Spicy Thai Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 1 h 10 min
  • Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup rice vinegar 60 mL
  • 2 tbsp lime zest 30 mL
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce 15 mL
  • 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger 15 mL
  • 1 tbsp Thai chili garlic sauce (such as sambal oelek) 15 mL
  • 1 tbsp honey 15 mL
  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 4½ cups loosely packed baby spinach, finely chopped 1.125 mL
  • ½ cups diced mango 125 mL
  • ¼ cup roughly chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish 60 mL
  • 4 Sensations by Compliments Deluxe Hamburger Buns
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • lime wedges, to serve

Directions

  • Step 1

    Whisk together rice vinegar, lime zest, fish sauce, ginger, Thai chili garlic sauce and honey in small bowl. Reserve ⅓ cup (75 mL) mixture (cover and keep chilled if marinating chicken overnight). Pour remaining marinade into large zip-top bag. Add chicken and turn to coat. Seal bag and marinate in refrigerator 30 min., or up to 8 hr.

  • Step 2

    Remove chicken from bag (discard marinade). Place chicken on grill preheated to medium-high. Grill 5 to 6 min. per side, or until instant-read thermometer registers 165˚F (74˚C) in thickest part of thigh. Remove from grill; let rest 5 min. Use two forks or hands to shred chicken into large bowl. Stir in spinach, mango and cilantro. Set aside.

  • Step 3

    Bring reserved ⅓ cup (75 mL) marinade to a boil in small saucepan over medium-high heat. Simmer until slightly thickened, about 1 min. Cool until warm. Pour over shredded chicken mixture; toss to combine.

  • Step 4

    Toast buns on grill. Tuck chicken mixture, tomato and cilantro garnish into buns. Serve with lime wedges.

Tip

Thai chili garlic sauce can be replaced with 1 tsp (5 mL) hot pepper flakes. Instead of filling for sandwiches, shredded chicken mixture can be served on top of a green salad.

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition Description Per serving (¼ recipe):
  • Calories 410
  • Fat 10 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.5 g
  • Carbs 52 g
  • Sugar 15 g
  • Protein 29 g
  • Cholesterol 80 mg
  • Fibre 3 g
  • Sodium 910 mg