Japanese Chicken Crackslaw
Crackslaw is usually made with Chinese ingredients but add some Teriyaki sauce and you get a sweeter result which also has a distinct Japanese flair. Whether you are counting your carbs or simply looking for something really tasty, this Japanese chicken crackslaw recipe is a real winner. Perhaps you have made the classic crack slaw recipe before and you wonder what a similar dish but made with slightly different flavors would taste like, in which case try this recipe for a change of pace.
You may use canned or fresh chicken. It should be cooked before adding it to the recipe, so this is a great dish to make if you have leftover chicken to use up. Alternatively try using turkey for a slightly different result.
This Japanese chicken crackslaw recipe has fewer ingredients than some of the others. You may shred cabbage and carrot yourself or else use a bag of coleslaw mix. These are basically the same thing. I tend to get the coleslaw mix, since it works out about the same price, at least here, and it saves time. I can pick up a bag of it on sale sometimes to make a very economic dinner which is high in flavor but low in carbs.
How to Serve It
I usually serve Japanese chicken crackslaw by itself, since the dish really does not require a side dish, but if you want to keep the dish low-carb you can try some (carb-free noodles). If not, rice is always good with Chinese or Japanese food (not for low-carbers, naturally).
- 6 oz (170g) chopped cooked chicken
- 2 cups (2 big handfuls) coleslaw mix or 1 cup shredded carrot and 1 cup shredded cabbage
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- ½ thinly sliced yellow onion
- ½ chopped green bell pepper (optional)
- 2 minced garlic cloves
- Chili powder, thinly sliced chili pepper or hot sauce (optional)
- Soy sauce to taste (about 1 tablespoon)
- Teriyaki sauce to taste (about 1 tablespoon)
- Fry the garlic and onion in the sesame oil over a high heat for 2 minutes if you like crunchy onions or 5 minutes if you prefer yours soft.
- Use a big wok or skillet for this.
- Stir in the chicken.
- Add the coleslaw mix and green pepper (if using) and cook for 5 minutes.
- Stir in the soy sauce and teriyaki sauce.
- Add chili at this point if you want a spicy dish, or omit if not.
- Cook, stirring, for one minute, then serve.