Firecracker Coleslaw | Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Firecracker Coleslaw


Firecracker Coleslaw is the perfect side dish to serve with fried chicken or any BBQ main dish. It's a healthy and delicious combination of crunchy vegetables coated in a sweet and sour non-mayo dressing that takes minutes to put together. Slightly spicy, slightly sweet and oh so crunchy!

Firecracker Coleslaw by Renee's Kitchen Adventures in a bowl with fried chicken pieces on a white platter in background all sitting on a white and red checkered table cloth

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When it comes to summer salads and picnic food, this no mayonnaise Firecracker Coleslaw is a winner!

Firecracker Coleslaw by Renee's Kitchen Adventures close up in a bowl with fried chicken on a white platter in background

As much as I LOVE summer (and I really do!), sometimes it needs to just slow down!  I find it's the busiest season of them all!  From graduations, parties, BBQ's, weddings, birthday celebrations to entertaining on the patio in the warm evenings with friends, it seems that every single moment is booked up with some event

All three of my kids were born in the summer.  Of course, they are older now and don't require the elaborate birthday parties they did when they were little, but my family still loves to get together and celebrate their birthdays.  Last week, my son turned 21 and we invited my parents and my husband's parents over to celebrate.  I had no idea what I was going to serve everyone! ( Believe it or not, there are times when I would prefer to NOT cook for a bunch of people!) 

Luckily, a couple of days before his birthday, I found the perfect solution to my party needs.  I stopped into Walmart to pick up some milk and eggs for the week, and spotted their fresh, hot fried chicken at the Deli counter.  I decided, right then and there, that Deli fried chicken is what I would serve at my son's birthday.  I was delighted to find out that Walmart's Deli fried chicken was available in many different sizes; single portions, buckets, bulk quantities of 50 -100 pieces (make sure you call and order these large sizes ahead of time), and the Grab-n-Go 8 piece sizes (hot and cold) pre-packed and ready for purchase. 

Walmart Deli counter and ready to eat fried chicken

On the day of the party, I picked up our chicken  from the deli, grabbed a few items from the bakery to go with the chicken, and picked up the ingredients I needed to make this super easy to make Firecracker Coleslaw. I can't imagine fried chicken without slaw, and this zippy Firecracker Coleslaw made a great side dish to the chicken. It's a delicious, healthy, fresh side dish full of veggies and complimented the chicken perfectly! 

Firecracker Coleslaw by Renee's Kitchen Adventures in a bowl on a white and red checkered table cloth

Everyone enjoyed the chicken and all the goodies that I served along with it, including the coleslaw. I enjoyed a stress free evening with my family, because I didn't have to worry about cooking!

Firecracker Coleslaw by Renee's Kitchen Adventures and Fried chicken on a white platter sitting on a red and white checkered table cloth

With the 4th of July just days away, I'm thinking of picking up more of this time saving chicken for our little celebration!  I know I'll be making the Firecracker Coleslaw again as a side dish too! 

Fried chicken leg and Firecracker Coleslaw by Renee's Kitchen Adventures with a fork ready to eat in a white and red checkered lined basket

Ready to make this delicious and easy Firecracker Coleslaw?

Just toss everything in a big bowl and mix!

Firecracker Coleslaw by Renee's Kitchen Adventures ready to mix in a white bowl with a wooden spoon

Firecracker Coleslaw by Renee's Kitchen Adventures mixed up in a white bowl with a serving spoon

Refrigerate for at least an hour to let the flavors blend and enjoy!

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Firecracker Coleslaw, coleslaw, coleslaw recipe
Side Dish, salad
American
Yield: 10 servings
Author:

Firecracker Coleslaw

prep time: 5 Mcook time: 5 Mtotal time: 10 M
Firecracker Coleslaw is the perfect side dish to serve with fried chicken or any BBQ main dish. It's a healthy and delicious combination of crunchy vegetables coated in a sweet and sour non-mayo dressing that takes minutes to put together. Slightly spicy, slightly sweet and oh so crunchy!

ingredients:

  • 1- 14 oz. package of pre-shredded coleslaw mix (cabbage and carrots)
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup green onion, sliced
  • 1 cup "summer crisp" canned corn, drained
  • 1 finely diced jalapeno pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 TBSP granulated sugar
  • 1 TBSP canola oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • dash of ground cayenne pepper (optional)

instructions:

How to make Firecracker Coleslaw

  1. In large bowl, whisk together apple cider vinegar, sugar, and oil until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add in coleslaw mix, red pepper, green onion, corn, jalapeno pepper, and cilantro. Mix to combine with dressing. Taste for salt and pepper and add as you like. For more kick, add a dash of ground cayenne.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour. Stir before serving. Enjoy!

NOTES:

Nutritional Information is an estimate
Calories
60.4
Fat (grams)
1.7
Sat. Fat (grams)
0.2
Carbs (grams)
11.9
Fiber (grams)
2.1
Sugar (grams)
6.9
Protein (grams)
1.4
Created using The Recipes Generator



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6 comments:

  1. Yummy! This coleslaw looks so colorful!

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  2. That chicken looks delicious and pairs perfectly with the coleslaw! Perfect summer meal!

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    1. Thanks Sandra! I agree, it goes great with the chicken!

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  3. Your slaw looks delicious, Renee! Love all the flavors and that the dressing has no mayo. Perfect for summer! What a great meal idea!!

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  4. Oh boy, that looks delicious!! I love all the bright colors and yummy ingredients! Looks like the perfect side dish to that tasty chicken! #client

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