Tropical Chicken Slaw

Well, it may be nearly spring for most of the country right now, but we have been slogging through a week of blizzards.

In case you can't tell, all that white in the background of this photo is snow. Snow on the ground, snow flying through the air...snow everywhere.

Three feet of fresh snow on the ground with more on the way. It made us crave something...tropical. We wanted fresh fruit. And not only did we want to eat fresh fruit, we wanted to consume our food out of that hollowed out fruit, so that we could pretend we live on a tropical island. The pineapple bowls are optional, but highly recommended if you, like us, are in denial about this endless winter.

Tropical Chicken Slaw

servings: 4
time: 15 minutes

2 cups green cabbage, shredded (about half a head)
2 cups purple cabbage, shredded
2 carrots, grated
1/4 cup slivered almonds
1/8 cup sesame seeds
3 scallions, sliced
2 chicken breasts, cooked and chopped
3 cups chopped fresh pineapple, or 2 15 oz cans, drained

1/2 cup greek yogurt
3 Tbsp rice vinegar
1 Tbsp honey
2 Tbsp pineapple juice (from can, or drained from fresh pineapple)
1 1/2 Tbsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat over to 425 degrees. Spread sesame seeds and almonds on baking sheet and toast for about 5 minutes.
  2. Combine cabbage and carrots. Add scallions, pineapple, chicken, nuts, and seeds.
  3. Whisk dressing ingredients together util blended.
  4. Pour dressing over salad, toss, and serve!
If you want to live in a tropical fantasy land like we did, this YouTube video gives a quick and easy demonstration on how to make pineapple bowls. And it really was quick and easy to do!

This was such a fast, healthy lunch, and so pretty! We were able to momentarily forget that we seem to live in the Arctic now.

It's not often that we can say that our Fat Friday lunches are mainly colorful, healthy veggies.

And the whole reason for this lunch...our tropical fruit!

Browning the chicken

I had to include this pic just to point out that Katrina cuts her cooked chicken up with scissors. SCISSORS. Back me up, people, this is super weird, right?! This is what sharp knives are for!

All coming together!

Toasty nuts and seeds

Salad's getting dressed

Look at those fancy pineapple bowls!

So for the rest of you living in this winter wonderland with us...treat yourself to some pretend summer with this lunch!



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