Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Chicken Coleslaw Salad - Quick, Crazy & Good!

This evening I was undecided on what to make for dinner. For lunch, I had leftover Chicken Enchilada Casserole, so I wanted something lighter and simple for dinner. After much hemming and hawing, I decided to make chicken salad sandwiches (on my Sesame Seed Sandwich Buns) and my Easy Coleslaw. As I was mixing up the dressing for the coleslaw, I looked over at the cooked chicken I had just diced up and the bag of coleslaw mix sitting on the counter...I had a flash of "what if"...as in what if I made a combination "Chicken Coleslaw Salad" by mixing them together. So, I tweaked my coleslaw dressing just a little to make it compliment both coleslaw and chicken salad. I added a couple teaspoons of fresh lemon juice for some fresh flavor and a tablespoon or so of capers to add a little salty zing. I mixed the dressing into the diced chicken breast first and then tossed half of a bag of coleslaw mix into the chicken until everything was lightly coated with dressing. Why only half of a bag you wonder? Well...just in case it was horrible, I didn't want to toss out a lot of food or feel obligated to eat a lot of something I didn't care for. I served the Chicken Coleslaw Salad piled on a plate along with some of our tomatoes that I sliced up. It was absolutely delicious! The more bites I took, the more I liked it. Sometimes we need to give in to our "what if" moments. You just never know what good things will come of them. I have enough leftover for my lunch tomorrow, too. Next time I'll make a bigger batch and use the whole bag of coleslaw mix. By now I have either totally grossed you out or you just figure I've lost my mind. There's only one way to find out...make some for yourself. Check out the photos below. Enjoy!

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4 comments:

Charlotte Moore said...

Yum!!! This looks very tasty to me.

Sonshine Girl said...

It sounds delicious to me! I will definitely make this.

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

Thanks, Charlotte! :-)

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

Thanks! Hope you enjoy it Sunshine Girl! :-)