Monday, July 10, 2017

Spicy Broccoli Slaw and Chicken Salad: Blog With Friends, Hot Fun

Today’s post is the next in our series of Blog With Friends theme collaborations. Each month a group of bloggers get together and each publish a project based on a theme. What I love about this partnership is that it’s not bloggers with similar interests or strengths but a diverse group coming up with a variety of posts. In any given month we may have a recipe, sewing tutorial, crafts projects, book review and/or a technology post all related to the theme of the month.

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This month's theme is Hot Fun.

There will be individual project pictures and links to what everyone else has to offer at the end of my post, but here’s a peek at what we all came up with:

Blog With Friends, multi-blogger projects based on a theme. July 2017 theme is Hot Fun | Featured on www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #diy


I'm sharing the recipe for my Spicy Broccoli Slaw and Chicken Salad.


Spicy Broccoli Slaw and Chicken Salad, for lunch or for dinner on a hot summer night. Mix just a few ingredients together, refrigerate, let everyone choose their favorite toppings when you're ready to serve. | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #salad #chicken

Spicy Broccoli Slaw and Chicken Salad
with Fiesta Quick Bread

Spicy Broccoli Slaw and Chicken Salad, for lunch or for dinner on a hot summer night. Mix just a few ingredients together, refrigerate, let everyone choose their favorite toppings when you're ready to serve. | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #salad #chicken



Often over the hot summer months, I choose to serve a cold dinner. There are three reasons for this. First, a cold meal is refreshing on a hot night. Second, it keeps me from having to turn on the oven, further heating the house. The main reason, though, is because it can be made ahead. In fact, this salad really needs to be made in advance so the ingredients can soak up the sauce. We can go to the pool or the park or whatever we happen to be doing to cool off and have fun knowing that I have no time constraints. Whenever we get home, dinner will be ready.

Because I live in a house full of grown men, a cold dinner cannot just be light. That would be fine for me, but for them there has to be some substance or they'll walk away still hungry. This salad has a protein, plenty of optional toppings, and I serve it with a fruit salad and my Fiesta Quick Bread, both of which can also be made in advance. The only thing I do for serving, since the bread is best served hot, is toast slices of the bread.

It's a very simple salad to throw together. I use a bag of prepackaged broccoli slaw, leftover chicken, and my homemade Pico de Gallo. If you need to, you could substitute salsa.

Spicy Broccoli Slaw and Chicken Salad, for lunch or for dinner on a hot summer night. Mix just a few ingredients together, refrigerate, let everyone choose their favorite toppings when you're ready to serve. | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #salad #chicken


The dressing, with just 3 ingredients, comes together in seconds. I add the chicken to the broccoli slaw, then the dressing.

Spicy Broccoli Slaw and Chicken Salad, for lunch or for dinner on a hot summer night. Mix just a few ingredients together, refrigerate, let everyone choose their favorite toppings when you're ready to serve. | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #salad #chicken


Cover and refrigerate. Really. That simple. To serve, mix in whatever toppings your family likes.

Spicy Broccoli Slaw and Chicken Salad, for lunch or for dinner on a hot summer night. Mix just a few ingredients together, refrigerate, let everyone choose their favorite toppings when you're ready to serve. | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #salad #chicken


And provide more toppings so everyone can customize their own serving.

Spicy Broccoli Slaw and Chicken Salad, for lunch or for dinner on a hot summer night. Mix just a few ingredients together, refrigerate, let everyone choose their favorite toppings when you're ready to serve. | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #salad #chicken


Creamy, spicy, delish. And best of all, a perfect dinner after a day of hot fun!

Spicy Broccoli Slaw and Chicken Salad, for lunch or for dinner on a hot summer night. Mix just a few ingredients together, refrigerate, let everyone choose their favorite toppings when you're ready to serve. | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #salad #chicken



As always, any time you make one of my recipes, feel free to post a picture of it to my Baking In A Tornado Facebook Page. I'd love to see it!


