Asian chicken slaw

Cabbage doesn’t make it into the top three of my “favorite vegetables” list.  Or the top ten. In fact, it probably doesn’t even appear on the list at all. I’ll eat it gladly, but when I am out shopping, there are simply so many other vegetables that seem more appealing. However, I am making a concerted effort lately to include more cabbage in my diet, and here’s why.

  • It is incredibly nutritious but very low in fat and calories.
  • Cabbage is an excellent source of vitamin K and vitamin C. It is also a very good source of fiber, manganese, and folate. Furthermore, cabbage has a good amount of molybdenum, potassium, thiamin (vitamin B1), pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), pyridoxine (vitamin B6), and calcium.
  • It also contains minerals like potassium, manganese, iron, and magnesium.
  • Cabbage is a powerhouse of antioxidants, as well as of anti-inflammatory and cancer-protective phytochemicals.
  • It is usually very affordable and available year-round.

Read more about this awesome vegetable at the World’s Healthiest Foods.

Since I don’t generally like the standard sweet creamy coleslaws, I set out to develop some coleslaw recipes that appealed more to my palate. Here are two delicious, unusual coleslaw recipes that will help add vitamins and nutrients to your diet.

The first is incorporates a blue cheese dressing. Because of the color combo, it’s perfect for a 4th of July, Bastille Day, or other patriotic-themed meal. The second one is an Asian-inspired cabbage slaw with chicken.

You can make both of these recipes with a single head of green and a single head of red cabbage. I make them ahead and eat them all week.

ED Red white blue coleslaw 300x225 Cabbage slaw (coleslaw) two ways
Red, white, and blue cheese coleslaw
ED Red white blue coleslaw 300x225 Cabbage slaw (coleslaw) two ways
Serves 8
A creamy but not sweet coleslaw. A great idea for the 4th of July or other patriotic-themed meal.
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Prep Time
25 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
25 min
Total Time
25 min
190 calories
7 g
15 g
16 g
4 g
4 g
140 g
294 g
4 g
0 g
12 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
140g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 190
Calories from Fat 146
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g
25%
Saturated Fat 4g
21%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 15mg
5%
Sodium 294mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates 7g
2%
Dietary Fiber 3g
10%
Sugars 4g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A
20%
Vitamin C
100%
Calcium
11%
Iron
4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 head white cabbage, shredded
  2. 1/2 small head red cabbage, shredded
  3. 1 red pepper, finely sliced
  4. 100 g (ca. 3.5 oz) mayonnaise
  5. 100 g (ca. 3.5 oz) gorgonzola
  6. 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  7. 2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  8. Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Mix together red cabbage, white cabbage, and red pepper.
  2. Combine mayonnaise, blue cheese, olive oil, and vinegar until creamy. (An immersion blender or hand mixer works great for this).
  3. Put coleslaw mix in large bowl, top with dressing, and toss well.
  4. Season generously with salt and pepper.
  5. Refrigerate at least one hour to allow the flavors to meld before serving.
Notes
  1. Tip: Top with crumbled, cooked bacon if serving as a stand-alone meal.
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calories
190
fat
16g
protein
4g
carbs
7g
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ED Asian chicken slaw 300x225 Cabbage slaw (coleslaw) two ways
Asian Chicken Slaw
ED Asian chicken slaw 300x225 Cabbage slaw (coleslaw) two ways
Serves 8
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Prep Time
40 min
Total Time
2 hr
Prep Time
40 min
Total Time
2 hr
196 calories
13 g
53 g
6 g
23 g
1 g
211 g
1304 g
7 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
211g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 196
Calories from Fat 57
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g
10%
Saturated Fat 1g
6%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 53mg
18%
Sodium 1304mg
54%
Total Carbohydrates 13g
4%
Dietary Fiber 3g
13%
Sugars 7g
Protein 23g
Vitamin A
63%
Vitamin C
73%
Calcium
8%
Iron
11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
For the chicken and marinade
  1. 500 g. (ca. 1 lb.) chicken breast, sliced thinly
  2. 1/3 cup soy sauce
  3. 1 tsp. garlic powder
  4. 1 tsp. fresh ginger, chopped
  5. 1 Tbsp. honey
For the slaw
  1. 1/2 head white cabbage, shredded
  2. 1/2 small head red cabbage, shredded
  3. 2 carrots, shredded
  4. 3 scallions, sliced
  5. 3 radishes, sliced, then cut crosswise into “matchsticks”
For the dressing
  1. 1/4 cup soy sauce
  2. 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  3. 2 garlic cloves, minced
  4. 1 teaspoon freshly grated or minced ginger
  5. 1 Tbsp. fish sauce
  6. 2 Tbsp. sesame oil
  7. 1 Tbsp. fresh coriander, chopped
  8. 1 tsp. red pepper flakes (optional)
  9. Sesame seeds or chopped cashews to garnish.
Instructions
  1. Mix soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and honey together in a small bowl. Pour over chicken and cover. Marinate the chicken in the refrigerator for approximately 2 hours.
  2. Toss together the ingredients for the slaw.
  3. Whisk together the ingredients for the dressing in a small bowl. Pour over the slaw and mix. Let this stand while you cook the chicken.
  4. Sauté the chicken in a frying pan until cooked through. Continue cooking a few minutes longer to allow fluid in pan to reduce.
  5. Toss chicken into the slaw. Top with sesame seeds or chopped cashews.
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calories
196
fat
6g
protein
23g
carbs
13g
more
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And if all those yummy ingredients and nutrients aren’t reason enough alone, you can make these recipes simply so you can tell this silly joke when you serve them.

Q. Why did the cabbage win the race?
A. Because it was ahead (a head)!

Enjoy! And please let me know how you like them.

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