Sriracha-Pineapple Chicken

Sriracha-Pineapple Barbecued Chicken Sandwiches with Simple GuacamoleI have been pondering a way to designate some of the recipes I have tackled as absolute, can’t miss, you’ve got to try this at home dishes. That system – whatever it may be – is not in place yet, but if it were this recipe would certainly receive a top ranking. To paraphrase one of the reviewers “Damn, this is good”. Get the picture – MAKE THIS DISH!

Oh, guess I should tell you what “this dish” is huh? It is a pulled chicken recipe made in the slow cooker, flavored with Sriracha hot chili sauce and pineapple juice, topped with a very simple guacamole. After having seen Sriracha as an ingredient in a few recipes recently I decided it was time for me to buy a bottle and start to use it. Since we tend to like things hot this was a natural dish for us, but none of us felt the heat was over-whelming. If you are heat-adverse you might cut back the Sriracha a bit, but the pineapple, ketchup, soy, agave, and rice vinegar all work to offset the heat also, so don’t cut back too much.

The simple guacamole served on top was a nice touch. This was made from avocado, lime juice, chili powder and green onions.  When buying avocados for this look for ones that have some give when you squeeze them so they mash easily when combining with the other ingredients.  I made Asian Coleslaw (from Simple Recipes) as a nice side. I’ve made that slaw quite frequently since discovering the recipe awhile back and it was a perfect complement to this Asian-themed meal.

Enjoy!

Recipe: Sriracha-Pineapple Barbecued Chicken Sandwiches with Simple Guacamole

Recipe: Asian Coleslaw

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3 thoughts on “Sriracha-Pineapple Chicken

  1. Pat Kuhl

    Thanks, Bob. Printed it out and might bring my slow cooker to the Cape. Where do you buy the Sriracha sauce?

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    1. Bob Post author

      Pat — I was able to find it in the Asian food section of my local Shaws. I’m sure the Stop & Shop in Harwich would carry it.

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  2. Bob Post author

    I made this dish again yesterday and found it didn’t turn out as well. In the more recent case I was in a bit of a hurry so didn’t let the sauce reduce down quite as much, and as such it didn’t pack the same flavor. If you make this be sure not to short change that final step!

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