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.)

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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.

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53 Responses to “Island Glazed Pineapple and Shredded Chicken Sandwiches + Saucy Mama Giveaway!”

  1. #
    theblogisthenewblack — May 9, 2011 @ 10:13 am

    I can't wait to make this sandwich!

    My favorite sandwich is anything with tomato, basil, and fresh mozzarella… yum!


  2. #
    Christina — May 9, 2011 @ 1:22 pm

    Holy yum!
    My favorite vegetarian sandwich is roasted vegetables, pickled carrots and goat cheese.
    My favorite non-vegetarian sandwich is a reuben, hands down. Extra kraut.

    I don't know why, but my super old blogger profile always links on my site, but this is Christina from Dessert For Two. You probably already knew that…


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    G'ma Jan — May 9, 2011 @ 1:29 pm

    My favorite sandwich is a Monte Cristo


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    gwen — May 9, 2011 @ 1:46 pm

    Do hamburgers count as a sandwich? I love a dressed-up hamburger, especially a fancy one with "grown-up" toppings. I'm excited to try those thin buns you often post – they look great!

    Thanks for the chance to win!


  5. #
    d.liff — May 9, 2011 @ 2:10 pm

    My favorite sandwich is called The Vegetable and it can only be found (and often ordered when not on the menu) at Horsefeathers in North Conway, NH. It has all sorts of veggies in a pita pocket smothered in swiss cheese and topped with their amazing poppy seed dressing. Mmmm

    daniliffmann [at] gmail [dot] com


  6. #
    Jenni — May 9, 2011 @ 2:16 pm

    My favorite sandwich would have to be a BLT with nice, garden-fresh tomatoes!


  7. #
    The Double Dipped Life — May 9, 2011 @ 2:30 pm

    My favorite would probably be turkey with avocado and fresh veggies, but I crave Reubens at the oddest times! Thanks!


  8. #
    Emily — May 9, 2011 @ 2:41 pm

    I LOVE pulled pork. Also, BLTs!


  9. #
    James and Monica — May 9, 2011 @ 2:43 pm

    Hi Nat!
    Have you ever been to Sensous Sandwich in Utah? I love their sandwiches, my favorite has Ham, Turkey, and Roast Beef. I can never replicate them, but if I could, I would eat those every day.


  10. #
    Rachel — May 9, 2011 @ 2:47 pm

    My favorite sandwich would have to be a nice BLT (light on the mayo, thin-sliced tomato) with avocado. The market near my house literally puts a whole avocado on the sandwich – AMAZING!


  11. #
    Sarah — May 9, 2011 @ 3:25 pm

    My favorite sandwich is a anything on pretzel bread, I love that stuff.


  12. #
    Julie — May 9, 2011 @ 3:30 pm

    My favorite sandwich and chicken salad. I could seriously eat that for lunch every single day (and sometimes I do).


  13. #
    Heather — May 9, 2011 @ 4:30 pm

    I love a good BLT. Home grown tomato, thick sliced bacon on whole wheat bread.

    heatherspooner1981 at gmail dot com


  14. #
    Joanne — May 9, 2011 @ 4:32 pm

    This sounds like one fantastic recipe! Five ingredients….uhh yeah. That doesn't happen around here often. :P They look great though and I love how you used the pienapple juice to dress the slaw…yum!

    My favorite sandwich is a caprese…simple and oh so satisfying.


  15. #
    Neesha — May 9, 2011 @ 5:42 pm

    This looks DELICIOUS. Can't wait to give it a try! As for favorite sandwich, I'd have to say either a BLT with avocado, or pulled pork. I could probably alternate those two for the entire summer and be happy as a clam in sand.


  16. #
    Kaycee — May 9, 2011 @ 6:11 pm

    Favorite sandwich- grilled chicken on foccacia w/ asiago and basil pesto..yum :)


  17. #
    Niki — May 9, 2011 @ 7:15 pm

    My favorite has to be a leftover Turkey sandwich.


