Sunday, June 27, 2010

Chili Chicken Sandwich

Dorie Greenspan is always a fantastic source for any type of baked good that I might tackle, but her blog is also full of a variety of other savory ideas that are worth a try, as well. Take for example this delicious Chili-Chicken Sandwich. There is really no recipe, just a list of ingredients for you to throw together. We did not have the mushrooms and I substituted green onions for regular onions. As for the sweet chili sauce, I made my own and took Dorie's advice to mix it with a bit of mayo before dressing the sandwich. It was worth the extra calories!
The sandwich had great texture and the flavors mixed well together to provide a fairly light lunch.

Sweet Chili Sauce
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup seasoned rice vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. fresh grated ginger
1 tsp. garlic, minced
2 T. hungarian sweet pepper
2 tsp. ketchup
cornstarch to thicken, if desired

Bring water and vinegar to a boil and then add the rest of the ingredients. Turn heat down and simmer for 5-10 minutes. Add cornstarch at end of cooking if desired. Remove from heat and cool. Keep refrigerated until ready to use.


  1. Just checked out the ingredient list on Dorie's site and must say it sounds really good! The dressing mixture appeals to me, especially the ginger! Your picture is perfect, you sure are talented!

  2. Ginger. So good Ginger. Spicy-sweet taste of the Orient. Can't imagine the dish without Ginger. So good for you too, Ginger. Simply a fantastic sandwich (wrap), cool, crispy, and a touch of heat. Paired with a light and refreshing strawberry sangria, sounds like a perfect northern Michigan summer afternoon. Thank you for sharing.