Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Southwest Chicken Coleslaw Recipe

Feb 27, 2013

Southwest Chicken Coleslaw Recipe

A delicious and unique Southwest Mexican flavored side dish! This coleslaw is perfect served at a BBQ, picnic or for taco night. Serve in spinach or tomato wrap for lunch or dinner!


Southwest Chicken Coleslaw



A delicious and unique Southwest Mexican flavored side dish! This coleslaw is perfect served at a BBQ, picnic or for taco night. Serve in spinach or tomato wrap for lunch or dinner! Made with chicken, cheddar cheese, cumin, chili powder, lime juice, ranch and more!


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A delicious and unique Southwest Mexican flavored side dish! This coleslaw is perfect served at a BBQ, picnic or for taco night. Serve in spinach or tomato wrap for lunch or dinner! Made with chicken, cheddar cheese, cumin, chili powder, lime juice, ranch and more!


I'm gonna be honest with you. I'm not a huge fan of traditional coleslaw recipes, but I absolutely love cabbage.

My dad grew a huge garden every year throughout my childhood, so my love of vegetables stems from eating all those fresh veggies.

We lived in central Minnesota and the soil must've been magic, or my dad had the magic touch. His garden was always producing massive amounts of produce and I loved picking and eating everything.

I decided to try this variation of coleslaw for something new and I absolutely loved it. In fact, I recently shared the batch I made with co-workers and they loved it too!

It's so fresh, easy to make when using bagged coleslaw mix and it's so flavorful.

Mexican and southwest inspired foods are a favorite of mine, so this recipe fit right in with a lot of foods I usually make for lunch and dinner.

It's also great in wraps for a quick weekday lunch and you could even add some crushed Doritos on top for an even bigger crunch and some extra flavor.

Serve it with your next Mexican themed meal. Enjoy!


A delicious and unique Southwest Mexican flavored side dish! This coleslaw is perfect served at a BBQ, picnic or for taco night. Serve in spinach or tomato wrap for lunch or dinner! Made with chicken, cheddar cheese, cumin, chili powder, lime juice, ranch and more!



What is in Southwest Chicken Coleslaw?

  • Fresh tomatoes: They are technically a fruit since they have seeds, but are prepared or served as a vegetable in savory dishes. They contain lycopene, which has great health benefits, vitamin c, potassium and folate. They are served fresh or cooked and can be roasted, canned, dehydrated or frozen for use later.
  • Chicken: I love using leftover chicken in pretty much everything, soups, casseroles, sandwiches and more! I sometimes cook chicken breast in the slow cooker to use for meals, or buy my rotisserie chickens at Sam's Club to use instead.
  • Cabbage: Cabbage is a leafy green, red, or white plant grown as an annual vegetable crop. It has vitamin C, vitamin K, is high in fiber and antioxidants. Cabbage can be eaten raw, steamed, boiled, roasted, sautéed, or stuffed.
  • Cumin: Part of the parsley family and native to southwestern Asia including the Middle East. The dried seeds are used as a spice, especially ground and can be found in Mexican recipes or curry powder. 


A delicious and unique Southwest Mexican flavored side dish! This coleslaw is perfect served at a BBQ, picnic or for taco night. Serve in spinach or tomato wrap for lunch or dinner! Made with chicken, cheddar cheese, cumin, chili powder, lime juice, ranch and more!


Other recipes with cabbage you may like:



This recipe is ready in these steps:


  • In a bowl, add the chicken, coleslaw, cheese and tomatoes
  • In a bowl, mix together lime juice, ranch, chili powder, cumin, pepper and sugar
  • Pour over top coleslaw mix, and stir to combine 
  • Refrigerate for at least one hour prior to serving 



Full recipe below



A delicious and unique Southwest Mexican flavored side dish! This coleslaw is perfect served at a BBQ, picnic or for taco night. Serve in spinach or tomato wrap for lunch or dinner! Made with chicken, cheddar cheese, cumin, chili powder, lime juice, ranch and more!



