5 Spice Chicken Sandwiches with Wasabi Mayo

5 Spice Chicken Sandwiches with Wasabi Mayo

A great way to stretch your food dollar is to roast a chicken and then strip off all the meat, saving some for sandwiches the next day. This one has a tasty marinade that pairs well with Chinese vegetables, with a little added zing from wasabi mayo. You can also use chicken breast halves instead of a whole chicken, if you wish.

Ingredients

  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time:
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5 spice chicken sandwiches with wasabi mayo:

  • 1 tsp (5 mL) Chinese five-spice powder
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) canola oil
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) rice vinegar
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) cilantro, fresh, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) hot red chili pepper flakes
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 bone-in, skin on chicken breast halves

Wasabi Mayo:

  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) wasabi (Japanese horseradish)

To create the sandwich:

  • 2 cups (500 mL) Chinese cabbage, shredded
  • pickled ginger, (optional)
  • 1 cup (250 mL) carrots, grated
  • 2 green onions
  • 1/2 red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 4 whole wheat buns

Instructions

5 spice chicken sandwiches with wasabi mayo

  1. In a bowl, mix the marinade ingredients together and coat the chicken breast halves. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and set in the fridge so that it can marinate for at least 4 hours to overnight.

  2. Bake chicken on a foil lined sheet at 350°F (175°C) for about 30 minutes until the juices run clear when pierced and it’s no longer pink, or until an instant read thermometer registers 165°F (74°C). Set aside to cool. When cool, shred all the chicken off the bones.

Wasabi Mayo

  1. Mix in a small bowl to taste. Remember, a little wasabi goes a long way!

To create the sandwich

  1. Split the buns and toast them under the broiler. Spread both sides with wasabi mayo, then layer the cabbage, carrots, sweet pepper, and onions on one side, and thinly sliced chicken and pickled ginger on the other. Fold together and serve.

Nutrition Info

  • Per 335 g serving Amount
  • Calories 620
  • Protein 38 g
  • Fat 39 g
  • Saturated Fat 8 g
  • Carbohydrate 29 g
  • Fibre 3 g
  • Sugar 7 g
  • Cholesterol 110 mg
  • Sodium 810 mg
  • Per 335 g serving % Daily Value
  • Potassium 21
  • Calcium 10
  • Iron 20
  • Vitamin A 120
  • Vitamin C 80
  • Vitamin B6 59
  • Vitamin B12 27
  • Folate 39
  • Magnesium 29
  • Zinc 22

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