A Cut of the Slaw on a Sunny Day

There are a lot of slaw type salads out there. There’s the usual coleslaw that everyone knows and sees at picnics next to the hot dogs. I usually add spicy spices to my recipe, and I like to cook it down. Delicious. This recipe is more of a real type of salad that includes chicken. This is a cold salad (aside from the cooked chicken) and it is incredibly filling. Pair with a glass of ice-cold water or calorie-free soda, and it’s like you’re outside, in a park, by the lake. Just refreshing.

Chicken, Apple and Pecan Slaw


  • 3 ounces chicken breast, boneless, skinless, cooked
  • 2 tablespoons green onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups cabbage, shredded
  • 1/3 cup carrot, grated
  • 1/2 cup apples, tart, peeled, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon pecans, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons golden raisins
  • 2 teaspoons mayonnaise, low-fat
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon white-rice vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper


  • Cut cooked chicken into bite-sized chunks. Slice green onion.
  • In a bowl, toss the chicken, onion, cabbage, carrot, apple, pecans and raisins.
  • Whisk together the mayonnaise, buttermilk, vinegar, lemon juice, honey and pepper. Pour over chicken and cabbage mixture. Mix gently.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Enjoy with a calorie free beverage.

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2 thoughts on “A Cut of the Slaw on a Sunny Day

  • July 29, 2013 at 11:47 am

    I make this and leave out the chicken and pepper . . . it’s wonderful! I don’t like much dressing at all on my salads, and this is perfect! Just enough to coat everything and add flavor! πŸ™‚

    • July 29, 2013 at 11:51 am

      By the way, you shouldn’t peel the apples. Apple peels help burn calories! πŸ™‚


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