Guess what? Curly’s is 30! Woohoo! To celebrate their super huge 30th birthday, I decided to host a little soiree myself here at home with Angeline. We have been huge fans of the brand for years, before I ever even began blogging, and were a little excited…what can I say? We really love barbecue, and ALREADY MADE barbecue? Yeah. It’s safe to say that we are fans! I was feeling particular speecy-spicy myself and decided to pair their wonderful Curly’s Barbecue Pulled Chicken with a spicy cole slaw. Made with purple cabbage and gorgeous red onions, this spicy cole slaw will hit ya in the taste maker with heat and crunch! What a wonderful and colorful way to celebrate, you know? Best of all? You can make it in absolutely NO time at all! What a fantastic (and big) meal you can make easily and quickly, regardless of the size of your family!
I used a veggie slicing tool to make preparing the purple cabbage super easy.
So colorful and fragrant, these gorgeous red onions got thinly sliced and tossed into the bowl.
I added the dressing ingredients and blended them into a juicy looking dressing, bright green and delicious (with one helluva kick)!
Standing and eagerly awaiting their turn were all my tubs of Curly’s Barbecue Pulled Chicken! I found these delicious babies in the refrigerated meat case in my local Albertsons store. Yum! You can find Curly’s practically anywhere, so just look in your local grocery store! Delicious bbq is more readily available than you think!
Freshly diced cilantro adds such a gorgeous and flavorful kick to this dish.
To kick things up another notch, I fried a little applewood smoked bacon and buttered/seasoned my slider buns, grilling them on the griddle until nice and toasty warmly crisp.
I waited until the bacon was cooked and the buns were toasty and ready before pouring the dressing over top the cole slaw, to ensure it was its freshest!
Look at all that fantastic color, mmmm!
With some Curly’s Barbecue Pulled Chicken on each slider, and a half slice of applewood smoked bacon, I added a sliced bread and butter pickle or two on top. Hellooooo!
I am ready to celebrate now, baby! Look at this! Happiest of birthdays, Curly’s!
Spicy Cole Slaw
For the slaw:
1 head purple cabbage, shredded
1 red onion, sliced thin
(Optional) Thinly sliced carrots
1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves
For the dressing:
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 heaping tablespoon of minced garlic
1 cup (or so) of green onions with tips cut off and broken up
2 serrano chiles
Salt and pepper generously
To prepare the dressing, add all dressing ingredients into a blender until completely blended/juiced, then add to the slaw vegetables in the large bowl; toss gently.
Don’t forget to serve with Curly’s on the toasted sliders! They’re perfect for a crowd.
Chop the cilantro leaves and add additional seasoning if desired. Serve immediately.