Sunday, September 5, 2010

Island Sandwich

Island Sandwich (for Kami!)
Serves 8

First off, I want to thank those who put in requests...I am only too happy to give ideas on meals! So today, I took my friend Kami Sussman's suggestion to make a low fat and high fiber meal, which was both sweet and savory. I decided to take two different recipes that I have been using for a long time and marry them together in one sinful sandwich! The result is my own twist on a traditional "pulled pork BBQ sandwich", and might I add...I think it certainly holds its own! So here you go...the recipe for the "Island Sandwich" and all its components...

Tropical Whiskey Chicken:
In a 3 Qt. pan, add:
2 cups lightly packed brown sugar
½ cup soy sauce
½ cup pineapple juice
½ cup whiskey
(optional...add 1 TBSP minced garlic, and 1 tsp chili powder for extra flavor)
2 -- 2 ½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken (I used a blend of thighs and breast for best flavor)
~~~Add all ingredients to the pan, and then bring to boil. Once bubbling, let simmer for about 45 minutes. Remove from heat when meat is tender, and then shred with two forks. Continue to let remaining sauce reduce over medium heat for 10-15 minutes, or until is a syrupy consistency. Drizzle reduced sauce over chicken if extra flavor is desired.

Tropical Cole Slaw:
1 cup low fat mayonnaise
¾ cup pineapple juice
¼ cup fat free half and half
1 pkg. Ranch Dressing mix
12 oz bottle honey mustard
½ cup bacon pieces (6 sliced, cooked and diced if doing from scratch)
16 oz bag shredded cabbage mix
~~~Mix first 5 ingredients together until smooth for dressing. Mix 1/3 cup of dressing with the bacon and cabbage. Let coleslaw sit in refrigerator for 1 hour for best flavor. I personally use this dressing on salads and coleslaw, so the extra works well for me.

1 package Orowheat Sandwich Thins
8 pineapple rings

Toast sandwich thins and grill pineapple slices if desired. Assemble sandwiches with a generous helping of chicken, 1 pineapple slice, and about 1/3 cup coleslaw mix. Serve immediately and ENJOY!


  1. MMMMMMMMM..... Sounds yummy mom. Who was recording? My dad thought it was Tim because you didn't seem as animated as when I recorded you. The only part I didn't like was the whiskey. YUK! *_* Looks like your doing good. Oh, and I also have a request. Yesterday Cim made Chinese food but didn't make tonkatsu. I know you didn't know how to make it when I asked you, so here is a link to a recipe i found. Thanks mom! :P

  2. Hey Brendan...I will make that recipe, thank you! Gotta make it when you're here next :) And you could make the sandwich above, but you could make a regular "Shoyu" sauce for the really couldn't even taste the whiskey though! Shoyu sauce is 1/2 cup soy sauce, 1/2 cup sugar, and 1/2 tsp ginger....poach the chicken the same as the recipe above. Love you honey :)