Easy Weeknight Meal: Shredded Chicken Slaw

chicken slaw

This shredded chicken slaw is the perfect weeknight dinner that tastes even better the next day for lunch.

Why we love it: It’s quick, low maintenance and full of protein, fat and fiber. The shredded cabbage will last in the fridge because the salt will pull the excess water out, leaving it crunchy rather than soggy as it marinades with the dressing. Make it ahead of time on a Sunday night and leave yourself leftovers for the week. 

 Shredded Chicken Slaw

Ingredients for Dressing:
½ c primal kitchen mayo
3 tbsp fresh juice of one lime
½ tsp. Himalayan pink salt
(1 tbsp. local organic honey – optional)


  1. Mix mayo, lime juice and salt together.   Add honey to taste.

chicken slaw directions

Ingredients for Cabbage Slaw:
2 cup green cabbage
2 cup red cabbage
2 tbsp. Himalayan pink salt
2 cup rotisserie chicken
1 avocado, thinly sliced


  1. Slice green and red cabbage thinly and transfer to a colander. Toss salt with cabbage (salt will pull water out of cabbage, leaving it crunchy rather than soggy) and let sit for 1-2 hours.
  2. Layer slaw, then chicken and avocado.   Top with cilantro and serve with a few slices of lime.

What are your favorite weeknight meals?

Images via Vanessa Tierney

Kelly of Be Well by Kelly is a certified holistic nutritionist, wellness expert and health coach based in Los Angeles, California. Guided by a practical and always optimistic approach, Kelly helps clients improve their health, achieve their goals and develop sustainable habits to live a healthy and balanced life. Working with well-known names such as Jessica Alba, Evan Peters, and Eve Hewson, Kelly is extremely passionate about the science of human nutrition and the desire to help clients achieve their personal health goals.

  • Becky May 17, 2016

    I tried to make this, but it didn’t turn out so well. I agree with the comment above…it seems to be missing a step. The cabbage was far too salty but rinsing it seemed counter-intuitive to pulling the water out and draining it. Is there meant to be a step between letting it sit for 1-2 hours and layering the ingredients?

  • Carol May 13, 2016

    I assume the dressing is added after the salted cabbage has sat for 1-2 hours…however, do you rinse and drain the salted cabbage before adding the dressing? It seems like a step is missing.

  • Lauren May 5, 2016

    Is there a sauce for the slaw?