse came flooding back to me, and I realized that this recipe was more than just a dish - it was a connection to the past, a link to the women who had come before me.

As Emily listened intently to my story, I knew that Martha's Chicken Cole Slaw would continue to be a cherished tradition in our family for generations to come. And I couldn't help but feel grateful for the bond that food had created between me, Martha, and now my granddaughter Emily. The memory of finding this recipe for the first time may have been fresh in my mind, but the legacy it had created would last a lifetime.


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