Saturday has always been my favorite day of the week. It’s the one day that I feel like I can do whatever I want and I don’t have to worry about being tired from working all day, or preparing to work the next day. If I want to sit on the couch all day and watch TV and go out and party with my friends at night, I still have Sunday to sleep in and then get the household chores done. It’s also my favorite day to catch up on cooking and baking.
I mentioned to you yesterday that I want to start coming up with more, original recipes and in my attempt to do this, I have done quite a bit of pantry evaluation. During one of these little raids, I came across a couple of ingredients that I purchased awhile back for a sammich idea I had, even before Sammich Saturdays began. And then promptly forgot about it. Oops! But, it’s better late than never, right?? That’s what I think. And I’m really happy to be sharing this recipe with you now, beause…it. is. delicious. And easy, which is a great attribute for a sammich. Oh, and I can’t forget to mention that the citrus and pineapple flavors are great for summer!! You could grill the chicken and the pineapple ring for some added smokiness…that would be great! Mmm.
I don’t have a grill here in tiny apartment-ville, so let me know how that turns out if you try it, ‘kay? Thanks!
Orange-Ginger Pineapple Chicken Sammich
A Sweet Beginnings’ Original
Makes 2 Sammiches
- 2 bonless, skinless chicken breasts
- Salt and Pepper, to taste
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 cup Orange-Ginger Sauce (I used La Choy)
- 2 Pineapple Rings (I used Dole canned in JUICE, not syrup, but fresh would be great for the grill!!)
- 2 Sandwich Rolls (Hawaiian sweet rolls work great!)
- Heat oil in a skillet, grill pan or grill over medium-high heat. Salt and pepper both sides of the chicken breasts. Add chicken to skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes per side, until no longer pink in the middle.
- Meanwhile, heat the sauce in a small saucepan over medium heat, until just warm, then pour the warmed sauce over the chicken, and turn to coat both sides.
- If you are grilling the pineapple, do so during the last couple of minutes the chicken is cooking, and just long enough to get nice grill marks on each side.
- Toast or grill your sandwich rolls, spoon a teaspoon of the sauce onto the bottom bun, then top with lettuce, chicken, pineapple ring, and top bun.