Upside Down Chicken Coleslaw Salad

Author: Canadian Living

This recipe came to be when a few summers ago, we had more then alot of cabbage in the garden. My family was getting tired of cabbage rolls, fried cabbage and plain coleslaw so, I created this fun healthy dish. Since then, it has been requested by friends and family over and over again.

  • Portion size 6 servings
  • Credits : ybest78


  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 cups finely crushed saltine crackers
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
  • 12 tablespoons vegetabIe oil (for frying), divided
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 4 cups shredded cabbage
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1 1/2 cup red grapes halved
  • 1 cup cubed Cheddar cheese
  • 3 red grapes
  • 1 piece Cheddar cheese


1) In a shallow dish combine eggs and milk. In a second shallow dish combine crushed crackers, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika and pepper. Place a chicken breast half between 2 pieces of plasic wrap. Using a meat mallet, pound chicken lightly to about 1/4 inch thick. Remove plastic wrap. Repeat with remaining chicken breast halves. Dip chicken breasts, one at a time, into egg mixture; coat with crumb mixture. 2) In a large skillet, heat 1-2 tablespoons of oil over medium heat. Add one piece of chicken, cook uncovered for 8 to 10 mminutes or until chicken is no longer pink, turning once. Keep chicken warm in a 300 fahrenheit oven while frying remaining chicken (see tip) 3) In a small bowl stir together mayonnaise, vinegar, orange juice and sugar. In a large bowl combine cabbage, carrots, apple and cheese. Pour mayonnaise mixture over cabbage mixture. Toss lightly to coat. 4) To serve, place cooked chicken on a plate and top with coleslaw salad. To garnish, place a small piece of cheese cubed on top of salad, cut 3 grapes in half lenght wise, place grapes around cheese cube as peddles to make a flower. Tip: Place a wire rack on a foil lined cookie shet, place chicken halves in single layers on wire rack to help keep them crispy.
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Upside Down Chicken Coleslaw Salad