  18. #
    Cinaed67 — May 9, 2011 @ 7:48 pm

    Chicken salad sandwich with almonds and grapes on croissant!!!


  19. #
    Kate — May 9, 2011 @ 7:54 pm

    This looks delicious and I am so glad that I found you on tasty kitchen which led me to your blog! As for my favorite sandwich – honey tukey, fuji apple, sharp white cheddar and honey mustard toasted on seven grain bread..yum!


  20. #
    Melissa @IWasBornToCook — May 9, 2011 @ 8:01 pm

    I have many favorites…one is a turkey reuben…yum :)


  21. #
    cramer — May 9, 2011 @ 8:10 pm

    my fav is an egg sandwich!

    everything bagel (the thin ones or english muffin)
    cheese (usually just whatever I've got)
    sometimes I like to cheat and do bacon

    …every time I make it with something different just using what I've got around the kitchen. Sometimes simple & sometimes complex


  22. #
    miranda — May 9, 2011 @ 8:53 pm

    to pick a favorite sandwich seems impossible! my current favorite is probably a good tuna melt.


  23. #
    Julie — May 9, 2011 @ 9:17 pm

    Just simple grilled cheese. With good cheese and good bread!


  24. #
    Meredyth Haas — May 9, 2011 @ 10:04 pm

    My favorite sandwich is fig and goat cheese with honey and arugula… toasted on the panini press!


  25. #
    Andrea — May 9, 2011 @ 10:20 pm

    Definitely a monte cristo! Delicious.


  26. #
    Chelsy Ethridge — May 9, 2011 @ 10:27 pm

    My ultimate sandwich is a grilled cheese with tomato, mayo, and bread and butter pickles on whole wheat bread! Now that is one scrumptious sandwich!


  27. #
    Healthy Mamma — May 9, 2011 @ 11:38 pm

    This sandwhich looks amazing! Grilled pineapple and chicken are one of our fav summer dinners. 5 ingredients or less sounds like my kind of summer weeknight meal.;)


  28. #
    Mo 'Betta — May 9, 2011 @ 11:45 pm

    Probably a BLT – which I ate for the first time last summer (and I'm 38). I've always said I hated tomatoes…but my taste buds are growing up. A BLT with roasted red pepper hummus, pickled jalapenos and really good bread…sounds strange, but it's delish!


  29. #
    Danielle — May 10, 2011 @ 12:15 am

    My favorite sandwich is peanut butter & banana on honey whole wheat bread. Delicious.

    Runner-up is the Rodney at Tryst in Washington, DC. It's an amazing curried chicken sandwich with almonds and other crunch.


  30. #
    Janssen — May 10, 2011 @ 12:29 am

    I make a killer toasted wheat bread with ranch dressing (homemade), avocado, tomato, roasted chicken, and m jack cheese sandwich.


  31. #
    Sare — May 10, 2011 @ 1:05 am

    My favorite sandwich ever is the Parisan Tuna sandwich…yum. yes, that is definitely the best sandwich ever


  32. #
    Michele — May 10, 2011 @ 1:49 am

    My favorite sandwich is a caprese panini-fresh mozzrella, tomato and basil pesto. YUM!


  33. #
    Sara — May 10, 2011 @ 2:18 am

    I love a good, huge, classic club sandwich!


  34. #
    Kristi — May 10, 2011 @ 4:30 am

    Once upon a time I went to spend a weekend with my Aunt. She and I went to Blimpie and I ordered something lame…like a turkey sandwich on white bread. When we got home I took a bite of my sandwich, then another, and another, moments later the sandwich was gone and it was the most divine experience my little nine-year-old tastebuds had ever had, and it was then that I realized I had eaten my aunts entire sandwich.

    And I was converted to the "Blimpie Best" for life. I don't know what's on it, but it's magical. Do I get disqualified for choosing a non homemade sandwich?