Be sure to visit all of this month's other Blog With Friends projects:

Lydia of Cluttered Genius shares a fun family project, Repurposed Porch Decor.
Blog With Friends, multi-blogger projects based on a theme. This month's theme is Hot Fun | Repurposed Porch Decor by Lydia of Cluttered Genius | Featured on www.BakingInATornado.com | #DIY


Kia of Think in English shares Activities that Keep your English Classes Laughing and Learning
Blog With Friends, multi-blogger projects based on a theme. This month's theme is Hot Fun | Activities that Keep your English Classes Laughing and Learning by Kia of Think in English| Featured on www.BakingInATornado.com


Dawn of Spatulas on Parade shares Lighted Lighthouse Porch Decorations

Blog With Friends, multi-blogger projects based on a theme. This month's theme is Hot Fun | Lighthouse Decor by Dawn of Spatulas on Parade | Featured on www.BakingInATornado.com | #DIY


  Eileen of Eileen's Perpetually Busy shares Packing Tips for Your Next Caribbean Cruise.
Blog With Friends, multi-blogger projects based on a theme. This month's theme is Hot Fun | Packing Tips for your Next Caribbean Cruise by Eileen of Eileen's Perpetually Busy | Featured on www.BakingInATornado.com | #DIY




Rabia of The Lieber Family Blog shares Backyard Fun in the Summer
Blog With Friends, multi-blogger projects based on a theme. This month's theme is Hot Fun | Backyard Fun in the Summer by Rabia of The Lieber Family Blog | Featured on www.BakingInATornado.com


  Minette of Southern Belle Charm shares a DIY Red White and Blue Wreath.

Blog With Friends, multi-blogger projects based on a theme. This month's theme is Hot Fun | Red, White and Blue Wreath by Minette of Southern Belle Charm | Featured on www.BakingInATornado.com | #DIY



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Spicy Broccoli Slaw and Chicken Salad       
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Printable Recipe
 
Ingredients:
1/2 cup Chipotle Ranch Dressing
3 TBSP fresh lime juice
1/2 cup Pico de Gallo
1 bag (1#) broccoli slaw
1 1/2 cups cooked chicken, chopped

Topping options: chopped tomatoes, chopped avocado, Queso Fresco cheese, cilantro, roasted Pepitas and/or Chili Cheese flavored Fritos for serving 
  
Directions:
*Mix together the Chipotle Ranch Dressing, lime juice and Pico de Gallo. 
*Add chicken to broccoli slaw. Pour the dressing over the chicken and slaw, mix well.
*Cover and refrigerate, stirring now and then, at least 2 hours. 
*Add toppings of your choice or plate the toppings and allow everyone to choose their own.


20 comments:

  1. That looks wonderful! I'm afraid I have not been cooking much lately what with working and blogging and all. I love spicy food though and the idea of cold meals is totally appealing now that the weather is sizzling out Tokyo way. I don't think I will have time to cook tomorrow but maybe by the weekend?

    Thank you for sharing your culinary inspirations, I will now get inspired to get off of this computer and into the kitchen.

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    1. Yes, summer months are definitely the time for cold meals. Hope you try this one.

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  2. That looks amazing! We eat a lot of cold meals in the hot summer months. This will certainly be added immediately! Now, I'm hungry!

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  3. I love salads for dinner. This one looks awesome! And easy!!

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  4. I love this salad. I have many many ways of throwing together a chicken salad but this is a little different. Thanks I'll be trying it soon.

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    1. Hot fun for me at the moment is having a hot bath why because it is bloody cold here again today

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    2. I'll take my hot weather over your cold weather any day.

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  5. We have broccoli in the garden so I thought I can make my own slaw. Not so much. My stalks are very woody. Buying for me is the way to go!

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    1. Yeah, I think the pr-emade broccoli slaw is definitely the way to go.

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  6. The point is easy, quick and delicious - and this has it all. Excellent summer dish! Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes, quick and easy get added to delicious especially during the summer months.

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  7. Ok, this looks delish. I'm a sucker for any sort of spicy fiesta anything. Pinned and tweeted and probably making this weekend! Ha!

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  8. definitely going to make this for myself, since I know hubs and the the boy won't eat it. More for me!

    I truly need more summer meals as I am getting bored making the same thing.

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    1. I make so many of these cold dinner salads on hot days, I'm lucky that my family are happy to eat them.

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  9. This looks so good...unfortunately, my daughter and I would be the only ones to eat it. I might have to make it for our lunches at some point.

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