Make this crunchy coleslaw into a homely supper with roast chicken and mustardy mayo, or glam it up Asian-style with lime, herbs and juicy grilled chicken.


300g red cabbage

1 large carrot, coarsely grated

1 red-skinned apple, coarsely grated

Bunch spring onions, thinly sliced

2 tbsp mayonnaise

1 tbsp wine vinegar

1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

To make with roast chicken

Stalks from a punned of mustard

2 tbsp wholegrain mustard

500g roast chicken

To make with marinated chicken

Leaves from a large bunch of basil

Ground fenugreek or coriander

Zest and juice 1 lime

1 tbsp olive oil

Salt and pepper, to taste

4 chicken breasts


Using a large knife, shred the cabbage and place in a large bowl with the carrot, apple and spring onions.

Whisk together the mayonnaise, vinegar and oil. Season then toss with the salad. Serve or see our suggestions, below right.

To make with roast chicken, snip the stalks from a punned of mustard cress and stir half into the coleslaw with the wholegrain mustard.

Divide between plates then scatter the roast chicken (leftovers or shop bought) on top. Sprinkle with the remaining cress and serve.

To make with marinated chicken, heat the grill to high. Tear the leaves from a large bunch basil and scatter half of them into the coleslaw.

Chop the rest and mix with a pinch ground fenugreek or coriander, zest and juice of the lime, olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.

Rub the chicken breasts in the lime mix (leave to marinate for 10 mins if time), then grill for 6 mins on each side until golden and cooked through. Thickly slice and serve on top of the coleslaw.