TV Dinner: Mojo Chicken & Pasta Cole Slaw

TV Dinner: Mojo Chicken & Pasta Cole Slaw

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - It's getting closer to grilling season and Chef Chris Manning shows us a recipe for Mojo Chicken that's sure to spice up your cookout.

With it, he serves a Pasta Cole Slaw that pairs perfectly with grilled foods. It can also be used as an easy-to-make side for Easter dinner.

See how it all goes together in the video.

Mojo Chicken

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 2 green onions, diced
  • 1/2 orange, diced
  • 1/2 lemon, diced
  • 1/2 lime, diced
  • 1/2 cup packed fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon whole oregano
  • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Put all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until smooth.

Use to marinate chicken or pork. Pair with Frontenac Gris from Coyote Moon Vineyards.

Pasta Cole Slaw

  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup Miracle Whip
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 cups finely diced green cabbage
  • 2 cups cooked ditalini pasta
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup diced celery
  • 1/4 cup diced red pepper
  • 1/4 cup diced green pepper
  • 8-ounce can water chestnuts, drained & diced (optional)

Stir mayonnaise, Miracle Whip, sour cream, vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper together in a medium-size bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix together.

Allow to chill for at least an hour. Serve as a side dish to grilled foods.

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