Sweet n Spicy Chicken Plantain Sandwich

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If you’re a fan of bold and exciting flavors, you’re in for a treat with the Sweet n Spicy Chicken Plantain Sandwich. This extraordinary creation takes your taste buds on a journey through a symphony of tastes, balancing the sweet and spicy elements to perfection. But what makes this sandwich truly remarkable is the plantains stepping in as the “bun.” It’s a fun twist that adds a unique touch and an unforgettable eating experience.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE SWEET N SPICY CHICKEN PLANTAIN SANDWICH

  • Explosion of Flavors: This sandwich is an explosion of flavors in every bite. The chicken marinade brings a delightful mix of zesty and savory, while the plantains provide a naturally sweet contrast. When you drizzle it with that PS Seasoning Candied Jalapeno BBQ Sauce, your taste buds will thank you.
  • Unique “Bun”: The plantains take this sandwich to a whole new level. They offer a delightful balance to the spicy chicken and sweet toppings. It’s an unconventional twist that you won’t want to miss.
  • Customizable Spice: The balance between sweet and spicy is in your hands. Adjust the spice level to match your taste. Want it extra spicy? Go for it. Prefer a milder kick? No problem. It’s all about personalization.
  • Perfect for Any Occasion: Whether it’s a casual weeknight dinner, a weekend gathering, or a unique dish to impress your guests, this sandwich fits the bill. It’s a versatile recipe that’s ready for any occasion.
  • A Slice of the Tropics: With the combination of plantains and fresh pineapple salsa, you’ll feel like you’ve taken a tropical vacation right at your dining table. It’s a sweet escape in every bite.

INGREDIENTS YOU NEED TO MAKE SWEET N SPICY CHICKEN PLANTAIN SANDWICH

Chicken Marinade

  • Boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • Juice of limes
  • Juice of an orange
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Turmeric
  • Smoked paprika
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • Olive oil

Topping

  • PS Seasoning Candied Jalapeno BBQ Sauce
  • Vegetable oil
  • Plantain
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Red bell pepper
  • Melissa’s Produce green pineapple
  • Kosher salt
  • Honey
  • Juice of limes

WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE SWEET N SPICY CHICKEN PLANTAIN SANDWICH

  • Large skillet

HOW TO MAKE SWEET N SPICY CHICKEN PLANTAIN SANDWICH

Marinating and Cooking the Chicken

  1. Combine all marinade ingredients in an airtight container, add chicken, and marinate for 2 hours.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook chicken for approximately 5 minutes on each side or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F. Remove and set aside.

Making the Topping

  1. In a bowl, combine honey, salt, lime juice. Add diced pepper, pineapple, and cilantro. Mix and set aside. 
  2. In a large deep skillet over medium heat, add vegetable oil and cook plantains for 3-4 minutes on each side until golden brown. Press down while cooking. 

Assembling the Sandwich

  1. Place a plantain slice as the base. 
  2. Add a portion of cooked chicken on top. 
  3. Drizzle with PS Seasoning Candied Jalapeno BBQ Sauce. 
  4. Spoon pineapple salsa over the chicken. 
  5. Top with another plantain slice. 
  6. Enjoy!

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How to Store and Reheat?

To store any leftovers, place them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. When you’re ready to enjoy your Sweet n Spicy Chicken Plantain Sandwich again, gently reheat the chicken on the stovetop or in the microwave. The plantains are best enjoyed freshly cooked for that irresistible crunch.

Can I customize the spiciness level?

Absolutely! Feel free to adjust the spice levels to your liking. If you’re a spice enthusiast, add more chili powder or jalapenos to kick it up a notch. For a milder experience, reduce the amount of spice elements in the marinade.

What side dishes go well with this sandwich?

This sandwich pairs beautifully with sides like a fresh salad, coleslaw, or even crispy French fries. The choice is yours, depending on your mood and occasion.

Sweet n Spicy Chicken Plantain Sandwich

This sandwich is bursting with flavor. I love the combo of sweet and spicy. The plantains as your “bun” add such a fun touch.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sweet n Spicy Chicken Plantain Sandwich
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 270kcal

Equipment

  • Large skillet
  • mixing bowls
  • Measuring cups/spoons

Ingredients

Chicken Marinade

  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Topping

  • PS Seasoning Candied Jalapeno BBQ Sauce
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 plantain cut into 4 pieces
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro roughly chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • Melissa’s Produce green pineapple diced
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp honey
  • Juice of 2 limes

Instructions

Marinate and Cook the Chicken

  • Combine all marinade ingredients in an airtight container, add chicken, and marinate for 2 hours.
  • Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook chicken for approximately 5 minutes on each side or until internal temperature reaches 165°F. Remove and set aside.

Make the Topping

  • In a bowl, combine honey, salt, lime juice. Add diced pepper, pineapple, and cilantro. Mix and set aside.
  • In a large deep skillet over medium heat, add vegetable oil and cook plantains for 3-4 minutes on each side until golden brown. Press down while cooking.

Assemble the Sandwich

  • Place a plantain slice as the base.
  • Add a portion of cooked chicken on top.
  • Drizzle with PS Seasoning Candied Jalapeno BBQ Sauce.
  • Spoon pineapple salsa over the chicken.
  • Top with another plantain slice.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1sandwich | Calories: 270kcal | Protein: 44g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 215mg | Sodium: 202mg | Potassium: 556mg | Vitamin A: 54IU | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 2mg
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The Sweet n Spicy Chicken Plantain Sandwich is a one-of-a-kind flavor adventure that you don’t want to miss. With its unique combination of zesty chicken, sweet plantains, and tropical pineapple salsa, it’s a taste sensation that will transport you to sunnier destinations. Whether it’s a weeknight dinner or a special gathering, this sandwich is your ticket to a delicious and memorable meal.

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