Healthy southern fried chicken goujons with spicy coleslaw

Southern Fried Chicken with Slaw & Chipotle Cream Recipe

25 Minutes
Serves: 2

Our southern fried chicken goujons are marinated in paprika, lemon and mustard and coated in a medley of herbs and spices, served with a red cabbage, apple, pear and peanut coleslaw with a lime and lemon dressing. The recipe is completed with a smoky hot pepper dipping sauce

Recipe Ingreds


  • 2 fillet chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  • black pepper (to taste)
  • 0.5 tsp chilli powder
  • 1.5 tsp oregano (dried)
  • 2 tsp sage (dried)
  • 1 tsp thyme (dried)
  • 1 cloves garlic
  • 1.5 tsp ground ginger
  • 1.5 tsp mustard powder
  • 1.5 tsp paprika
  • 50 grams plain flour
  • salt (to taste)


  • 1 whole apples
  • 1 stick celery
  • 8 sprig fresh coriander
  • 2 tbsp sliced jalapenos
  • 1 whole pears
  • 150 grams red cabbage
  • 1 whole red onions
  • 25 grams salted peanuts


  • black pepper (to taste)
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 0.5 whole lime
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt (to taste)


  • 1 tsp chipotle paste
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise light
  • 100 ml sour cream


  • black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 125 ml milk
  • 2 tsp mustard
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • salt (to taste)

Recipe with pictures Steps

Step 1

  • squeeze the lemon(s) .
  • mix together the lemon juice, milk, mustard and paprika, in the rectangular pie dish to make the marinade
  • season with salt and pepper

Step 2

  • slice the chicken fillets into small strips or goujons
  • place the chicken in the marinade
  • refrigerate for at least two hours preferably overnight

Step 3

  • Take the chicken out of the fridge
  • set the oven to 180C 350F or gas mark 4

Step 4

  • peel and crush the garlic using the garlic crusher or chop finely
  • mix the chilli powder, oregano, sage, thyme, garlic, ground ginger, mustard powder, paprika and plain flour together in a bowl
  • season with salt and pepper

Step 5

  • dip the chicken strips into the coating
  • place the chicken on the baking tray
  • brush or spray lightly with oil
  • cook for 20 mins

Step 6

  • squeeze the lemon(s) .
  • squeeze the lime(s)
  • mix the olive oil, lemon and lime juice together in a bowl to make the dressing
  • season with salt and pepper

Step 7

  • wash and shred the red cabbage
  • peel and core the apples
  • chop into matchsticks
  • peel and core the pears
  • chop into matchsticks

Step 8

  • slice the red onions thinly
  • wash and dice the celery
  • slice the jalapeno

Step 9

  • wash and finely chop the fresh coriander
  • place the apples, celery, pears, chopped coriander, jalapenos, red cabbage, red onions and salted peanuts in a bowl to make the salad
  • add the salad dressing
  • toss the salad
  • set a side

Step 10

  • mix the chipotle paste, mayo and sour cream together in a bowl to make the cream
  • set a side

Step 11

  • check the chicken is cooked by piercing the chicken and checking the juices run clear
  • when the chicken is cooked
  • remove from the oven

Step 12

  • place the salad on a plate
  • lay the chicken on the top
  • serve with the Chipotle Cream

Recipe Utensils

  • 1 baking tray
  • 2 chopping board
  • 1 fish slice
  • 1 Garlic crusher
  • 2 large knife
  • 1 lemon squeezer
  • 1 lemon squeezer
  • 2 medium bowl
  • 1 rectangular pie dish
  • 2 small bowl

How to make southern fried chicken goujons with spicy coleslaw

The chicken is first marinated in lemon, milk, mustard and paprika, then its coated in a southern fried chicken spice mix of black pepper, chilli powder, dried oregano, sage, thyme, garlic, ginger, mustard, paprika. The chicken goujons are baked in the oven till crisp. The goujons are served with a crunchy coleslaw made with red cabbage, apples, celery, red onions, pears, jalapenos, peanuts and chopped coriander, and coated in a lemon and lime dressing.  The dish is finished with a creamy chipotle dipping sauce made with mayo and sour cream. 

This recipe is from one of our favourite salad cook books by Katie & Giancarlo Caldesi.

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