You can add or substitute with the following ingredients:


  • fresh chopped cilantro
  • crushed tortilla chips
  • chopped cooked turkey
  • chopped red onion
  • corn
  • greek yogurt
  • black beans
  • crushed doritos
  • mayonaise
  • chopped green onion
  • shredded pepper jack cheese
  • cubed cheese
  • diced avocado
  • diced red, yellow, orange or green bell pepper



A delicious and unique Southwest Mexican flavored side dish! This coleslaw is perfect served at a BBQ, picnic or for taco night. Serve in spinach or tomato wrap for lunch or dinner! Made with chicken, cheddar cheese, cumin, chili powder, lime juice, ranch and more!


Looking for more recipes that use cooked chicken breast?






A delicious and unique Southwest Mexican flavored side dish! This coleslaw is perfect served at a BBQ, picnic or for taco night. Serve in spinach or tomato wrap for lunch or dinner! Made with chicken, cheddar cheese, cumin, chili powder, lime juice, ranch and more!



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A delicious and unique Southwest Mexican flavored side dish! This coleslaw is perfect served at a BBQ, picnic or for taco night. Serve in spinach or tomato wrap for lunch or dinner! Made with chicken, cheddar cheese, cumin, chili powder, lime juice, ranch and more!



Southwest Chicken Coleslaw

Yield: 6-8 servings
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ingredients:

  • 2 cups cooked chicken, chopped
  • 2 cups coleslaw mix
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk ranch dressing
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar

instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, add the chicken, coleslaw, cheese and tomatoes.
  2. In a smaller bowl, mix together lime juice, ranch, chili powder, cumin, pepper and sugar until combined.
  3. Pour over top coleslaw mix, and stir to combine. Refrigerate for at least one hour prior to serving. 
  4. Also great served on a spinach or tomato tortilla as a wrap. 
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A delicious and unique Southwest Mexican flavored side dish! This coleslaw is perfect served at a BBQ, picnic or for taco night. Serve in spinach or tomato wrap for lunch or dinner! Made with chicken, cheddar cheese, cumin, chili powder, lime juice, ranch and more!


Thanks so much for stopping by!

22 comments:

  1. YUM this sounds good Sheena and I will be pinning it so that I can try it.

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  2. Wow! This sounds so good, Sheena! Pinned :)

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  3. This is right up my alley and I am in a food rut, so I am putting the ingredients on my shopping list.

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    1. I think this will help you out of your food rut! It's definitely something different! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy!

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  4. Hi Sheena,
    We will just love your Southwest Chicken Coleslaw! Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  5. Wow! This looks amazing! My family loves slaw and I know they will love this:) Stopping by from The Bulletin Board Hop! Now following on GFC Stop for a visit some time! Lynn H @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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  6. This looks like a yummy twist on the old slaw. Thanks for sharing.
    cass-eats.blogpsot.com

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  7. Love the addition of cumin and lime. Sounds like a great coleslaw. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures

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  8. YUM, pinned this for later!
    Thanks for sharing with us at In and out of the Kitchen Link Up Party.
    Dawn

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  9. What a fun spin on coleslaw! Stopping by from In and Out of the Kitchen.

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  10. Well, this looks like a yummy, refreshing salad for summer. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day.

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  11. I've got to try this! Sounds very different and anything that has chili powder in it is loved in my house!

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  12. Oh this sounds delish! I have pinned this to make very soon! I found you at Show and Share Wednesday's!

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  13. This sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing at the Weekend Potluck. Pinning to try soon!
    ~Kim

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  14. This recipe was my host favorite from our party last week. Which means you are featured this week. Stop by and link up and grab your button
    Dawn
    http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com/2013/03/in-and-out-of-kitchen-link-up-party_11.html

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  15. How do I get it in English

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    1. All of my recipes are written in English. Not sure why it's not appearing that way for you. Thanks for stopping!

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  16. has anybody actually tired this and if you did how did it taste...I can see how it looks we want to know how it taste

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