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Sweet & Crunchy Thai Slaw with Chicken

Who want's a super easy, hearty and flavorful side dish? This Sweet and Crunchy Thai Slaw with chicken works equally as well as both a crunchy side dish at a BBQ or as a light lunch option for meal prep! It's also gluten-free and paleo friendly!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time2 minutes
Total Time17 minutes
Course: side dish or light lunch
Cuisine: Dairy-free, Gluten-free, paleo-friendly
Servings: 6 -8 as a side
Author: Lexi


  • 1 teaspoon plus 1/4 cup sesame oil divided
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1/4 of a purple cabbage about 2 cups, cored sliced thin
  • 1/2 of a green cabbage about 4 cups, cored and sliced thin (see note)
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken check out this post
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or avocado oil
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar


  • In a small pan, heat 1 teaspoon sesame oil over medium heat. Once hot, add sesame seeds and almonds and toast until lightly golden. Remove from heat immediately and set aside.
  • In a large bowl add purple cabbage, green cabbage, green onions, shredded chicken and raisins. Toss together until combined.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the vinegar, 1/4 cup sesame oil, olive oil, coconut aminos and coconut sugar. Pour over the cabbage and chicken and mix well.
  • Sprinkle the toasted almonds and sesame seeds on top of the salad and serve!


You can substitute the green cabbage for a bag of cole slaw mix if you'd like to lighten the prep load.
This salad will keep for 3 days in the refrigerator.


Calories: 450kcal | Carbohydrates: 41.3g | Protein: 37.7g | Fat: 14.6g | Saturated Fat: 3.6g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 130mg | Fiber: 4.8g | Sugar: 23g