Thai Chicken Slaw


It isn’t unusual that a long holiday weekend results in leftovers in the fridge, a little of this and that that can be a challenge to combine in interesting and tasty ways. I had a leftover grilled chicken breast and a bag of cabbage cut for slaw so decided to combine the two with an Asian style dressing. My one leftover jalapeno and a handful of cilantro gave the mix a flavorful punch.

For the dressing I combined:

  • 2 small shallots, finely chopped
  • 1 fresh jalapeno, cored, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 chicken breast, grilled and shredded
  • 1 6-ounce package coleslaw mix
  • 6-8 mint leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, lightly chopped
  • 1/4 cup peanuts, coarsely chopped

Combine the shallots, jalapeno, honey, rice vinegar, fish sauce, lime juice and soy sauce. In a large bowl pour mixture over the shredded chicken. When ready to serve the salad add the coleslaw mix, mint leaves, cilantro and peanuts. Loss lightly till well combined. I like this salad served well chilled. The flavors are light, flavor packed, and oh so healthy after a weekend of indulging. Hope you like it.

The winners of the Wives with Knives aprons are Donna at My Tasty Treasures and Kathleen at Cuisine Kathleen. The niftiest number generator picked their numbers in my 125th Blog Post. Congratuations, Ladies. I hope you enjoy your prize. Click on over to visit Donna and Kathleen. I know you will enjoy their blogs as much as I do. And thank you so much to everyone who left a comment.


  1. Neas Nuttiness says

    That salad looks seriously good!

    Congrats to the winners.

    Love the photos on your sidebar!!!

  2. Rosabela says

    Congrats Donna and Kathleen for winning the aprons! I bookmarked your websites to check later. Hope you enjoy the aprons!!


  3. La Table De Nana says

    Congratulations to the winners~ Such cute aprons..

    And the salad ..looks scrumptious..I love that bagged slaw:) Jain will tell you:)~

  4. Kathleen says

    Great idea for a salad..and yes, using those left overs!

    WOW..I have never won a give away..thank you so much..I am sure I will love the apron!!!

  5. Lisa says

    Your salad looks so tempting! Just the thing for a post 4th change of pace. Congrats to the apron winners. I know they will enjoy them.

  6. Paula says

    First, I love the little gymnast photo! Sooo cute! Next, I'd love a BIG serving of this salad. I really like salads that candouble as a meal, and this one is perfect. Not too heavy, not too wimpy … just right! And with those peanuts in there, I know my hubby would like it, too! YUM!

  7. SavoringTime in the Kitchen says

    Congratulations to the winners and again to you reaching your milestone, Cathy. The salad looks wonderful!

  8. danazia says

    Oh YUM! I love Thai flavors and I just happen to have a GIANT cabbage I just harvested from the garden. This is going to be part of its destiny. Thanks for the post.

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