Friday, November 2, 2007

So hot my lips went numb!

Sunday night I made Greek Turkey Burgers and after I was done I saw next to it this recipe for Pulled Chicken Sandwiches. Even though it called for Serrano Peppers (which sounded horribly spicey and wound up calling Cindy from the grocery store because I had never heard of them) I thought it looked like a great recipe to make quickly after getting home from a long day's work. Matt gobbled them up. Yes, my lips went numb (and I used jalepenos, significantly less spicey than Serranos) and could only eat half. Be warned, non lovers of spice!

Pulled Chicken Sandwiches
(from Better Homes and Gardens)

Spicey lovers rating: 5 wooden spoons
Non-spicey lovers rating: a metal lid (be sure to have a tall glass of milk nearby)


* 1 2- to 2-1/4-pound deli-roasted chicken
* 1 tablespoon olive oil
* 1 medium onion, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
* 1/3 cup cider vinegar or white wine vinegar
* 1/2 cup tomato sauce
* 3 to 4 tablespoons seeded and finely chopped fresh red and/or green hot chili peppers
* 2 tablespoons snipped fresh thyme
* 2 tablespoons molasses
* 2 tablespoons water
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 4 sandwich buns, split
* Bread-and-butter pickle slices


1. Remove meat from chicken (discard skin and bones). Use two forks or your fingers to pull meat into shreds.

2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add onion; cook about 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally to separate into rings. Add vinegar; cook and stir 1 minute more.

3. Stir in tomato sauce, chile peppers, thyme, molasses, water, and salt. Bring to boiling. Add the chicken; tossing gently to coat. Heat through. Serve on rolls with pickle slices. Makes 6 sandwiches.


Cindy said...

I like that the recipe serving size makes six sandwiches, but only calls for 4 sandwich buns. Looks like Better Homes needs to hire a new editor.

Sounds like an awesome recipe. I will have to make this for Don sometime.

Camille said...

Yeah, I noticed that too. And in the cookbook, it only calls for 4 buns. There's only enough for 4 servings anyway.

Cindy said...

Don and I decided to give this a try not. Man, you really are milktoast when it comes to spice. It was delicious and very easy to prepare, but Don and I could barely detect the heat and we used three serranos. I think next time we will try it with red chile peppers and see how it comes out. Thanks for the awesome recipe.