Monday, January 4, 2010

Sweet and Sour Chicken Sandwich...with Candied Pecans!

So I have a pile of recipes to post on here since I took a little blogging break for a week or two. I was going to start on that pile tonight but then I made the following recipe for dinner and pretty much fell in love with it.

Sweet and Sour Chicken Sandwich Recipe (Printable Recipe)
Serves 2-4...depending on how hungry they are!

1 tbsp. vegetable oil
2 large chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
1/4 c. chopped onion
1/4 c. chopped green pepper
----> Saute above ingredients together over medium heat until onions and peppers have softened a bit.

1/2 c. sweet and sour sauce
----> Stir into chicken mixture. Heat through and set aside.

1 tbsp. vegetable oil
1/2 head of purple cabbage, sliced thin
----> Saute cabbage over medium heat for about 3 minutes. You just want to slightly wilt it.

1 tbsp. butter
1 tbsp. brown sugar
1/4 c. pecan pieces
----> In a small skillet, combine butter, brown sugar and pecan. Cook over medium-low heat until pecan is toasted. Remove from skillet and spread into a thin layer on wax paper. Sprinkle kosher salt lightly over the top.

Pile the chicken, cabbage and pecans onto a slice of bread (or bun). Top with another slice of bread and serve immediately.

I prefer using chicken that has cooked up in my crockpot because it ends up so much more moist than just baking it in the oven.

After chicken, onion and the green pepper have been sauteed for a few minutes, stir in the sweet and sour sauce.

The cabbage should still have a bit of crunch left to it but also be slightly softened.

Combine pecan pieces, butter and brown sugar in a small skillet. Stir constantly until toasted because they can go from raw to burned in a very short time. And burned pecans are a tragedy.

Hello, Delicious. I seriously have big love for candied pecans lately. And the touch of kosher salt just adds a nice little somethin' somethin'.

The finished product! At the last minute I added some pepperjack cheese. It didn't really add too terribly much so feel free to leave it off if you want.


  1. This looks great! How long do you cook the chicken in the crockpot? I've decided to quit buying canned white chicken meat and start cooking chicken breast, surly it's cheaper!!!
    I'm just going to cook up a big crockpot and freeze a few bags of shredded, cooked chicken.
    Then I'll be ready for more of your delicious "chicken" recipes. :o)

  2. The length of time it takes in the crockpot depends on how many chicken breasts you use and whether or not they have the bone in. I generally just throw the chicken into the crockpot after breakfast and it's ready somewhere between lunch and dinner.

    If you're just wanting to make shredded chicken, add the chicken to the crockpot and fill with water up to the top. Add basic spices like garlic, parsley, salt and pepper. Turn it on and let it simmer on "low" for at least 4-5 hours. When the chicken is done, you'll also have a ton of freshly made broth on your hands. And making broth this way is so much tastier than using pre-packaged broths. And FREE too...which is one of my favorite things! :)


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