The first time I had a chicken plantain combo was when my sister made baked chicken and served it with rice and a side of fried plantain chips. I was blown away by the flavor! I promised to recreate that meal. So here it is in form of a sandwich. To come up with the perfect sandwich, you need quality ingredients; The softest moist milk buns, freshest herbs (in this case coriander), plain yoghurt with the right consistency, perfectly steamed ripe plantain, well seasoned and cooked chicken that results into tender moist BBQ fillets, the freshest cucumbers. I could go on and on but let’s just get to the recipe.
What you will need:
1/2 Kg. Yokuku Chicken fillets
1/4 C. Tomato paste
1/8 C. Soy sauce
1/8 C. Honey
1/8 C. Vinegar
1/8 C. Water
4 Garlic cloves, crushed and chopped
1 Tsp. Grated ginger
1 Tsp Paprika
1/2 Tsp. Black pepper
Oil for frying
Plantain chips, steamed and drained
Cucumber, thinly sliced
Wash the fillets and drain. Using a sharp knife, gently slice the fillets in half one by one. Spice the chicken with salt and pepper. Place a pan on fire with a tablespoon of oil. Sear the chicken fillets till browned (about 3 minutes on each side). Remove from fire. In a small bowl, add the black pepper, paprika, grated ginger garlic, salt, tomato paste, soy sauce, honey, vinegar and water. Mix well. Place all the seared fillets back in the pan. Pour in the soy sauce mixture, place back on fire and reduce the fire. Add fresh coriander leaves. Let the chicken simmer in the mixture till all the liquid is reduced, and all the chicken pieces are fully coated with a super sticky sauce. This will take about 15 minutes.
Grate 1 large carrot. On high heat, bring to a boil 1/4 C. Vinegar, 1/4 C. Water, 1 Tbsp. Sugar and a pinch of salt. Pour the hot liquid in the grated carrot and cover. Wait for it to cool down before using it.
Assembling the sandwich
Slice the bun. Spread the bottom slice with plain yoghurt. Add the pickled carrot, add the chicken, add the plantain chips, top with fresh coriander, add cucumber slices and finally top with the bun slice.
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