  35. #
    Sarah Junsay — May 10, 2011 @ 5:17 am

    Natalie!!!! So I hate sandwiches actually. Not a fan of bread in between stuff…I know…I'm a freak! BUT….yesterday I tried your Slow cooker Island BBQ sandwich (which is a lot like this one) and I had one (yes, even while on Hcg) and it was FABULOUS!!! When I'm totally off my diet, I'll try this one out and maybe I'll be converted to sandwiches after all!

    Miss you! love–Sarah Beth Junsay :)


  36. #
    kimsw4 — May 10, 2011 @ 3:06 pm

    I love a good reuben!


  37. #
    Amanda — May 10, 2011 @ 3:51 pm

    I am all about eggplant sandwiches, from Parmesan style to Mediterranean :-D


  38. #
    Amanda — May 10, 2011 @ 3:54 pm

    I am a huge fan of eggplant sandwiches, from Parmesan style to Mediterranean!


  39. #
    Laura — May 10, 2011 @ 4:06 pm

    My fave sandwich is toasted brioche bread with sliced apples or pears and melted gruyere. Maybe a marmalade as well.


  40. #
    CM Stephensen — May 10, 2011 @ 4:08 pm

    I really love the Turkey Avocado Melt from Swensen's in Reno… except I have them use ham instead:
    Sliced ham topped by monterey Jack cheese, avocado slice and diced green chiles served on sourdough bread grilled in a parmesan cheese and butter spread.


  41. #
    Wendy Moreno — May 10, 2011 @ 4:28 pm

    I had a caprese grilled cheese sandwich that was pretty delicious. It was made with pesto sauce, fresh mozzarella and tomatoes on Italian bread. We put it in the panini maker. Yummy.


  42. #
    MindySue — May 10, 2011 @ 4:40 pm

    Hot Pastrami with Swiss Cheese, Deli Mustard, and Pickles.


  43. #
    Emily — May 10, 2011 @ 7:48 pm

    My favorite sandwich is a Steak n' Everything from The Italian Place. Does it count if I don't make it myself? If I must make it myself, a BLT with garden tomatoes or a grilled cheese on sourdough.


  44. #
    Emily — May 10, 2011 @ 7:48 pm
  45. #
    Stephanie — May 10, 2011 @ 8:03 pm

    I love Tuscan Chicken Sandwiches. P.S. I'm looking forward to trying yours.


  46. #
    Jayne — May 10, 2011 @ 8:17 pm

    I love all sorts of sandwiches but especially those loaded with lots of fresh crispy veggies like the slaw on your 'wich.


  47. #
    Natalie — May 10, 2011 @ 8:20 pm

    These sound great!

    My favorite sandwich is toasted and full of roasted veggies and warm goat cheese :)


  48. #
    Chelsea — May 10, 2011 @ 8:58 pm

    My fave is a chicken salad sandwich on croissant and one of these days I'm going to make my own mayo for the salad a la Natalie.


  49. #
    Jodi — May 10, 2011 @ 9:22 pm

    I know this is boring but I love grilled tuna with cheese. Its a great comfort food for me.


  50. #
    Erin — May 11, 2011 @ 1:35 am

    Grilled cheese is probably my favorite sandwich. You can change up the cheese combos and add in things like bacon!

    spiffycookie [at] gmail [dot] com


  51. #
    Jamie — May 11, 2011 @ 5:01 pm

    Grilled cheese dipped in BBQ sauce, super easy and super delicious!


  52. #
    Holly — May 11, 2011 @ 7:43 pm

    The good old fashioned BLT! Can't get any better than that…unless you top a fried egg and a little provolone on top. Yum!!


  53. #
    Cara — May 13, 2011 @ 7:59 pm

    I love the sound of this – and your previous Saucy recipes! Honestly, I think my favorite sandwich of all time would be the Thanksgiving hangover – you know, all the leftovers piled up (or in my case, rolled in a low-carb wrap!) Sadly, I don't get to host Thanksgiving as it's the one holiday we will always travel for, to be with my husband's family (and I really can't complain since we do everything else locally with my family!)


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