Braised Chicken and Ginger Coleslaw

By Sandra B – Toronto, ON
Braised Chicken and Ginger Coleslaw
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Total Time: 40
  • Servings: 4

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About this Recipe

Braised oriental style coleslaw provides all the nutrients of fresh coleslaw salad but cooking releases more of the flavour. Ginger, garlic, sesame seeds, daikon, all add many health benefits. Cruciferous vegetables, along with naturally raised, deliciously spiced and braised chicken complete this healthy and delicious meal.


5 tbsp peanut, coconut or EV olive oil (a mild tasting variety)
.5 tbsp roasted sesame oil
3 large cloves fresh garlic, diced or crushed
300 g Maple Leaf Prime Naturally® Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
.5 red onion, sliced/chopped
2 tbsp fresh ginger chopped or thinly sliced
2 tbsp black, white or mixed sesame seeds
1 cup thinly sliced daikon - not peeled
2 tbsp good quality soy sauce or shoyu (to taste)
1 Pkg coleslaw (1 lb.)
.5 cup freshly brewed green tea


in a large pan, heat most of the oil. Add the sesame seeds and roast them for a few minutes on medium high. Add the garlic and stir. cook for another minute and remove almost all of the seeds and garlic with a spoon - place in a large bowl.

Place the onion, ginger and sliced daikon into the pan and cook for a few minutes.

Cut the chicken breasts into 1 inch thick pieces.
Add more oil, bring to a hot temperature. Add the chicken pieces, turning frequently to braise all sides of each piece to seal in the juices.
Turn the heat down, cook for about 10 minutes or until tender and cooked. Do not overcook.
Remove from the pan and place with the seeds in the bowl.

Add half of the tea to the pan, dissolve the spices and flavours at the bottom of the pan.
Add a little more oil and heat.
Add the coleslaw mixture to the hot pan, turning every half minute of so as the mixture braises. Add more tea, if needed, to prevent burning.

Add a the soy sauce and the sesame oil into the mixture and continue stirring until the coleslaw is wilted and a bit cooked.

Add the rest of the ingredients into the vegetables, mix well in the sauce, continue cooking for another few minutes, remove from heat.

Serve as is or with steamed brown rice.
Garnish with steamed or fresh watercress, if you wish.
Add chilli pepper flakes on top for lots of heat, if you wish.

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