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Happy What I Ate Wednesday! I can’t believe it’s December. Where did November go? Yesterday I spent a few hours putting up our Christmas decorations. Tip: If you’re looking for cheap Christmas decorations, go to the dollar store. Picked up a full bag of lights, bows, garlands, plastic snowflakes, cute boxes and stockings for $8.

fried eggs on sweet potatoes

Breakfast: Typical. Eggs on sweet potatoes and onions. If this was all I was allowed to eat for breakfast for the rest of my life I would die happy.


asparagus, tomatoes and red pepper

Dinner: If you’re looking for a fast and delicious recipe, try this one. This was a “throw everything from the fridge into the skillet” recipe and it turned out a lot better than I expected.

  • Heat up about a tablespoon of butter in your pan. (Note: I officially made the switch to Kerry Gold butter. I swear that stuff is liquid gold).
  • Cut up a bundle of asparagus into bite size pieces and add to your pan. Cook for a few minutes.
  • Cut up one red pepper into bite size pieces and add to your pan. Cook for a few minutes.
  • Cut a few handfuls of cherry tomatoes in half and add to your pan. Cook for a few minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper. You’re done.


chicken slaw salad recipe

Lunch: Last week I picked up a package of pre-cut broccoli slaw from the grocery store. Added chicken and a mayo based sauce to create this recipe. This was light and filling at the same time. I made my own mayo since I don’t eat soy (commercial mayonnaise is basically soybean oil).

Chicken Slaw Salad


  • 1 chicken breast, cooked and cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 bag of broccoli slaw (I used Green Giant brand)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (I used Nom Nom Paleo’s recipe with avocado oil)
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder

how to cook chicken breast

To cook my chicken, I set my oven to 350 degrees (F). You only need one chicken breast for this recipe but I cooked a second one to eat later. I put aluminum foil at the bottom and then lightly poured a bit of olive oil on top. Seasoned with salt and pepper and cooked for 30 minutes (until chicken breast has internal temp of 165).


spicy mayo recipe

First I made my mayonnaise, then I added the lime juice, honey, salt and chili powder. The lime juice will thin out your mayonnaise so it will easily cover your salad.


broccoli slaw with spicy mayo

In your bowl, mix your broccoli slaw and your cilantro with your spicy mayo dressing.


how to cook chicken breast

When your chicken is done cooking, cut it into bite size pieces and add to your salad mixture.


chicken slaw salad recipe

That’s it. Super simple. If you’re looking for more meal ideas, head over to Peas And Crayons for more What I Ate Wednesday.

16 thoughts on “WIAW: Chicken Slaw Salad Recipe”

  1. Rachel, I am totally with you on that breakfast…looks and sounds delicious. Think I need to try it. The chicken slaw sounds tasty. I’m vegetarian but I could sub something for the chicken. Great idea!

  2. I love the easiness of broccoli slaw. I usually add chicken and go with an asian chicken slaw. I’ve never thought of doing a chicken salad slaw, but yours looks absolutely delicious so I’ll be trying that next time.

  3. I had no idea about mayo being made of soybean oil!!! My Mom isn’t supposed to eat soy (since having breast cancer) so I’ve been avoiding it as well but never thought to check my mayo.

    Love throwing random veggies in a skillet 😀

    1. Ah yup! I used to love mayo. I can’t believe I haven’t eaten it in years. The biggest thing I learned when transitioning to paleo was reading every single ingredient list. I’m that dork in the grocery store reading the label of everything 🙂

    1. Yay! Thanks for stopping by. Did I read correctly on your blog that you were a preschool teacher? I taught preschool for my student teaching 🙂 Then did 3 years of middle school.

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