Island Glazed Pineapple and Shredded Chicken Sandwiches + Saucy Mama Giveaway!
I’m excited to be one of the 50 bloggers competing in another Saucy Mama recipe contest! This year’s theme is “Fabulous with Five” – limiting us to five ingredients. This was hard for me, as I usually throw a little of this and that in whatever I make until it’s “just so” and end up with a dozen ingredients. The recipes I made for last year’s contest are still some of our favorites: Itty Bitty Burgers, Peppery Salmon Potstickers, and Spicy Buffalo Chickpea Salad.
For this year I created a shredded chicken and grilled pineapple sandwich using Saucy Mama’s Pacific Rim Ginger Dressing. I even used the leftover pineapple juice to make some sweet(ish) slaw. Vegetables in every meal!
In conjunction with the recipe contest, Saucy Mama is giving away a sample package of a few of their products:
|Your bottles will be full and unopened, I promise. :)
Pacific Rim Ginger Dressing: That stuff is sweet and has a great gingery bite. It reminds me of the dressings at Hawaiian restaurants like Rumbi.
Sweet Heat Marinade: I haven’t tried this one yet except on the end of my finger. It has a great sweet-spicy flavor and would be fantastic for marinades or brushing over grilled meat.
Tarragon-Lemon Mustard: One of my favorites from the package I received for the contest. I used this in a lemon vinaigrette and it had such a nice flavor!TO ENTER:
Simply leave a comment on this post and answer the question:
What is your favorite sandwich?
A few little details…
1. Comments will close on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 10PM PST. I’ll use a random number generator to choose one winner who I will contact and announce here on the 12th. If I don’t get a response from the winner after three days I’ll pick new ones.
2. One entry per person.
3. Contest open to US residents only.
4. Leave a way for me to contact you. I shout this from the rooftops every time I do a giveaway, but every time over a quarter of the entries are those who I cannot reach. If your Blogger profile is private or you do not have an email address/active blog listed, please leave your email address or send me an email at perrysplate [at] gmail [dot] com after you leave a comment so I have your contact info.
(This giveaway is sponsored by Saucy Mama.)
Island Glazed Pineapple & Shredded Chicken Sandwiches
3-4 cups cooked shredded chicken (about 1/2 of a rotisserie chicken will do)
1/2 cup + 2 T Saucy Mama Pacific Rim Ginger Dressing or another sweet Asian-ginger dressing, divided
1 8-oz can of pineapple rings in pineapple juice
3 cups of shredded cabbage (about 1/4 of a regular head)
1 T extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste
4 hamburger buns (we like sandwich thins)
In a medium skillet over medium heat, add the chicken and 1/2 cup of the dressing. Cook, using tongs to toss the chicken with the dressing, until dressing has been reduced, about 6-8 minutes.
Preheat a BBQ grill or stove-top grill pan over medium-high heat and place 2 T of dressing in a small bowl.
Remove the pineapple rings from their can and set aside the juice to use for later. Place pineapple rings on hot grill and cook for 2-3 minutes or until dark grill marks form. Flip each ring and brush the grilled sides with the dressing. Cook for 2-3 more minutes until the other side has grill marks. Flip again and brush the other side with dressing. Remove from grill and keep warm.
(If you like your buns toasted like us, add them to the grill now, while you prepare the slaw.)
In a medium bowl combine the cabbage, 2 T of the reserved pineapple juice, the olive oil, and a dash of salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly until cabbage is evenly coated.
To assemble sandwiches, divide the chicken among the buns, top with a pineapple ring and some slaw.
Makes 4 sandwiches.