A quick and easy chicken dinner with homemade Orange Walnut Cole Slaw and Poppy Seed Dressing in less than 15 minutes. Dinner is served!
Hello! ……I’m Susie…. hopping over from The Chelsea Project to share a quick and easy meal that features a new twist on cole slaw. Big thanks to Katie for the chance to share.
The Chelsea Project is mainly a DIY blog about refinishing furniture, refreshing tired home decor, and unleashing the power in power tools. But today, we’re going to visit the side of the blog that feeds hungry DIYers. On this side, it’s all about combining super-quick recipes with pre-cooked store-bought items so that dinner is on the table in less than a quick 15. Minutes…that is.
This segment was actually inspired by a 20-something-year-old guy who says cooking should to be quicker and create less mess without giving away the nutrition. Huuum. …. a tall order, but I think we’ve found some dishes that work for this single guy who basically cooks for one.
The trick to a quick chicken and cole slaw dinner that is packed with flavor and nutrition, but low in calories, is with the cole slaw.
Yep, this recipe removes the fat and calorie-laden mayo and replaces it with fruit, nuts, and a lite poppyseed dressing. Just buy your favorite rotisserie chicken to go with and dinner is a done deal.
Note the quantities in this recipe are for a single serving.
ORANGE WALNUT COLE SLAW WITH POPPY SEED DRESSING
1/4 naval orange, diced
1 and 1/2 cups shredded cabbage with carrots (from a pre-shredded bag)
1/2 to 1 tablespoon red onion, minced
1/8 cup walnuts, diced
2 tablespoonfuls lite poppyseed dressing (my favorite is Ken’s)
Salt to taste if the slaw seems flat, but note that I didn’t have to add any salt.
Add all ingredients to a bowl and toss.
Cover and chill in the frig for 5 to 10 minutes.
Because of the poppy seed dressing, this is a sweet slaw. If you prefer more tartness, consider adding some diced Granny Smith apple or some dried cranberries.
This slaw is excellent with chicken or fish. To save time, rotisserie chicken from the deli is suggested.
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I look forward to hearing how you like this new twist on cole slaw. And I’d also love to hear some of your favorite ingredients. Maybe we can create a quick-fix recipe using your favs, too.
In the meantime, remember sharing is caring. And, thanks so much!