banner
alive logo
foodfamilylifestylebeautysustainabilityhealthimmunity

Peanutty Asian Slaw with Creamy Lime Chicken

    Share

    This Asian-inspired dish is tasty, packed with wholesome ingredients, and—most importantly—incredibly easy to throw together the night before. The marinade for the chicken is the leftover dressing from Monday’s taco salad.

    Advertisement

    Pack it up: Let chicken cool completely before placing on top of slaw and packing up for the following day. Not doing so may cause the slaw to “steam” and become soggy rather than crunchy.

    Swap it out: Vegetarians can skip the Creamy Lime Chicken and instead top slaw with cubed smoked tofu.

    1 free-range organic chicken breast
    Remaining Creamy Lime Dressing from Monday’s lunch
    Juice from 1/2 lime
    1 Tbsp (15 mL) rice vinegar
    1 Tbsp (15 mL) low-sodium soy sauce or shoyu
    1 Tbsp (15 mL) peanut butter
    Pinch of chili flakes
    2 cups (500 mL) packed shredded cabbage (green, purple, or a combination)
    1 large carrot, shredded
    1/2 red pepper, julienned
    1/2 cup (125 mL) shelled frozen edamame, thawed
    1 tsp (5 mL) black sesame seeds

    Marinate chicken breasts in remaining Creamy Lime Dressing for at least 30 minutes. Bake at 350 F (180 C) until cooked through, about 20 to 30 minutes. Slice width-wise into strips and set aside to cool.

    Meanwhile, combine lime juice, rice vinegar, soy sauce, peanut butter, and chili flakes and whisk until peanut butter is completely incorporated. Set aside.

    Toss shredded cabbage, carrot, red pepper, and edamame together and top with dressing and sesame seeds. Toss again to combine.

    Divide slaw between 2 bowls and top with sliced chicken breast, or place in airtight containers and place in fridge.

    Serves 2.

    Each serving contains: 334 calories; 36 g protein; 12 g total fat (3 g sat. fat, 0 trans fat); 21 g total carbohydrates (10 g sugars, 6 g fibre); 437 mg sodium

    source: "Resolve to Brown Bag It", alive #363, January 2013

    Advertisement

    Peanutty Asian Slaw with Creamy Lime Chicken

    Directions

    Advertisement
    Ad
    Advertisement
    Advertisement

    READ THIS NEXT

    SEE MORE »
    Strawberry Carpaccio
    Greek Turkey Burger Bites

    Greek Turkey Burger Bites

    Ever thought about making burgers as an appetizer or as a potluck meal for friends and family? Try making your favourite burger into bite-sized portions. They might be small in size, but they won’t be small in flavour. These burgers also pair well with a Greek salad for a delicious mid-week lunch or dinner. Fresh is best Squeeze fresh lemon on patties while cooking to give them the fresh zing of citrus.