Honey-Sriracha chicken sandwich

Spicy with a hint of sweetness

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This spin on a classic spicy chicken sandwich gets its heat from a popular Asian condiment balanced by a hint of honey. One taste and you'll never do drive-thru again.

Sweet and spicy, this honey Sriracha chicken sandwich is easy because your slow cooker does all the work. A little spicy, a lot of flavor and crazy tasty, why would you make a spicy chicken sandwich any other way?

Honey-Sriracha chicken sandwich recipe

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 3 tablespoons Sriracha
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger (or ginger paste)
  • 2 pounds chicken
  • 1/2 small onion (roughly chopped)
  • Wheat or multigrain buns
  • 1/2 English cucumber, thinly sliced
  • Fresh cilantro

Directions:

  1. In a blender, combine the honey, ketchup, barbecue sauce, Sriracha, rice vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, red pepper powder, garlic powder and ginger and mix well.
  2. Pour the blended mixture into a slow cooker with chicken and onions. Set to high and cook for 1 hour.
  3. Reduce the heat and cook for 2 more hours or until the chicken easily pulls apart with a fork. Shred chicken using 2 forks and place on a wheat bun heel. Top with thinly-sliced cucumber and fresh cilantro. Serve immediately.

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Heather Barnett is a freelance writer and foodie whose work has been featured in blogs, websites, magazines, and TV and radio ads. She spends her free time relaxing with her soulmate, Keith; her dog, Mosby "The Fly Slayer;" and Felix the Fish. You can follow her on Twitter @HireHeather.

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