Shaved Brussels Sprouts Slaw Salad with Chicken

I watched the Food Network’s Bobby Flay in action over the summer and he gave me an ingenious way of using Brussels sprouts — RAW! Brussels sprouts often get a bad wrap, but they’re one of the most nutritious cruciferous veggies on the planet, rich in cancer-fighting phytonutrients, vitamin C and vitamin K.

My Shaved Brussels Sprout Slaw Salad with Chicken has the texture of coleslaw yet seeps with a robust flavor (thanks to the radicchio and Parmesan) which makes it very moreish. Given the low calorie count of Brussels sprouts (only 38 calories in a cup) don’t hold back on seconds. Top it with simple slices of grilled chicken and there’s a healthy lunch or dinner sorted for the day.

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Slaw Salad with Chicken Recipe

Shaved Brussels Sprout Slaw Salad with Grilled Chicken

Ingredients

  • 2 cups brussel sprouts
  • 1 head of radicchio
  • 1/2 cup green onions sliced
  • 1/3 cup toasted pecans chopped

Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons mustard
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Parmesan cheese optional for serving

Chicken

  • Grill a boneless thigh of chicken seasoned with salt and pepper until cooked through
  • I often just serve with leftover chicken or protein that's handy

Instructions

  1. Prepare vegetables: Thinly slice Brussels spouts and radicchio.
  2. Add green onions and pecans and set aside.
  3. Make dressing: whisk mustard, garlic, honey, lemon juice and olive oil in a medium size bowl.
  4. Pour desired amount of dressing to coat the slaw and top with Parmesan cheese.
  5. If desired, top with grilled chicken.
  6. If you don't have chicken already prepared, season some boneless chicken with salt and pepper and your seasoning of choice. Either pop it under a grill or pan fry until cooked through.
  7. The slaw is very robust in flavor so the chicken is best cooked simply.

Recipe Notes

Feel free to top the slaw with any fish or meat protein of your choice.
To make the dish kosher, eliminate Parmesan if you're topping this with chicken
Serve slaw as a side dish-goes well with a BBQ!
Watch the accompanying video for more of my tips to make the best salad ever!

 Nealy Fischer of Mayya Movement