Adobo Chicken Sandwich
This sandwich is a great example of balancing flavors: sweet, salty, sour, savory (umami), and bitter. There’s sweetness from the brown sugar, saltiness from the soy sauce, sourness from the vinegar, savory from the chicken and soy sauce, and bitterness from the arugula.
- Chicken & Cooking Liquid
- 1 medium onion
- 4 4-oz. (125 g) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- ½ cup (125 mL) white vinegar
- ¼ cup (50 mL) reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1 tbsp (15 mL) brown sugar
- 4 garlic cloves
- 1 medium carrot, peeled
- ½ cucumber
- 4 sandwich buns
- 2 cups (500 mL) arugula
- 1 ½" (1-cm) piece fresh gingerroot, peeled
- ½ lemon
- 1 green onion, diced
- ½ cup (125 mL) mayonnaise
In a medium bowl, combine the vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar, and garlic pressed with the Garlic Press. Pour the mixture over the chicken.
Microwave, covered, on HIGH for 12–15 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165°F (74°C).
Meanwhile for the sauce, use the Microplane® Zester to grate the ginger to measure 1 tsp (5 mL). Juice the lemon with the Juicer to measure 2 tsp (10 mL). Combine the ginger, lemon juice, green onion, and mayonnaise and stir to combine.
Grate the carrot and cucumber into strips using the Veggie Strip Maker.
Remove the chicken from the pan and transfer the pan to the stove. Simmer the sauce, uncovered, over medium-high heat for 5–8 minutes, or until the liquid is reduced by a third.
Remove from the heat, return the chicken to the pan and chop with the Salad Chopper. To make the sandwich, spread sauce on each of the buns, add the chicken, and top with the carrot, cucumber, and arugula.
- 4 servings
Nutrients per serving:
U.S. Nutrients per serving (1 sandwich): Calories 410, Total Fat 25 g, Saturated Fat 3.5 g, Cholesterol 55 mg, Sodium 920 mg, Carbohydrate 25 g, Fiber 2 g, Sugar 6 g, Protein 21 g
Adobo chicken is a classic Filipino dish that’s usually served over white rice.
Take it slow by braising the chicken in the Rockcrok® Slow Cooker Stand. Complete steps 1 and 2 as directed, then cook, covered, on HIGH for 4 hours or LOW for 8 hours.